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What is your favorite food outside your cultural meal traditions?

Asked by mazingerz88 (28887points) July 3rd, 2012
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What do you like about the taste of this potentially exotic food and would the manner of how it was prepared play a part as well?

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ragingloli's avatar

I quite like fried noodles with crispy dick duck.

Kayak8's avatar

I love Japanese and Indian food. Not so exotic, but I prefer preparation by cultural natives . . .

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

There are very few places that I have been to that serve authentic, exotic cuisine. So far, my favorite is Moroccan. The SO and I stayed in a riad (B&B) in Marrakesh where the owners chose the menu and oversaw the cooking. Here is a video of them at their hotel demonstrating how their delicious food is prepared with all sorts of herbs and spices and then cooked over a low-burning fire in tagines.

WestRiverrat's avatar

I will reserve judgement, I have not tasted all the foods of the world yet. So far I have found something to like in all of them I have tried.

bkcunningham's avatar

What is the ingredient in the video at 1:33, @Pied_Pfeffer? Very interesting. Cooking over a community fire. It looked delicious.

Earthgirl's avatar

I love West Indian Roti Mmmmm…I even eat the Goat Roti, that grosses some people out

bkcunningham's avatar

Oh, those ingredients made my mouth water, @Earthgirl. It seems like it would be spicy. Is it hot? I haven’t eaten goat. My husband said it taste like venison; which I love if it is dressed properly.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@bkcunningham I have no clue what that ingredient is and would prefer not to know. :)

deni's avatar

I loooove Ethiopian. I love that you don’t use utensils. I always liked eating with my hands and was so excited that not only is Ethiopian so delicious but eating it is also an experience, and a fun one! I love that spongy bread mMMMM!!!

Earthgirl's avatar

@bkcunningham I haven’t had venison much so I can’t say. It is so spicy that the goat flavor is not distinctive. I would say it tastes like lamb crossed with beef. It can be as spicy as you like it!! West Indians like it spicy and Scotch Bonnet peppers are very high on the heat scale! Plus they often top it off with more hot sauce! Myself, I can’t take too much heat but I like it spicy and flavorful. The wrap is similar to East Indian breads.

bkcunningham's avatar

lol, @Pied_Pfeffer. Then I won’t say what I thought it was.

Haleth's avatar

Banh mi. Sandwiches are pretty much universal, but the Vietnamese version is something special. All the ingredients contrast and complement each other so well.

There are plenty of different kinds, but they basically all have some kind of protein with fresh cilantro, fresh jalapeno, pickled carrots and radishes, on a really nice fresh baguette. My favorite one is made with pork and pate plus all these ingredients. It’s pretty much the perfect food, and there’s a 24-hour place near me that sells them for $3 each.

CWOTUS's avatar

Having been born and brought up in New England (of New England parents), everything is outside of my cultural tradition, including Italian, Mexican, Indian, sushi / sashimi, Thai, Chinese and others, not necessarily in that order.

JLeslie's avatar

I am not sure how to answer. Some people consider pizza to be American. Being an America Jewish person I ate a lot of Chinese food and Italian growing up. I like them both a lot. Italian being my favorite, does it count as outside of my cultural cuisine? I like Cuban food a lot too.

rooeytoo's avatar

Malaysian, Singaporean, Korean, Vietnamese, actually almost all asian, but it has to be real, not Australianized

Ponderer983's avatar

I can’t choose just one. That’s just not fair! i like to taste all things that I’m not familiar with. If you don’t, how will you know if you like it, or in fact, find something you LOVE?!!

bookish1's avatar

I like what Thai and Japanese food I’ve tried, but I know that it is only a very limited selection of the respective cuisines.
I love American vegetarian Chinese food but I have no idea how authentic it is :-p

ucme's avatar

I like goulash, especially when i’m Hungary.

harple's avatar

I enjoyed the feij√£o dishes in Brazil (black bean based dishes), which formed the basic accompaniment to most meals. (I really couldn’t get my head around feijoada though, as it contained pigs ears, snouts and trotters as well as other more common parts.) I also really enjoyed their sweet pizza deserts, such as chocolate pizza or their banana and cinnamon pizza.

I can easily go out in my town and eat Indian, Chinese, Thai, Italian, French cuisine… And I can purchase sushi in the corner shops (mini supermarkets). As such, they all feature as quite normal foods within my culture, even though their heritage is not my own. (I do appreciate that all those places will serve English-acceptable versions of their cuisines, and that this can be very different from authentic cooking.)

ccrow's avatar

@bkcunningham the audio said your mystery ingredient is preserved lemon.

I enjoy trying new foods… my favorites so far are Indian, Thai, and Korean.

bkcunningham's avatar

Are you serious? A preserved lemon. I listened three times and couldn’t hear what they said. Thank you.

It looks like a pig snout.

downtide's avatar

I love Greek and Turkish food, especially Kleftiko, which is basically a slowly pot-roasted leg of lamb with tomatoes and spices. And Greek salad.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Chinese Dim Sum. There are so many varieties that cover all the cravings: sweet, salty, spicy, steamed, baked, fried, boiled, etc.

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