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    From an article on Farandwide.com. I think the criteria is more "most symbolic of" or "most locally popular". The order is by population size, the descriptions to remind me what some of them are. Has the OTF collective eaten all these and do you agree with the choices? I began to notice how many african places have banana in a curry based dish. Never tried that, is it as nice as it sounds?

    China - Peking Duck
    India - Khichdi (rice and lentils in ghee)
    USA - Apple Pie
    Indonesia - Nasi Goreng (fried rice)
    Pakistan - Nihari (beef and ginger stew)
    Brazil - Feijoada (black bean and meat stew)
    Nigeria - Jollof Rice
    Bangladesh - Hilsa (fish curry)
    Russia - Pelmeni (filled dumplings)
    Mexico - Chilaquiles (nachos and salsa)
    Japan - Sushi
    Ethiopia - Doro Wat (meat and boiled egg stew)
    Philippines - Adobo (soy and vinegar marinated chicken)
    Egypt - Koshari (rice, pasta and chickpeas in tomato sauce)
    Vietnam - Pho (noodles ad broth)
    Congo - Poulet a la Moambe (spicy buttered chicken)
    Germany - Sauerbraten (beef pot roast)
    Turkey - Lukum ('turkish delight')
    Iran - Chelow (lamb kebab)
    Thailand - Tom Yam Goong (hot and sour seafood soup)
    France - Pot au feu (beef stew)
    Italy - Tagliatelle Bolognese
    South Africa - Bobotie (baked minced meat, dried fruit and spices)
    Tanzania - Mandazi (type of doughnut)
    Myanmar - Mohinga (eggs and rice noodles in fish and onion broth)
    England - Bangers and Mash
    Kenya - Nyama Choma (barbecued goat)
    Korea - Kimchi (fermented cabbage and veg)
    Colombia - Bandeja (a platter of red beans, plantains, minced beef, chorizo, rice and avocado)
    Spain - Paella
    Argentina - Asados (mixed meat grill)
    Uganda - Matoke (a hot banana like stew)
    Ukraine - Salo (cold cured pork)
    Algeria and Morocco - Couscous
    Sudan - Asseda Dukun (wheat porridge)
    Iraq - Masgouf (grilled curried fish)
    Afghanistan - Kabuli Palaw (lamb with steamed rice and raisins)
    Poland - Bigos (pork and cabbage stew)
    Canada - Poutine (chips, cheese and gravy)
    Saudi Arabia - Kabsah (saffron basmati rice with chicken, tomatoes, nuts and raisins)
    Uzbekistan - Shurpa (beef and mutton soup)
    Peru and Ecuador - Ceviche (lime and onion marinated fish)
    Malaysia - Nasi Lemak (coconut rice)
    Angola - Muamba de Galinha (garlic and chili chicken stew)
    Ghana and Cote D'Ivoire - Fufu and Goat soup (a spicy tomato soup with fufu, a plantain and cassava paste)
    Mozambique - Peri-Peri shrimp snd chicken
    Yemen - Saltah (sweet marinated lamb in a spicy tomato broth)
    Nepal - Dal Tarkari (very hot lentil and veg curry)
    Venezuela - Pabellon Criollo (shredded beef in tomatoes and peppers)
    Madagascar - Romazava (meat, onions, spinach and garlic stew)
    Cameroon - Ndole (a bitter spinach like plant, stewed with spices prawns and nuts)
    Australia - Roast Lamb
    Niger - Djerma (chicken, curry, peanut butter, garlic and tomato stew)
    Sri Lanka - Hot Coconut Fish Curry
    Burkina Faso - Riz au gras (meat and rice in chilli and tomatoes)
    Mali - Capitaine Sangha (freshwater fish in chilli sauce with rice and fried banana)
    Romania - Sarmale (minced pork and onion rolled in cabbage leaves)
    Chile - Curanto (seafood and fruit stew)
    Malawi and Burundi - Nsima (maize porridge)
    Kazakhstan - Besbarmak (boiled meat and onions in a pasta broth)
    Zambia - Chikanda (nut and chilli loaf)
    Guatemala - Pepian (a thick meat tomato and pepper stew)
    Netherlands - Hollandse Nieuwe (pickled herring)
    Syria - Kibbeh (spicy meatballs)
    Cambodia and Laos - Amok (fish coconut and lemongrass curry)
    Senegal - Thieboudienne (tomato and seafood rice)
    Chad - Courgette and Peanut stew
    Somalia - Samosas (filled fried pastries)
    Zimbabwe - Nhedzi (mushroom soup)
    Guinea - Poulet Yassa (lemon chicken)
    Rwanda - Brochettes (grilled meat skewers)
    Benin - Kuli-Kuli (fried fround peanut fritters)
    Tunisia - Brik (tuna and egg in a fried pastry triangle)
    Belgium - Moules Frites
    Bolivia - Saltenas (spicy meat pasties)
    Cuba - Ropa Vieja (shredded beef in tomato and pepper sauce)
    Haiti - Griot (fried pork marinated in lime and chilli)
    South Sudan - Kuindiong (sweet semolina pudding)
    Czechia - Knedliky (boiled dumplings)
    Greece - Moussaka
    Portugal - Bacalhau (salted cod)
    Jordan - Mansaf (lamb and rice stew with yoghurt and nuts)
    Azarbaijan - Plov (pilau rice)
    Sweden - Meatballs
    UAE - Shawarma (meat sauce and salad in pitta bread)
    Honduras - Plata Tipico (a mixed platter of meat rice and fruit similar to Colombia's)
    Austria - Wiener Schnitzel
    Switzerland - Raclette (a cheeseboard)
    Israel - Falafel
    Scotland - Haggis
    Uruguay - Chivoto (a beef and egg sandwich)
    Sierra Leone - Saka Saka (stewed cassava leaves)
    Laos - Laap (mint and lime chicken salad)
    Paraguay - Sopa (a cheesy bread to dip in soup)
    New Zealand - Hangi (a barbecue of meat and veg wrapped in leaves and cooked in an underground pit)
    Ireland - Boxty (a potato pancake)
    Bulgaria - Shopska (tomato, onion, pepper and cheese salad)
    Wales - Welsh Rarebit (cheese on toast)
    Last edited by Rogin the Armchair fan; 11-02-2020, 18:42.

    #2
    Cullen Skink fer Scotland. Fuck yer New England Chowdah, this is proper fish soup.

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      #3
      No country worth anything has a national dish

      Regional at best, local even better, familial if one really cares

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        #4
        Word. Hake cheeks Basque style are very moreish but. Catalan tomato bread beats the fuck out of everything else on the menu there, including their weird spring onion dipped in Romesco sauce fetish.
        Last edited by Lang Spoon; 11-02-2020, 19:54.

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          #5
          Surely fish and chips in England'

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            #6
            I was just about to put the same Sporting. I don't think I've ever heard anyone say they were having/had it for a meal.

            Is it more a Southern thing?

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              #7
              I can confirm Edinburgh "gastropubs" are known to serve Bangers n mash, but that's pretty much a southron England enclave but with rugger boys called Alasdair and Farqhuar instead of Toby and Olly anyways.

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                #8
                Bangers and mash was often the main constituent of a 'slap-up meal' in the world of DC Thomson comics, never a reliable indicator of what was going on in the real world.

                You'd have been seriously misguided to pin your culinary dreams on sausages in the '70s and '80s. The gristle moment was very much when, not if.

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                  #9
                  The only place I had a meal in Dundee prior to my sisters graduation in 2009 was Littlewoods caff in the upstairs of a 70s as fuck shopping centre. bangers and Mash would have been very much "slap up" on their menu, and probably even that would have been beyond a DC hack back in their parsimonious heyday.

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                    #10
                    My other half went to university in Dundee in the late '80s/early '90s and always looks hugely sceptical whenever a story about the city's regeneration and shiny future pops up.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Sporting View Post
                      Surely fish and chips in England'
                      Perhaps post Brexit once you get all your fish back from those Europeans.

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                        #12
                        England's is shepherd's / cottage pie.

                        As enni fule know.

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                          #13
                          The best dish in Italy is Neapolitan style pizza.
                          The best dish in the US is Neapolitan style pizza.
                          The best dish in Britain is Neapolitan style pizza.
                          The best dish in Ireland is Neapolitan style pizza.
                          etc... etc...

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                            #14
                            San B knows.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Benjm View Post
                              My other half went to university in Dundee in the late '80s/early '90s and always looks hugely sceptical whenever a story about the city's regeneration and shiny future pops up.
                              It's way more a "real city" than Aberdeen these days, the biotech and Tech industry massage the GDP, and you can even get decent food. But yeh, it was once just Kirkcaldy with bigger tenements. Which is probably why I never even considered going to Uni there. That and Glasgow being the only Proper City in Scotland.

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                                #16
                                Turkish delight is hardly a "dish". I call bollocks on the whole list

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                                  #17
                                  I've added to the opening post above.

                                  Scotland comes out as Haggis.

                                  Wales as Rarebit.

                                  Ireland as Boxty.

                                  and New Zealand as the Hangi, which I've actually experienced once, oddly in a pub garden in Hitchin.
                                  Last edited by Rogin the Armchair fan; 11-02-2020, 18:47.

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                                    #18
                                    "Israel - falafel" no entry for Palestine I notice

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                                      #19
                                      Poutine? Leave it out. Not even Qu├ębec, let alone Canada

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                                        #20
                                        I'd have put the Festive Special before poutine, and I really like poutine.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Rogin the Armchair fan View Post
                                          I've added to the opening post above.

                                          Scotland comes out as Haggis.

                                          Wales as Rarebit.

                                          Ireland as Boxty.

                                          and New Zealand as the Hangi, which I've actually experienced once, oddly in a pub garden in Hitchin.
                                          Rabbit.

                                          Not Rarebit.

                                          Rarebit is pretentious jenk.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by San Bernardhinault View Post
                                            The best dish in Italy is Neapolitan style pizza.
                                            The best dish in the US is Neapolitan style pizza.
                                            The best dish in Britain is Neapolitan style pizza.
                                            The best dish in Ireland is Neapolitan style pizza.
                                            etc... etc...
                                            Hobbesian in its wrongness.

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                                              #23
                                              Peak Guy redux.

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                                                #24
                                                Boxty seems a bit fuckin dry to have as a dish on its own as opposed to a breakfast bulker. And potato scones/pancakes arnae unique to the 32. Would have thought even that rarely seen out of Temple Bar/O'Neills on St Andrews St/every hotel restaurant that offers "traditional Irish dancing and music" "Irish stew" might have made the list.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by ad hoc View Post
                                                  Turkish delight is hardly a "dish". I call bollocks on the whole list
                                                  Also, he does seem to be ignoring one of the richest, sophisticated, oldest and most delicious culinary cultures on earth, in favour of something that is essentially inedible. I mean, he could easily have said Kebab, and had an arguable case.

                                                  The best Irish dish is either fresh mackerel and new potatoes and a lot of butter, or what I'm about to eat now, which is a mountain of bacon and turnips, and potatoes and butter. I kind of have to include the butter, given how much of it I'm about to use. It's fucking cold out.
                                                  Last edited by The Awesome Berbaslug!!!; 11-02-2020, 19:49.

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