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Old 10-20-2018, 10:23 PM
 
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Mine is sauerbraten. Many restaurants serve pot roast with some vinegary brown sauce.

For authentic sauerbraten, the meat is marinated/pickled for several days in a mixture of vinegar or wine, water, herbs, spices, and seasonings.

Also the sauce is never right: it should have crushed ginger snaps in it.

Believe it or not I am going to have to go with Mexican. I've been to MX many times and most of the stuff you eat here doesn't come close to stuff you eat there. Real MX food is excellent and very tasty.
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:26 PM
 
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I've had some amazing burritos, tacos, and enchiladas in the United States. I'd classify them as excellent and very tasty!

There was a Tex-Mex place near my mother-in-law's house that had a dish of pork enchiladas with really spicy chili over the top, man that was so good. Probably my favorite dish from a Mexican restaurant in USA. Would recommend.
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:16 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Believe it or not I am going to have to go with Mexican. I've been to MX many times and most of the stuff you eat here doesn't come close to stuff you eat there. Real MX food is excellent and very tasty.
There are at least seven distinct recognizable regional cuisines in Mexico and they all do certain dishes somewhat differently emphasizing the available ingredients and traditions.

What is called "Mexican" food in American could be from one of those cuisines, or from the broader area of meso-American food traditions which goes beyond the borders of the country of Mexico into the southern US and central America such as Tex-Mex, New Mexican, or Sonoran border cuisines.

So who knows what kind of "Mexican" food you got in America, or for that matter what kind of "real" Mexican food you had in Mexico, unless you can give some specifics.

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Old 10-22-2018, 08:00 PM
 
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There are at least seven distinct recognizable regional cuisines in Mexico and they all do certain dishes somewhat differently emphasizing the available ingredients and traditions.

What is called "Mexican" food in American could be from one of those cuisines, or from the broader area of meso-American food traditions which goes beyond the borders of the country of Mexico into the southern US and central America such as Tex-Mex, New Mexican, or Sonoran border cuisines.

So who knows what kind of "Mexican" food you got in America, or for that matter what kind of "real" Mexican food you had in Mexico, unless you can give some specifics.
I can tell you that the man eats bugs!
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:41 PM
 
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Good pirogi over surf and turf? Any day of the week

I find the best place to buy them around here is at Polish and Ukrainian churches. The Ukrainian version is called Varyniky (sp?) but they are usually are just sold as pirogi.
They are always available during the Lenten season, but a couple of churches cook them - and other goodies - all year long.
Did you mean Vareniki? Traditionally, pierogie or pierogen has a potato or cheese filling. Vareniki can have fruit filling or potato filling.
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Old 10-28-2018, 03:41 PM
 
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It probably depends on what you consider screwed up and how you visualize ethnic food. I actually think Italian food can be ruined too often. Honestly good sauce and meat balls are not that easy to make and many restaurants don't do them correctly in my opinion. I am not familiar enough with Indian food or German food to judge good from bad.
My big gripe with Italian is that they overcook their pasta. I don't really eat out Italian much anymore. After 3 trips to Italy, I am kind of spoiled. My of Italian descent husband is making his mother's spaghetti sauce and meatballs now and it smells divine.
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Old 10-28-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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Actually, that's incorrect. Any award winning Italian restaurant uses canned DOP San Marzano tomatoes and not fresh.
Yep. We use nothing but SM tomatoes.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Did you mean Vareniki? Traditionally, pierogie or pierogen has a potato or cheese filling. Vareniki can have fruit filling or potato filling.
The Russian Mennonite way of preparing vareniki was with a dry cottage cheese filling, boiled and served with a cream gravy. Any leftovers were later fried in butter. The Ukrainians around here traditionally had a cheese and potato filling and were boiled and then fried. There are many variations on the theme in this area, including something called a Mexican perogy, which I've never tried. Mennonite Girls Can Cook: Wareneki

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Old 10-29-2018, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Australia
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My big gripe with Italian is that they overcook their pasta. I don't really eat out Italian much anymore. After 3 trips to Italy, I am kind of spoiled. My of Italian descent husband is making his mother's spaghetti sauce and meatballs now and it smells divine.
Funny, as my husband of Italian descent hates al dente pasta even though he knows that is how they cook it there these days. His mother did not cook it al dente and he likes it as she cooked it.

In Italy he asks them to cook it longer. Usually they do, but sometimes they make comments such as saying, oh yes, that is how some of the OLD people like it.

But here in Australia, in the U.K. and in the US I think that many places serve pasta with too much sauce and pizza with too much topping.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Chicken parm is freaking delicious, I don't care if it's authentic or not
It is almost a national dish here but it is called chicken parmi! Gotta have the i on the end!!
As in " I'll go to the pub sarvo with the chippy and the other tradies for a parmi"
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