What NATIONAL Foods Have You Eaten?

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    Jan 31, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    Having traveled around the world for over 30 years, I've obviously eaten the local food. And often that's all it was: local and nothing else. Whereas in some countries, especially the US and in Europe, but elsewhere, too, you can find anything. And I was always impressed by how democratic the US is about cuisine: we'll eat almost anybody's food, with no discrimination, as long as it tastes good to us.

    So here are the national foods I've eaten, most of them in their native country, but some here only in the US, which I realize can make a difference. So list yours.

    German
    French
    British
    Italian
    Spanish
    Portuguese
    Greek
    Lebanese
    Russian
    Czech
    Indian
    Chinese
    Japanese
    Korean
    Thai
    Vietnamese
    Samoan
    Mexican
    Native American Indian
    Argentinean
    Salvadoran
    And I'm sure I forgot a few

    I always had a meal I liked, nothing ever rejected. I note that the African continent is omitted, so I need to do something about that.
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    Jan 31, 2010 6:23 PM GMT
    I can just edit your list to make mine:

    German
    French
    British
    Italian
    Spanish
    Greek
    Indian
    Chinese
    Japanese
    Korean
    Thai
    Mexican

    Only the first four are ones I've eaten in their native countries. I did once have a really bad cup of coffee at a Tim Hortons in Ohio, but I don't think that qualifies as Canadian food.

    As for Africa, it's a humongous continent, and there's probably an amazing array of different cuisines there. The only African cuisine that I'm aware of that has become popular in the US is Ethiopian.
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    Feb 01, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    I am now craving a hamburger with the Lot (Australian).
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    Feb 01, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
    I love Panda...lol
  • Iluros

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    Feb 01, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    Let's see...

    American (mostly referring to cajun here) icon_wink.gif
    Mexican
    Brazilian
    Italian
    Greek
    French
    Swedish
    German
    Lebanese
    Jewish
    Indian
    Thai
    Vietnamese
    Korean
    Chinese
    Japanese
    Mongolian
    Russian

    I love food, especially spicy food.
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    Feb 01, 2010 6:41 AM GMT
    Soul food, does that count?
  • Webster666

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    Feb 01, 2010 9:43 AM GMT
    Brazilian
    German
    French
    Italian
    Spanish
    Greek
    Russian
    Czech
    Indian
    Chinese
    Japanese
    Korean
    Thai
    Vietnamese
    Mexican
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    Feb 01, 2010 10:21 AM GMT
    -German(obviously lol)
    -Mexican
    -American(southern cooking)
    -Polish
    -Japanese
    -Mongolian
    -Chinese
    -Greek
    -Italian
  • Menergy_1

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    Feb 01, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    All the above plus Hungarian.....why has no one else mentioned Hungarian?
    Yugoslavian/Istrian
    And Moroccan, Egyptian, Libyan (OK those can all sort of be variations on a theme to some degree)
    Persian
    Indian subcontinent
    Native American (Southwest tribes)
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    Feb 01, 2010 2:42 PM GMT
    Quit your bragging people.

    *Runs off to Burger King for a $1 Double Cheeseburger*
  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 01, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    thats international.............
  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 01, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    for those into italian food

    i hope u guys know that there is more to it than alfredo or red sauce

    there are at least 6 regions where each has its distinct flavor

  • jrs1

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    Feb 01, 2010 3:45 PM GMT

    Polish and traditional Chinese come to mind. traditional Spanish and Latin-American home cooking from Spanish Honor Society in High school.

    the tour of Italy does not count as authentic Italian ... simply for aesthetic purposes.
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    Feb 01, 2010 4:00 PM GMT
    Chinese
    Malay
    Thai
    Indonesian
    Filipino
    Vietnamese
    Cambodian
    Chinese
    Korean
    Mongolian
    Japanese
    Tibetan
    Indian
    Pakistani
    Israeli/Jewish
    French
    Italian
    British
    Greek
    Dutch
    Belgian
    Hungarian
    Norwegian
    Swedish
    Swiss
    German
    Mexican
    Peruvian
    Brazilian
    Egyptian
    Ugandan
    Nigerian
    South African
    Australian
    New Zealander...

    The list goes on...