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Old 02-18-2013, 06:17 PM
 
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What are your country's three most popular ethnic foods? Meaning what are the most popular types of ethnic foods eaten in your nation in which they make up most of the restuarants and consumed by most citizens.

For the U.S. (in order)
1. Chinese
2. Italian
3. Mexican
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Japanese and Thai have come up a lot in the past couple of decades but i'd still say it'd be a toss up between Chinese, Japanese and Italian. Those 3 would be the most popular, I couldn't rank them though. Sushi and pizza are pretty mainstream nowadays.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Hard Question to Answer really? For Australia I Would say

1) Chinese
2) Italian
3) Thai

Throw in Indian and Japanese and you would almost certainly have the 5 most popular types or ethnic foods in the country, placing them in an order is the tricky part.

Edit: Sorry Trimac, looks like we posted at exactly the same time!
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Very Hard Question to Answer really? For Australia I Would say

1) Chinese
2) Italian
3) Thai

Throw in Indian and Japanese and you would almost certainly have the most popular 5 types or ethnic food in the country, placing them in an order is the tricky part.

Edit: Sorry Trimac, looks like we posted at exactly the same time!
Japanese seems more popular than Thai here at least, judging by the sheer number of restaurants, but there are tons of Thai places. For some reason though it doesn't seem like there are many Thai places in food-courts whereas in my local shopping centre alone there are 3 Japanese places!
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Japanese seems more popular than Thai here at least, judging by the sheer number of restaurants, but there are tons of Thai places. For some reason though it doesn't seem like there are many Thai places in food-courts whereas in my local shopping centre alone there are 3 Japanese places!

But are they areal Japanese? Or a place that says it is, but makes generic asian tasting food? We have places like that all over the U.S.A. We also have a lot of places that say they are Thai, but in reality they carry one Thai dish and the rest is Chinese.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:45 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Ohio
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But are they areal Japanese? Or a place that says it is, but makes generic asian tasting food? We have places like that all over the U.S.A. We also have a lot of places that say they are Thai, but in reality they carry one Thai dish and the rest is Chinese.

so much this, the good places that have the real ethnic food have trouble staying afloat most likely due to most americans not having a taste for it, which sucks
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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1. Indonesian-Chinese ("Chinese" restaurants serve mostly Indonesian food here)
2. Italian
3. French? Greek? Turkish?

The most common restaurants are Indo-Chinese and Italian, not sure what to put third. Possibly French, Greek or Turkish, there are quite a few of those.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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But are they areal Japanese? Or a place that says it is, but makes generic asian tasting food? We have places like that all over the U.S.A. We also have a lot of places that say they are Thai, but in reality they carry one Thai dish and the rest is Chinese.
Yes some of them are owned/run by Chinese people, same with Thai or Vietnamese, but I think these days with more competition we're seeing more authentic Japanese. Sushi isn't really that hard to make, though...I can easily tell when the teriyaki chicken or something isn't very authentic...I've also had 'teriyaki beef' that tasted more like Mongolian beef .
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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so much this, the good places that have the real ethnic food have trouble staying afloat most likely due to most americans not having a taste for it, which sucks

I had trouble staying polite in a conversation today. A co-worked mentioned they went to a Japanese restaurant and it was so good. They raved about how authentic it was.

I asked where she went. It was a Benhihana's. I had to just politely say oh and try to change the subject. Bad enough, she went to a city with awesome local restaurants and choose a chain. Even worst, she felt it was authentic.

In the spirit of the thread:

Chinese (fake mostly)
Italian (again Americanized)
Greek (In Ohio at least)
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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But are they areal Japanese? Or a place that says it is, but makes generic asian tasting food? We have places like that all over the U.S.A. We also have a lot of places that say they are Thai, but in reality they carry one Thai dish and the rest is Chinese.
I know exactly what you mean- most of the US will lump them all together- like having Chinese, Thai, Japanese and a Mongolian stir-fry all on the same premises. You see it all over the US except the West Coast big cities.
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