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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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A guy from Ireland once told me that they had lousy food there because all their effort went into producing good whiskey.
1 posted on 07/04/2013 2:33:44 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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Philippines. They’ll eat anything and call it food.


2 posted on 07/04/2013 2:35:51 PM PDT by South40
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To: PJ-Comix

...and if you drink enough good Irish whiskey, you won’t care what the food tastes like.


3 posted on 07/04/2013 2:36:15 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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HAITI ... nothin' but mud cakes, mud cookies and mud pies.

really.

4 posted on 07/04/2013 2:37:05 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: South40
Philippines. They’ll eat anything and call it food.

Lumpia is the Philippine's saving grace.

Any place that serves up goat, however, is in the running for worst.

5 posted on 07/04/2013 2:37:30 PM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: PJ-Comix

My husband visited Ireland and Scotland, and he thought that the food was fairly good.


6 posted on 07/04/2013 2:37:33 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: South40

You ain’t been there.


7 posted on 07/04/2013 2:38:04 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Well, Ethiopia and Somalia must be pretty high up on the list.


8 posted on 07/04/2013 2:38:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: PJ-Comix

Um, North Korea?


9 posted on 07/04/2013 2:38:07 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: BADROTOFINGER

I’m not sure they have food


10 posted on 07/04/2013 2:38:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Washi

LUMPIA is absolutely right up there with finger food.


11 posted on 07/04/2013 2:38:50 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: South40

Actually I love the way they cook Ox tails in the Philippines and they have a great way of baking cake. Very tasty.


12 posted on 07/04/2013 2:38:59 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware YRip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

One reason I never wanted to travel abroad What would I eat!
I don’t eat Goat, sheep, or water buffalo, and I hate curry!
Beef and Potatoes is the ticket man!
About the Whiskey it’s true! I’m Irish!


13 posted on 07/04/2013 2:39:36 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: PJ-Comix

I have to say I was NOT impressed with the food in France, despite its gastronomic reputation. They’l put literally ANYTHING into a sausage casing and sell it.


14 posted on 07/04/2013 2:40:18 PM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: South40

France and Italy have the best food, because you almost cannot get a bad meal. Mexico also has a wonderful cuisine.
The worst food I’ve had was in Cuba.
The U.S., with all its abundance, has failed to develop its cuisine.


15 posted on 07/04/2013 2:40:31 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: PJ-Comix

France. I expect my answer will not be popular with some people here but I cannot think of a single French food item that I would like. I always thought they make it look real fancy to compensate for it’s lack of taste and quantity.


16 posted on 07/04/2013 2:40:38 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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17 posted on 07/04/2013 2:40:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: knarf

Andrew Zimmern was in Uganda and even he was disgusted by roadside meat which had unclean intestines.


18 posted on 07/04/2013 2:41:10 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware YRip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

Mexico: It’s delicious, addicting, and has its revenge on exit.


19 posted on 07/04/2013 2:42:32 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: PJ-Comix

North Korea; pickled cabbage and corn mush if you’re very lucky.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 2:42:35 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: PJ-Comix

Scotland. Stayed at the Grey Walls once - to play Muirfield - and the menu was filled with stuff that was shot in the barn that day.


21 posted on 07/04/2013 2:42:45 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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At least it was ... um ... meat.

We have missionaries in Haiti and they say that people REALLY DO make, sell and eat mud cakes or like, pancakes.

22 posted on 07/04/2013 2:43:04 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: kabumpo

The best steak I ever had was in Puerto Rico, and that was six years or so ago. It was incredible.


23 posted on 07/04/2013 2:43:18 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: kabumpo

Well, Cuban STYLE food is quite good but currently unavailable in Cuba because of the Castro Bros.. Okay, I am more referring to style of cooking than availability. So while little food is available in North Korea, Korean food in general can be quite tasty (and also available in South Korea).


24 posted on 07/04/2013 2:43:27 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware YRip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: NonValueAdded
Well, Ethiopia and Somalia must be pretty high up on the list.

I hear there will be a new reality show where contestants will try drive a catering accross Ethipoia and Somalia.

25 posted on 07/04/2013 2:43:34 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: PJ-Comix

At one time I would had said Russia, hands down. But the food in Mainland China, the sort eaten by the mass of people every day, may in fact and contrary to expectations be the “worst” in the world. Besides the country’s infamous food quality non-enforcement (shredded cardboard in meat pies for example) the food in the PRC is very far from what’s available in all the surrounding Chinese speaking countries like Hong Kong and Taiwan. Food served in high class restaurants in the big cities can still be outstanding but is out of reach for most people. The meat ingredients are 90 percent bone and gristle and only in there to add flavor. Rice and noodles make up the bulk of calories people consume.


26 posted on 07/04/2013 2:43:55 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: trisham

Al carbon?


27 posted on 07/04/2013 2:44:03 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware YRip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: muir_redwoods

The pickled cabbage is Kimchi ... don’t know about the corn


28 posted on 07/04/2013 2:44:05 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ireland, and it’s no contest. They drink to get rid of the taste of the food.


29 posted on 07/04/2013 2:44:13 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: trisham

You must be a lousy cook. ;)


30 posted on 07/04/2013 2:45:00 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: kabumpo

We are a big country and regionalism is not quite dead. I would say based upon the aforementioned American cuisine is regional.


31 posted on 07/04/2013 2:45:05 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Did you try the cheeses? The french work wonders with spoiled milk.


32 posted on 07/04/2013 2:45:08 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: knarf

I’ve been there many times. I had an aunt who lived there from 1965 through 1979. My worst memories of the place are of the food.


33 posted on 07/04/2013 2:45:26 PM PDT by South40
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To: knarf

Everytime I walk into a building that Haitians live, the smell makes me sick.

I LOVE Carribean, so I don’t know what spice they use that turns my stomach.


34 posted on 07/04/2013 2:46:38 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: popdonnelly
You must be a lousy cook. ;)

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I can't deny that. :)

35 posted on 07/04/2013 2:47:17 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: BADROTOFINGER
Um, North Korea?
Who can tell?
I choose Icelandic, um, delicacies. Hákarl, fermented poisonous shark, is so vile as to make people eating lutefisk in the same room wretch. And I can't deal with lutefisk. Imagine stinky eel, rotting in urine.
36 posted on 07/04/2013 2:47:59 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: PJ-Comix

Duh? I am clueless. :)


37 posted on 07/04/2013 2:48:01 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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“Did you try the cheeses? The french work wonders with spoiled milk.”

I have tried a few and some are good but so many from other countries are excellent.


38 posted on 07/04/2013 2:49:35 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: PJ-Comix

Eastern Bloc countries for the large part, the UK, anyplace where bugs are a staple item.


39 posted on 07/04/2013 2:50:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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I gotta go with the Phillipines: I was in college with Pinoys and they salivated for fish heads and rice! But Scotland can’t be far behind!


40 posted on 07/04/2013 2:50:44 PM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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I gotta go with the Phillipines: I was in college with Pinoys and they salivated for fish heads and rice! But Scotland can’t be far behind!


41 posted on 07/04/2013 2:50:44 PM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: BADROTOFINGER

You have to have food in order to be judged if it’s bad or not.


42 posted on 07/04/2013 2:50:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: South40
I don't know where you were, but Philippine cuisine can be very varied and tasty.

Granted... there ARE some weird things like balut, and I don't know your gastronomical preferences, but I've always eaten rice, veggies, a meat of some kind (usually fish or pork .. but beef ((expensive there)) also) and the table usually has 5 or 6 or 7 different things that you just take a little of (except the rice)


Oh yeah .. I'm married to a Filipina.

43 posted on 07/04/2013 2:51:22 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: John Valentine

Eww, you could be eating Helen Thomas in a sausage casing.


44 posted on 07/04/2013 2:51:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: autumnraine

I think it’s BO and funk.


45 posted on 07/04/2013 2:52:37 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: PJ-Comix

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

Don’t particularly recall them saying it tasted bad, though.

The only specific item I remember was a “cannonball”, a hard-boiled egg wrapped in ground sausage and deep-fat-fried..


46 posted on 07/04/2013 2:53:23 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: autumnraine

May not be the cooking, it could be the bad juju voodoo...


47 posted on 07/04/2013 2:53:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Ethiopian restaurants were popular about 30 years ago in leftie cities. Take one soft flat bread, two feet in diameter. Put piles of six different kinds of lentils around the edge, all flavored with something sour, as is the bread. Two different bowls of hot sauce. Tear off pieces of bread with right hand, pinch up sour lentils, dip in hot sauce, eat.


48 posted on 07/04/2013 2:54:37 PM PDT by heartwood
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I don't know, but now I have a hankering for a durian.

/johnny

49 posted on 07/04/2013 2:55:09 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PJ-Comix

I did not like the food in Denmark but the beautiful women and great beer more than made up for it..


50 posted on 07/04/2013 2:55:27 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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