Favorite "genre" of food

Purplecurls17Purplecurls17 Posts: 152Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Omg! My good friend from work brought me to his house to have dinner with his family and it was some of the best food that I ever had! He and his family are Iraqi refugees and boy do they eat tasty food! Best part for me is that it is mostly Gluten free!
What's your favorite type of ethnic food? Mine is Arabic, Filipino, and Mexican !
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  • anissafersureanissafersure Posts: 255Registered Users
    I absolutely loooove Mexican food. I could seriously eat it every single day if I was able too. After that it would definitely be Chinese! Then Italian.
  • Purplecurls17Purplecurls17 Posts: 152Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Omg I never get tired of Mexican! Another favorite is Brazilian ! Mmmm
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,715Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Italian will always be first. Then various kinds of Asian cuisine. Then Mexican.
    They have to be 'real' tho, not fast food or Americanized versions. I pretty much love all 'real' kinds of food.

    ETA This doesn't mean I never eat at fast food or chain restaurants or even the occasional "Chinese" buffet. I do! : )
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Is this just about nationality/ethnicity? If so, I love Italian, Greek, Turkish, Korean, African American SE soul, Caribbean (esp Jamaican) and Peruvian/S American, in no particular order.

    But if genre means other things besides ethnicity, I like: bowls of pasta (pho, pad thai, Piada), grilled steak, green salads w/ meat & unusual dressings, panini type sandwiches, Japanese Benihana type cooking and rustic pizzas.

    Yum!

  • Purplecurls17Purplecurls17 Posts: 152Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I was talking about " ethnic foods" I was just having a brain fart do I wrote genre! Lol but we can talk about any kind of food! I love food and cooking so it all works lol
    Don't get me started on Greek food.... My boyfriend's Ma is Greek and Italian ! Mmmm stuffed grape leaves for the win!
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Mmmm stuffed grape leaves for the win!

    Mmmmmm! I love Greek food.

    I'm currently loving the spicier (not necessarily hotter, but that's ok too) Asian foods - Thai, Indian, etc. Italian and Mexican are always good options. I love middle eastern food too. I would like to try everything, but I'm not a big meat eater and I don't eat weird body parts (lol). I like my meat in small doses with lots of veggies and grains.

    I miss living in NYC for the food options. We live in the NJ suburbs now and so many restaurants wind up being just mediocre. It's been hard to enjoy restaurants since my kids are SO picky. I'll have 2 in college in the fall and my pickiest one still at home for another 5 years. When we go out, we try to go see live music and don't waste our dates on just restaurant meals. :)
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,210Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I totally love Indian food. Of course, I totally love all food :toothy7:

    But my favorite food is coffee! Hot coffee, iced coffee, coffee ice cream, coffee yogurt - is that a genre?
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  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My favorite ice cream is coffee chocolate chip. I have to be careful to not eat it after dinner, though!
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  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    Indian food, Pakistani, West Indian (Trinidadian), Italian, Arabic and Lebanese, Hakka, Greek, Thai, Indonesian
  • Purplecurls17Purplecurls17 Posts: 152Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My friends Ma made me food! She made me Kubba! It was so good! I need an Iraqi mom ASAP
  • bobbybobby Posts: 783Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Italian will always be first. Then various kinds of Asian cuisine. Then Mexican.
    They have to be 'real' tho, not fast food or Americanized versions. I pretty much love all 'real' kinds of food.

    ETA This doesn't mean I never eat at fast food or chain restaurants or even the occasional "Chinese" buffet. I do! : )

    Jeepcurls, I knew I liked you for another reason. As a first generation American with both parents from Italy, definitely give me Italian. However (and this sounds strange) I do not like going to Italian restaurants because I will always be a tough critic based on what I grew up eating. I love Mexican food too but I could live off steak and pasta. You rock, honey;)
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,136Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My favorite cuisines are Vietnamese, Brazilian, Cajun/Creole. I don't like noodles so I never eat pad Thai or noodle dishes. I like spicy and colorful foods that are a mix of flavors. I also like Middle Eastern food, though neither it nor Brazilian food are spicy as in hot, but have a mix of flavor combinations.

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,715Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    bobby wrote: »
    Italian will always be first. Then various kinds of Asian cuisine. Then Mexican.
    They have to be 'real' tho, not fast food or Americanized versions. I pretty much love all 'real' kinds of food.

    ETA This doesn't mean I never eat at fast food or chain restaurants or even the occasional "Chinese" buffet. I do! : )

    Jeepcurls, I knew I liked you for another reason. As a first generation American with both parents from Italy, definitely give me Italian. However (and this sounds strange) I do not like going to Italian restaurants because I will always be a tough critic based on what I grew up eating. I love Mexican food too but I could live off steak and pasta. You rock, honey;)

    : ) I rarely go out for Italian for the same reason. I'm not fussy about food, but I just prefer to make my own Italian food. There is a small Italian place around the corner and I do like to go there for meatballs and sauce and bread. And they make a fantastic calzone (something never made in our family). But I go mostly for the busy Italian family type atmosphere. Reminds me of Sundays at the grandparents' house. Sometimes eating isn't just about the food.
    Sorry, getting all sentimental about my food. : )
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  • Purplecurls17Purplecurls17 Posts: 152Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Omg I am getting so hungry ! Lol
    I miss Italian good ( real Italian ) there are many Gluten free alternatives but they ate just NOT the same :/
  • PinkBeckhamPinkBeckham Posts: 5Registered Users
    I love Dominican food then Chinese and then Italian:snorting:.
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    I love mexican!! I also reeeaaalllyy ejoyed a Burmese meal that my teacher's wife made back when I was in college. I really enjoyed learning the language and eating the food :toothy10:
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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love American Chinese food. I call it that because it's the kind you get in the typical Chinese restaurant.

    Also Southern Soul food. It's getting into the holiday season too. Can you say "Chicken Dressing." :D


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  • bobbybobby Posts: 783Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Italian would be No. 1 for me since I am first-generation American with both parents from Italy. After that, I'm down with an American steak and potatoes meal. I'm also down with Mexican.
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  • ashkins09ashkins09 Posts: 75Registered Users
    I can make some bomb Alfredo :p. I know nothing of my Italian heritage and my grandparents on my biological dad side are from Italy. I love mexican, southern and chinese also. I love cooking. Homemade to me is better XD.

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  • OU812OU812 Posts: 8Registered Users
    I love all food, but Korean has to be my absolute favorite!!!
  • midori_vertmidori_vert Posts: 33Registered Users
    My favorite is definitely Indian! Gets my mouth watering without fail!
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    Vietnamese. I could eat Vietnamese food every day and not get tired of it. I do like good pasta, too. And Indian food. But Vietnamese...ooooh.
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  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Posts: 1,145Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love tons of foods. Our multicultural festival was this past weekend and it was so hard not to eat everything there. :) Sushi is my favorite though, so I guess that makes Japanese number one.
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    I looooovvvvve French food, both European and Cajun! I could live off of baguettes, andouille sausages, and crawfish etoufee everyday. I find myself making more Tex-Mex dishes, however. I guess it's because I live in Texas and the ingredients are more readily available.
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  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thai food is my all-time favourite! Also love Indian.

    I adore Italian food, but since I'm Italian myself, I always think of that as just 'normal' food and not an ethinic food lol.
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  • curlysophiecurlysophie Posts: 216Registered Users
    I love Mexican food, especially tacos:love5: But I also like Italian, Greek, Chinese...most "genres". :mrgreen:
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  • BelleBohemienneBelleBohemienne Posts: 375Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thai food is my all-time favourite! Also love Indian.

    I adore Italian food, but since I'm Italian myself, I always think of that as just 'normal' food and not an ethinic food lol.

    Me too!!! When a girl at work told me her husband was taking her to an authentic Italian restaurant for their birthday I just wondered what that meant. She said because they made their own noodles and sauce. I was like "ohhhhh," but thinking to myself that a sauce is very simple to make and that most Italians do not bother making their own noodles. I have before....oh boy, it's soooo tedious and messy!

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  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thai food is my all-time favourite! Also love Indian.

    I adore Italian food, but since I'm Italian myself, I always think of that as just 'normal' food and not an ethinic food lol.

    Me too!!! When a girl at work told me her husband was taking her to an authentic Italian restaurant for their birthday I just wondered what that meant. She said because they made their own noodles and sauce. I was like "ohhhhh," but thinking to myself that a sauce is very simple to make and that most Italians do not bother making their own noodles. I have before....oh boy, it's soooo tedious and messy!

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    I would always just assume they made their own sauce anyway because, as you said, it's so simple lol! Yeah, even my Nonna rarely makes her own pasta or anything. She'll make gnocchi from scratch, but you kind of have to because the packet one is not the same at all.
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  • BelleBohemienneBelleBohemienne Posts: 375Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thai food is my all-time favourite! Also love Indian.

    I adore Italian food, but since I'm Italian myself, I always think of that as just 'normal' food and not an ethinic food lol.

    Me too!!! When a girl at work told me her husband was taking her to an authentic Italian restaurant for their birthday I just wondered what that meant. She said because they made their own noodles and sauce. I was like "ohhhhh," but thinking to myself that a sauce is very simple to make and that most Italians do not bother making their own noodles. I have before....oh boy, it's soooo tedious and messy!

    ~Belle Bohemienne

    I would always just assume they made their own sauce anyway because, as you said, it's so simple lol! Yeah, even my Nonna rarely makes her own pasta or anything. She'll make gnocchi from scratch, but you kind of have to because the packet one is not the same at all.

    I also chuckle to myself because so many people think all Italians eat is pasta, but seafood is a much bigger staple.

    I also live in the deep south near Nawlins where Creole, Cajun, and Southern food intermingle! Can't get enough of the Creole!!!

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  • LoveliamLoveliam Posts: 318Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    1. Asian
    2. Asian
    3. Asian. ;)
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