I've always had an odd sort of fascination with Brussels sprouts. Some people love them, some people hate them. But it wasn't until I was in my 20s, after graduating from college, that I actually tried them for the first time.
I've actually always liked Brussels sprouts, since the first time I tried them a year or two ago. When prepared right, they're actually pretty good... perhaps not my favorite vegetable out there, but I enjoy them. But oh man... if I could eat this dish from Red Medicine whenever I wanted, I would have Brussels sprouts every single day. It was SO good.
They weren't chewy, or bitter, and didn't taste anything like raw Brussels sprouts. The fish sauce gave them a very Asian flavor without being overwhelming - they were perfectly caramelized. I couldn't stop eating them. I honestly think this dish would make even the most vehement of Brussels sprouts haters actually enjoy the vegetable.