Do you also try other recipes from other countries?

@raijin (10373)
Philippines
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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@GardenGerty (96645)
• 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.
@webeishere (36355)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I buy most my spices from a Co-Op. They carry so many international spices and foods that aren't readily available at local grocery stores. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
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.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
10 Feb 08
The dish sounds delicious and pretty much healthy, with tuna and vegetables in it. I think Thai dishes are a combination of sweet and spicy, I try to turn some of their dishes into our own style as well..
@vehaileairu (2286)
• Philippines
10 Feb 08
cooking, is my passion^_^ - and it is indeed fun
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!
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
By the way you describe you style of cooking, it seems that you know better than what I have!;) Yes, cooking is a passion and it's one thing that I myself knows I won't get tired of doing!;)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
but i think your better raijin...*_*** we'll know that for sure, if we would really try to cook together..
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
Believe me, you're better than me. I'm not that really good on cooking other recipes, I only know a few and some of them I haven't perfected yet!;) But still, the whole family loves eating it or else.. LoL
@subha12 (18454)
• India
14 Feb 08
i also try receipes from other countries. I first tried the revipes from Bali. now most of the times its chinese receipes. As chinese food is very famous in my part of country, we try this more often.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
14 Feb 08
Yep, I also love preparing Chinese foods. Some of my recipes are even inspired by it, as I love leaving a touch of Chinese influence to almost every food I cook!;)
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
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.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
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..
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
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.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
10 Feb 08
Yes, we also need to leave our OWN touch on the foods we cook.
@webeishere (36355)
• 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 !!~
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
10 Feb 08
That's great, GrandPa. I and almost most of us love curry, from sweet and spicy to the hotter ones!;) As for eggplant, we also like it cooked into omelette!;)
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
9 Feb 08
I love to try international recipe,since im here in abroad i taste lot of kind of delicous food, even know also the spicies that i never seen before.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
10 Feb 08
That's great, you have the advantage more than me since you're now residing abroad!;)
@Jemina (5784)
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.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
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..