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What is Your Favorite Ethnic Food? 
 
Jan. 5, 2012 2:40 pm 
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012 4:28 am
We are a connected world.  Not only can anyone live anywhere, but you can get anywhere pretty fast too.  This creates the fortunate ability to have different cultures intertwine within each other.  One great dividend of this is the food that is added into the sum of all the parts.
 
Take some time and let us know what your favorite ethnic food is, and also your preferred dish from that cuisine.
 
Now mine has to be Greek or Middle Eastern food, not just for the history and combination of spices and tradition but for the flavor and textures and nutrition involved.  Can't beat Lamb and freshly made yak yogurt with cous cous and pita.
 
Comments
Jan. 5, 2012 3:08 pm
Mexican food, hands down, no question. I love street tacos prepared with a little seasoned meat and pico de gallo wrapped up in a freshly-made, warm corn tortilla. Why, I like them better than dark chocolate. And that's saying a LOT! Seriously, I could eat them every day, and have! May I have a shot of local tequila blanco to go with that, please? Ole!
 
Jan. 5, 2012 3:44 pm
I would hate to limit myself to just one. I love Greek, lamb and seafood and Italian pasta and the French use of delicate sauces. But I have recently fallen in love with Thai Ped Nam Tok (duck salad)or soup made from mushrooms and coconut milk flavored with lemon grass. I also love fresh Polish Kielbasa and my MIL's Norwegian treats. I guess I have an international palate.
 
Jan. 5, 2012 4:00 pm
When I am finished with my project of cooking from every country in the world, I'm sure I could answer this question better, but to date, my favorite has been Belgium and more specifically, Belgium Style Fried Chicken...it's chicken that's coated in flour and fried over low heat in butter with lemon, cream and endive. Super good! I also like Korean Kalbi.
 
Mich 
Jan. 5, 2012 5:16 pm
I love Korean food. Pad see ew is my current favorite right along with Beef Bugolgi and wonton soup. There is only one little trailer that I know of that has the authentic stuff and we are only near there once a month, but yum!
 
Jan. 5, 2012 5:24 pm
I am with King Sparta , I can't isolate one type. I got a Thai cookbook for Christmas and have been experimenting with it, I made Pho (beef noodle soup) which was not great, Last night I made chicken curry noodle that was really good. I think I like American cuisine because it incorporates so many cultures.
 
Jan. 5, 2012 5:30 pm
Creole!!!!! Southern cajun! Seafood with soul! Must I go on?????
 
Jan. 5, 2012 10:33 pm
I love food so I love food from many places, Mexican throw together enchiladas with hot hot peppers, Chinese stir frys, war wonton soup and pork dumplings or green onion cakes, German soups and sausage with saurkraut, Ukrainian perogies, cabbage rolls and paskas, French crepes with real whipped cream and berries, Polish borscht, Russian beverages, Greek souvlaki, Canadian buffalo burgers, fresh salmon and moose steaks. So many meals so little time but I have tried to make them all and loved the successes and failures.
 
Jan. 5, 2012 10:35 pm
and just recently I tried my hand at jamalaya-loved that too
 
Jan. 6, 2012 6:37 am
Canusamex! I thoroughly enjoy being able to have any combination of flavors and techniques throughout North America.
 
Naan 
Jan. 6, 2012 12:11 pm
The depth of flavor in Thai food is really doing it for me these days. My husband and I love Thai food so much, we had our wedding rehearsal dinner at this little family-run Thai place here in Denver. I love the sweet/salty/heat combo... can't beat it. Pahd Kee Mow is my favorite.
 
Jan. 6, 2012 12:59 pm
I like that, Mike! Canusamex is some good food, for sure. :)
 
Jan. 6, 2012 5:17 pm
I like to mix it up! Variety is the spice of life!
 
Jan. 6, 2012 6:31 pm
Oh I forgot Korean Japchea and Bebimbob and anything hot and sour
 
Jan. 6, 2012 6:32 pm
and pickled octipi
 
Jan. 6, 2012 6:33 pm
octopus?
 
Jan. 7, 2012 6:20 pm
My korean sis in law.. not to mention my nieces and Brother are with ya on the Bebimbob... A little like chicken bog!
 
Jan. 8, 2012 9:38 am
Definately mexican and asian. I am always looking for authentic recipes. :)
 
Jan. 11, 2012 7:20 pm
Anyone ever tried blubber? No seriously, blubber from a whale, I am interested to see what it is like. And what exactly is it?
 
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Jan. 31, 2012 4:28 am
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