What have you cooked/eaten lately?

TomTB

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One of favorite meals from the midde east is goat kebsa. I've had it many times from people of various nationalities. Each country cooks it differently, when I use tomato paste, and mince my onions, the comment is "only a Saudi would cook it like that" . As I'm finishing off the middle east and south Asia, I am hesitant as moving on will bring me out of my comfort zone, making distinct meals for similar countries will only get harder from here.

Also cooking the national dish for Jordan tonight menasaf

Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, united arab emirates, turkey, tuvalu
You know when you come over to the UK, if you fancy popping over to mine to cook some of these dishes, I'd be more than happy to have you! ;)
 

Bierschneeman

Journeyed there and back again
I made my own brinskha cheese for the Romanian dish, but I couldn't find any Moldovan dishes that didn't say "popular in both Romania and Moldova"

These fried tuna balls from Maldives are amazing.

Also Maldives, Mauritius, and Micronesia (can't find anything specific to Palau, seperate from Micronesia. Probably because Palau is part of the Micronesia region, but not the federated states of.)
 

Bierschneeman

Journeyed there and back again
I found the people from Nigeria are called Nigerians, and the people from Niger are called Nigeriens . And the foods are similar but at least different. Most of the region's seems to dominated by similar food cultures, like one thousand and one unique regional ways to make yams. Bland.

For those living in America these are actual yams, not sweet potatoes called yams because a grocer figured they sell better. Most Americans have never seen a yam.

Every country also seems to have it's own version of chicken yassa.

Niger, Nigeria, guinea, guinea Bissau, Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, Cameroon, cape Verde
 
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TomTB

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What have I eaten recently? Not a lot .. I've been on a crash diet for 3 months. Am about 25lbs down and am pleased to say I now fit into 'slim fit' jeans/shirts.

I'm gagging for a KFC!
 

Bierschneeman

Journeyed there and back again
What have I eaten recently? Not a lot .. I've been on a crash diet for 3 months. Am about 25lbs down and am pleased to say I now fit into 'slim fit' jeans/shirts.

I'm gagging for a KFC!
They have KFC in UK?
 

TomTB

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Yup, they're everywhere!. And Taco Bell now too.

And I live quite close to the only Hooters in the country. Currently arguing the case for having my work Xmas party there, although I think I'm facing a losing battle ...
 

Bierschneeman

Journeyed there and back again
Yup, they're everywhere!. And Taco Bell now too.

And I live quite close to the only Hooters in the country. Currently arguing the case for having my work Xmas party there, although I think I'm facing a losing battle ...
That makes sense, they are both the same company. (also pizza hut)

Your missing out though. Wherever I am, if we are talking about getting fried chicken the first line is "anything but KFC". Here we are all about southern classic, in VA it was bojangles or popeyes.

Hooters is suffering here. A good line people who go to hooters say. "man those wings are the best"