View Full Version : Let's get cultural. What's your favourite food?

Jan 17th, 2002, 09:18 AM
The great thing about the net is that you are chatting people from all different parts of the world. I am always interested in finding out about great food. Dishes that are quite commplace for you might me really different and rare for others.

My favourite things are:

1. There is a Vietnamese traditional beef noodle soup called pho. It is my favorite meal in the world

2. Thai cooking. Thai curries, and pad thai. Yum.

3. Tom Yum soup

4. Anything prawns, crab, or calamari

5. Sushi & sushimi, and Teppanyaki


Jan 18th, 2002, 03:23 AM
I love Italian food like Spaghetti Bolognese, or lasagne. I also like stammpot, and chow mein is alright too! :)

Jan 18th, 2002, 03:31 AM
I just love sushis. It looks clean (lol), simple, no sauce or anything (well at first hehe). And it's just the kind of food I like.

Question for italian posters: I'm leaving for Padovia in a month time. What food should I taste there? :)

Jan 18th, 2002, 03:35 AM
I love Spanish food! :D Specially now that I am living in UK, I miss my food! lol

I think my absolute fav is "Cocido madrileño"

Not Spanish food... I do not care much for English food (what is there of it, anyway ;)), Chinese food is very tasty but it settles too heavily on my stomach... Once in Belgium I tried something called "onion soup" it had some cheese on top of it, really yummy! Greek food is very tasty too! I rather like Italian and Greek food, it must be that they also use olive oil to cook.

Jan 18th, 2002, 03:37 AM
Julien, Is Padovia in the north or south of Italy.

Gallofa, what is Cocido Madrelino?"

Jan 18th, 2002, 03:39 AM
Padovia is in the North of Italy (not far from Venice). Is Padovia the english name for this city btw?

Jan 18th, 2002, 03:50 AM
As I understand it, there is quite a difference in the food from North to south. I also love Italian food. Some of the pastas and pestos and stuff are amazing. Are you going for a holiday?

Jan 18th, 2002, 03:52 AM
I'm going there for studies. Four months. I can't wait :bounce: :).

What's a pesto by the way? :o

Jan 18th, 2002, 03:55 AM
Hmmm... how can I explain it? maybe it's better to see it ;)


Jan 18th, 2002, 04:01 AM
:lick: (I miss this smiley ;)).
What are those red things? Seafood or meat? :o

Jan 18th, 2002, 04:05 AM
You know Julien, I was looking for the recipe, but as I thought, most of the words are "spanish" so not real translation for the Cocido... I found this list of ingredients somewhere on the net:

<li> ½ kilo garbanzos</li>
<li> ½ kilo &quot;morcillo&quot; (stewing meat, not to be confused with
<li> 1 breast of stewing hen</li>
<li> 100 grams fat back or unsmoked bacon</li>
<li> 1 &quot;punta&quot; of serrano ham (they sell you this in the market)</li>
<li> 1 chorizo for cocido</li>
<li> 1 morcilla with onion (blood sausage but not the kind with rice)</li>
<li> 2 stew bones</li>
<li> 1 carrots</li>
<li> 1 small onion</li>
<li> ½ of a small cabbage</li>
<li> 2 turnips</li>
<li> 6 medium-sized potatoes</li>
<li> 3 cloves</li>
<li> salt</li>

Jan 18th, 2002, 04:12 AM
Thanks :).
A little too much meat for me in this but I'm gonna have to try that anyway hehe

Jan 18th, 2002, 04:20 AM
You are both making me hungry! Julien, there is no need to be embarraed. That's the point of this whole thread, to find out more about different cultures. What better way than through food.

Pesto is made of basil, olive oil, and garlic (and whatever else you might want to put in ). it is delicious spread on a baguette, or you can mix it throuygh pasta.

Julien, being french do you encounter a lot of Vietnamese food?

Gallofa, that picture looks delicious! No wonder why you Spaniards need a siesta! It can't be an every day meal. You would need your arteries drained every month! It looks yummy though! I notice that there is no tomato in the recipe. I thought tomato was used in Spanish cooking a lot?

Jan 18th, 2002, 04:30 AM
Well yes, there are a lot of asian restaurants in France.
But to tell the truth, I don't really know the difference between chinese and vietnamese food *hoping gmt won't see that post :D*.
Could someone explain that to me? lol

Jan 18th, 2002, 04:34 AM
Chinese food is a lot oiler and saltier. It is a lot heavier. Vietnamese uses a lot of fresh vegetables (like lettuce), anmd herbs, and is much lighter. It is very much like Thai food, though there are Chinese influences. Vietnamese food also has a french influence when the french colonised Vietnam. the french taught the Vietnamese how to bake the best bread in the world! North Vietnamese and south Vietnamese cooking is very different as well.

I'm not that keen on Chinese food. It is very heavy, thogh I do like Peking duck!

Jan 18th, 2002, 05:44 AM
I LOVE Italian food!

Seafood is absolutely srum-diddley-yumcheous!

Jan 18th, 2002, 06:42 AM
Viva, i'm with you. Most Aussie love their seafood.

I may be generalising, but I don't know any Brit who doesn't love a curry, and I have met very few Brits who really love seafood.

Martian Martin
Jan 18th, 2002, 07:23 AM
Pizza, chicken and mushroom pizza but without cheese, because cheese doesn't like me :(, in other words I'm allergic to it, in case you think I'm mad!!

Jan 18th, 2002, 07:40 AM
we have lumpia here(bunch of vegies wrapped in this errr.....wrapper) and it's absolutely my fave local food...

love sushi - makis please...

love baby back ribs

and we have a dish here called adobo, and cameron diaz and ricky martin absolutely loved trying it....

Jan 18th, 2002, 07:43 AM
Martin, I forgot Pizza! There is no such thing as a bad Pizza!

Marshmellow I never knew you ate babies;) . What is in adobo?

BTW I must sound like i am huge talking about food like this. I'm only "comfortable";)

Jan 18th, 2002, 08:03 AM
lol...ohmigod ball change plshttp://www.theunholytrinity.org/cracks_smileys/kao/otn/blobsilly.gif....

um, im not such a great cook unfortunately(my mom tells me, im never gonna get married...haha! lol....) but you can have adobo chicken or beef...and you use vinegar and soysauce on the meat...then laurel goes in and you have pepper added....it's absolutely yummy....if you ever come to the philippines, look me up and i'll be sure to make you some adobo....you'll love it....providing i don't kill youhttp://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s2/kao/otn/pclapping.gif...

Jan 18th, 2002, 08:19 AM
I love Pizza too and some French food, a good Spanish paella would be nice too!

I love chicken.

I love mushrooms, and spinach! :D

I dont like Chinese food.

Jan 18th, 2002, 08:25 AM

yes..like chicken/mushrooms/

Chinese food oily? well of course it's oily if you are eating from Chinese take-aways and restaurants - home cooked chinese food is usually very minimalistic and simple.

Vietnamese food is a little similiar to Thai - spicy stuff ...and taste of lemongrass...

Valda Lake
Jan 18th, 2002, 11:22 AM
I love:

Chinese - Dim sum, Shark Fin Soup, Spring Rolls and Lobster or Quail Soong

Japanese - All Sushi, Bean Sprout Salad and Shrimp Tempura

Spanish/Mexican - Ceviche, Guacamole and Tamales

Italian - Mushroom Pasta and Pizza, Honey Balls and Veal Scallopine

Soups - Oxtail, Matzoh Ball and Congi (sp)

Sweets - Coconut, Licorice, Turkish Delight and Lemon Tart

many others...

Good thread! :):)

Williams Rulez
Jan 18th, 2002, 02:43 PM
Chinese: Dim Sum!! Other delicacies.
Japenese: Raw salmon!! :drool:

I also like steak. Prawns, lambs, mushrooms and ermmm... anything creamy and delicious!! :D

Jan 19th, 2002, 09:19 AM
Marshmellow, I may take you up on your offer!!!;)

Valda, I love Congi as well. It is also very easy to make.

Williams Rulez, Creamy and delicious sounds like great crieria for anything in life!

Apr 29th, 2002, 03:40 AM
Pierogis and kielbasa from Cleveland are awesome. You gotta get it from the authentic Polish butcher shops cuz they have the best!

Apr 29th, 2002, 03:49 AM
Originally posted by ball change pls
Viva, i'm with you. Most Aussie love their seafood.

I may be generalising, but I don't know any Brit who doesn't love a curry, and I have met very few Brits who really love seafood.

erm... most of my friends and family don't like seafood that much!

Apr 29th, 2002, 03:56 AM
Tuna raw, or spicy!! Sushi, sashimi, im there! Bocadillos:drool: Korean food:drool: I hate Vietnamese food cause once my dad made me try those beef soup noodle stuff, and I got a stomach virus:fiery:

Apr 29th, 2002, 12:11 PM
Thai: Pad Thai, Tofu Satae, Gai Kana (Love the iced tea with condensed milk, too)

Indian: Pakora, Poori & Paratha bread, Chana Saag

Mexican: Fresh guacamole from Rosa Mexicana's in Manhattan.

Apr 29th, 2002, 12:15 PM
For an every day meal I love Belgian and Italian meals. When I plan on spending some money at a restaurant, I'd spend it on Fusion cooking, which is basically a mixture of everything, combinations you've never tried before. Basically, you allow the chef to be creative with food, to try different flavours. I've never been disappointed. Cooking as a real art:)