make a list of national dishes/drinks around the world

Discussion in 'Food & Travel' started by Excape Goat, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Some countries are so big so please list them according to different regions. It will be nice to be specific.
     
  2. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Ok for the USA my personal experiences:

    North Carolina: Barbeque (2 types and there is a major rivalry as to which is best.)

    Texas/St. Louis/Kansas: All barbeque (much different from the style of NC).

    New England states: Clam chowder, Lobster, etc.

    South (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama): Cajun food like Gumbo, Jambilia etc.
     
  3. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    More on the USA
    San Francisco: Sourdough bread
    NYC: I would say hotdogs, pizza or pretzel. Then, we have the Manhattan Clam Chowder.
    Buffalo: Of course, the Buffalo wings.

    Apple pie, pumpkin pie and fried chicken should also considered to be nationa dishes of the USA, but I cannot pinpoint a state or city. Fried chicken should consider a symbol for the South.
     
  4. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    There are three styles of Pizza IMO, New York(thin) Chicago(deep dish ie:thick) and California (strange toppings, wheat dough, no cheese,etc.etc.)
     
  5. 96Squig

    96Squig Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Hanover
    Club:
    Hannover 96
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Germany (Most of it is eaten in other places as well, but the ones I name are famous for it):
    Suebia: Spätzle (a kind of noodle, served in a few varieties)
    Bavaria: Pork Roast with Dumplings and Sauerkraut or Red Cabbage
    The North (Rural): Green Cabbage with a kind of sausage
    The North (Hamburg, Bremen): Fish in a bred roll
    Berlin/The Rhur area: Currywurst (a kind of sausage)
    Turkish communities: Döner Kebab

    Drinks: Usually beer throughout the country, with lots of regional varieties, there are not many beers that sell well throughout the country. In the south also vines. Sparkling water. And lot's of different liquors.
    (example: Hanover: Most popular beers are Herrenhäuser and Gilde, you don't even get them 200 km further to any direction. Most popular drink is Lüttje Lage, a beer-liquor mix, very popular at different fests.)

    The Netherlands:
    Boerenkool: Green cabbage with mashed potatoes and a special kind of sausage
    Deep-fried meet like Bitterballen or Frikandellen.
    Drinks: Beer

    Austria: Wiener Schnitzel
    Drinks: Beer, vine.
     
  6. 96Squig

    96Squig Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Hanover
    Club:
    Hannover 96
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Germany (Most of it is eaten in other places as well, but the ones I name are famous for it):
    Suebia: Spätzle (a kind of noodle, served in a few varieties)
    Bavaria: Pork Roast with Dumplings and Sauerkraut or Red Cabbage
    The North (Rural): Green Cabbage with a kind of sausage
    The North (Hamburg, Bremen): Fish in a bred roll
    Berlin/The Rhur area: Currywurst (a kind of sausage)
    Turkish communities: Döner Kebab

    Drinks: Usually beer throughout the country, with lots of regional varieties, there are not many beers that sell well throughout the country. In the south also vines. Sparkling water. And lot's of different liquors.
    (example: Hanover: Most popular beers are Herrenhäuser and Gilde, you don't even get them 200 km further to any direction. Most popular drink is Lüttje Lage, a beer-liquor mix, very popular at different fests.)

    The Netherlands:
    Boerenkool: Green cabbage with mashed potatoes and a special kind of sausage
    Deep-fried meet like Bitterballen or Frikandellen.
    Drinks: Beer

    Austria: Wiener Schnitzel
    Drinks: Beer, vine.
     
  7. 96Squig

    96Squig Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Hanover
    Club:
    Hannover 96
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Germany (Most of it is eaten in other places as well, but the ones I name are famous for it):
    Suebia: Spätzle (a kind of noodle, served in a few varieties)
    Bavaria: Pork Roast with Dumplings and Sauerkraut or Red Cabbage
    The North (Rural): Green Cabbage with a kind of sausage
    The North (Hamburg, Bremen): Fish in a bred roll
    Berlin/The Rhur area: Currywurst (a kind of sausage)
    Turkish communities: Döner Kebab

    Drinks: Usually beer throughout the country, with lots of regional varieties, there are not many beers that sell well throughout the country. In the south also vines. Sparkling water. And lot's of different liquors.
    (example: Hanover: Most popular beers are Herrenhäuser and Gilde, you don't even get them 200 km further to any direction. Most popular drink is Lüttje Lage, a beer-liquor mix, very popular at different fests.)

    The Netherlands:
    Boerenkool: Green cabbage with mashed potatoes and a special kind of sausage
    Deep-fried meet like Bitterballen or Frikandellen.
    Drinks: Beer

    Austria: Wiener Schnitzel
    Drinks: Beer, vine.
     
  8. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A post so nice you had to post it twice.... er, three times!
     
  9. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
    Belgium
    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
    Club:
    Club Brugge KV
    Waterzooi
    Paling in het groen
    Mosselen met frieten
    Stoverij

    And then there's our whole chocolate and waffles thing, naturally. :p
     
  10. malby

    malby Member+

    Liverpool FC
    Republic of Ireland
    May 11, 2004
    Rep of Ireland
    Club:
    Drogheda United
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Mashed potato, cabbage & ham.

    Guinness.
     
  11. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Also for NY: Rueben Sandwich.

    The american southwest is well known for bastardizations of Mexican food as well.

    Additional for Germany:

    Nuernburg: Nuernburgerbratwurstl (delicious grilled sausages - my all time favorite food)

    Muenchen: Weisswurst (a viel/pork sausage that is boiled and served in broth with dumplings)

    Muenchen: Schweinshaxe (a pork knuckle. basically a huge piece of roasted pork.)
    Bayern: Sauerbraten (roasted pork loin that is served w/ a sour sauce and red cabbage)
     
  12. kcscsupporter

    kcscsupporter Member+

    Apr 17, 2002
    D17
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    please don't list st. louis when you're talking about barbeque. that's insulting. there's 4 primary regions of barbeque in this country, each with a different style.
    1. carolina
    2. memphis
    3. texas
    4. kansas city
     
  13. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Good job listing them in order of quality ;)

    I'm not sure how I forgot memphis.
     
  14. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ain't no damn rivalry. SE Carolina pulled pork kicks evah damn body's ass.


    SE Sulawesi, Indonesia: Coto (soup made from cow stomach--enak, ji).
     
  15. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Lol...oh I know SE Carolina BBQ is the best of all styles, I agree with that, but those other people in Carolina might not agree.

    Sulawesi is also world reknowned for coffee beans.
     
  16. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It sure is. That's what I'm drinking at home right now. IMO the best comes from either Toraja or Enrekang (both of which are in South Sulawesi).
     
  17. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FYP
     
  18. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    Boerenkool isn't green cabbage. It's curly kale mixed through mashed potatoes. Traditionally served with smoked sausage and bacon.

    I wouldn't call bitterballen and frikandellen national dishes either, with all due respect! They're fried snacks and very similar to other dishes served elsewhere,

    My suggestion for unique Dutch dishes would be:

    Food:
    - raw herring: fresh in early June - great excitement surrounds the first catch of the season, part of which goes to the queen and the rest to restaurateurs amid spirited competition!
    - Dutch pea soup - very different from other pea soups: we don't do the poncey thing and put the peas through the blender, we let the soup stew for four hours, with ingredients including split peas, carrots, leaks,celeriac and lots of pork and smoked sausage and it's the best thing ever on a cold day (but admittedly I've yet to come across a foreigner who likes it!)
    - Dutch apple pie - lots of cinnamon, raisins, and the essential bit is that the crust is crumbly rather than doughy.
    - Stroopwafels - syrupy waffles, at their best when you let them soften and slightly warm up by placing them on your hot cup of tea or coffee for a minute or so: these are a massive favourite with my foreign friends and family, people seem to go wild over them on a global scale
    - vla: custard-like pudding that comes in a range of varieties ranging from chocolate to vanilla to strawberry through to the unique, untranslatable hopjesvla variety: another favourite with my foreign friends
    - hete bliksem: literally translated 'hot lightning' - mashed potatoes with apples and onions
    - poffertjes - penny-sized pancakes that are typically eaten with sugar syrup

    Also what the Indian curry is to the English, is what Indonesian food to us, so I'll add:
    - loempia: Indonesian eggrols
    - sateh: skewered meat with peanut sauce
    - babi pangang: sweat & sour crunchy pork
    - rijst-tafel: the Dutch word for 'rice table', it's a mini Indonesian feast that weirdly even restaurants in Indonesia itself now have on the menu!. Lots of small dishes for everyone to sample, great value for money if you ever find yourself in the Netherlands feeling very hungry with not a lot of money to spare.
     
  19. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    And the one and only uniquely Dutch drink is jenever, of course.
     
  20. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    Actually there's loads more, come to think of it. At Saint Nicholas (the December 5 event that the Americans based their santaclaus idea on) has lots of uniquely Dutch sweets and cookies associated with it, from speculaas cookies to pepernoten through to roomboter babbelaars and the 'chocolate letter'.

    For the national dish though, from all of those things I listed, I would choose stampot, trannslated as 'mash pot' - any recipe based on mixing in vegetables and meat with mashed potatoes.

    It's peasant food I know but we can't all be sophisticated.
     
  21. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
    Belgium
    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
    Club:
    Club Brugge KV
    Speculoos is ours too though...
     
  22. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    I forgot, you're right! We're bound to have more national dishes in common - though the Belgians of course made everything more sophisticated whereas we've stayed at the peasant level.

    I thought of more Dutch classics: ontbijtkoek. Hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles for on your sandwich). Muisjes! So good it even has an English wiki entry.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muisjes
     
  23. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Some German drinks:

    Gluwein - hot spiced wine, usually served during the holiday season.
    Muenchen: Hefeweizen, Helles, Dunkles.
    Heidelberg: Eisswein
    Koeln: Koelsch
     
  24. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    There are eight main regional cuisines in China. Each regional cruisine isalso divided into many sub cruisines. In fact, the popular Beijingese and Shanghiese cruisines are not one of the eight. I am not going into all eight of them as I do not know much. Instead, I will go into the popular cruisine.


    Beijing: Beijing duck, Beijing Dumpling, Mutton Hot pot(Mongolian in origin)

    Shanghai: soup dumpling, Red-cooked pork belly, stinky tofu, hot and sour soup, Shanghai hairy crab.

    Guangdong: I would consider Din Sim, but I cannot think of a single dishes to represent Din Sim. It is liked sushi or paste. It consists of many different dishes. We also have Char Siu(BBQ porK) and Wonton noodle.

    Sichuan: The local Sichuanese would probably consider Mali (numbing & spicy) hotpot ias their national dishes. It is basically a hotpot filled with chili. Outside of Sichuan or even China, Kung Pao chicken is their most famous dish.

    Macau: Galinha à Portuguesa(Portuguese-style Chicken) is a chicken dish with a curry-like but sweeter sauce. Despite its name, it is not Portuguese. Macau also has a local version of Pastel de nata. It mixed the original Portuguses style with English custard tarts.

    Overseas Chinese food: I only listed food that cannot be found in China.

    American Chinese: General Tso's chicken, fortune cookie(from San Francisco), Chop suey, Egg foo young.

    Malaysian Chinese: Bak Kut Teh(a soup mixed with herbs, garlic and pork ribs). And then there are the Hainanese chicken rice, a popular idsh considered to be Malaysian or Singaporean Chinese food. The Singporean Fried Noodles, however, came from Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Fried Rice came from Singapore(I have never seen it before in HK so I have no idea what is HK Fried Rice).
     
  25. JPH

    JPH BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 18, 1998
    Jersey Shoreish
    Now I'm very hungry.

    More regional American dishes and drinks:

    * egg cream (New York) - drink made of chocolate syrup, milk and soda water

    * cheesesteak (Philadelphia/South Jersey) - chopped steak and cheese on a long roll (sub roll, hoagie roll, etc). Cheese can vary (American, Cheez Wiz, provolone, mozzarella). Throw on red gravy (tomato sauce), and you have a pizza steak; add lettuce and other toppings, and you have a cheesesteak hoagie.

    * crab cakes (Maryland) - hamburger-shaped patty made out of crabmeat, breadcrumbs and spices.

    * she-crab soup (Charleston, South Carolina) - crab bisque that uses crab roe for flavoring.
     

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