Middle Eastern food for me.
When I lived in Houston, I used to go to a Mexcian restaurant (Leo's on Shepherd Dr.) that was operated by a Mexican family. It was great! Locally, we have a traditional Mexican restaurant, which is also run by a Mexican family who've lived here for more than 20 years. They cook cuisine local to their original home. It's definitely different than Taco Bell or El Patio.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.
hmmm... yeah Chinatown in Taipei? that sounds ridiculous... since Taiwan is pretty much "like" China (alright, I'm not going to go into the political aspect of this issue), and the food you eat there are very similar to Chinese food (if not considered part of Chinese food). It's pretty much like asking where is Chinatown and where are the Chinese restaurants in China. Also, fortune cookies do not exist in China... I have never seen a fortune cookie in my life until I came to America.I like all kinds of food, so I can't pick a favorite. As my wife is Chinese, and we travel a lot, I end up eating in Chinatowns in several countries. Even the food in Chinatown, San Francisco is different from what you can get in Chinatown, Philadelphia. Beside the different histories and local tastes, there is also the problem of getting ingredients. One place I went to that didn't have a Chinatown was my wife's hometown,Taipei. I asked around for a Chinese restaurant, but everyone just stared at me as if I was an alien. Like Twain, I had a difficult time getting these people to understand their own language. We ate at the local restaurants, but we couldn't get any Chinese food. No moo-goo gai pan, no chop suey, no fortune cookies. I bet a lot of them never picked up a fork and ate fried rice.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_tikka_masala#OriginsYou are kidding right? :surprised
Chicken tikka masala is an Indian dish brought to UK by Indians. "Masala" is a Hindi word for spice.
The origins of chicken tikka masala are disputed. A widely reported explanation of the origins of the dish is that it was conceived in a British Bangladeshi restaurant at Glasgow in the late 1960s, when a customer, who found the traditional chicken tikka too dry, asked for some gravy. The chef supposedly improvised a sauce from tomato soup, yogurt and spices.
At least one source contends that the dish originated in Delhi in 1947.
This is true of every item on the list.At this point in our poll, Italian food is winning. But keep in mind that for our Italian members, Italian food isn't called ethnic food -- it's just called "food."
Wow, I have never heard of this. Looked it up, is this about what you're thinking...Colombian. Love the potato soups....