What cuisine (country) do you like best?

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Post # 46
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Newbee

I LOVE Ethiopian food. I served in the Peace Corps in east Africa and Ethiopian food was always a treat. Now I eat it about once a month or so (I’m in the states) and it brings me back everytime. 

Post # 47
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Vietnamese, lndian , Thai. I am in Australia where we are blessed with a fairly large Vietnamese population so lots of variety and availability.

Those three cuisines are very good for vegetarians , which we are, too. 

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

“Each time I read articles (presumably American) about what is the best in the world, these are the most common answers from food critic: 

1. Italian (always number one)

2. Chinese (always number two)

3. Mexican (always number three) 

Then in no particular random order:  Indian, Thai, French Greek, Spanish, Japanese, American (specifically BBQ)”

I find this surprising. From what I read from food critics, French food is always the gold standard of a “proper” cuisine that all of the world tries to emulate. Modern Chinese cuisine is often thought of as quite poor, even in China. Not that I agree with every food critic, but that is my general impression. That said, I love all these cuisines, especially French, Indian, and Japanese. We were in Japan last October and didn’t eat a bad meal. Same for our Paris trip a few years ago. Italian food in Italy is amazing, though I can’t vouch for it in the U.S. unless you go to a fairly expensive place or find a small artisanal mom and pop shop somehwere. I prefer American fine dining to BBQ (southern BBQ is way too sweet — like eating candy — for me). But really, give me any of these and I will be happy.

Post # 49
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Helper bee

traditional Japanese (washoku) and Japanese street food, by far.

after that: Korean food, northern Indian cuisine, authentic Mexican, Mediterranean tapas, and one of the Bees above mentioned Ethiopian food -and I agree that’s so incredible unique and amazing too.  My default though, would be Japanese. 

Post # 51
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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katecod12 :  I was looking for this comment! French cuisine is my absolute favorite. 

Post # 52
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not a picky eater, so I’ll go with just about anything.

However, my favorites are Indian, Thai, and Italian.

I have never been to any of the three countries, but I grew up on authentic Italian (my mom and her parents are Italian-Americans). I still love American Italian like pizza, but nothing has ever beat my grandfather’s pasta and meatballs. 

As for Indian, one of my best friends is Indian and so I trust him when he tells me a place has good Indian good. I’ll eat it anywhere, but so far my favorites are the places he recommends. I also had some really good Indian food in Belize (very common there apparently – it was a colony of Britain at the same time India was, I believe, so maybe that’s why?)

I have NO idea if the Thai food I like is anything close to authentic, though. 

 

Post # 53
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Helper bee

I looooooove a good Thai green curry.  I sadly just had an allergic reaction to curry and it’s been kind of devastating.

I love a good ramen dish, and I love sashimi.

there is a local Korean place with bulgogi and when I ate red meat it was my favorite place to go.

I can never resist falafel, or tzatziki sauce as well.  I love a good lentil soup from a Middle East restaurant.

i love good authentic Italian too!  I get kind of sick of the Americanized basics, but recreating the dishes I had in Rome or Florence is a favorite hobby of mine.

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