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What Are Your Favorite Ethnic Foods

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Hostile, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I love most types of ethnic foods. If it is a meal from a restaurant that still qualifies. Just wondering what everyone's favorites are. Here are mine in no particular order.

    Irish...Reuben sandwich on dark rye bread. The perfect St. Patty's day lunch.

    Italian...Fettucini Alfredo with roasted chicken.

    Greek...Gyros. Love 'em.

    Cajun...Sausage jamabalaya.

    Indian...Curry chicken with basmanti rice. The hotter the curry the better.

    Chinese...Kung Pao chicken with chow mein noodles.



    American...Medium rare steak with baked potato. (It is not cheating.)
  2. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    Irish foods - all of them, and with a beer of course (im german/irish).

    Love Itallian foods, Raviolli, pasta with a real marinara sauce. and always great wines and deserts.

    Cajun - almost always get fish/seafood

    Indian Foods - yes, spicy curry

    Jamaican - Oxtail, lots of cabbage and cooked root vegetables

    Japanese - sushi/sashimi

    Mexican and Cuban- Cows Head (cows brains) yummy, Cow tongue also

    American - Ribeye steak, med rare with loaded baked potato
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Irish...corned beef

    Italian...I'm a simple meatball and spaghetti type


    Cajun...chicken and sausage jambalaya

    Indian...just the flat bread

    Chinese...General Tso's chicken


    Mexican...carne guisada and rice with flour tortillas that have some good burn marks

    American...chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes
  4. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Cajun - Sausage jamabalaya

    Italian - Spaghetti and Lasagna

    Chinese - only thing I care for is fried rice

    German - Brats the only German food I cared for

    Mexican - pretty much all of it

    American - 12oz Outback special medium well - a bloody steak turns my stomach
  5. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    That is hardly an "Italian" dish. Didn't I teach you ANYTHING while you were in New York!!?? :bang2: First off, it HAS to be a red gravy (you non Italians would call it "sauce") Secondly, there is NOTHING roasted on an Italian menu worth it's weight in salt.

    Did you have a Reuben at that late night diner we went to???
  6. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Smothered Burrito
    Eggplant Parmesan
    Mexican Tinga
    Stuffed Artichokes
    Veal Sorrentino

  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Irish...Never tried any that I know of.


    Greek...chicken shawarma.

    Cajun...crawfish etoufee.

    Indian...Don't know the name of it. I go to a buffet. Great food there.

    Chinese...Too many to name, but right now, I snack on dumplings.

    German...Don't remember what I had.

    Mexican...Enchiladas, refried beans, spanish rice.

    American...At the moment, chili cheese dogs. Oh, and chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans.

    Ethiopian...Had some mustardy bean dish one time. No idea what it was called, tasted great though.

    Jamaican...Jerk chicken and the jamaican patties

    Thai...I don't even remember the names of stuff I eat there. I just pick something different off the menu every time.
  8. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Yes, the best Reuben I've ever had too.

    They have it at every Italian restaurant I eat at Juke. :D

    As far as anything with a marinera base sauce I'd have to say Rigatoni Parmagiana with a sausage and mushroom sauce.
  9. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    There's an Ethiopian restaurant here that I keep meaning to try and never have.

    Is soul food considered ethnic? If so, hush puppies with fried okra, black eyed peas and collard greens with red vinegar.
  10. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I should add, if there is an ethnic group not mentioned add it.

    I didn't do Japanese or Korean for instance.
  11. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Yeah, and I'm sure they also have ketchup at every Italian restaurant you eat at.

    The Italian restaurant we went to was good too, yes?
  12. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    Italian - Fettucini

    Chinese - Haven't had a chance to try "authentic" Chinese food. I like Orange Chicken.

    Mexican - Carne Asada

    American - Honey Hot Chicken Wings
  13. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    I love trying out new dishes, so I rarely remember what I eat when I'm experimenting. The Ethiopian dish also came with some sponge-like bread. Different and went really well with the "beans."

    I honestly wouldn't consider soul food ethnic. Probably because I was raised on it, sort of. It's just a different way of cooking certain foods, but it's as American as anything else I've eaten, since it originated here. But if it's added as a category, I like all the different greens (mustard, turnip, and collard, in that order) and cabbage, corn, . Not fond of okra. Kinda hit and miss with black eye peas. Just depends on who makes it.

    Since I don't eat beef or pork, tho I used to, I won't speak on the soul food-style meats. I love my mom's smoked turkey and fried turkey, though.
  14. adamknite

    adamknite Well-Known Member

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    ........ I'm drooling just thinking about it. Anyway I'll attempt to give mine.

    Irish: Reuben sandwich (I can't think of many irish dishes off the top of my head, but I do love a Reuben Sandwich)

    Italian: Lasagna (a close runner up is Pizza. Every year on SuperBowl Sunday my dad will make homemade pizzas all night, when the Cowboys or no team I like is playing **cough**eaglesvspatriots**cough** this is actually more enjoyable then the game.)

    Greek: I don't know.

    Cajun: I don't really like any cajun dishes that I know of, I hate jambalaya it's just not for me I guess.

    Indian: I've always wanted to try Indian food, is it really good?

    Chinese: Kung Pao chicken with noodles

    German: Bratwursts

    Mexican: Enchiladas (My grandma is 100% hispanic, just thought I'd throw that in there, and my mom can make some killer homemade enchiladas. I ask for them every year on my birthday.)

    American: Well-done Sirloin steak with roasted garlic mashed potatoes.
  15. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I really wouldn't know on the ketchup. Not a fan of the stuff personally. Too sweet.

    It was the best Italian restaurant I've ever eaten at. No doubt about it.
  16. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    That stuff is an art form here in Tucson.
  17. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    BTW, has anyone actually eaten in an Irish restaurant that was not a bar or tavern ?

    Come to think of it, i never have.
  18. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    My grandfather's (born in Dublin) favorite joke.

    What's the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral?

    The wedding has one more drunk.

    For those who didn't know any other Irish dish, corned beef and cabbage is my other favorite. But Reuben sandwiches still top the list.
  19. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    Shepherds pie
    Bangers and spuds (suasage and potatoes)
    Beef stew is served at every irish place i have been to

    There is this one place i love and they have the "traditional irish breakfest" which i have never been able to order because i dont go there early enough in the am, right now i cant remember everything on it but it's about a 2000 calorie meal.

    Maybe next year on st pattys day ill go start early
  20. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    Black: Chitlins

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