Do you also try other recipes from other countries?
February 9, 2008 8:57am CST
Was just wondering, since our cuisine have lots of influences. From Chinese to Spanish, American, Indian, Italian-inspired to authentic native dishes. I am the one's who cook in our house, well whenever my father is working outside the country!;) We have recipe books, from local to foreign that I sometimes experiment to combine any of the two. I always get fed up with the usual meals that I cook, so I look on the book or either on the net. There are also different ways and procedures to cook a meal, though their names are the same and so are the taste. The important thing is we know how to incorporate all of the ingredients, so we don't have to compromise it's taste. The one's I usually like to cook are Chinese cuisines, since I'm used to seeing how to prepare most of it when I was still a kid!;) I would love to try other country's cuisines but the thing is, other ingredients are not available here or either are too expensive like those herbs and spices. Sometimes when I feel like I am in the mood for the challenge, I'd just improvise and look for other options to replace such ingredient!;) I hope you can share your tips in cooking, but please do not post any recipe since this is not a post about recipes!;) Are you always up to the challenge, do you always consider other recipes from other countries?
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• Marion, Kansas
9 Feb 08
I do try recipes from other countries sometimes. I also try different recipes from different regions of my country. Spices and herbs are expensive but go a long ways. If you cook several recipes from a region chances are you will use them up.
10 Feb 08
Different regions, different recipes, different cooking procedures. That's right, it depends on the region and the ingredient to be used on the dishes!;) I just try other available ingredient to replace the original ones, the taste and texture the still the important one's for me!;)
9 Feb 08
Yes I love trying out different recipies when I get the chance, I particularly like trying Italian and Thai, but I personlly find that those recipes in magazines using storecupboard ingredients win hands down as they are quick and economical. For instance I make a Tuna Rice Pot with golden vegetable rice, tuna (unsurprisingly), tomatoes and whatever vegetables (usually frozen) I have to hand - not sure what nationality this belongs to though. I find Best magazine or That's Life the best mags for cheap and cheerful recipes. Another take on Italian I did recently was spaghetti with crab meat, chilli and lime - took about 10 mins but was really different.
10 Feb 08
the cooks are talking. weeee.... our country, historically do have lots of foreign influences from food, dress, manners, government etc... thats why i am also one of those who can eat almost all kinds of unkown foods, except the wild taboo like insects, nyak! i also cook chinese foods since i got extra classes for that.. i love cooking all soups, from hot and sour to sharks fin etc.. also dimsum style like siopao, siomai etc.. i tried to learn japanese cuisine, only a few basics.. i love doing the teriyakis, itame, ramen etc.. sometimes i merge all sorts of cuisine and makes sure it is edible to native tongues..^_^ my family loves it, specially my bestfriends and sisters.. im proud to be the cook, every time i cook, im always inspired to do the style and taste i want.. since i dont use msg or vetsin.. i make sure every dish is balance, always with soup, vegies, protein and carbs^_^.. its really my passion.. its the only thing i do without getting tired. anyways, enjoy cooking raijin, i really wish to try your dishes and exchange techniques with you.. take care!
10 Feb 08
I was born in Canada and until about 10 years ago, had always lived there. Then my wife and I began to travel in the winter. We went south to escape the cold and the Spanish influence began to effect us. At first I didn't enjoy the spicy food that is the norm here in South Texas. Canadians generally do not use hot seasonings, and if they do its very mild. I didn't care for refried beans or beanless chili. The Mexican cousine has gradually grown upon me, and now I enjoy hot peppers, and needless to say The Spanish Influence has changed my eating Habits.One of my special favourites is spicy raw salsa made with chopped plum tomatoes, green onions, jalapeno peppers,lime juice, garlic, and salt.
11 Feb 08
Spice does add more flavor to the foods we eat, it makes our meals more palatable. Rice is our staple food here, the hotter the viands are the more we enjoy eating our meal!;) We also have our local version of salsa here, but it's mostly a sweet and sour-based type of mixture..
10 Feb 08
I love to try other countries foods. I love cooking and trying new things with new ingredients. I find that it's the satisfaction of my cooking if i can cook those foods and have a same taste like what it should be. For me, i love the original ingredients to be added in the cooking as i will get the original taste of them. But then, replacing some of the ingredients is only to make the food more tasty.
• United States
9 Feb 08
My wife works at a Middle Eastern Restaraunt. The owner whom is also a great friend is from Egypt. We have tried many different recipes from him. I never had eggplant nor even liked the idea of eating it. Now it's almost a natural food for me to eat. I also have tried some recipes from India, Greece, and Pakistan as well. I love curry and most these countries use a lot. One of my faves is a curried chicken recipe that we got from my wifes boss. Yummmyyyy!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
11 Feb 08
I love to try international recipes of course for a variation. But the thing is most of the time the ingredients are not readily available in the market. Well, you can find them of course in big grocery stores like SM, Robinsons, Waltermart and they are not cheap huh! Asian recipes are easier to prepare because they use basically the same ingredients we find in our local markets. I've tried making Thai foods but I don't always put chili, as in never! I can't stand spicy food. Thai foods are really good.
15 Feb 08
I'm sure that you're more into Thai foods, you came there just recently!;) I also don't like too much spice in my foods, I'll just put some to add some kick in it. Thai foods if I'm not mistaking, are known for their combination of sweetness and spice..