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    Favorite and least favorite national cusines

    Favorite: Thai food for the sheer variety, spiciness, amount of fish and seafood dishes and relative healthiness- it helps that a lot of it goes well with beer,too.

    Least favorite: Burmese, save for some traditional Shan dishes. Over oiled, bland and served after it has been sitting in the blazing sun for half the day.

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    Faves: lebanese, spanish, thai, japanese, french, hungarian

    Least: Phillipino

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    If I could expand the parameters I would go with all the countries that surround the Mediterranean. Runners up would be Thailand and Mexico in a dead heat.

    Least favourites would be fast food chains with a drive-thru. Oh, and the tucker in Bolivia won't win any prizes.
    Pues, aquí estamos.

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    Faves: Mexican, Spanish, German, Italian, Viet

    Least: Thai, Flipper

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    Best: Italian, Mexican. (Honorable mention to some Thai seafood dishes and Indian Tandoori cuisine).

    Worst: English, Filipino. (I included England even though they have no cuisine as such, other than greasy trash fish and soggy fries wrapped in newspaper).

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    best: mediterranean--particularly lebanese.
    worst: filipino

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    Happy just hit the nail on the head as far as I am concerned. But Mexican would beat out Thai now as its just too long on the same cuisine here.

    But I would always hit an In and Out burger in California if home and cruising and hungry. Not first choice but always a damn good burger. Made fresh daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    fries wrapped in newspaper.
    Last seen in the UK in the 1980s, Davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    fries wrapped in newspaper.
    Last seen in the UK in the 1980s, Davis.
    First and last time I was there.

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    Oh Katie can chime in...baluut is the Phillipine's fav.

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    Fav Indian (English version), Jamaican, Eritrean, French, Australian Pacific rim,,Spanish,,Scandinavian.

    least liked American, flip flop, Laotian.

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    Davis never had an English Sunday roast, or proper east coast fish and chips, not fries, but chipped King Edwards fried in lard, with mushy peas and onion gravy.

    I have enjoyed imported US and Australian beef steak, but never Argentinian. Argie stuff was off the menu last time I was in the south Atlantic. Cooked on the rare side of medium with proper chipped potatoes and a side salad, with mushrooms and onion rings. Add your own condiments to taste.

    Italian is good, as is any Mediterranean lamb dish cooked properly, which can be divine with local wines.

    British army prepared and served Indian (Bangladeshi) curry with accouterments. Any half decent English Chinese takeaway after a night on the piss.
    Heart of Gold and a Knob of butter.

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    [quote=chassamui;3594203]Davis never had an English Sunday roast. quote]

    In fact I have, if that's the thing with the soggy boiled vegetables, rock hard spuds, and overcooked beef. Wasn't impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    In fact I have, if that's the thing with the soggy boiled vegetables, rock hard spuds, and overcooked beef. Wasn't impressed
    Prolly down south somewhere.
    Just means you never had a proper one mate.

    Sadly you will never know the delights of my mums home made meat and potato pie. She's dead, and I'm filling up just thinking about it.

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    The simple things in life are the best!

    I have had the opportunity to travel the world being entertained by business partners and the like but my favourite foods are proper baked fresh bread, fresh fish cooked in butter and lemon and bubble and squeak on a Monday or Tuesday.

    Simple cuisine but real cuisine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    The simple things in life are the best!
    More self-advertising?

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    best: Indian (subcontinent) food for flavor and variety
    worst: Dutch... stampot, kroket, uitsmijter, Febo burger... wtf is that all about?

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    Posted this in a hurry, I do have many more favorite cuisines

    Russian- being a massive country the scope of dishes on offer is impressive. Russian Tapas with good vodka. It requires quite a gathering to really enjoy it.

    Hungarian: One of my favorite countries in the world and the food is a big factor. Spicy Carp soup would be my top recommendation on the shores of Lake Balaton

    Lebanese: Great salads, grilled meats and breads with dips.

    Chinese: Szechuan food hits all the right spots for me. Have a decent bar serving it up in Mandalay and it's becoming a regular for Friday night.

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    Live in Issan and if I never eat real Thai Issan food again, would be a happy man, som tam Issan/Lao style, not eatable unless born here.
    Give me US pizza, UK roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and a full English breakfast, and most food that comes from around the Med and I would be not only happier, but a lot fatter.

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    When I lived in Germany, my favorite cuisine was the Balkan stuff. Terrific flambe desserts too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico
    least liked American
    So you don't like any of the food on this page;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuisin..._United_States

    Your pallet must be shit.

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    Favorites are Thai and Mexican (Thai first)

    Least favorites: American and English, Chinese/Taiwanese (even though some dishes are great, the countries are filled with low quality shit food on the whole)

    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub
    Your pallet must be shit.
    If your eat that garbage every day, your health will be shit and there is no doubt about it. Plus the American diet is much worse on the daily then the stuff that is on that page. And it appears like some of our most worthwhile contributions are "hamburgers" and "pizza"

    American food is shit. Texas BBQ on the other hand....that is something to be proud of I will say that. Nobody in the world does BBQ better.

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    Hungarian: One of my favorite countries in the world and the food is a big factor. Spicy Carp soup would be my top recommendation on the shores of Lake Balaton
    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy
    Hungarian: One of my favorite countries in the world and the food is a big factor. Spicy Carp soup would be my top recommendation on the shores of Lake Balaton

    Lebanese: Great salads, grilled meats and breads with dips.
    I would like to try those and see if they hold up in their respective countries. Middle eastern food is phenomenal here in the states. It doesn't make my list because I haven't seen the countries...yet

    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister
    Live in Issan and if I never eat real Thai Issan food again, would be a happy man, som tam Issan/Lao style, not eatable unless born here.
    Tons of great dishes in Issan. The larb is fantastic, for one thing. Catfish soup on the Mekong....the food is really fantastic in the region. Some phenomenal dishes

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    First place by a mile: Italian (particularly non-pasta, non-pizza dishes)
    Second place tie: Japanese, Turkish, North Indian
    Honorable Mention: Thai, Ethiopian, Iranian

    Losers: Tex-Mex, Cantonese Chinese, Flipper, Korean, Sub-Saharan African

    NB: as far as "American" food goes, I love New England clam chowder and southern BBQ...and the deli counters/salad bars at certain Whole Foods supermarkets...what the rest of the world understands as "American" is, I suggest, mostly based on ignorance and the ubiquitous presence of fast-food outlets...
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze
    American food is shit.
    Clearly you have not spent much time in cities like San Francisco, New Orleans, NY etc. American cuisine is far from shit. In my city chain restaurants do not exist for the most part. Most have gone out of business because people here do not eat that shit.

    You can stick to your Thai food I will tuck in to an appetizer of half dozen fresh local oysters on the half shell while waiting for one of the best seafood Cioppino's at my local contemporary American restaurant.

    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze
    Plus the American diet is much worse on the daily then the stuff that is on that page.
    So you are talking about the fat asses down south and the midwest with all the fast food and all you can eat buffets. Way to lump 300+ million people into one box.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat
    what the rest of the world understands as "American" is, I suggest, mostly based on ignorance and the ubiquitous presence of fast-food outlets...
    Exactly.

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    French, Italian ( I love penne portofino), Mexican, Southern USA Cajun style, and of course Thai food. love Thai curries especially and most things spicy.

    Had the great displeasure to eat Chinese food in the back blocks and cities in China. It was shit.
    My Oz favourites, roast lamb in mint sauce with baked potatoes and cauliflower in cheese sauce, Barrumundi fish cooked in butter with beer battered potato wedges with sour cream and chives. Prime grass fed Australian steak cooked medium rare on an open flame BBQ is a steak worthy of the gods.
    Worst thing i have ever eaten taste wise was jelly fish. Nearly did a technicolour yodel in the restaurant.

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