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Old 04-23-2012, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA/London, UK
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Ethnic Restaurants in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area: Ethiopian, Eritrean, Somali, Nigerian, Liberian, Moroccan, French, Italian, Spanish, German, British, Greek, Polish, Russian, Azeri, Kurdish, Turkish, Persian, Israeli, Lebanese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Afghan, Tibetan, Nepalese, Chinese, Szechuan, Thai, Cambodian, Lao, Vietnamese, Hmong, Malaysian, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Mexican, Salvadorean, Colombian, Jamaican, Trinidadian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Brazilian, Peruvian

There used to be Indonesian, Guyanese, Ugandan, and Puerto Rican food available in Minneapolis, but those restaurants have since closed.
I haven't spent any significant time in the Twin Cities, but I would assume the Somali restaurants must be very good because of the large community. Is that the case?

It would be easier to name what we don't have here in Boston/Cambridge. Here is a thread I made on the Boston board profiling the best in each category, most of which are covered.

https://www.city-data.com/forum/bosto...st-boston.html
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Since we're getting regional ...

Here in Seattle, we've got French (both high end restaurants and low end, and bakeries), Italian, British (there's a few pubs here that actually cringe if you call them an Irish bar accidentally), Irish, Welsh, Scandanavian, and Spanish ... and that's what I've eaten at and remember from Europe.

Sadly there isn't much in the way of hispanic food. The best mexican place is actually a food cart in between the stadiums.

From Africa to Central Asia ... Moroccan, Afghani, Indian, Pakistani, Ethiopian, and Israeli Jewish.

East Asia ... Thai, Chinese (Cantonese Hong Kong, Sczechuan and Mandarin), Japanese (HUGE presence here, plus some Japanese run bakeries), Filipino, Korean (awesome BBQ!), and Vietnamese (usually pho joints).

That's all that I can remember.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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In Perth the most common seem to be:

Italian
Chinese
Japanese
Turkish/Lebanese
Thai
Indian
Vietnamese
Malaysian
Indonesian
Fusion

of course the usual 'Western' food.

Cuisines that are really lacking:

French
German
Mexican

Much of the food isn't very authentic and often over-priced. I would really like to see more German and Mexican places here.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Thai doesn't seem as widespread in the US as here. It's no surprise, as we have a sizable Thai community and many Australians go to Thailand for holidays, so would be fairly familiar with the cuisine. Nothing as exotic as fried grasshoppers or spiders, but many Australians who have never been to Thailand are familiar with pad thai, tom yum or green curry. Even in Thailand, however, I notice restaurants cater to 'western' tastebuds - sweet, saucy and choc-full with meat.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Miami / Florida / U.S.A.
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Now I am hungry...
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:07 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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In the Netherlands:

1. Chinese/Indonesian (most Chinese restaurants here also serve Indonesian food, in fact the most popular dishes at Chinese restaurants (bami, nasi, babi panggang, sate) are actually Indonesian)

2. Italian (pasta, lasagna, tiramisu, pizza)

3. French (baguettes, croissants, brie, camembert, roquefort, French wine, confiture, paté, mayonaise, quiche, soufflé, tournedos, crêpe)

4. American (McDonalds and Burger King, milkshakes, popcorn, donuts, marshmellows, bagels, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, tomato ketchup)

#1 and #2 are by far the most popular.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Northern Sweden, Västerbotten County
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In sweden the most popular cuisines would probably be:

1. American (hamburgers) / Italian (pizza & spaghetti)
2. Chinese (there are actually loads of Chinese restaurants around here...)
3. Swedish (köttbullar, falukorv, kåldolmar), etc.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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In Perth the most common seem to be:
What about Greek food? Too bad about the lack of French food.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Brisbane Australia listings according to Urban spoon


-Modern Australian - 484
-Italian - 260 (excluding Pizza)
-Japanese (Including Sushi Bars) 201
-Chinese -196
-Thai -182
-Indian - 158

Others considered non ethnic are Steakhouses (84), Sandwich and Sub bars (158), Burger Places (140) and pizza joints (278).

Of course you have to register with the site, so it does not take into account every Cafe and Restaurant in the City.

Last edited by danielsa1775; 04-25-2012 at 11:09 PM..
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville/Afghanistan
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