What is the main food that people eat in your country?

Philippines
December 26, 2006 9:23pm CST
Here in our country, rice is the main food. Most of us and maybe all of us in general eat rice and combine it with other food.
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
it is rice in my country the Philippines. it is our basic or staple food. greetings. : )
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• United States
27 Dec 06
surely a meal without rice is just only a snack :) you can't feel satisfaction of what dish u eat having no rice at all... some filipinos may still have rice even having noodles or pasta & other side dish in the meal preparation. can u share any recipe of any filipino dish that goes well with rice.
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@dmanuel (411)
1 Jan 07
hi angel marie! you're right eating without any rice on a lunch or dinner is so incomplete- feels like having a snack. many foreigners really love the Filipino version of chicken adobo. my mom usually boil the chicken until it's tender, then add soy sauce and a little bit of vinegar (don't stir it unless the aroma of the vinegar evaporates), then put some peper corn, garlic and lurel leaf. let the chicken absorb the flavorings and you're good to go. :)
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@absfive (145)
• Philippines
1 Jan 07
we filipino's eat rice as our main food..i think yugoslavian people eat breads as their primary food.
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• Bangladesh
27 Dec 06
with your picture, maybe you are from China. i am from Bangladesh & our main food is also rice.
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• Pakistan
27 Dec 06
well in my country there r lots of different foods n dishes but my region that is Punjab and my city Lahore its like world famous for its spicy dishes like biriyani,nehari,chrgha(roast), kababs,pulao,daal chawal etc we have these food streets here in the old city where a lot of foreigners come to enjoy our desi Khaba
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• United States
27 Dec 06
The main food here is fast food. Burgers, and fries. That's why most of us are over weight. In my house we eat alot of pork. No beef unless we buy steaks.
@Kackie3 (345)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Don't forget pizza too..LOL I would say just meat and potatoes, to cover the whole choice of food.
• Australia
30 Dec 06
I'm from Australia. Here it's really multicultural adn it shows in our food. As it was posted earlier we have a selection of many foods from all over the world and some of the freshest food. My family has been in Australia for about 8 generations but originally came from England. I think this is reflected in what we eat. We have mashed potato, veggies and meat for dinner three or four times a week. On other nights we might have pasta, rice, breads, various meats with or without sauces and gravies, barbequed meats....we cook using many different methods- bake, barbeque, steam, fry...the list goes on. From what i have seen in me travels and at friend's houses rice comes with jsut about every meal in Asia. Here it is different, there is no one food that comes with every single meal.
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@april444 (1341)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I think it is fast food because people are so disgustingly fat here.
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• India
28 Dec 06
In our country India also rice is the main food... We have it during our lunch... But we do have other type of dishes like dosa, idli during breakfast and dinner.... Dosa , Idli are also made of rice flour :) This is mainly in South India.. But in north side they do take a lot of chappathis :)
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@wynna1 (1291)
27 Dec 06
In the Philippines, rice is the staple diet over there, so even though im here in the UK now i still prefer eating meals with rice, my hubby now is getting used to it as well.
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@krizz420 (4388)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
I guess Id have to say either pizza but there are many different things here so its hard to exactly say what.
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@rainbow (6763)
27 Dec 06
I'm not sure, I eat a lot of vegetables but I think most people have potatoes at least 3 times weeekly in England.
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@naman95 (1554)
• India
27 Dec 06
In India the main food is Rice , Chappati , pulses and Vegitables.
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@gabri3l (77)
• Romania
27 Dec 06
It depends from area to area.I live in capital so here not so many people stay home to cook , who can goes to a restaurant or order something for home , also depends on the buget that u have.
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
27 Dec 06
It's diccicult to define what our main food is here in Australia because we are such a culturally diverse country. We have every type of food imaginable available in most supermarkets. 40 years ago my mother had to go to an Italian delicatessen to buy pasta by the kilo (pound then) and they wrapped it in newspaper. Nowadays we have hundreds of packets of pasta - tens of different brands, and so many different shapes and sizes. Supermarkets have different sections for Asian food (also sub-divided into Japanese, Chinese, Thai or Malaysian), Mexican, Italian and Mediterranean, Middle East - some even have an African section. We have rice grown in Australia, Italy, or Asia. Where 40 years ago Australian didn't put dressing on their salads, now there are oils and vinegars from around the world, and many prepared salad dressings. We have meat and fish of every kind, fruit and vegetables that can be found anywhere in the world - most asre grown in Australia. Many of the unusual Asian fruits are also available here now such as dragonfruit, guava, jackfruit, longan, etc We are truly blessed her in Australia with some of the best fresh food in the world. But staples could vary from house to house.
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• United States
27 Dec 06
In the United States of America, I am going to have to go with meat and chicken.
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
27 Dec 06
The most common food eaten in Nicaragua, where I live, is rice, beans, yuca and plaintains. In the USA where I am from, I am not sure there is a most common food, unless it could be ground beef and also potatoes.
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@carmat (2850)
• Canada
1 Feb 07
I would probably have to say that I notice one of the main foods we eat here in Canada is Pizza. Everywhere you turn there is a pizza joint staring you in the face.
@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
as usual... rice and viands... and more rice and viands!
@snakeyes (569)
• India
8 Jan 07
Well it depends on the region where you stay,in north india its chapatti whereas in South india its mainly rice.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
8 Jan 07
hear in the United States,everyone has there choice,you can have about anything you want.from meat, chciken,pasta,potatoes,fish,turkey,ham,there is so many more to choose from.
• Romania
4 Jan 07
we eat many kind of food, but usually if you go to a restaruant you eat meat with potatoes. And soup every day. But rice is also common, but we eat it about once in a fortnight. We eat bread all the time, for breakfast, lunch dinner. So BREAD is the main meal.
• Philippines
4 Jan 07
in the philippines..rice too..