Ethnic foods you're supposed to like (but hate)

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  1. IIIrd Icon

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    I once had Moroccan food at a restaurant where they didn't use utensils. The food tasted pretty good, but I just couldn't enjoy it because I didn't have utensils.... but eating like that in a restaurant is just a gimmick.

    order "to go", then... i mean, dining [authentic] is supposed to be an experience.
     
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    order "to go", then... i mean, dining [authentic] is supposed to be an experience.

    Well in that case it's Epcot-center type BS
     
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    +1 to Korean food. I don't get all the love it gets. The most horrendous thing I've had was this cold broth noodle soup. I forgot what it was called.

    My friends decided that it would be a good idea to get some Korean BBQ to cure our hangover, and I thought it would be best if I got this dish because it didn't look spicy.

    What I got was a bowl of pickle juice with noodles and an overcooked boiled egg (ring of green) and some really chewy pieces of mystery meat. It was truly horrendous.
     
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    the thing about korean food is that it is good for people who don't want anything exotic or different. you can go to a bbq place and just eat piles of meat with some rice on the side, or you can go to a pub and order the spicy fried chicken--miles better than any buffalo wings i've tried. you don't have to order/eat all the pickled side dishes if you don't want to.
     
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    the only thing I've consistently liked from korean restaurants is dolsot bibimbap.
     
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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    You're not getting the point.....

    In any case, the thread is getting derailed. Back on track:

    I dislike Indian food.


    +1 oh boy do i
     
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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    the only thing I've consistently liked from korean restaurants is dolsot bibimbap.

    +1..mmmmm dolsot bibimbap [​IMG]
     
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    ^i like Bulgogi and beer__ kimchi, don't like.

    @dgl203__ gimmickry is a marketing tool to entice ppl to try. it's a business after all. but, there are some [traditional/authentic] restaurants that truly offer a cultural experience, aside from gastronomic.
     
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    Some people seem to forget that one man's opinion does not diminish a cuisine.
    If you don't like Mexican food and you have been there 20 times and eaten at 100 places and you still don't like it, just move on. You don't like it.
     
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    order "to go", then... i mean, dining [authentic] is supposed to be an experience.

    "hey Mustapha, I bet we can get the Americans to eat with their hands. We'll just tell them it's how we eat everywhere in morocco. They'll buy it up because they live to think what they're doing is authentic and we'll save a lot of money on silverware, har har har!"

    How does eating with your hands make things more authentic?
     
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    never got the whole kimchi thing. I love sauerkraut but I can't stand kimchi.
     
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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Not at all. I'm referring to the stuff that they serve me at K-town restuarants when my Korean buddies take me there. It comes with a big bowl of sea salt because apparently it is supposed to be uber-bland... go figure

    This kind of stuff

    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    mmmm.. sulongtang. fresh bowl of rice and some kimchi. hits the spot.
     
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    "hey Mustapha, I bet we can get the Americans to eat with their hands. We'll just tell them it's how we eat everywhere in morocco. They'll buy it up because they live to think what they're doing is authentic and we'll save a lot of money on silverware, har har har!"

    How does eating with your hands make things more authentic?


    re-quoting my last post :
    __ gimmickry is a marketing tool to entice ppl to try. it's a business after all. but, there are some [traditional/authentic] restaurants that truly offer a cultural experience, aside from gastronomic.

    well, it got you inside to eat, dint it? as far as taking it to the next level [ Bourdain-style ]... all up to you.
     
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    I can see where the Korean food hate comes from. Foods that are spicey and/or pickled often have very polarizing effects.

    Odd how I love kimchi but can't stand sauerkraut...\\

    I'm not a big fan of Indian food in general. I find Japanese food to be generally bland and if any flavor at all it is slightly sweet.
     
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    well, it got you inside to eat, dint it? as far as taking it to the next level [ Bourdain-style ]... all up to you.

    No, I went there with some friends not knowing that we'd be eating with our hands. Even though the food was very good, I will not be going back.
     

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