Middle Eastern food (Greek/Turkish/Lebanese/Arabic/Israeli) is really delicious, too. Hummus, tabouli, babaghanoush, and falafel are some of my personal favorites. Some of the flavors aren't entirely unlike Mexican, if you like that.
I grew up eating Mexican food (my best childhood friend's family was from Mexico), so I've always loved it. But, I don't eat it much anymore (my Polish--meat and potatoes--husband isn't super fond--I'm not super fond of meat and potatoes, being vegetarian, so we compromise).
Other favorites: Indian Chinese Japanese Thai Vietnamese Korean
I've tried Indonesian and I like a few dishes like gado-gado. Not a whole lot, though, for vegetarians. When I lived in Holland, there were a lot of Indonesian restaurants and a rijsttafel is fun when you're in a group.
I once lived in San Francisco and also in Seattle. I love Chinese and Vietnamese food with a passion but on the east coast the food is just not the same as the west coast. No where near as good. In San Francisco there was a small little Vietnamese cafe just off Market Street that I miss so bad. The spring rolls there were so good and you know you can not get Tsingtao Beer ( Chinese Beer ) on the east coast. I don't know why. To me it is better than Heineken and that is saying something. In Seattle you could get such good Chinese and Vietnamese Food. I am going to have to make a trip to the west coast soon.
Korean is nice. Vietnamese I've had a little and liked it. Indian not so much. Though I like the taste of curry it doesn't agree with me. Chinese yes, though not the takeaway variety. Mexican certainly. Never tried Ethiopian. Turkish YUM. Japanese MORE PLEASE!
Seem like we have the same taste except Mexican foods. Mexican beans gave me gas! kakaakakaa ... Or maybe I haven't had the opportunity to try a real Mexican food yet. I tried Brazillian though! Had the best Brazillian food experience when I was doing interpretation in OH last year.
WOW! I live in Austin Tx and have just about given up on Great Italian food :-(
After 13 years I CRAVE good Italian food and have to travel to get it. Last week a friend took me to a CHAIN restaurant here in Austin, Buca di Peppo and I was amazed! Great authentic Italian cuisine served in heaping portions (bring friends, family and a HUGE appetitie cause the portions are obscenely large)
well, whereever I live it seems I consider their food to be the best. When in germany it was german food, when I lived in downtown detroit and most of my friends were from India, it was Indian food. Now that I live in a primarily mexican immigrant neighborhood, my favorite is mexican food. *smile* but I have to say that mexican food has got to be the best of them all. And I"m not talking about tex-mex like taco bell or something, I'm talking about true mexican food (mole verde, flautas, posloe, etc...)
It's true... it's highly dependent on what's available (and good) where you live. For example, I love Chinese food here in the Bay Area, but the Chinese food in Texas was... disgusting... and that's a generous description.
Here in the Bay we're blessed to have an ethnically diverse community, and that really helps when it comes to cuisine.
Give me Indian anytime. My taste buds are used to plenty of spices that will bring tears into a Westerner's eyes. I like Chinese only because the Chinese cuisine we get here in India is modified to suit the Indian taste. I tried continental once, but really missed the spices. Oh, give me red hot spicy food.
Indian and Italian. Both of them have huge regional variations that make them really interesting. And living in France it's almost impossible to find good Indian food, but Italy is a short distance away.
I just returned from a year backpacking through South East Asia and although that first slice of pizza in New York was everything I'd remembered I now have a life long addiction to curries, Thai and Indian. If I could make mittens of garlic naan bread that were fashionable, societally acceptable and somehow hygienic I would eschew utensils forever.
There is also something to be said for the simple noodle soups of Vietnam and Indonesia, nothing greater when you're on the move and in need of something you can point to and trust to a 12 hour bus ride. However, if you find yourself in Singapore steer clear of the spicy mixed piglet soup, it's mediocre going in and awful coming snout... (sorry)
I like many varieties of foods depending on my mood but any food with good flavour is critical.
Because I enjoy cooking I end up copying so many things we eat out - which can be a danger but we also make eating in fun by going to different countries for out meals. We don't have green chicken curry for dinner, we go to Thailand etc... It is silly but keeps us entertained!
oooh!!! one of my favorite topics! Gool ol' American (with a touch of gourmet) - blue cheese burgers, huge grilled chicken salads... Mexian Italian French French-American Tex-Mex nobody makes nanna puddin' like the South, and definitely German and Russian I was lucky to have my grandmother and great-grandmother to be around to make traditional German and Russian foods - nothing beats homemade donuts filled with cherries or rose petals - of course, don't forget the shot of vodka in the oil to help prevent the donuts from soaking up the oil... 1 shot for donuts, 1 shot for the cook
My favorite food? Well, I realise that the French are not the most popular people in the world these days (actually, I like them quite a lot!) but when it comes to food and cooking I have to say that Fench food is still probably the best in the world.
Of all the wonderful regions of France, my own personal choice is Provence - not only for its incredible lndscapes and monuments, but also for the food and cooking.
At the risk of putting my head on the block here, I genuinely believe that the cooking of Provence is the lightest, tastiest, most colorful, most elegant and, above all, healthiest cooking in the world!
While grilling is an art and a lifestyle, even I can't pass it off as cuisine! So, I've got to go with Italian. Talk about art, the creation of fine red meat sauce ranks right up there. It provides the base for amazing recipes like eggplant parmigiana and red sauce lasagna. Yikes, don't even get me started on a fine clam sauce with some linguini or a fettacini alfredo.
But then a good Mexican Salsa Verde and ..........gotta go search recipes on Google and head for the kitchen!
I was born in Scotland and lived there until I was 11 therefore I can't stand Scottish food To this day I can't stand "mince and tatties". I like potatoes and I don't mind ground beef in chili, but not together.
My mother is a lady who enjoys cooking nothing but her traditional British cuisine. Luckily, as wonderful as she is, I never picked up her eating habits. I adore all kinds of foods, and love to try new things. I can happily say that there is no food that I dislike.
At the moment I am particularly fond of Mediterranean cuisine. That abundance of beautiful fresh produce. Does it get any better?
I never saw any foreign foods until I was about 20 years old. My first was Chinese and Ilike Schezuan the best. Then I enjoy Korean, Russian, various Native American dishes, Indian, Thai, and Mexican. There are many others I have yet to try, but will.
I admit to a bit of a sushi fixation, which my husband aids and abets. Also, all types of Mediterranean-influenced food, from Provencal to Italian to Middle Eastern, are really delicious. Thai, Mexican, and Moroccan are up there too. And French pastries...the list doesn't end! My stomach is rumbling!
Occasionally, I just want a good grease fix. Grilled cheese and beer-battered onion rings fit the bill. I try not to do that too often, though...
I love both these types of foods. If I had to choose, I would have to go with Mexican food. I love food that is hot and spicy. I also love to experiment with mixing the two types of food to create a special dish. And it...