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Best type of ethnic food?

  1. Italian

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  2. Thai

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  3. Greek

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  4. Mexican

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  5. Chinese

    8 vote(s)
    15.1%
  6. Japanese

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  7. American

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  8. French

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  9. Spanish

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  10. Indian

    10 vote(s)
    18.9%
  11. Polish

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  12. Vietnamese

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  13. Other (post it)

    7 vote(s)
    13.2%
  1. Jan 1, 2009 #1
    I'd say Thai food.

    No other cuisine that I have come across has as many types of different ingredients, foods, and entrees as Thai food. No other cuisine masters the flavors of sweet, spicy, sour, and salty like Thai food.


    I'd say mexican is a very close 2nd. God I love carnitas.
     
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  3. Jan 1, 2009 #2

    Astronuc

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    I'll go with Thai or Szechuan for hot and spicy.

    But there are times when I'll go Greek, Italian, or Turkish or Indian.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2009 #3

    lisab

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    gnw, when I read the title of this thread and before I even openned it I thought, hands-down - Thai. We are of one mind on this extremely important issue.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2009 #4

    mathwonk

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    those foods are nice, especially in the US, but some of the french food in france and especially the italian food in italy is really memorable.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2009 #5
    Oh yeah, the best food I had in Italy are the places that have no menus. The restaurant serves whatever they buy at the market that day.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2009 #6
    You know what they say, great minds think alike.........
     
  8. Jan 1, 2009 #7

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    And why isn't English on the list?
     
  9. Jan 1, 2009 #8

    Because I didn't think of it.
     
  10. Jan 1, 2009 #9

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    I checked Mexican food since I grew up on the stuff - my Mexican friend wouldn't tell me what was in menudo until I had been eating it for a couple of years! Also, I lived on tacos for six months at one point. I LOVE tacos. And the best tacos that I've ever tasted were made with tripe.

    In fact I love all ethnic foods. But the best dinner I have ever had was Indonesian food served in a very nice restaurant in Amsterdam [the best place on earth to get great food of all kinds!]. I have no idea what we ate, but it was all incredibly good! IIRC, it was a seven course meal. The bill nearly caused me to drop from a heart attack!
     
  11. Jan 1, 2009 #10

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    American Thai food is nothing like Thai food in Thailand. I've been to Thailand.

    American Mexican food is nothing like real Mexican food.

    Same with any country. There are just foods that can't be obtained here in the US or are substituted because they would not appeal to the American palate.

    I prefer Amercain style Japanese sushi to real Japanese sushi.

    The food in Italy had to be the best I've ever eaten, ever. Except that pizza that had to be a joke.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2009 #11

    I've been to Thailand 3 x's. It has the best food by far. You could stay there for 2 months and not eat the same thing twice.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2009 #12

    Astronuc

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    Funny that - I had some great Indonesian food in Düsseldorf.
     
  14. Jan 1, 2009 #13

    wolram

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    Any thing but Indian, their stew pots can last for years.
     
  15. Jan 1, 2009 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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    ...except along the border. There are usually plenty of hole-in-the-wall restaurants that serve fantastic, authentic Mexican dinners. The tacos that I mentioned were found in a very scary little take-out place in S Central Los Angeles - Crypt territory.

    Note: Preformed taco shells should be outlawed.
     
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  16. Jan 1, 2009 #15

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    Boiled beef. Blood pudding. Clotted cream. And if you opened it to the whole UK, you could add haggis. 'Nuff said?

    I don't even want to think about what toad in the hole might be composed of.
     
  17. Jan 1, 2009 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    While in Germany we only ate German food, but I have heard that there are a few German cities that claim many great "ethnic" restaurants.

    We loved the French restaurants in Paris, but I can easily live without the goat cheese.
     
  18. Jan 1, 2009 #17
    I picked Italian. Of all of the cuisines listed it is the only one where I can say I have enjoyed most everything of it that I have tried and would (and do) eat it on a regular basis.

    That's 'Crip'. ;-p

    And I was going to say... we have plenty of fairly authentic mexican food places here in southern California. Mexican would be my second choice based on the same reasoning as my first choice.

    I do love Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food though.
     
  19. Jan 1, 2009 #18

    Ivan Seeking

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    Heh, yeah, twenty years in Oregon now. :blushing:
     
  20. Jan 1, 2009 #19

    lisab

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    Actual toads, in actual holes.
     
  21. Jan 1, 2009 #20

    mgb_phys

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    Chicken Tika Masala - classic English dish.

    What about spotted dick ?
     
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