Which country has the best cuisine?

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  • AgeOfChaos 23 Jan 2012 09:11:42 255 posts
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    Everyone says the French are number 1 in terms of cuisine. Personally, I think it's the Italians. Is there anything more delicious than Lasagne, Pizza, Marinara sauce, carbonara etc?

    I also think that Chinese food is a tad overrated. I find it to be greasy, and quite often unhealthy. They seem to soak everything in oil.

    So what do you think is the worlds best cuisine, and why?

    Edited by AgeOfChaos at 09:32:16 23-01-2012
  • Lexx87 23 Jan 2012 09:26:17 20,863 posts
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    Thai.

    It's Chinese without all the grease and actually has amazing flavour.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • nickthegun 23 Jan 2012 09:30:48 61,276 posts
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    Britain. I can buy anything I want here.

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  • Lexx87 23 Jan 2012 09:31:44 20,863 posts
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    @nickthegun Fair point.

    Edited by Lexx87 at 09:34:16 23-01-2012

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • AgeOfChaos 23 Jan 2012 09:33:38 255 posts
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    No matter what country I visit, when I ask the locals what they know about British cuisine, they stare at me blankly.
  • faux-C 23 Jan 2012 09:34:11 9,633 posts
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    I love the concept of "Chinese" food. A billion people apparently all eat the same.
  • smoothpete 23 Jan 2012 09:36:11 31,813 posts
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    If I had to pick food from a region, and I could only eat that kind of food for the rest of my life, then south Indian. Absolutely love it.
  • Lexx87 23 Jan 2012 09:38:25 20,863 posts
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    @pete

    example? I can't conjur up what kind of food that would be.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • AgeOfChaos 23 Jan 2012 09:38:30 255 posts
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    @faux_carnation

    And Indian! Lets start listing provinces
  • Benno 23 Jan 2012 09:40:57 10,268 posts
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    Middlesbrough - the fabled Chicken Parmesan... Best food ever crafted by the hands of man
  • disusedgenius 23 Jan 2012 09:41:03 5,613 posts
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    Either Spanish or Italian, for me. I'm not actually a fan of restaurant-level French food, though their baking and more rural dishes are still pretty awesome.

    But meh, picking one is silly: I can't think of anywhere which doesn't have at least some amazing dishes.

    Edited by disusedgenius at 09:45:04 23-01-2012
  • chopsen 23 Jan 2012 09:42:04 16,281 posts
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    Lexx87 wrote:
    Thai.

    It's Chinese without all the grease and actually has amazing flavour.
    Interesting fact, I though,is how much Thai food has been influenced by Europe. In particular, they never added spices to their food till the Portuguese turned up.
  • chopsen 23 Jan 2012 09:42:37 16,281 posts
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    disusedgenius wrote:
    But meh, picking one is silly: I can't think of anywhere which doesn't have at least some amazing dishes.
    Scotland.
  • nickthegun 23 Jan 2012 09:43:02 61,276 posts
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    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Britain. I can buy anything I want here.
    Yes, Britain is the only country that applies to.
    Despite that being a spectacularly downs ridden thing to say, it is my favourite.

    Ive never been to another country that has the breadth and depth of food we have.

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  • Toonster 23 Jan 2012 09:44:44 6,845 posts
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    Hrm... love me some Japanese and Indian.

    French is great, and Italian is amazing if you're actually dining in Italy. You can get pizza/pasta everywhere, but no place does it like Italy (also, the US's interpretation of Italian food is pretty dire)

    I'm also starting to grow an interest in South American food. I was in Ecuador and Brazil over the holidays, and it's great stuff. I'm not too big on fish, but I ate fish everyday for a week when I was Ecuador, and it was always delicious.

    Edited by Toonster at 09:47:00 23-01-2012

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  • AgeOfChaos 23 Jan 2012 09:45:02 255 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    disusedgenius wrote:
    But meh, picking one is silly: I can't think of anywhere which doesn't have at least some amazing dishes.
    Scotland.
    Deep fried mars bar
  • disusedgenius 23 Jan 2012 09:45:50 5,613 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    Scotland.
    Hum... does whiskey count as cuisine?
  • chopsen 23 Jan 2012 09:46:20 16,281 posts
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    disusedgenius wrote:
    Chopsen wrote:
    Scotland.
    Hum... does whiskey count as cuisine?
    It does to them.
  • nickthegun 23 Jan 2012 09:47:08 61,276 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    Lexx87 wrote:
    Thai.

    It's Chinese without all the grease and actually has amazing flavour.
    Interesting fact, I though,is how much Thai food has been influenced by Europe. In particular, they never added spices to their food till the Portuguese turned up.
    When we went to thailand, we went to an 'authentic' working thai farm. They had an ancient, massive spice grinder that they used to make all kinds of curry paste. The old farmer slung in lemongrass, chili and all kinds of bits and bobs.

    The tour guide then said 'who would like a try? Dont worry! She has made it weak enough for white people to eat!'.

    I put a blob on my finger and you could feel its heat from about 3 inches away from your tongue.

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  • smoothpete 23 Jan 2012 09:47:30 31,813 posts
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    Lexx87 wrote:
    @pete

    example? I can't conjur up what kind of food that would be.
    There's a lot, but something like this
  • Lexx87 23 Jan 2012 09:47:53 20,863 posts
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    Haggis is amazing you plebs!

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Lexx87 23 Jan 2012 09:49:09 20,863 posts
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    @Chopsen Thank god for the portugese then! Yum.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Lexx87 23 Jan 2012 09:51:04 20,863 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Lexx87 wrote:
    @pete

    example? I can't conjur up what kind of food that would be.
    There's a lot, but something like this
    If you could edit on the mobile site I wouldn't have three posts in a row :/

    That look just 'indian' to me, what distinguishes between that and the south?

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • disusedgenius 23 Jan 2012 09:52:05 5,613 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    I put a blob on my finger and you could feel its heat from about 3 inches away from your tongue.
    At uni one of my classmates was sharing a flat with a few Thai girls. At some point they had a delivery from home of 'proper' chillis. Good fucking God, we really have no concept of real heat over here...
  • smoothpete 23 Jan 2012 09:52:29 31,813 posts
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    Actually, last time I had haggis & whisky cream sauce, it was among the top 3 tastiest things I've ever eaten (the first being oysters rockefeller and the other being the first time I tried garlic butter prawns when I was a kid)
  • caligari 23 Jan 2012 09:53:15 17,193 posts
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    American.
  • figgis 23 Jan 2012 09:53:52 7,381 posts
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    Love it all but if I had to pick one.

    Britain - Chicken Madras, Fish and Chips, Full English and a Chicken Dinner.
  • mrpon 23 Jan 2012 09:55:19 29,560 posts
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    disusedgenius wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    I put a blob on my finger and you could feel its heat from about 3 inches away from your tongue.
    At uni one of my classmates was sharing a flat with a few Thai girls. At some point they had a delivery from home of 'proper' chillis. Good fucking God, we really have no concept of real heat over here...
    After that promising opening sentence, I'm left wanting.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

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