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Volkov
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5/21/2009 3:01:22 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
My mother makes an excellent borsch. Which got me thinking; the majority of you probably have some sort of immigrant heritage or have eaten out at an ethnic restaurant or have eaten something outside of your daily regiment of food in your country. So I decided to make a thread to ask these questions:

What is your favourite ethnic meal?

Or;

What country or culture do you find has the best eats?

Personally, I find borsch to be one of the best soups out there, barring some excellent Canadian/Quebecois soups. I also enjoy Mediterranean food, especially pita breads with hummus, baba ghanoush and other assorted dips.

Anyone else?
ChristianM
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5/21/2009 3:37:16 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
In Guatemala, we have a dish called White Chocolate Molé. It requires:
1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
1/4 cup sliced blanched almonds
1/4 cup walnuts
2 cups water
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
2 whole cloves
1 fresh poblano chile, seeded and chopped
2 fresh serrano chiles, seeded and chopped
1 small clove garlic
1/2 white Spanish onion, cut into chunks
5 animal crackers, toasted
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped white chocolate
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

While some might consider this a dessert, my family considers it a delicacy and main course. See? I can post relevant things and contribute well...
Volkov
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5/21/2009 3:39:43 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 5/21/2009 3:37:16 PM, usafkid1121 wrote:
While some might consider this a dessert, my family considers it a delicacy and main course. See? I can post relevant things and contribute well...

You can at times, and other times you cannot. But whatever, s'all good. That actually sounds very excellent.
ChristianM
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5/21/2009 3:42:16 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
It is. And it's super easy to make. I can send you the directions if you want. It'll be from a website though. I'm too lazy to type them. Lol

What is borshce? (correct me if I'm spelling wrong?)
s0m31john
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5/21/2009 3:46:57 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Biscuits and gravy

Most people not from the south eastern (excluding Florida) United States usually think it's disgusting. I think it's the best breakfast food ever.

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5/21/2009 3:47:25 PM
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Southeast asia has loads of good stuff. Including the vietnamese restaurant I live next door to.

Mmm, Pho with seafood or raw beef.
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Volkov
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5/21/2009 3:49:22 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 5/21/2009 3:42:16 PM, usafkid1121 wrote:
What is borshce? (correct me if I'm spelling wrong?)

Borsch, it sounds like borsche though, so it doesn't matter.

It is a kind of stew that is most commonly based on beets, though you can base it on other veggies as well. You can put meats, potatoes, cabbage and a whole assortment of other vegetables in it. Its excellent and because it is usually made by the gallon (almost anyways), you can feed yourself on it for days. Easy to make as well.
Volkov
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5/21/2009 3:50:31 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 5/21/2009 3:47:59 PM, s0m31john wrote:
Also, you being from Canada I am disappoint that you did not post poutine.

I said foreign foods. Poutines flood the stores here and its pretty common. Plus I don't find Quebec 'foreign'. Though f*ck is poutine ever good.
ChristianM
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5/21/2009 4:05:01 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I also love the all traditional Pad-C-Ew from Thailand. It's rice noodles mixed with a dumpling and soy sauce blend with carrots, beef, broccoli, and bean sprouts. ITS SO GOOD!
Volkov
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5/21/2009 5:02:45 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 5/21/2009 5:01:26 PM, theitalianstallion wrote:
Any fish and shellfish I'll eat.

Any specific meal or from any country, or is it just shellfish from anywhere?
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5/21/2009 5:05:53 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I really like crab in general and my dad makes this eel dish for Christmas that's really good (traditional Italian dish).

Sushi is great too.
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5/21/2009 5:10:08 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I'm going say:

Dumplings, true dumplings, not the frozen ones.

Good wonton noodles.

Really good Peking Duck...

Just about anything Chinese can taste REALLY good.
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5/21/2009 5:11:45 PM
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Volkov
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5/21/2009 5:33:52 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 5/21/2009 5:05:53 PM, theitalianstallion wrote:
I really like crab in general and my dad makes this eel dish for Christmas that's really good (traditional Italian dish).

Sushi is great too.

Sushi and crab - they are cooked animal Gods to me. Eel? Not so much.
ChristianM
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5/21/2009 5:39:03 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I love eel rolls. They're so sweet.
Also, this may sound weird, but, an ol' asian delicacy called, Quail Egg is very good.
Volkov
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5/21/2009 6:33:35 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 5/21/2009 5:39:03 PM, usafkid1121 wrote:
I love eel rolls. They're so sweet.
Also, this may sound weird, but, an ol' asian delicacy called, Quail Egg is very good.

Quail Egg? I've heard of that in a book somewhere. Is it literally the egg of a quail?
Volkov
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5/21/2009 6:43:10 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 5/21/2009 6:37:57 PM, usafkid1121 wrote:
They crack the egg on top of a tuna hand roll right in front of you. It is SUPERB!

Oooo, tuna and egg. Sounds interesting, I'll need to look around for this.
s0m31john
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5/22/2009 3:56:40 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
I don't eat what you guys call "ethnic foods" at all. I guess the closest I come is Taco Bell every once in a while. I don't like seafood, spicy food, or any green vegetables. My diet pretty much consists of red meat, chicken, corn, and potatoes in one form or another.

I guess I'm not very healthy.
Volkov
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5/22/2009 3:58:39 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 5/22/2009 3:56:40 AM, s0m31john wrote:
I don't eat what you guys call "ethnic foods" at all. I guess the closest I come is Taco Bell every once in a while. I don't like seafood, spicy food, or any green vegetables. My diet pretty much consists of red meat, chicken, corn, and potatoes in one form or another.

I guess I'm not very healthy.

No Japanese food? Blew all of my assumptions away. Onigiri at least?
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5/22/2009 6:58:39 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 5/22/2009 3:58:39 AM, Volkov wrote:
At 5/22/2009 3:56:40 AM, s0m31john wrote:
I don't eat what you guys call "ethnic foods" at all. I guess the closest I come is Taco Bell every once in a while. I don't like seafood, spicy food, or any green vegetables. My diet pretty much consists of red meat, chicken, corn, and potatoes in one form or another.

I guess I'm not very healthy.

No Japanese food? Blew all of my assumptions away. Onigiri at least?

I have quite a stockpile of Japanese snacks and drinks, but no actual real food. I'm not a big fan of rice either, if I do have rice it has to be a filler or something.