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View Poll Results: which cuisines? Pick 3
French 0 0%
Italian 1 1.89%
Spanish 0 0%
German 0 0%
Hungarian 0 0%
Polish 1 1.89%
Russian 1 1.89%
Greek 0 0%
Lebanese 1 1.89%
Turkish 0 0%
Moroccan 0 0%
Ethiopian 2 3.77%
Northern Indian 0 0%
Southern Indian 2 3.77%
Burmese 0 0%
Thai 0 0%
Malaysian 1 1.89%
Indonesian 0 0%
Lao/Khmer 2 3.77%
Vietnamese 4 7.55%
Cantonese 1 1.89%
Shanghai 0 0%
Sichuanese 0 0%
Central China 1 1.89%
Northern China 0 0%
Westernised Chinese 2 3.77%
Korean 1 1.89%
Japanese 2 3.77%
Mongolian 1 1.89%
Central Asian 0 0%
Tex-Mex 1 1.89%
Mexican - traditional 0 0%
Brazilian 0 0%
Peruvian/Ecuadorian 0 0%
Traditional Bolivian 0 0%
Argentinian 1 1.89%
American 2 3.77%
American fast food 10 18.87%
English 3 5.66%
Australian bush tucker 5 9.43%
Polynesian 3 5.66%
Other - mention 5 9.43%
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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Which ethnic cuisine/type of food do you find most unpalatable/strange (in a bad way), has the most things you wouldn't eat? Either for tastes, ingredients, preparation.etc.

I would have to say traditional Chinese food, from China, not the westernised stuff, must rank up there. Traditional Mexican food too is kind of weird ( a lot of organs and things like mosquito eggs). I don't know if I could handle Ethiopian either since so much of it is raw.

In contrast which ethnic cuisines seem fairly easy to eat? For me Italian would be one. French, for instance, has things like snails and steak tartare which could scare a fussy diner.

DARN forgot to make the poll multiple choice!

 
Old 05-19-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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Most people in the United States have only eaten ethnic food that has been '' Americanized''.

I am not fond of English food, it tastes bland to me. And I don't eat meat, often, so, a piece of meat next to boiled potatoes is not an appetizing sight.
 
Old 05-19-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I really can't answer because I have only had a few of the ones listed and since I have never been out of the USA I wouldn't know traditional VS amercianized. I have had the following cusines:
French
German
Italian
Chinese
Japanese
greek
polish
Tex-Mex
Irish/English
American fast food

Of course the ethnic foods I have listed I have had here in the states .
 
Old 05-19-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Filipino food. Too heavy for me.
American fast food. Never understood the appeal of the buns.
Sichuanese food. Too spicy and heavy.
Americanized Chinese food. More soy sauce and oil than traditional.


I like heavier food like Thai and Indian occasionally. I don't think I'll be able to eat it for a week though.
 
Old 05-19-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Dutch. They have some wierd recipes.
 
Old 05-19-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Originally Posted by jasper12 View Post
...I am not fond of English food, it tastes bland to me...
I challenge you to define "English food." Since you are so quick to discount it you must be an expert on "English" cuisine.
 
Old 05-19-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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The most disgusting foods on the planet are American fast foods and chain restaurants---obscene portions, everything drowning in cheap oils, salts, or sugar, low quality ingredients, and full of heavily processed junk or loaded with preservatives.
 
Old 05-19-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I challenge you to define "English food."
Agreed; lumping all of English cuisine into one category is as ridiculous as calling American fast food "ethnic cuisine".
 
Old 05-19-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Agreed; lumping all of English cuisine into one category is as ridiculous as calling American fast food "ethnic cuisine".
It would be ethnic cuisine to a nonAmerican. Some of the Hong Kong fast food joints offer beijing duck over rice with gai lan and chinese mustard soup. If that's not to some degree ethnic, then I don't know what is. Even the American owned fast food retaurants are different overseas. How many KFC here in the States offer portuguese egg tart like they do in Asia?
 
Old 05-19-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Most people in the United States have only eaten ethnic food that has been '' Americanized''.

I am not fond of English food, it tastes bland to me. And I don't eat meat, often, so, a piece of meat next to boiled potatoes is not an appetizing sight.
Pah!

I have never had a bad meal in England. Then again, you wouldn't catch me dead eating at a place that slaps a piece of meat next to boiled potatoes.

Until a traveler has eaten in many restaurants, purchased food in the area's markets and cooked it, eaten in the homes of the locals, and partaken in the area's street food; he or she is not qualified to pass judgement on a region's cuisine.

Anyone who dismisses British food as "boiled, bland and served with warm beer" is perpetuating a stereotype that they likely heard from a grandparent. Absolutely 100% guaranteed: I would rather eat at a restaurant picked at random in England that one picked at random in America. For every Per Se or Alina in the US, we have 1,000 Olive Gardens and TGIMcFunsters. At least in England I have a better than average chance of a good curry or a chip shop.

I have yet to meet a cuisine that I didn't like. There are some THINGS in a particular cuisine that I might find offputting -- chou doufu, durian and fermented shark, for instance. But nobody is forcing me to eat it.
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