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What is your favorite food from another country?

Asked by KateTheGreat (13635points) May 14th, 2011

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everephebe's avatar

Well the only other country I’ve actually been to is Mexico, so I’m going with tacos al pastor. With both green and red salsa! :D
Minus (of course) las cebollas.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Pyrohy. Yes, I actually refuse to call them pierogies.

incendiary_dan's avatar

So many choices…I think for now I’ll go with pho, but pad kee mao comes pretty close. Also, Filipino adobo is high up there too.

Cruiser's avatar

French Fries!

marinelife's avatar

Indian food: papadams (like potato chips) palak paneer, butter chicken, samosas, pakoras, any vegetable curry, lamb. Yum!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Chinese Dim Sum vs. Japanese sushi.

MissAusten's avatar

Spanokopita. And gyros. And other Greek food I can’t pronounce or spell. Mmmm mmm mmm!!!!

Coloma's avatar

Real Asian dumplings, and, steamed rice in bamboo tubes, I used to go to this little dumpling house on Taiwan early in the mornings and watch the girls rolling and filling all varieties of dumplings. The best lunch in town for about $1.50 US dollars. A big plate of dumplings with a bowl of corn soup. Mmmm!

ragingloli's avatar

The Hot Dog. chinese variant

It is actually the Döner Kebab.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

Does KFC count?
If not then I’d have to go with Dururm Shawarma med kylling ;D

jaytkay's avatar

Does KFC count?

If you are outside the US, I vote yes.

MilkyWay's avatar

Lasagne :D

thorninmud's avatar

Nutella’s pretty damn good.

Other countries also do chocolate way better than we do (e.g. Divine from Germany, Valrhona from France).

French Charantais or Echire or Deux-Sèvres butter is amazing.

and (OMG) French cheeses!

cookieman's avatar

Crepes from the little walk-up booths in Paris. Mmmmmm.

prioritymail's avatar

- Europe – Cheese
– India – Chai tea and Garam Masala curry, naan, lassi
– Thailand – Curry, spring rolls
– Japan – Sushi, sashimi, rice, mochi, miso, tofu
– France – Crepes
– Fiji – Kokoda
– Mexico – Salsa with cilantro, enchiladas
– Middle east – Falafel, lamb tagine, baklava, tabouli,

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’ll have to go with French cheese. Yep.

Otherwise, I’m sure the food I get in the US, even as a New Yorker, is not the same or as good as what people in other countries eat.

Is there any food that non-USian Jellies like from the US?

dxs's avatar

too many

HungryGuy's avatar

Paper Dosa. It’s a very thin crepe like pancake from India. If you want to get it at an Indian restaurant, you need to find a Southern Indian restaurant, not just any Indian restaurant. Traditionally, it’s filled with all kinds of Indian spices and vegetables, but I’m a picky eater and I just put butter on it and eat it like a pancake. My Indian friends think I’m a total whackmobile when I eat Indian food with them.

Kardamom's avatar

India- Aloo Gobi, Palak Paneer, Channa Masala, Kheer (rice pudding with cardamom), Spicy Carrot Chutney, Cilantro Chutney, Gajar Halwa (sweet carrot dessert) Samosas, Pakora (fried vegetable fritters) Papadam, Dosas, Mango Lassi

Thailand- Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce, Tom Kha Soup, Pad See Ew Noodles

Mexico- Huevos Rancheros, Cheese Enchiladas, Refried Beans, Queso Fundido con Rajas, Spicy Carrots, Salsa (just about any kind!) Queso Fresco, Chiles Rellenos, Potato Tacos

England- A Ploughman’s Lunch, Cheddar Cheese, Clotted Cream, Mango Chutney, Shortbread Cookies, White Stilton Cheese

Lebanon- Hummus, Falafel

Greece- Spanakopita with Tzitziki, Tiropita, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Feta Cheese

Japan- Miso Soup, Tamago (sushi with rice and omelette) Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Tofu

Ethiopia- Aterkik Alitcha (peas in a light gravy)

China- Fried Eggrolls, Hot and Sour Soup, Egg Drop Soup, Potstickers

Italy- Mushroom Ravioli with Marinara, Caprese Salad, Linguini with Arrabiata Sauce, Cheese Tortellini with Pesto Sauce, Garlic Bread, Thin Crust Cheese Pizza, Calzone (stuffed with cheese, mushrooms and artichoke hearts) Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Provolone Cheese, Minestrone Soup

Denmark- Red Cabbage, Butter Cookies, Havarti Cheese

Spain- Champinones al Ajillo (a tapa dish of mushrooms cooked with Sherry, lemon juice and garlic)

Korea- Kimchee

France- Roquefort Cheese

Switzerland- Emmental Cheese

Ladymia69's avatar

Damn, Kate, haven’t you had your 3 questions today? LOL

Any tropical fruit…..yummmmmmmmmmm especially Thai coconuts.

MilkyWay's avatar


KateTheGreat's avatar

@ladymia69 Yep, I am quite bored. My friends don’t get to the town I’m in until tomorrow, so I am spending my idle time asking questions.

Kardamom's avatar

@KatetheGreat Where are you moving to?

MilkyWay's avatar

@Kardamom psst, she’s in her home country

KateTheGreat's avatar

@Kardamom I’m still trying to figure out where I will move when I get back to the states. I have a few possibilities and I must choose by next week! :(

dabbler's avatar

Falafel ! Classic or nouveau styles.

Kardamom's avatar

@KatetheGreat Are you going to Russia to visit family first?

Let us know what kind of things you are looking for in a town and we’ll give you some great ideas for wonderful places to live. What kind of climate do you prefer? Do you want a big city, small town or rural area? Do you need to be close to specific relatives in the U.S.? Is there a type of work that you need to do, that might be specific to a certain region?

Just off the top of my head, I’ll give you San Luis Obispo in California as one of the most liveable medium sized towns in America. Flagstaff, Arizona is very liberal and set in a gorgeous forest. San Antonio, Texas is known for it’s beauty, and cuisine. Austin, Texas is known for it’s friendly people and it’s bustling music scene.

What is everybody else’s picks?

Cruiser's avatar

@queenie I LOVE lasagna!! YUM!

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