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Old 02-18-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix
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Yeah... in LA, SF, NYC, Boston, Chicago, etc. you can find tons of extremely authentic ethnic food.

A lot of the "Asian" restaurants you see are owned by families from one Asian country who just throw everything in there... for instance, Vietnamese owners with a menu that has Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, sushi, and maybe even some Korean now that it's becoming more popular. Also, sushi, ramen and udon are popular enough in Korea that Korean places serve them.

For example, here's a Chinese place that I order from frequently called China Wok. You'll see teriyaki, sushi, sashimi, buffalo wings, BBQ spareribs...

China Wok - Los Angeles Restaurant - MenuPages Chinese Restaurant Search
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I would say a lot of the ethnic foods have been westernized and Chinese food in Australia is mainly Malaysian style Chinese. Turkish is very popular in Melbourne.
Generally i just don't go to an Asian restaurant where more than half the clientele is not Asian, that makes it Authentic enough for me.

Obviously its much harder to do that in a food court.

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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You know Chicago is more than the mag mile. Downtown is touristy so just like you find posers and chains in Times Square or Hollywood you do in downtown Chicago as well. The rest of Chicago is extremely authentic. Don't base it because what you saw in one area. Chicago doesn't get a reputation of being one of the best foodie cities in the country even the world because of chains.

I guess you missed the point of my post. Instead of picking out a couple words, I suggest looking at the whole thing.

I lived in Chicago for about a year. A lot of the places were amazing, but it has the same flaws as other cities.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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1 . Caucasian (shish-kebab, cheburek, khinkal)
2 . Central Asian (pilaf, shaorma)
3 . American (fast-food)

Separate dishes of european kitchens - pizza, cutlets, pies, another are popular. Recently Japanese kitchen gained some popularity.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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This is a World and not US forum. US food and food preferences is discussed on general Food and Drink Forum.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:37 AM
 
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Germany:

Turkish
Italian
Chinese/Indian


Italian cuisine is already seen as "local" food and has no "ethnic" or " foreign" feel at all. Same with Döner Kebab shops which are present here in large numbers since the late 1970's.

Indian, Mexican and Thai food are becoming very popular, especially in the larger cities.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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In Austria:

Turkish/Middle Eastern: Döner Kebabs, Falafel, ... Unfortunately only snack food. You can hardly find a good sit-down restaurant.
Italian: Probably the best out of the three. Fairly authentic and it's hard to find a place that seriously messes up their dishes.
Pan-Asian: Our "Chinese/Japanese/Mongolian/..." restaurants pretty much serve everything that looks Asian. Far from authentic. But people like it anyway. Cheap sushi is mostly served by Chinese people.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Canada:

Chinese and Japanese everywhere, Indian in Ontario and points west, Doner/Shwarma in Quebec and points east.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:58 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Generally i just don't go to an Asian restaurant where more than half the clientele is not Asian, that makes it Authentic enough for me.

Obviously its much harder to do that in a food court.
That old test, lol. I find it generally true, although of course it depends on factors like demographics of an area. Food court Asian is generally sub-par although my local shopping centre actually has some decent places. The Indian though is a let-down. I've yet to find decent food court Indian here for some reason, which I don't get.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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In the country it's difficult to say since in each region the cuisine is different. In my city I would say that the italian cuisine is by far the most popular, followed by japanese and lebanese.
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