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Karachi
10-07-2011, 05:35 PM
what are your top favorite cusines?

mine:

Chinese
Arabic(Lebanese)
Turkish
Japanese
Pakistan/North Indian
Iranian/Afghan
Greek
American
Saudi/Gulf
Italian
Thai
Somali/East African
Mexican
South Indian


^ so far i have tried these, i would love to try others, i still have no idea what they eat in most places in Europe/Russia, African, South America etc... Too bad you can't really find many restaurants from those regions here in the west

Haris
10-07-2011, 06:00 PM
You like Somalian food? I hear they eat banana with rice?

I rarely eat out at restaurants so my choice of cuisines is imited to Pakistani/North Indian and good old British Fish 'n Chips.


Italian food is good as well.

Digital Malang
10-07-2011, 06:06 PM
Karachi, why is there a "/" between Afghan and iranian?

Karachi
10-07-2011, 06:17 PM
You like Somalian food? I hear they eat banana with rice?

I rarely eat out at restaurants so my choice of cuisines is imited to Pakistani/North Indian and good old British Fish 'n Chips.


Italian food is good as well.

somali food is very underrated, they have one of the best rice/meat dishes i have tried, and yes they do have banana with rice, its unusual but a nice experience.

Karachi
10-07-2011, 06:18 PM
Karachi, why is there a "/" between Afghan and iranian?

isn't generic afghan/iranian food similar?? of course the regional foods will be different

IamDZJ
10-07-2011, 06:57 PM
arabic food servings are so large. i had some yesterday and i haven't developed an appetite for a proper meal ever since.

IamDZJ
10-07-2011, 07:04 PM
the banana they cook is called plantain bananas and they are not always sweet when cooked.

Laila
10-07-2011, 10:55 PM
Karachi, Iranians and Afghans do not have the same cuisine.

Iranians use green peas and saffron in their rice.....usually they do not let the rice to get very soft, making it like a dry structure. They dont eat much stew like meat or biryani style dishes. They use lots of fruits in their dishes. Their kabab tends to be dry as well. But with a lot of tomatoes and onions on the side. Their bread is different too.

Adam
10-07-2011, 11:00 PM
0% diversity in manchester, everythings indian (well the halal stuff)

Karachi
10-08-2011, 02:42 AM
Yummy somali food that i just had:


http://www.golden-recipes.com/show-image-big-ID-133.jpg

http://images.publicradio.org/content/2008/11/25/20081125_somali_food_33.jpg

Shehbaz Khan
10-08-2011, 06:08 AM
Well nothing can beat the taste of the Afghan cuisines !!

Dam pukht, Tikka, Kabaab and most of all the Afghani Pulao !! Brilliant !!

tor_khan
10-08-2011, 07:24 AM
I had a Thai Green Curry last Ramadan after I came out of the airport. It was kind of an essential iftar meal that I had at the hotel restaurant. The rice was predictably sticky. I can't remember what I had for desert, suffice to say the selection on offer was Thai.

The after taste of the curry was so strong that I could still taste it for weeks after and it gave me serious doubts as to whether my fasting after that particular Iftar was valid as a result.

Also, on a side note please NO aubergines. Or at least not so many. I had so many aubergines when on vacation in North Africa one year, that I was hallucinating them when I got back.

Lebanese food is amongst my favourite especially Shish Tawook, variations of which also turns up in places like Kabul and Istanbul.

یاسمینه
10-08-2011, 08:08 AM
Moroccan, Lebanese, Greek and French... but I rarely eat meat.

Karachi
10-08-2011, 12:55 PM
Well nothing can beat the taste of the Afghan cuisines !!

Dam pukht, Tikka, Kabaab and most of all the Afghani Pulao !! Brilliant !!


^ i still haven't tried that unfortunately

Khyber Pass
10-08-2011, 01:45 PM
Afghani<3
Pakistani<3
Iranian
Lebonese
and Italian.

Shehbaz Khan
10-08-2011, 02:02 PM
^ i still haven't tried that unfortunately


Next time you are in Karachi let me know ;)

Digital Malang
10-08-2011, 02:35 PM
So there are these people in Africa who burn their dead people and drink their ashes in a soup.

Karachi
10-08-2011, 09:12 PM
^ who

MohannaD
10-09-2011, 02:42 AM
Libyan
Moroccan
Japanese
Ehtiopian
Syrian / Shami
Chinese
Sudanese
Italian
Thai

And others ....

Tjanaparh
10-09-2011, 03:04 AM
Every vegetarian

graveyardofempires
10-09-2011, 05:05 AM
ive tasted brazilian,sudanese,somalian.

brazilian food,alot of sea creatures with rice,pretty tasty.
somalians eat banana with spaghetti.
sudanese rice or maybe it was somalian tasted great ,they used a different tactic,for example not pre boiling the rice.

my favourite food will eb sambosey,peerakay,chapli kebab

emkhan
10-09-2011, 08:04 AM
Pa Islamabad ke shinwari ta laarr sha che da tikkey pa khwand poha shey, ao bya da pekhawar charsi tikka.
da takht bhai ao mingorey chapli kabaab waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

IamDZJ
10-09-2011, 03:26 PM
cuisine my foot, rat poison would taste good about right now. havn't had any food since yesterday.

emkhan
10-09-2011, 03:36 PM
cuisine my foot, rat poison would taste good about right now. havn't had any food since yesterday.

My dear sister, For you, roasted rats and chopped mosquitoes would be great.

IamDZJ
10-09-2011, 03:40 PM
My dear sister, For you, roasted rats and chopped mosquitoes would be great.

my dear brother, i would very much prefer your roasted head instead. two toothpicks stuck to your eyeballs..perfect..

emkhan
10-09-2011, 03:46 PM
my dear brother, i would very much prefer your roasted head instead. two toothpicks stuck to your eyeballs..perfect..

somra zalima khorakay da zama. lag sabar okra taa la za da machano paiti jorrom. laasona pasey winza shaaba

Toramana
10-10-2011, 11:22 PM
Afghan food all the way...Pa Missisauga kai Bamian Restraunt tha lar shai...Kho aghoi khanziranu laga quality kharaba karai da...

Laila
10-10-2011, 11:24 PM
I've heard lots of good things about Chinese food in Peshawar. Gotta try it to see for myself.

Karachi
10-11-2011, 12:50 AM
how come i have never heard of Russian cuisine? its a really big country, what do they eat up there?

MohannaD
10-11-2011, 01:43 AM
how come i have never heard of Russian cuisine? its a really big country, what do they eat up there?


I tried their food in Dubai " Arbat Restaurant " , liked it but some of the dishes were FULL of fat . In Tajikistan I think I ate Russian food , not sure though .

al-arab
10-14-2011, 07:05 AM
Arab cuisine (specially from the Levant and Iraq (very similar) which means Iraqi, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egyptian cuisine).

I also like Iranian, Italian, French and some Indian dishes.

I unfortunately don't know much Afghan cuisine. I suspect Tajik to be much similar to Iranian with Russian influences and Pashtun to have more Pakistani influences? Is that correct? I have not tested much Pakistani nor Afghan (Pashtun) food.

al-arab
10-14-2011, 07:47 AM
You can read about great Iraqi Cuisine in this link.

"
Iraqi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq) cuisine or Mesopotamian cuisine has a long history going back some 10,000 years - to the Sumerians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumer), Babylonians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonia) and Assyrians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyria).[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine#cite_note-Salloum-0) Tablets (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_tablet) found in ancient ruins in Iraq show recipes prepared in the temples during religious festivals - the first cookbooks in the world.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine#cite_note-Salloum-0) Ancient Iraq (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Iraq), or Mesopotamia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesopotamia), was home to many sophisticated and highly advanced civilizations, in all fields of knowledge - including the culinary arts.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine#cite_note-Salloum-0) However, it was in the medieval era (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Golden_Age) when Baghdad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baghdad) was the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbasid_Caliphate) that the Iraqi kitchen reached its zenith.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine#cite_note-Salloum-0) Today, the cuisine of Iraq reflects this rich inheritance as well as strong influences from the culinary traditions of neighbouring Turkey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey), Iran (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran) and the Greater Syria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Syria) area.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine#cite_note-Salloum-0)
Meals begin with appetizers and salads - known as Mezza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mezze). Some popular dishes include Kebab (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebab) (often marinated with garlic, lemon and spices, then grilled), Gauss (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawarma) (grilled meat sandwich wrap, similar to Döner kebab (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%B6ner_kebab)), Bamia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamia) (lamb, okra and tomato stew), Quzi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansaf) (lamb with rice, almonds, raisins and spices), Falafel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falafel) (fried chickpea patties served with amba (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amba_(condiment)) and salad in pita (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pita)), Kubbah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibbeh) (minced meat ground with bulghur or rice and spices), Masgouf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masgouf) (grilled fish with pepper and tamarind), and Maqluba (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maqluba) (a rice, lamb, tomato and aubergine dish). Stuffed vegetable dishes such as Dolma (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolma) and Mahshi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuffed_peppers) are also popular."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine)

I would like to know more about Pashtun cuisine other than what the Internet says. Can you name me a great dish typical for Pashtuns?

Thank you.

badmash_khel
11-15-2011, 08:40 AM
Afghan/Pashtun cuisine, uzbak. indian, italian, thai and mexican.

Al Hanif
11-15-2011, 09:39 AM
Moroccan of course is best

Djiboutian

French

Chinese

everything is tasty

anything is good as long as you say Bismillah !

Punjabi
11-15-2011, 11:35 AM
Sabzi, Roti naal

Samosas

Springle rolls

Shahi paneer ( my favourite one )

Pizzas, french Fries, MC Do's, hum and Doner turk

Alchemist
11-15-2011, 07:52 PM
I like the food of the wild man...

BBQ chicken...

T-bone Steak....on an open fire. None of that fancy ish....

...the good stuff

Karachi
12-24-2011, 02:49 AM
I just had Turkish food:

iskender kebab, I love it:

http://www.turkishcookbook.com/images/IskenderKebap.jpg

http://www.antalya.org/images/listing_photos/93_iskender_kebab.jpg

http://istanbulpedia.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/iskender-kebab-istanbul2.jpg

faye
01-02-2012, 06:12 AM
i love turkish food too. especially thise lovely dips. must make myself some.
some of my own meals are the best. lol.
marsala dosai, halwa, gelebi, samosas, chapati, raita, some curries, roti telor, parathas. indian.
thai green and red curries.
fresh cooked sardinas, spain.
greek salad.
malaysian food.
the occassional chip buttie with tomato sauce, english.

یاسمینه
01-02-2012, 06:33 AM
Could I have masala dosai? ;)

Karachi
02-09-2012, 02:35 AM
^ i had that today

Amir al Ghaznavi
02-09-2012, 02:45 PM
arab food and persian food dont compare at all to afghan

afghan food is the best in the world, props to indian food too

turkish food is not bad

im a big pasta fan so im a fan of italian

Karachi
09-10-2013, 12:50 AM
I think Turkish is my number 1 now, followed by Lebanese

afghan
09-18-2013, 08:37 PM
afghan and central asian food all the way. quality and taste.

Pakwatan
09-18-2013, 09:15 PM
Anything my mother makes.

Especially her tea.

Karachi
11-01-2013, 11:53 PM
I am craving some lasagna right now.

http://twincitypizza.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Tasty-Lasagna.jpg

http://lettuceeattogether.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/lasagna.jpg

This is my favorite Italian dish

Karachi
11-01-2013, 11:56 PM
Also love Greek moussaka, has anyone tried it?

http://foodnetwork.ca/responsivefoodapi/dmm/M/Y/My_Big-Fat_Low-Fat_Greek_Moussaka_001.jpg

$hiva
11-02-2013, 11:15 AM
I am craving some lasagna right now.

http://twincitypizza.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Tasty-Lasagna.jpg

http://lettuceeattogether.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/lasagna.jpg

This is my favorite Italian dish

Turkish, Italian, Greek... whatever the fk... share your guilt for foreign cuisine with your morghduz-looking daddy... mordarkhor