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Old 08-15-2017, 08:03 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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For every city in the U.S. it will be Italian, North American Chinese and Mexican.
Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA) has a surprising dearth of Mexican (plenty of the obviously related New Mexican, though.)

As for Italian, not as much as most of America, unless pizza is considered.

As for North American Chinese, it is here but I bet there are 5 Vietnamese restaurants for every Chinese.
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I guess because of all the pizza places, Italian is the most in number...but take out pizza places and I'd say in Vancouver Chinese cuisines may actually win.

Growing up in Vancouver, even as a non-Chinese, I was taught how to use chopsticks at a very young age
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:56 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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In California it is Mexican far and above and this pretty much remains true in Nevada, Utah and Arizona too. Chinese would be next and in California's larger metros you'll even have places that specialize in either Mandarin or Cantonese. After that would be Japanese and Italian then Vietnamese. Vietnamese in some areas is more common than Italian.
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:52 AM
 
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In California it is Mexican far and above and this pretty much remains true in Nevada, Utah and Arizona too. Chinese would be next and in California's larger metros you'll even have places that specialize in either Mandarin or Cantonese. After that would be Japanese and Italian then Vietnamese. Vietnamese in some areas is more common than Italian.
What?
I know there is Cantonese cuisine because Canton is a Chinese province. BUt what the hell is "Mandarin cuisine"? The rest of China (which is 1.3B people) don't share the same kind of cuisine. Why do Americans keep thinking China is all about the divide between Cantonese and Mandarin? Canton is one of the provinces in China and nothing makes it different from the rest of the country, in language, food or anything.
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:55 AM
 
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I guess because of all the pizza places, Italian is the most in number...but take out pizza places and I'd say in Vancouver Chinese cuisines may actually win.

Growing up in Vancouver, even as a non-Chinese, I was taught how to use chopsticks at a very young age
Pizza places can be considered "Italian" ifs the owner still speaks Italian. Otherwise it is just typical North American food like the burger joints.
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:01 AM
 
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For my town it would be McDonalds and Chinese.
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:03 AM
 
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Spain had almost no foreign restaurants 30 to 40 years ago, they were some Italian restaurants but they scorned pizza.

On that chapter, the country collapsed as a foreign restaurant -not from a med or western European country- is always ersatz food.

North African-Eastern Med food is gaining gound as they use the same ingredients and is very healthy, Japanese and Asiatic is on the way down, saturation.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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In Melbourne it's mostly Chinese food outside of the fast food joints.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:43 AM
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Location: Ontario
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For every city in Canada the answer will be Italian and North American Chinese (chicken balls, chicken fried rice, egg rolls, etc.).


For every city in the U.S. it will be Italian, North American Chinese and Mexican.


It's when you dig a little deeper that things get more interesting.


So if we want to make the discussion worth it, for my city the answer would be Lebanese shawarma. Honourable mention probably goes to pad thai.
Bang on.

Love pizza ...yum...Italian I eat on a regular basis, eat 2 or 3 pizzas a week.

I like Chinese food but could never eat it more than once a month,
it's also more expensive.
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Old 08-19-2017, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Love pizza ...yum...Italian I eat on a regular basis, eat 2 or 3 pizzas a week.
Ironic profile name.
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