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Old 04-25-2012, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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What about Greek food? Too bad about the lack of French food.
Sorry to answer your question, Australia’s Greek Population lives almost exclusively in Melbourne and Sydney. The food has never really established a broad appeal in the other cities.

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Old 04-26-2012, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Chinese-Indonesian and Italian you can find in almost every street in my city,
Japanese, Thai and Mexican are becoming more and more popular, Greek, Turkish, Spanish and French have many restaurants too.

We have Argentinean, Brazilian, Surinamese, Moroccan, Ethiopian, Mongolian, Nepalese etc. but have yet to find a German restaurant (strange since we only live a 40 min. drive away from the German border).
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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There's a feast of ethic restaurants and streets food around the Brick Lane Area in London'East End including many Bengali and Indian restaurants.

Here's a good video about the area.



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Old 04-27-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Sorry to answer your question, Australia’s Greek Population lives almost exclusively in Melbourne and Sydney. The food has never really established a broad appeal in the other cities.
Though I'm not Canadian, the Greeks seem to have a community, from small to large, in so many Canadian cities. They are even in freezing cold Winnipeg and Edmonton, and there are good Greek eats to be found there.

From reading and talking to people, I knew the Greeks were concentrated in Sydney and Melbourne. I have relatives in Melbourne. I wouldn't be surprised if the Greek neighborhoods weren't that far from the Italian ones. Either way, they know how to throw a good party.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Thai doesn't seem as widespread in the US as here.
Thai food seems pretty popular in the big Canadian cities, in relative proportion to and despite (according to census stats), there really not being many Canadians of Thai ancestry demographically.

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Though I'm not Canadian, the Greeks seem to have a community, from small to large, in so many Canadian cities. They are even in freezing cold Winnipeg and Edmonton, and there are good Greek eats to be found there.
Yeah, I'd say Greek food seems pretty well-represented in Canada. Even if you don't go to the real restaurants themselves, fast food take-out places with souvlaki, gyros etc. seem pretty mainstream all around.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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This article claims that Italian, Thai, Greek, Chinese and Japanese are the most popular options (in the top five) for Canadians.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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I would say Indian would be in there somewhere. A lot of Indian places and a sizeable Indian population in the GTA. Especially in Brampton.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Mexican is very very common here in the Chicagoland area. I actually enjoy the Mexican streetfood stalls along some of the streets. They are so cheap and very tasty. Like a real piece of Mexico.

Other cuisines:
Chinese - love the Chinese buffets
Vietnamese
Polish
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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What about Greek food? Too bad about the lack of French food.
Yes there are a few Greek places around, not as common as Turkish-Lebanese, which many people see as similar (kebabs are gyros are seen as pretty similar. I notice Gyros being a lot more common Adelaide.)

French restaurants tend to be higher-end fine dining establishments. Aside from that some cafe food is French like soups, quiche, crossaints, chicken kiev but overall you won't find anything like foie gras or escargo in anything but the most exclusive French restaurants.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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One thought I had regarding "ethnic" food is that they could become popular not necessarily in the form of people going to dining establishments but also individual dishes/items becoming mainstream in the culture, so that you don't have to go far out of your way to eat/get them.

For example, perogies are pretty mainstream in many parts of Canada, often where there was a large Ukrainian presence, such as in the prairie provinces, but also many places elsewhere (and in fact they're even sometimes thought of as a "Canadian" food).

Another example I can think of particularly from my city are Jamaican patties. They are Caribbean cuisine, but really popular/mainstream in the Greater Toronto area, so that you can get them to eat at many corner stores, cafeterias, grocery stores etc.. It seems you can also get them easily in the northeast US, such as the tri-state area. I've been eating them since I was a kid (and really didn't really think of them as "ethnic" food until I realized/was told they are of Caribbean origin).
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