Favourite foreign style of food?

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  1. KhalJimbo

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    My wife and I tend to eat out quite often, be it Indian, Italian, Japanese, French, Thai etc etc

    I'm not talking about greasy spoon eating out and kebab shops.

    So it got me thinking my favourite is Mexican. I just love Mexican food (except those old el passo kits, I don't like those), out of all places to go eat I would choose a Mexican restaurant. Where we live we are fortunate enough to have a really good one about a 20 minutes drive away, and close to my office is 3 mexican places to choose from for lunch, so I just had a really nice Burrito.

    That all being said, does anyone know where you can get those really big 12" soft flour wraps that are used to make Burritos? I don't mean those tiny things you get with those Fajita kits.

    So thats me, what about yours?
     
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    I used to love Mexican but years later I've come to the conclusion that all Mexican food tastes the same as it seems that all their dishes involve the same ingredients, flat bread either grilled or baked that either contains or is wrapped around cheese, salsa, salad, guacamole, sour cream, chicken or beef. Ok add some beans & rice and that's about it regarding Mexican or Tex-Mex food that is available in London.
    And it's very heavy/stodgy.

    Much prefer quality Chinese (Dim Sum mmmm) or Indonesian, Thai.
    Currys are delicious when done correctly and not swimming in oil/ghee.

    As for European food it has to be Italian first with French way back as I think French grub is highly overrated.

    My all time favourite is good Greek cooking. Simple charcoal grilled meat or fish with lovely healthy salads, dips, Olives & bread.

    Mmmmm :)
     
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    This should be a poll! :D

    For me it's Indian followed by Mexican then Moroccan and Japanese.
     
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    Taginnes are lovely :)
    And I forgot about Japanese. Good quality fresh Sushi is to die for.

    As for my favourite single dish it has to be Congee, with preserved egg, duck. Mmmmmmmmm!!!
     
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    Most Asian shops, Turkish or Halal shops will sell these as that's where I get mine. Failing that, a big supermarket will probably have them.

    Favourite food chops and changes with me. One week it's Indian, then Chinese-Thai, then Italian, then Greek/Turkish/Lebanese and then sometimes I just like simple English food. I do prefer foreign food because of the rich flavourings compared to English cooking but I honestly couldn't pick one particular favourite type :)
     
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    Is Japanese food mostly fish/seafood based? I've always wanted to go to Japan but I'm not a big fan of most types of fish.


    I think it's pretty hard to beat Chinese food for variety with Indian coming a close second. I also love Mexican but don't have it anywhere near as often as other foods so I don't get burnt out on it.
     
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    Easy one for me, Thai, made with good quality fresh ingredients.
     
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    Japanese for me. I had never had it up until my current job, I started eating it as it was the closest takeaway to the office. Also have teppanyaki at least once a week now.

    This is the top of my pedestal at work!!

    [​IMG]

    If only it was cheaper!
     
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    Sweet, I'm going to go look for some of those, our big Tesco only has the normal small Fajita ones whihc are where near big enough.
     
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    Nope, they like fish but it's not mostly fish/seafood based.

    You can get:
    Yakisoba (Fried noodles)
    Ramen (Noodle soup)
    Sukiyaki (Basically a Japanese hotpot)
    Tonkatsu (Breaded fried pork - you can get a lot of pork dishes)
    Teriyaki Chicken (Boiled/grilled in soy sauce)
    Okonomiyaki (A savory pancake)
    Katsu Curry (Japanese Curry)

    Lots of rice / noodle dishes
    Sushi
    Plenty of pork and chicken dishes.
    Steak

    While out in Japan I mostly avoided fish dieshes, although did try some sashimi - both fish and horse. Neither did anything for me.
     
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    Turkish (actual proper Turkish cuisine and not those mystery meat elephant legs :eek:) followeed by Tex-Mex/Texan barbeque (I have family in Dallas) and then Chinese.

    For me, South Asian cuisine is pretty much 'normal' food to me now
     
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    Mediterranean, Greek, (not kebabs) real Greek food is stunning and food from the far east, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian,
     
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    Asian for me . the healthy sort not greasy , but a proper asian meal.
    closely followed by a Inidian - lucky to a great one within walking distance where the doesnt swim in grease and oil and isnt poisened with colourings and other junk.
    The Mrs likes sushi but its not my thing really .
     
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    Turkish for me.Not that keen on Indian or other spicy foods,as it plays up my stomach.
     
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    I go in and out of phases. At the moment Mexican food (specifically Wahca) has got me hooked. I'll always enjoy a curry of course but these days good sushi or Ramen is a real treat.

    Can never beat a good steak though!
     
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    Sushi I adore. Also American barbeque, but generally I guess my favourite is Italian. Sometimes a bottle of red and some garlic bread, olives and a platter of mixed salami/bressaola is just a perfect meal.
     
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    Decent American BBQ is still hard to find in the UK IMHO. Bodeans are decent and there is also a top draw place down in Brighton. If I lived in the US I reckon I would be the fattest man ever!
     
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    I'm also addicted to Byron Burgers. Easily the best burgers you can get in the UK at the moment.
     
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    Just finished a bowl of Vietnamese Pho with beef, prawn & bean curd.
    Scrummy.
     
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    What are Byron burgers & where.do you get em?
     
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    Thanks, I'll have to go to a Japanese restaurant sometime.

    I'd like to try Korean food as well as what I've seen/heard of looks delicious. I don't know if there are any restaurants anywhere near me though as every one I know of is in London.
     
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    Japanese definitely, then Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Dutch (have to say that....) then all about the same
     
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    Mexican for sure
     
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    Simple - good Italian every time. Can't beat a good Caprese salad - bloody hard to find here though.
     
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    Byron is a chain. There are loads in London and my local one is Bluewater. Not sure if they have branched out of London yet so keep an eye.
     
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    Greek.

    Greek salad, Stifado and souvlaki with tzatzili and pitta are three of my favourite meals.

    And I'm still miffed I can't get oregano crisps in the UK.

    Steve W
     
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    I'm just back from kos, I ate all of the above mmmmmmmmm! Kleftico is also lovely

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    Dutch!!!! What ham & cheese frikadelan with mayonnaise chips!.......? :laugh:
     
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    Thai.
     
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    Vietnamese undoubtedly. So varied in its influences: simple, healthy, with fresh ingredients and tasty
     

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