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View Poll Results: Which of the following have you tried at least once?
Couscous (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia) 79 75.96%
Asado (Argentina) 29 27.88%
Burek (Bosnia) 8 7.69%
Poutine (Canada / Quebec) 18 17.31%
Mapo Tofu (Sichuan province of China) 16 15.38%
Dim Sum (Guangdong province of China) 61 58.65%
Peking Duck (Beijing province of China) 50 48.08%
Bandeja paisa (Colombia) 7 6.73%
Moros y Cristianos (Cuba) 22 21.15%
Ful Mademes (Egypt) 4 3.85%
Bratwurst (Germany) 78 75.00%
Moussaka (Greece) 58 55.77%
Ugali (Kenya and Tanzania) 5 4.81%
Kimchi (Korea) 48 46.15%
Larb (Laos) 13 12.50%
Tacos (Mexico) 94 90.38%
Nihari (Pakistan) 3 2.88%
Jolof Rice (Nigeria) 6 5.77%
Adobo (Phillippines) 43 41.35%
Pelmeni (Russia) 11 10.58%
Paella (Spain) 64 61.54%
Salo (Ukraine) 5 4.81%
Fish and Chips (England) 85 81.73%
Haggis (Scotland) 13 12.50%
Arepas (Venezuela) 19 18.27%
Pho (Vietnam) 44 42.31%
Pad Thai (Thailand) 61 58.65%
Groundnut Stew (Sierra Leone) 6 5.77%
Masgouf (Iraq) 2 1.92%
I haven't tried any of the above 0 0%
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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Which of the following dishes, known to be representative of their countries of origin, have you tried?
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:47 PM
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It seems I am sadly lacking in my food adventures. But if you are willing to cook then I am willing to try them.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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As far as I can tell, I've had all but 9 of these dishes. Haven't looked them up yet so it's possible I've had a variation of some of them - like the Mapo tofu and the one from Iraq. Now I'm hungry - but not for haggis!
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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As far as I can tell, I've had all but 9 of these dishes. Haven't looked them up yet so it's possible I've had a variation of some of them - like the Mapo tofu and the one from Iraq. Now I'm hungry - but not for haggis!
Yeah, I've tried the haggis, and I thought it was nasty!!
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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Yeah, I've tried the haggis, and I thought it was nasty!!
Yeah, me too. I thought it looked nasty, sounded nasty, and definitely tasted as nasty as I was expecting.

Thank goodness for the neeps and tatties, or I would have starved! Neeps are mashed turnips, and tatties mashed potatoes, both with lots of buttah!

It was at a Robbie Burns evening with Scottish friends. The whisky was very handy for killing the taste of the haggis out of my mouth. And a bit more whisky killed the memory of the beastie too
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:11 AM
 
Location: California
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I have tried ten of them. A lot of these dishes I would really like to try (that I haven't). I think the only ones I've never heard of are Salo, Masgouf, Ful Mademes, and Burek. Some of the dishes in Spanish I haven't heard of but I know what they are because I know a little of the language. I like this thread.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I eat tacos all the time .

I also had food with Adobo seasoning in it but I doubt they're the same thing.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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Tacos of course, and Paella (can't say that I liked it).
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:16 AM
 
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Yeah, I've tried the haggis, and I thought it was nasty!!
Never tasted haggis but that's how I imagined it'd be Why can't shortbread be the national dish of Scotland!?

Ok, so I looked up the dishes I wasn't sure if I'd had...

Mapo Tofu - have had that sauce but not with a ground pork/tofu combo. Replace the tofu with green beans and you're talkin my language

Bandeja paisa - ohhhhh - plato tipico! (sp) I could skip the fried egg but bring on the rest - with some really thick sour cream please

Ugali - Never had it and am thinking it wouldn't be for me - not into polenta and grits and mushy bready sides.

Nihari - Never had it but have had really similar dishes. This might have too much ginger for me - plus, I usually prefer the less creamy curry style dishes - but I'd definitely try it!

Jolof Rice - oh duh - yep, had this - very basic and good - easy to improvise!

Pelmeni - duh again - we called them Siberian dumplings. Not my favorite from the world of dumplings but come on - dough and ground meat - what's not to like?

Salo - Oooo - I'm not afraid of fat but this might be too much even for me

Haggis - Never had it - don't expect I ever will

Masgouf - Never had it - doubt I ever will - not a big fan of whole fish

Fun thread - looking forward to hearing more about what we've all tried and how we liked it!
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Couscous (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia): Tried this two or three times while I was in Morocco. Once in a restaurant, once in a (very lavish) private home. Liked it neither. They put these big vegetables in it that I don't like.

Burek (Bosnia): Tried it in a New York City restaurant (Djerdan). It's OK.

Mapo Tofu (Sichuan province of China): Had it countless times and love it! But ONLY with firm tofu please!

Bandeja paisa (Colombia): Tried it at a Colombian restaurant. Good...but too much meat for me?

Moros y Cristianos (Cuba): Had it in a Casino in Tampa, and out of a box. Basically just rice and black beans!

Ugali (Kenya and Tanzania): It accompanied my meal of "hunter's stew" (nyoma kyoma or something like that?) at a Ugandan restaurant in Minneapolis.

Bratwurst (Germany): Who hasn't had a "brat"? Don't like them.

Larb (Laos): Had this at least once at a Lao restaurant in St. Paul. Very good!

Tacos (Mexico): I'm surprised that there was ANYBODY who didn't vote for this one.

Nihari (Pakistan): Ordered "beef nihari" from a local Indian restaurant once.

Jolof Rice (Nigeria): Had it at a Nigerian restaurant in Minneapolis, and at local "African" events. Very good.

Pelmeni (Russia): Had it from a restaurant in Brooklyn once, and also bought some frozen pelmeni from a Russian store in St. Paul. A good, easy meal (but not necessarily nutritious?)
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Paella (Spain): Had it several times in Spain as part of restaurants' "menu del dia". Delicious, though probably out of a box.

Fish and Chips (England): Had to have had this once in my life...

Arepas (Venezuela): Came with my "bandeja paisa"!

Pho (Vietnam): Had it at a Vietnamese restaurant...also "bun bo hue" which is very similar. It's good.

Pad Thai (Thailand): Had it at different Thai buffets, as well as out of a box. Good.
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