To Americans

@Cat1993 (504)
South Africa
June 29, 2017 11:30am CST
To all the Americans I have a question. Are hamburgers really your main signature dish? If not, what is and if yes, are there healthier options?
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@sallypup (27527)
• Moses Lake, Washington
29 Jun 17
I guess so but many of us are vegetarians and vegans. Fast food is not healthy, that's for sure. I try to stay away from such food. I am rather appalled by what is considered 'normal' to eat in the United States. My menu includes brown rice and sometimes tofu and for sure many kinds of beans, including lentils. What do you eat?
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@Cat1993 (504)
• South Africa
29 Jun 17
But can you order that kind of food if you are lazy too cook?
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@sallypup (27527)
• Moses Lake, Washington
29 Jun 17
@Cat1993 Sure but the salt and fat are too much.
• United States
29 Jun 17
I think hamburgers are no longer the signature dish as more and more Americans become health conscience. Main dishes are more ethnic now as America is such a mixed bag.
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@Cat1993 (504)
• South Africa
29 Jun 17
So what's your favourite food atm then? I mean fast food
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• United States
29 Jun 17
@Cat1993 Fast food? Taco Bell.
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@JohnRoberts (60348)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Jun 17
@TiarasOceanView I love Taco Bell! I know it's bad healthy but so good.
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@JohnRoberts (60348)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Jun 17
Hot dogs are All American! Not healthy of course.
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• United States
29 Jun 17
Hot dogs are very USA. I like those too.
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@Cat1993 (504)
• South Africa
29 Jun 17
We also eat hotdogs but i bet yours taste different.
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• United States
29 Jun 17
@Cat1993 Probably so.
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@Courtlynn (65098)
• United States
29 Jun 17
I dont know if it's the main dish but its one of my favorites
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@Cat1993 (504)
• South Africa
29 Jun 17
Which kind of burger? Chicken, beef (idk if you guys eat pork)
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@Courtlynn (65098)
• United States
29 Jun 17
@Cat1993 americans eat pork. Just some don't. Its a personal preference not something americans do or dont do. I eat beef burgers.
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@Cat1993 (504)
• South Africa
29 Jun 17
@Courtlynn ah thanks for the tip. Here we also eat and don't eat pork according to preferences. I personally don't eat pork. I also like beef burgers but I think I prefer chicken burgers. Ah when I decide to go visit the US I wana try tacos
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@TheHorse (67332)
• Pleasant Hill, California
29 Jun 17
Yes, there are healthier options.
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@Cat1993 (504)
• South Africa
29 Jun 17
So if I was to visit the US what kind of food would be considered healthier? Here in SA we also like burgers but only when we need it for a quick meal or a lazy day
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@MALUSE (41409)
• Germany
29 Jun 17
@Cat1993 Is there a special reason why you don't mention your country on your account page for everyone to see?
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@Cat1993 (504)
• South Africa
29 Jun 17
@MALUSE No no... I was just wondering what their signature dish is. No special reason. But a lot of different opinions.
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• United States
29 Jun 17
No, I mostly eat vegetables
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@Cat1993 (504)
• South Africa
29 Jun 17
Yea but obviously you do sometimes eat meat. Chicken is my fav with veggies
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• United States
29 Jun 17
@Cat1993 Yes. Chicken is one of my favorites.
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@Cat1993 (504)
• South Africa
29 Jun 17
@popciclecold thank you for sharing :)
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@moffittjc (43951)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Jul 17
I think there was a time in our past where hamburgers were a main signature dish for Americans, but so much has changed over time. We are a country of such mixed races/ethnicities/cultures that it's hard to say if we even have a main signature dish anymore. But in the summertime, when barbecues, cookouts and picnics are popular with Americans, hot dogs and hamburgers seem to be the popular choice for cooking on the grill.
@dgobucks226 (12776)
30 Jun 17
From all the fast food places we have in the U.S. you might think so, but Americans try all different foods. My favorite is seafood dishes, not signature but yummy I like my hamburgers also, but enjoy pizza even more. Sometimes you got to live a little, how much chicken, turkey, and fish can one consume without adding a little "spice" to one's tummy
@maezee (32570)
• United States
30 Jun 17
I wouldnt say they are a main dish but they certainly are popular. Up there with pizza. I dont eat meat, so I tend to eat veggie burgers often. Those are a lot healthier as well!