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Which Country Has the WORST Food?
Self | July 4, 2013 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 07/04/2013 2:33:44 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Okay, we sort of know which countries have the best food. Nations like Italy, China, and Japan. But here is an unusual question: Which country has the worst food and why?

Until recently I would say that the British Isles has the worst food. Boiled and overcooked is NOT the way to prepare most food since it cooks the flavor right out of it. However, in recent years food has reportedly improved in that part of the world.

So which country NOW has the WORST food in the world? And please give reasons for this if possible.


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To: NonValueAdded

My husband loves haggis. :)


101 posted on 07/04/2013 3:25:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: knarf
There may have been more to it than that. We were young and in a foreign land. My cousins were probably doing all they could to illicit the shock effect. So while food at my aunt's house was always enjoyable, the food we got when we were out was not.

But we got even. When they visited out place in northern Florida they ate squirrel that we shot in our back yard, pork and chicken that we slaughtered, and my mother had some great recipes like pig brains and scrambled eggs. While all this was fun, my memory of food in the PI remains a bad one.

102 posted on 07/04/2013 3:26:28 PM PDT by South40
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To: NonValueAdded

Yea,when they have an eating contest there,the first one to find something to eat wins.


103 posted on 07/04/2013 3:26:47 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: trisham

Nice to see you too.


104 posted on 07/04/2013 3:27:25 PM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: PJ-Comix

I’m going with the natives of Alaska. I watched a show where they bury fish heads for a month, then dig them up and eat them. The rotten meat falls right off the bone. They call them stink heads.


105 posted on 07/04/2013 3:27:29 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: ScottinVA

I’ve been to Ireland... their food, while not the most imaginative in the world, is good.


Me, too. And they know how to prepare potatoes in different, good ways.


106 posted on 07/04/2013 3:28:12 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: knarf

I know all about kimchi, the corn mush as just as you’d suspect; corn, water, salt. That’s it.


107 posted on 07/04/2013 3:28:15 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: NonValueAdded

“And no one has mentioned haggis yet.”

Let’s not!


108 posted on 07/04/2013 3:29:32 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: kabumpo

I knew my comment about not liking French food would not be popular but that is my taste.


109 posted on 07/04/2013 3:30:11 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: PJ-Comix
The problem with a lot of regional “ traditional cuisines” is that they seem to have been developed during a period of extreme poverty and near starvation in that region. So they developed a lot of ways to make inedible things a little better to survive.
110 posted on 07/04/2013 3:31:59 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: entropy12

The best steak I have had was from a small restaurant off I 65 about mile marker 208 south of Bham. It is Kountry Kitchen. Some of the best food we ever had was on The GrandLuxe Train when we toured the NW Nat”l Parks for about 2 weeks. It was delicious even the beet soup. Nothing like eating while going through some of this country’s most beautiful scenery. Sad to say, they closed the year after we went. Love riding the rails.


111 posted on 07/04/2013 3:34:07 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: trisham
My husband loves haggis. :)

I suppose if offered it with no indication as to what it was, I might like it too.

We should also give Britain points off for how they name their food. Scones? ok. Add strawberry jam? sounds good. Devonshire clotted cream? Aw, you blew it right there, no matter how good they taste.

112 posted on 07/04/2013 3:35:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: PJ-Comix

The worst single food I ever ate (well, tried to eat) was a raw shrimp in Japan. Generally, though, Japanese food is pretty darn good.


113 posted on 07/04/2013 3:37:13 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: ErnBatavia

Q: What does Yoko Ono have in common with the Ethiopians?

A: They both live off of dead beetles ( Beatles ).


114 posted on 07/04/2013 3:37:13 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: NonValueAdded

And no one has mentioned haggis yet.


Sounds good. What is it?


115 posted on 07/04/2013 3:38:31 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Never mind telling me what haggis is. I just looked it up. Ugggg


116 posted on 07/04/2013 3:39:57 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult; SortaBichy
Which naturally leads us forward:

Q - What's yellow, ugly, and sleeps alone?

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A - Yoko Ono

117 posted on 07/04/2013 3:39:58 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: NonValueAdded
In Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra wrote that "Hunger is the best sauce in the world.” If that's true then Ethiopia must produce some of the best chefs in the world.
118 posted on 07/04/2013 3:41:41 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: NonValueAdded

It’s Scotland, laddie.


119 posted on 07/04/2013 3:41:50 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I was in Antallia Turkey and saw a sign at a sidewalk restaurant that said “T-Bone Steak $10 US”. My steak was not a T-Bone and I doubt it was beef. It was so tough I bent my knife trying to cut it. I picked it up and threw it into the street. A mangy stray dog walked up to it, sniffed it and walked away.

That being said, I do believe that good food is what brings the world together. I have had excellent Chinese food in Malta and great Mexican food food in Norway.

120 posted on 07/04/2013 3:42:30 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’ll eat anything in the PI except balut. A man’s gotta know his limits.


121 posted on 07/04/2013 3:42:32 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’ve been to a LOT of countries... Without doubt, the BEST food was in Italy. I loved everything.

Worst food? REALLY hard to say. There are good things, and bad things pretty much everywhere.

I’m NOT a big fan of sushi... so, for me, the worst place might be Japan. But, even there... I’ve learned what I like and don’t like. Some things (like skiaki) are excellent.

Korea is just slightly better.... at least, they cook most everything. But, kimchi is PRETTY HIGH on my list of horrible things to eat. Also, cold seawater soup. yuk.

China has mostly delicious food... just always TOO much of it. And, you can always count on at least one dish that is rank... like, Chicken feet.. or fish with a million tiny bones.

If I had to nominate a country/culture with the WORST overall?? I think I’d say Germany. You got schnitzel, chicken halves, and pretzels... that’s about it.

EVERYTHING there, is designed to go with BEER. Which, BTW, they absolutely, hands down have the BEST of. The white asparagus there is also very very good. But, it’s only available a few weeks, so that doesn’t count.

When I go to Germany... I eat EVERY kind of food EXCEPT German. That has to count for something??


122 posted on 07/04/2013 3:42:33 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them f)
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

“Philippines has Balut, embryonic Duck egg, boiled and served with vinegar...”

That was probably the wierdest thing I ever ate; it tasted good, but the consistency was strange (the duck has started to grow insode the egg - instead of feathers it has what looks like fine hairs coming in). You drink the liquid first, which tastes like cold chicken noodle soup.


123 posted on 07/04/2013 3:43:13 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: PJ-Comix

Great Britain has pretty lousy food. Mexico has lousy food. Italian food is among the best. Cajun food (ala Louisiana) is superb.


124 posted on 07/04/2013 3:44:09 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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125 posted on 07/04/2013 3:44:12 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: ought-six

“Italian food is among the best.”

Spanish/Iberian food puts Italian food to shame; their sausage (chorizo) is better, their garlic shrimp much better than scampi, and they use saffron rice instead of pasta so you don’t have to nap afterwards...


126 posted on 07/04/2013 3:47:33 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: katana
The meat ingredients are 90 percent bone and gristle and only in there to add flavor.

You're describing the McDonalds down at the corner. I refuse to eat there, but friend "treated me" to their drive through a couple of weeks ago. Had an alleged Chicken WRap. No way was there any chicken in those imitation meat hunks. Unless perhaps ground up and extruded beaks, wattles, eyeballs and cloacas. Disgusting.

Therefore, I'm voting for the USA as having the worst food. Close the fast food joints, is all I can recommend.

127 posted on 07/04/2013 3:51:23 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: DuncanWaring

“I saw an article in the WSJ about 20 years ago claiming Glasgow, Scotland had the “unhealthiest” food.”

Fish & chips are particularly unhealthy. In my town (Kearny NJ) when I was growing up we had five different fish & chips places (and 2 pipe bands); now there is only one fish & chip place left. While it is fast food “over there”, here they were charging nearly $15 for a platter. For that much money you could get too many other things that tasted a lot better.

Thankfully Arthur Treachers is back around (they have apparently been aquired by Nathan’s - where you see a Nathan’s one section of the menu is dedicated to Arthur Treachers). They have the Union Jack on the menu, and the condiment pumps are ketchup, mustard (for the Nathan’s dogs), and tartar sauce...


128 posted on 07/04/2013 3:52:29 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
Despite being half-Italian, Greek, Turkish, and Spanish (particularly Gallego seafood) cuisine are superior. Was rather non-plussed foodwise while travelling in Italy. When I have traveled in the other three countries in question, I never ate a bad meal.

The deep south has the worst food, IMHO. At least the Dakotas have walleye.

129 posted on 07/04/2013 3:55:55 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: PJ-Comix

The first time I went to Ireland, in the 70s, my host advised me to eat the full Irish breakfast (eggs, sausage, bacon, black pudding, white pudding, fried tomatoes, toast) and then just drink Guinness the rest of the day. It was good advice.

But by the time I returned in the late 80s, the food in both Ireland and the UK had gotten a lot better. I think joining the Common Market gradually gave both places access to more ingredients and improved their cuisine.


130 posted on 07/04/2013 3:57:00 PM PDT by Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
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To: autumnraine
I LOVE Carribean,
so I don’t know what spice they use that turns my stomach.

Probably Tapeworms...

131 posted on 07/04/2013 3:57:57 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: heartwood

Ethiopian Chicken

1 chicken, cut into pieces or 3-4 lbs. chicken pieces
...
1 T. paprika

1 t. each cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic powder, salt and ginger

1/2 t. allspice

1/4 t. cinnamon

1/2 c. flour

3 T. oil

2 large onions, sliced thin

1 c. tomato sauce or 2 c. stewed tomatoes

1 c. chicken stock

Combine spices with flour in a plastic bag. Add the chicken a few pieces at a time and shake to coat. Set aside. Add onion to hot oil in large skillet and cook until onions are browned. Add chicken pieces and brown on all sides. Add sauce and stock. Cover and simmer 35 minutes, adding water if sauce gets too thick. Serve with a cooked grain such as rice, millet, quinoa, wheat berries etc. This dish is also good served with lentils and cooked greens. Serves 4.


132 posted on 07/04/2013 3:58:15 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: kearnyirish2

That’s what’s great about food disputes: Everyone is right, because taste is wholly subjective.


133 posted on 07/04/2013 3:59:07 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

I know; my Spanish wife loves Italian (which I think can be tasty, but is too filling) while I prefer the Iberian stuff. Friends who visited Italy liked the food but were shocked at how small the portions were (in a good way). They said there were few fat people there, and the plates were half the size that we have in Italian restaurants here in the NYC area.


134 posted on 07/04/2013 4:01:40 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’ve had a few bad meals in three trips to the isles, but overall I’d have to say the food there is pretty decent. Can’t beat the British fish and chips, shepherds pie, and I also love the Cornish pasty. Ireland had surprisingly good food in their restaurants and pubs as well. If you travel to Ireland and want to save a little money when dining, eat in the pubs. The fare is a little plainer, but it’s still pretty good and cheaper than restaurants. The pubs are often attached to the restaurants, so you have a choice.


135 posted on 07/04/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: trisham

Your husband was correct...the food there is pretty decent.


136 posted on 07/04/2013 4:03:02 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Clemenza

My wife es una Gallega; from the seafood I like garlic shrimp (the paella has too much mystery stuff in it, and octopus has a wierd consistency though it tastes good). There mammals are great (rabbit, lamb, steak, pork), though they don’t eat turkey. When my mother-in-law gave it a try, it was incredible: she laid strips of bacon across the top of the turkey to trap moisture, and the bacon and the turkey were absolutely delicious.

From Turkey I liked kabob and some of their desserts.


137 posted on 07/04/2013 4:04:41 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Fresh Wind

Raw shrimp tastes exactly like cooked shrimp.


138 posted on 07/04/2013 4:08:39 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: driftless2

Those pasties are good; we have a couple of places in North Jersey that sell them, and they fly off the shelves (I believe they only open Tuesday through Friday, and those things aren’t cheap). I saw one on the news out in NW Jersey (where there was mining in the 19th century - they were a miners’ lunch that would “keep” for hours), and people still liked them 150 years later.


139 posted on 07/04/2013 4:11:18 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Clemenza
The deep south has the worst food, IMHO.

Love that Chicken from Popeyes
New Orleans food is spectacular
Memphis Barbecue is Very Good, competing with Texas

140 posted on 07/04/2013 4:12:21 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: entropy12
"lamb from UK...just as bad"

My wife, who grew up in England, would like to disagree with you. Lamb is not on the menus of many American eateries, but it's common in the UK. If there is an American restaurant that serves lamb, she'll most likely order it. I hate it, she loves it.

141 posted on 07/04/2013 4:14:16 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: MamaB

I was in Huntsville visiting Intergraph for a few days with colleagues and us Chicagoans missed pizza. Then one day we saw this chain pizza restaurant and jumped at it. It was like eating cardboard with painted yellow cheese.

I know exactly what you are talking about deep dish pizza such as from grocery store. It never cooks in the middle and the crust remains mushy in the middle.

The deep dish pizza in Chicago in the 1960’s was a totally different animal. I think they fried the crust first in a thick iron skillet. It was crispy throughout, never mushy. The pizza at Uno’s & Duo’s in downtown Chicago never used tomato paste which is what you get in most deep dish pizza. They used cooked fresh tomatoes, and that divine sausage chunks imported from Italy. The pizza arrived in that iron skillet sizzling hot at your table along with a spatula to dish it out. I am a good eater but 2 slices would stuff me up! In their heydays in early 60’s, on weekend evenings, the waiting room was packed with 100+ people standing in a smallish 12x15 room. But obviously the wait was worth it. I have traveled to every major city and never found pizza like that.


142 posted on 07/04/2013 4:15:01 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: kabumpo

My wife, who was born and raised in England, agrees with you. And she is not fond of France overall, but she did say they had excellent food.


143 posted on 07/04/2013 4:16:21 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: kearnyirish2

I’ve never been drunk enough to try balut.


144 posted on 07/04/2013 4:22:04 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: driftless2

He loves it there.


145 posted on 07/04/2013 4:26:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kearnyirish2

A lot of people from Cornwall settled in Wisconsin and the Michigan Upper Peninsula. My grandmother, who grew up in the UP and learned a number of different ethnic dishes, taught my mother how to make pasties. And there are areas of Wisconsin settled by Cornish immigrants, and they have pasty shops. But none of them were as good as the pasties I ate in Cornwall. Incidentally, there’s a rivalry between Cornwall and the adjoining county Devon over who has the best pasties. I’ll have to try a Devon pasty if I get the chance the next trip to Britain.


146 posted on 07/04/2013 4:29:20 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: aomagrat

It really isn’t bad; I’d suggest giving it a try (I’ll try almost anything once). I had two of them. Filipino friends were surprised I could get them (it was brought to a Christmas party by a filipino co-worker); apparently it is illegal to make it here (maybe because you’re cooking a partially-grown live animal?). Because neighboring Jersey City has a big Filipino population, I’d imagine they can get anything they eat over there right here in north Jersey.


147 posted on 07/04/2013 4:31:23 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: driftless2

Some of the best lamb I’ve ever had was in England, out in the countryside. Great lamb, Yorkshire pudding, and all that good stuff. Other than that, the only other good meals I’ve had in England were at Chinese and Indian restaurants.


148 posted on 07/04/2013 4:32:26 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Clemenza

Have you ever had “garlic soup” in a Spanish restaurant? It is basically French onion soup with garlic chunks substituted for onions and an egg on top replacing the cheese (it seems to be the oily mix in which they fry their garlic shrimp). It is delicious, and you smell for days; when you’re about done you use bread to mop uf the remaining oil - yum...


149 posted on 07/04/2013 4:33:55 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Conserev1
About the Whiskey it’s true! I’m Irish!

You know why God invented whiskey, don't you?

It's to keep the Irish from rulin' the world --

(/smile)

150 posted on 07/04/2013 4:36:29 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Let the redeemed of The LORD say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. (Ps. 107:2))
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