What's your favorite cuisine?

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  1. livelonger profile image90
    livelongerposted 15 years ago

    I have a few favorites:
    - Vietnamese
    - Indian
    - Chinese
    - Thai
    - Mexican
    - Ethiopian
    - Italian
    - Middle-Eastern

    Have never cared much for South American, Eastern/Northern European, West African or Korean food.

    What about you guys?

    1. jamanddru profile image59
      jamanddruposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      italian is up there alot and mexican too.

    2. profile image0
      mtsi1098posted 13 years agoin reply to this


    3. OtoyaCasanova profile image60
      OtoyaCasanovaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      My favorite cuisines would be Greek/Mediterrenean, Filipino, Italian, Japanese and Mexican cuisines.

      Gotta Hummus and Shwerma.. smile

    4. profile image52
      Braberkposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      French, French, French, then Chinese.

    5. LiamBean profile image84
      LiamBeanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I love all of the above. Lately, my wife and I have become Pho addicts...so Vietnamese ranks up there.

    6. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Italian, Hands down the best.

  2. profile image0
    Lisa Bargerposted 15 years ago

    I LOVE Thai food.  :-)  I'm not familiar with Middle-Eastern cuisine but Mexican and Italian get top marks, too.

  3. livelonger profile image90
    livelongerposted 15 years ago

    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.

  4. The Good Cook profile image68
    The Good Cookposted 15 years ago

    I agree entirely with livelonger - but I would also include Spanish food into my list of favorites.

  5. jimmythejock profile image85
    jimmythejockposted 15 years ago

    you can't beat good old Scottish fare, haggis and neaps ,mince and tatties, stovies, scotch broth, tablet and much more

    1. livelonger profile image90
      livelongerposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I think we need another Hub explaining all of this! I know what haggis is, and tablet because you wrote a Hub with a recipe for it, but the other ones I'm afraid are completely lost on me!

  6. Stacie Naczelnik profile image69
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 15 years ago

    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:

    And...anything from the chocolate food group!

    1. livelonger profile image90
      livelongerposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Have you ever tried bigos? (You can make it vegetarian) Pierogi ruskie (cheese, potatoes & onions) or Pierogi z kapusta i pieczarkami (with cabbage & mushrooms)?

      I was not a big fan of Polish cuisine when I lived in Poland, but those were the standouts for me.

      And actually, in my tiny town and a nearby tiny town, I actually had *excellent* wood-fired pizza! smile

      1. Sybil Marie profile image60
        Sybil Marieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        My Grandma made the best Pierogis! Ihaven't had them since I was a kid!

    2. elisabeth reid profile image68
      elisabeth reidposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hear, hear!

      I can't say that I have any one favorite 'cuisine' (well...except for the abovementioned chocolate) -- I'll try anything once. 

      Unless it's too slimy or is trying to move off my plate.

  7. Lincoln Armstrong profile image60
    Lincoln Armstrongposted 15 years ago

    Where's Maddie?  A thread about food? Isn't this Maddie city?  big_smile

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image75
      Maddie Ruudposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Whoa, sorry I'm late, guys.  Major insomnia has kind of taken me out of commission for the most part...

      Food.  Best food ever=lumpia.  If you've never had Filipino food, you haven't lived.

      Thai is excellent, too.  And Indian.  And Italian (the real stuff, none of that Olive Garden nonsense).

      I'm hungry now.  And tired.  Thanks a lot, Lincoln.

      1. Jack Burton profile image76
        Jack Burtonposted 13 years agoin reply to this


        Here's a good start for an easy filipino recipe that everyone loves.

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Filipino-Adobo- … r-the-Gods

  8. prettybaby profile image58
    prettybabyposted 15 years ago

    Dare to try Spicy Msian Foods, dude? Satay, Chicken Beriyani etc....

    Anyway, still love Thai & Italian Pasta.....huhuhuhu

    1. livelonger profile image90
      livelongerposted 15 years agoin reply to this


      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.

  9. Lincoln Armstrong profile image60
    Lincoln Armstrongposted 15 years ago


    tongue     lol

    1. compu-smart profile image85
      compu-smartposted 15 years agoin reply to this


  10. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
    crazyhorsesghostposted 15 years ago

    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.

    1. livelonger profile image90
      livelongerposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Tu Lan on 6th Street? Julia Child & Herb Caen made mentions of it back in the 80s and it's still very popular.

  11. darkside profile image72
    darksideposted 15 years ago

    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!

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image75
      Maddie Ruudposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      So funny.  I was just coming back to this thread to add Kal Bi as one of my fav ever dishes.  YUM.

      1. tksensei profile image61
        tksenseiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I like yukejang myself, but Japanese food is my fav!

    2. vietnamese profile image70
      vietnameseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  12. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 15 years ago

    BBQ!  Yum!  Especially tasty when queued over an oak pit:)

  13. RandiSusan profile image61
    RandiSusanposted 15 years ago

    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)


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    1. elisabeth reid profile image68
      elisabeth reidposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I love this place, too...but the one that was near us closed recently.


  14. Salome Toums profile image59
    Salome Toumsposted 15 years ago

    Ah...food.  I'd have to say anything edible.

  15. grantsforwomen profile image61
    grantsforwomenposted 15 years ago

    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...)

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image75
      Maddie Ruudposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  16. dxdukes profile image60
    dxdukesposted 15 years ago

    Soul food is the best in Atlanta and you cannot beat Buffalo style chicken wings and pizza from Upstate New York.


  17. alwaysblue profile image60
    alwaysblueposted 15 years ago

    I like spicy food.. hmm.. yummy....

  18. Bob Ewing profile image59
    Bob Ewingposted 15 years ago

    Greek, Mexican, Chinese, mine

  19. profile image54
    rita_baker36posted 15 years ago

    food it good if you know how to cook i do coook

  20. positiveminded profile image59
    positivemindedposted 15 years ago

    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.

  21. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 15 years ago

    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.

  22. d mitchell profile image65
    d mitchellposted 15 years ago

    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)


  23. mgwhite profile image64
    mgwhiteposted 15 years ago

    Real Cajun/Creole cuisine prepared New Orleans style.

  24. LlolliPop profile image58
    LlolliPopposted 15 years ago

    I like Japanese food though I've never been in Japan...

  25. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 15 years ago

    South Indian and Thai. Though I live in the Middle East, I'd have to say that the various Arabic cuisines are not among my favourites. Generally too bland.

  26. Caryl Oliver profile image61
    Caryl Oliverposted 15 years ago

    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!

  27. VioletSun profile image80
    VioletSunposted 15 years ago

    I love Chinese, Spanish and Italian cuisine.

  28. Alexis Froehlich profile image60
    Alexis Froehlichposted 15 years ago

    oooh!!!  one of my favorite topics!
    Gool ol' American (with a touch of gourmet) - blue cheese burgers, huge grilled chicken salads...
    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   smile

  29. Evelyn Lim profile image66
    Evelyn Limposted 15 years ago

    I love Japanese, Thai, Indonesian and Italian cusine.  I am even feeling hungry now just thinking about them.

  30. Beth Berry profile image57
    Beth Berryposted 15 years ago

    Thai is by far my favorite. I always go out for Thai instead of trying to cook it myself.

  31. Thom Carnes profile image60
    Thom Carnesposted 15 years ago

    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!

    You don't agree?

    Well, that must mean that you've never tried it!

  32. bloggerjb profile image63
    bloggerjbposted 14 years ago

    japanese, hands down.  thai and italian are up there too.

  33. turquoise_ice profile image53
    turquoise_iceposted 14 years ago

    Anything that sparks up my taste buds!

  34. grill'n guy profile image60
    grill'n guyposted 14 years ago

    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!

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I beg to differ. And those who know me will not be surprised smile

      You can do so much with marinades, rubs and sauces on a grill. I have even roasted thanksgiving turkey on a weber. It is too cuisine smile

  35. profile image0
    RFoxposted 14 years ago

    Sushsi and Sashimi. Particularly Nigiri Sushi with lots of wasabi. That's the awesome thing about living in Vancouver, we have the best sushi outside of Japan.

  36. Whitney05 profile image85
    Whitney05posted 14 years ago

    Anything oriental or mexican. :-)

  37. Originplus profile image61
    Originplusposted 14 years ago

    Im hungry and I just ate a lasagna.

    I'd say : Spanish & Italian.

  38. reviews by jan profile image61
    reviews by janposted 14 years ago

    My favourite cuisine is dessert, especially pastries with fruit.

    My mother did thanksgiving turkey on the bbq and it was amazing.

  39. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    I was born in Scotland and lived there until I was 11 therefore I can't stand Scottish food smile  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 favourite food these days is Japanese.

  40. _Benjamin profile image60
    _Benjaminposted 14 years ago

    I enjoy cuisine from all around the world, they are all different and all have a unique taste. My favourites would probably be Thai, Japanese and Italian.

  41. AuntySa profile image59
    AuntySaposted 14 years ago

    Favorite Cuisine?

    Love it all! Reading about all this food is making me sooooo hungry and it's only mid-morning.

    Most favorite is Thai and Indian - and can't wait to try more!

  42. Zsuzsy Bee profile image86
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 14 years ago

    I love my native Hungarian food with a lighter twist  and also the outdoor "BBQ Cuisine".
    A nice rack of baby back ribs with a ginormous garden salad a glass of wine...heaven
    yum me drooling here zs

  43. reversefunnelsyst profile image60
    reversefunnelsystposted 14 years ago

    Being partial to my country, I love Russian food. Russian food is very rich in its taste.
    I love aslo mexican, italian and japanese cuisine.

    French desserts are best when it comes to sweets!

    If you are interested in russian recipes contact me


  44. Karen and Lesley profile image61
    Karen and Lesleyposted 14 years ago

    I like many different foods.  Although I do have to say that one of my favourites is Mexican.  My friend is Mexican and she cooks real Mexican food for us  yum, yum, delicious.

    Karen and Lesley

  45. TessaEvans profile image52
    TessaEvansposted 14 years ago

    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?

  46. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 14 years ago

    Mexican, Middle Eastern, Italian, Chinese.  I like a lot of different cuisines, but I only like veggies, chicken, and lighter sea food.  I cannot handle the heavy proteins.

  47. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 14 years ago

    My most favourite food in the world would have to be a pot noodle...simple minds thinking for a simple life for a simple person!!

  48. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 14 years ago

    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.

  49. ellebreigh profile image57
    ellebreighposted 14 years ago

    Even though I have Scottish blood, the British cuisine isn't so appealing to me.

    I adore Indian food, especially lamb curry. Yum!

    1. JonTutor profile image60
      JonTutorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Indian Lamb rice is awesome...Thai Phadthai is delicious.

      1. Miss Match profile image60
        Miss Matchposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I thought that Lamb was best cooked indian style until I tried Moroccan Lamb Tagine...was not as spicy as Indian dishes but was beautifully  fragrant and cooked to perfection.

  50. Hannah Druckman profile image61
    Hannah Druckmanposted 14 years ago

    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...


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