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Which Country Has The Worst Food?  
User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4900 times:

A poll, aside from your own which country makes the worst food. Personally I have to say Spain. I am not a great lover of meat and they use a lot of meat in their cooking. I eat chicken but thats about it. If I was a vegetarian I would have starved. But I am sure that Spanish food is great to other people. Come to think of it Greece was pretty dire too but I think I will stick to Spain. Those caramel deserts are rancid. Anyone who has been all inclusive to spain will understand.


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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8525 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4894 times:
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judging by Pearson and Gkirks eating habits as displayed in this forum I would have to say United Kingdom ( England ) and United Kingdom ( Scotland) must tie at the bottom of the culinary rubbish heap .


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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

Ever been to Canada? Their national dish is the donut.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

I used to live in Cairo, Egypt.

There's an awful lot of good things going for the city - it's my favourite - but there isn't really a cuisine as such. Indeed, most main meals tend just to be boring slabs of meat. Of course, you have delicious things like fuul and the other stuff, but those aren’t really sufficient for breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day of the week.



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3206 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

Quoting Catatonic (Thread starter):
I am not a great lover of meat

You're missing out, Spanish meats are delicious! I've been all inclusive and yes they have horrible caramel desserts, but they do have creme caramel which is nice.



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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

The Netherlands.

The only real contribution to world cuisine are pancakes, liquirice and some fast food thingies (frikandel, kroket). That's it. Ooh, and we have made a bad rip-of Indonesian food as well.



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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 2):
Ever been to Canada? Their national dish is the donut.

Mmmmm....Donut, and then across the border for a greasy burger and fries. Actually, come to think of it the US has some pretty weird eating habits. Not bad, just weird. Like having biscuits with KFC. But the biscuits dont look like biscuits they look like fairy cakes. And sometimes they put gravy over them and have it for breakfast, but the gravy isnt gravy its mushrooms soup. And whats the obsession with mash potatoe?!??!?



[Edited 2006-01-29 15:28:37]


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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

.........and another thing, given that america has such a large indo-american population, how come none of them know how to cook a proper CURRY!!!!


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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

This might result in a narrow rivalry between Great Britain and the Netherlands. The amazing result of English cuisine quite obviously is the world leading choice of "ethnic" restaurants in London, making London the metropolis with the worst local cuisine and the best gastronomy. In Amsterdam, the Indonesians rescue the day.

User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3492 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

England/UK -Basically take lard or fat and put it with any food then deep fry it and you've got English cooking.


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5619 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4839 times:

Without doubt the worst food on Earth used to be in the former Soviet bloc countries. . . most of it was literally inedible. I'm sure they're coming on now, but I thing there's some way to go. I was in Budapest not so long ago and you had to search hard for good food.

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8525 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4839 times:
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Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 9):
Basically take lard or fat and put it with any food then deep fry it and you've got English cooking.

add a pile of salt on top and you've got Scottish cooking ... then take that and tip a bucket of cream over it and you have Flemish cooking



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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4839 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 11):
add a pile of salt on top and you've got Scottish cooking ... then take that and tip a bucket of cream over it and you have Flemish cooking

Now add a bit of sugar and coco powder and uve got belgian chocolates!!



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4828 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 1):
I would have to say United Kingdom ( England ) and United Kingdom ( Scotland)

No joke... I'm in total agreement here!


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

Quoting Catatonic (Thread starter):
Personally I have to say Spain.

I have to say that Spain has some of the greatest food in this world. On the other hand, some East European countries based their food in "the other white meat". That's simply awful [for me].


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4813 times:

Have to agree with Pe@rson - egyptian cooking is an insult to the Middle East- you basically only can survive in Cairo on lebanese,indian or anglo-saxon food.
The typical cairo-breakfast for the poor people are "foul" or beans with garlic...
Otherwise the more elaborate meals would be composed out of tahina, pickles, babaganoush, falafel, tomato and cheese salad, roasted eggplant strips - that's about it !
But i think that french food has gone down the drain to a large extent!
Other than some expensive-top class restaurants,the average cooking in France is very often re-heated stuff from large supermarket chains,sold deep-froozen to "retaurateurs" who just put it in a microwave oven...
Normal,everyday food in an average street restaurant is better in Italy,Austria or Spain.(not to speak from Lebanon or Turkey )Yes there are great chef's in France but the price-performance ratio is just out of control.
Other counties wher food was not really an exiting experience were Bulgaria,Romania,Russia and Croatia ( exept grilled seafood-but that's not really cooking..)



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8525 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4813 times:
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Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 14):
"the other white meat".

huh ???



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User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4806 times:

france!
anyone who eats snails has real issues!


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4800 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 16):
Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 14):"the other white meat".

huh ???

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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8525 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4793 times:
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Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 18):
It oinks.

that's a relief ! I thought he was implying East Europeans are all cannibals Big grin



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4783 times:

Beaucaire -

My favourite restaurant in Cairo is a tiny one called Al Dente on Bagat Ali in north Zamalek. It's Italian. It's actually regarded as the city's best Italian and is very busy (despite being no bigger than a bedroom). For under £1, you can get a big plate of very good pasta, a cola or lemonade and garlic bread. Lip-smackingly good.



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User currently offlineNeder99 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4776 times:

Ukraine.

Point out any other country which has at least a dozen flavoured versions of pure FAT (pig's fat presumably).
Looks a bit like cheese on the plate, but it sure don't taste like cheese.


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4776 times:

what do you guys have against our food? just out of interest?

User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4769 times:

Pe@rson - I survived on Kandahar indian restaurant -Shar'a Gameat al-Dowal al-Arabiya, Mohandiseen, which is part of the Oberoi group( they have a second one in the Mena House ) - this place is just as good as any top -indian place in London or Mumbai...Since I lived just a few blocks away- but for the more reasonable food I called on Papillion Lebanese...


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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4895 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4759 times:

BUT

Britain has the world's best desserts
Holland /Germany great breads, cold cuts and cheeses for breakfast
Canada - best maple syrup and sugar pie
Spain - Sublime Tapas
Scotland - Smoked Salmon

SO THERE!!!  Smile


25 Kiwiandrew : and venison , and cheeses and superb lamb and beef ....I agree , Scotland ( and England ) do produce some indescribably wonderful food , which makes
26 Jush : Concur but if one is searching for a good fast food meal, Dutch fast food is the best. I love Frikandel Spezial, Kroket etc. Regds jush
27 Cosec59 : I like snails. Shame we don't see them on menus very often here
28 AeroWesty : Far too many offal products does it for me, but I can always find something nice to eat. I also like the Dutch style of eating, especially when you o
29 Max999 : Germany has great breads and pastries. However, they seem to pickle every imaginable vegetable out there. I found the fruit/vegetable selection in Ge
30 Kiwiandrew : any halfway decent coffee puts Starf*cks to shame
31 Catatonic : Thats rich coming from the land whos national dish is the burger!!
32 Jush : I wouldn't even call it a "Muckefuk" (Germans should know what i mean) REgds jush
33 Post contains images UAL777 : I don't like it much either. Its just boring, bland, and not very tastey. I love authentic food from Mexico City. The street tacos are AWESOME, but w
34 Matt72033 : you say this..... and then this....obviosuly you havent tried good british cheese's and we have fantastic sausages!......better than any sausage ive
35 Post contains images AA777 : -Switzerland/ Germany: These nations have what I call a "trade-off" in cuisine. I enjoy the breakfast foods there very much; cold meats, cheeses, as w
36 Jush : Well at least for me American pizza doesn't do it. I like it more the italian way But then again tastes are different. REgds jush
37 Sabena332 : Are you kidding? In my opinion is Spain the country with the the best food on earth, they have excellent seafood dishes and I am also a big fan of Ta
38 British767 : The worst cuisine I've had was in Russia. Seemed tasteless. I like American food (no it's not all fast food) but it is so jam-packed full of calories
39 ME AVN FAN : Try "Zueri-Gschnetzlets/VeauZurichoise". Other "Swiss" meals are Spaghetti, Goulash, Entrecote, Escalope, etc ! People from Basel may recommend the B
40 AR1300 : the US.just crap food. Mike
41 Post contains images UAL777 : Thats what it boils down too. Much to Gkirk's horror, I also love lambchops.
42 Aloges : Same here, and I dare say most Germans don't have sausage all that often; at least you'll hardly find them on the menu in most restaurants. They're f
43 Aer Lingus : For me it is the Guangdong Province in China. They are not very hygenic in preparation food. Some of the chefs smoke while preparing the food. Also I
44 Logan22L : I live about 100 yards from a fantastic Spanish restaurant. If anything, I'd say their menu is heavy on the fish/seafood side. I had rijsttafel three
45 Post contains images Mdsh00 : Biscuits are the best. It's been a part of American cooking for many years (Southern Cooking). I once went to KFC in Dubai and all they had were Hamb
46 Cfalk : Without question, Great Britain. I have a theory. The reason why the British went off and built an empire that spanned the globe was to enable them t
47 Cosec59 : The's nothing wrong with bangers and beans. I think now we have such a vast range of different food styles there is something to suit everyones taste
48 Avianca : without competition, the food from the UnitedKingdom regards Avianca
49 Post contains images Sabena332 : I just had dinner in a restaurant with my girly and now guess what I read on their menu card?.......... "Blutwurstravioli mit Sauerkraut". WTF????? T
50 Avianca : not really Patrick, for example you will find in all restaurants in Nuernberg "Nuerberger Rostbratwuerstchen" or in Frankfurt "Rindswuerste" and in M
51 MKEdude : Mongolian cuisine was pretty worthless. Mutton morning noon and night. It was 3 years ago and I'm still chewing!!
52 AsstChiefMark : I actually LOVE British food and HATE French food. The only British food that seems weird is their pizza. Corn, green beans, and peas DO NOT belong on
53 Sabena332 : Ok, you are right actually, I was only thinking of the west and north of Germany since I never lived in the south. Patrick
54 JAGflyer : I have yet to try Bangers and Beans/Mash. I had the chance to but didn't want to gross out my friends by ordering it. :-p
55 Braybuddy : You can't judge a country's food by fast food outlets or cheap crap. Every country in the world has that junk. The US is full of great restarurants s
56 Post contains images Rossbaku : It's fantastic. It's not gross or horrible at all. Potatoes, sausages and baked beans. Even better is corned beef, tatties and beans! And for all tho
57 Lentigomaligna : I've heard something about Moldova having the title of the worst food in the World.
58 Avianca : I didnt talk about the fast food in the UK, in generally for my taste the cusine from the UK is horrible... its my opinion
59 Braybuddy : Okay, it's your opinion, but out of curiosity, what sort of food are you talking about?
60 Arsenal@LHR : Just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, taste is also. Everyone has different tastes for different foods. I personally have never been fond of
61 Avianca : for example the breakfast, also lamb and other meats (with mint-sauce for example) regards Avianca[Edited 2006-01-29 23:51:45]
62 Braybuddy : Oh I can understand that, the UK and Irish fried breakfast is a thing you really have to grow up with to appreciate, but it's certainly not as heavy
63 Avianca : well I think the most people here in northern southamerica have in week not a big and heavy breakfast (maybe an "Arepa with cheese" or somethink like
64 Post contains images N229NW : I think EVERY country has one or two decent national dishes. I also realize that, with the possible exception of Indian food(s), there probably isn't
65 ME AVN FAN : in spite of all those excellent Lebanese and Indian restaurants in that place ? well, there also are quite delicious sausages like the Merguez of the
66 Catatonic : Britain, Britain, Britain....... We perfected the curry, popularised the kebab and make French food palatable. We are the most multiculteral society i
67 Jafa39 : In Macau I had "proper" Chinese food, it was the worst thing I have ever eaten, the Portuguese place with the Italian Chef was OK but he smoked while
68 ME AVN FAN : you did NOT ! I mean, Kebab in the Arab World and in Turkey was popular anyway, and in Continental Europe, Kebab was popularized primarily by the Tur
69 7FTwinOtter : That's not quite true, around my area there are some amazing traditional British restaurants, that serve entirely local food, but they are so damn ex
70 Post contains images NoUFO : Says a Briton - why doesn't that surprise me? Are you positive you have been to Spain? I have been to Barcelona and surroundings quite often, and in
71 Post contains images Mdsh00 : Oh no I made sure to hit those places up! I was in a hurry at the time and needed something quick to eat at the mall. I've tried some authentic Ethio
72 UH60FtRucker : Yeah, a very pathetic, off-colored, attempt on my part :-p -UH60
73 ETStar : Mmmmmmmm foul .... and have feta cheese next to it, or any other cheese that is consumed in the arab world (there is one that is braided that I still
74 Comorin : In defense of the US, I must say that a steak for two at Peter Lugers in NYC (like buttah!) is beyond compare to anything else in the world. To that,
75 Post contains images Fumanchewd : Absolutely! Jambalaya, when made correctly, is one of the world's best tasting dishes. Cajun seafood is one of a kind and awesome. Southern food is v
76 Post contains images HAWK21M : Def not INDIA regds MEL
77 ME AVN FAN : I frequently went to an Ethiopian restaurant and learnt about the excellent Ethiopian cuisine. The restaurant unfortunately was bought up by an Itali
78 Sebolino : Ahh come on. You're not obliged to go to the dirtiest places. There are plenty of small excellent restaurants everywhere (nearly).
79 Paulc : I dont doubt that some elements of UK cuisine is not good but I am sure there are 'bad' aspects about almost every country and its food. Those who thi
80 AeroWesty : Down boy. The question was asked, and I answered my own opinion. But then, it didn't much surprise me that you chose to slag off an entire country's
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