Do you like trying out foreign foods?

Philippines
May 23, 2012 2:46am CST
There are a lot of Filipino foods that I enjoyed eating, and I became used to them because they are often served in my native country. But I also enjoy trying out new tastes...new types of food from foreign countries. There are foods from India like Shawarma, lots of Japanese food that I like, pizzas and spaghetti from Italy, etc. How about you, do you like trying out foods from other countries? What types of food do you try out and how do you find them?
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@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
23 May 12
I love foreign foods. I like Thai, Indian, Greek, Chinese, Italian, American, etc. I don't really like Korean foods.
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• Philippines
23 May 12
I can see you are very adventurous with your eating endeavors, chicgale. I wonder what Greek food are like...I have tried a few Korean food and I also don't like some of them, but what I felt after eating Korean food is that I felt more energetic. Maybe it's due to their love for spices like red pepper.
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
24 May 12
Try the CYMA restaurant. They serve greek foods.
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• Philippines
24 May 12
Ok chicgale, I will check if there is one near my place. I would also like to try it at least once even if it's far, and if I enjoy the experience then I may go back again and again.
@urbandekay (18314)
23 May 12
Mmmmm! Indian, Thai, French, Italian, South African, East African, North African, Japanese and German these I have tried and of course I am familiar with our own culinary delights. All these have good and bad dishes I have found, my least favourite was Japanese all the best urban
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• Philippines
23 May 12
You definitely have tasted a lot of different kinds of foreign food. I'm now more curious how German, North & South African, and French food would be like because I have no idea how they would be. Anyway, Japanese food is popular here and I remember eating Korean food with my Korean friend who just recently visited the Philippines and treated me. I liked the Korean food Samgyupsal which is similar to American bacon.
@urbandekay (18314)
23 May 12
Have you eaten a Hamburger or a Hot-dog? Then you have eaten German cuisine or at least German fast food North African think spicy couscous, French use a lot of garlic all the best urban
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• Philippines
24 May 12
Ah yes! I believe German hotdogs are the most meaty ones...I think they call it Frankfurters if I remember correctly. I guess for every country, they have a different touch and taste to their food...trying out several foreign food and their variety interests me.
• Calgary, Alberta
23 May 12
yes, I eat many vegetables and meat an average Filipino wont eat. I was born in Peru and spent my first 5 years there, So I eat Rabbit and Guinea pigs....actually Philippines is the only country that doesnt eat rabbits. Imported Vegetables you should try(you can buy them in SM: Spagetthi squash- Its a squash that you will bake whole in the oven, then once its cooked, you will remove the seeds and scrape it it with fork. It turns into noodles. Add your favorite sauce.... delicious. Asparagus- Just sautee it with oyster sauce and the meat of your choice, its freaking delicious. Portabello mushroom-It tasted like beef stake. sunflower sprouts- Just buy sunflower seeds, then watch some tutorials in youtube how to grow them. Its a delicious anti-cancer vegetable, can be sauuteed and used for salad. Passion Fruit- This fruit is heavenly Plum-This fruit can be purchased in China town, It tasted like grapes, imagien eating a giant grape. I eat all cuisines, I love Italian Food, Mexican Food, Thai food etc.... The only thing I cant eat is something simmered in Vinegar.
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@oldchem1 (8145)
23 May 12
Captain Albert you have made me feel VERY hungry - especially with the asparagus in oyster sauce!! I adore asparagus it is my favourite vegetable, we wrap it in bacon and cook it in foil on the barbecue - delicious. I have just started to grow some in my garden but the plants take 3 years to mature so I won't be eating any of it for a while yet!!!!
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• Philippines
24 May 12
Eating rabbits seems undesirable to me as well because rabbits are so adorable it's even more adorable than cats due to their harmless nature. I think most of the other food you mentioned, I'm not familiar with except with Plum and Asparagus. Anyway, I do like oyster sauce as well and they can be used for many different types of dishes. Anyway, good luck to your asparagus plant oldchem! I hope to hear from you about it 3 years from now.
• Calgary, Alberta
24 May 12
If you are a farmer in the US or Europe,you will never think of rabbits as adorable again,you will hate them so much that you will eat them for eating your crops. Unlike cats and dogs, they have no other use other than being cute... but internationally..... they were pests not pets.
@oldchem1 (8145)
23 May 12
I love trying different foods from different countries; when I go abroad the food is always my favourite part and I love to eat in local restaurants. I have yet to find a foreign food that I don't like - I love Italian and Thai food the best and we are lucky to have an excellent authentic Thai restaurant run by Thai people in my town. I would love to go to the Philippines and try your cuisine, it sounds delicious!
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• Philippines
23 May 12
I haven't tried Thai food yet and I would definitely want to know how they are. If ever you go to the Philippines, I would want to recommend some food like crispy pata and kare-kare. If you like sweet food, you could try tocino or tapa. I would also recommend nilagang baboy or sinigang na karne. These are some of the most popular food here. You're most welcome to visit us!
@oldchem1 (8145)
23 May 12
You are making it sound a very tempting offer!! I just need to win the lottery now and I'll be there!!
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• Philippines
23 May 12
Speaking about winning the lottery, I remember I buy about 3 lottery tickets every week so if I also win the lottery ticket I hope you invite me in your country and show me all your native delicious dishes...and of course I would give some $tips of my winnings. Oh, and what country are you from again?
@TheIzers (680)
24 May 12
Last week I went to farmers market and as usual they always has demo, so I decided to stop at one of the demo and it was Vietnamese spring roll. I tried it and it so delicious so I asked the lady all the ingredient and I just grabbed them. I tried make it at home and not only me but my husband loves it too.
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• Philippines
24 May 12
Another new one! I have no idea whatsoever how Vietnamese food would look or taste like, so maybe I can visit Farmers one day and see how it's like. Anyway, are you talking about Farmers market Philippines going to Cubao?
@TheIzers (680)
25 May 12
We live at US lol i m talking about farmers market at GA, US it steaming vegetables and crab cake and shrimp and rice paper
@aritahime (221)
• Indonesia
23 May 12
Yes I like trying out foreign foods. I love pasta and pizza, it's so easy to find them in town. Chinese food and Japanese food also delicious. I recently love Thai food, Tom Yum, it tastes really nice.
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• Philippines
24 May 12
Tom Yum? What kind of food is it? the name itself seems quite interesting... Anyway, I think Italian pizza and pasta is so popular worldwide that I can't imagine one single country not having Italian restaurants.
• Indonesia
24 May 12
Tom Yum is a Thailand food. It's a kind of sour and spicy soup filled with shrimp, chicken, mushroom, etc. It tastes so great. I'm crazy about it. hahaha.. Give it a try. Just like it's name, Tom Yum is really yummm.. hahaha ^^
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
24 May 12
Of course I like to try the foreign food. Since I am already quite familiar with the local food, I like to try something new. And it will give me an inspiration to cook. The food is also an important culture. I enjoy eating the delicious dishes. I can also try to cook them at home. I love China
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• Philippines
24 May 12
Yes, eating different types of food from different countries is really a new experience. I hope I can learn how to cook just like you...have an enjoyable mylot day!
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
24 May 12
I love food from other countries. I am a voluntary language teacher for a family from Burma and when I visit their home they usually offer me food from their country. I love their food, it is really delicious and it is always exciting to see that kind of food they have made for me. I also love to visit the international restaurants on the neighbour island. We can't afford to eat out at the moment, but in the past we often visited those restaurants. There are restaurants from many different countries and we can buy Chinese food, Mexican food, Turkish food, Indian food and many other kinds of food. I like all of them, but my favourite food is Indian food.
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• Philippines
24 May 12
I don't remember where Burma is located, and I don't have any idea about their culture. I guess this topic is a way to get to know some countries which we don't know anything about. Another one you mentioned is Turkey and I have no idea how Turkish food would look like. Maybe you can enlighten us a bit with these two countries I have mentioned... Anyway, I wonder how many nationalities are now sharing in this topic...
• United States
24 May 12
I really like trying new Korean foods, they are usually so delicious. I also really love mexican food, I could eat it all the time.
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• Philippines
24 May 12
I only remember a few names of the Korean food I ahve tasted in the past, and they are Kimchi, Bulgogi and Samgyupsal. Sambyupsal is similar to bacon and they add some cabbage with it at times. I particularly like bulgogi so much because it reminds me of another favorite food in my native country which is Tapa. For Mexican food, I can only think of Mexican Tacos. Anyway, when they call it Mexican Tacos does it mean there are Tacos made from other countries? American Tacos...Italian Tacos...etc ?
• United States
23 May 12
I do like trying out foreign foods just to see what living is like in those countries and what they'd be eating everyday!
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• Philippines
24 May 12
I agree, it's like we got to taste another country's culture by simply tasting their types of food...
@Bhebelen14 (4561)
• Philippines
23 May 12
I love Filipino foods especially Kapampanga dishes but I also love trying different foods from foreign country like Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Italian, Spanish and Mexican food. But for me the best food that I really love is Japanese food. I even tried all the Japanase restaurant in my country just to find out which the best and affortable among them. Also since some of the foreign food was not so affortable I decided to collected foreign cook books and tried to cook it at home, luckily I can make it more delicious and healthy.
• Philippines
24 May 12
So you also have probably tried eat-all-you-can Japanese food. I tried it once a long time ago near Timog where we pay P450 per person ( about $11 approximately ). I'm not sure though if they have Japanese restaurants in Mindanao...
23 May 12
I'm not fun of eating spicy but i want to try Korean foods. My hubby also is from South America, the place where most of the people loves cooking, i love eating the foods they served that's kinda new to me, yet yummy.
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• Philippines
24 May 12
Yes, Korean food may not be the tastiest but they surely are one of the healthiest food around. They like having lots of vegetables and spices in their food. Kimchi is one good example of that.
• Philippines
23 May 12
I've tried different food like Thai, Italian, Japanese and Chinese but I never got used to their taste. :) Their just really different from ours. I guess I just really love Filipino food. But I love burgers! I guess that will count. :)
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• Philippines
24 May 12
Yes, I think the part of us that feels intrigued to try out something different and new are always present. I think we got to taste a part of another country's culture when we try out their food. So when I finish eating pizza I would say "Mama Mia, the pizza tastes great!" And when I enjoy American hamburger, I would say "By George, I really loved that!" And eating Chinese food would let me say "Mao Che Tung, I love you so!" lol
@ankster (273)
• India
23 May 12
Me and my hubby are not so prone to change our food even if we visit abroad.Recently we were on vacation to Europe but everywhere we searched for Indian food and we luckily got awesome Indian restaurants there.Although we love eating pizzas,subway sandwitches and burgers but we do not try different foods like chinese ,japanese,thai or any other cuisine which we feel odd.But yes we both our foodies and enjoy whatever we eat.
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• Philippines
24 May 12
The only particular Indian food I know of is Shawarma which is a kind of hamburger for Indians. I really enjoy eating it so much and it's available to a lot of popular shopping malls. Anyway, I also love pizza and burgers which are Italian and American food. Yes, I think most people have different tastes and in my case I also liked many Chinese food and Japanese food, but if I have to choose between the two I would say I would like Chinese food better because there are more of their cuisines that I like.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
23 May 12
Well i love trying out food from different countries as well, i love trying out different pasta recipes.. i also love some japanese food - RAMEN ^_^ but one Japanese food i could really not continue eating is the sushi, lol the only time i was able to eat it was when i ate it with more wasabi than the fish hahaha.. i also love trying out indian food as well.
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• Philippines
23 May 12
I also love pasta, and my brother's wife usually serves them whenever we have a family meet-together. Japanese Ramen is quite popular in our country and I used to love them, but I don't have a chance to buy them lately. You don't like sushi? lol. I actually don't love it but it's taste is okay with me, I guess. I don't think I can eat wasabi without the fish though haha.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
24 May 12
Since we are multiracial country we can get foreign foods easily but I just try some of them as I don't really like to eat outside. They are all good but sometimes I am still picky and just go for the tasty one~(^^)
• India
24 May 12
I would like to try foods not native of my place. You have to try everything in life right? i'm an Indian, particularly a south Indian. I like south Indian styles of food 'cause I'm used to their tastes and I love my Mom's hand made food. Recently I ate a north Indian state food and found I didn't like that at all. But it was royal And I love noodles and I guess it's not Indian. I would want to try pizza!
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
24 May 12
I love to eat and like to eat a lot lol.The last foreign food that I have tried and tasted is Korean food that we eat in Kimbob.It is full of veggies and meat that is cooked in different way,I don't know what it is, but I like the kimchi.