#1 Posted by Tearhead (2382 posts) -

Just thought I would create a thread where people can show and discuss their country's national dish. If you are from the U.S. you can also provide food your state is known for. 
I'm from Barbados, and my country's national dish is Cou-Cou and Flying Fish.

Cou-Cou is a made of cornmeal and okra; for those interested, here's the wikipedia page for Cou-Cou.
#2 Posted by rjayb89 (7806 posts) -

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36567 posts) -

Our national food is salted bearicorn roast. When our bearicorns die in battle, we cook their flesh into a tasty treat. (If you haven't caught on by now, a bearicorn is a bear with a single horn on its head. Bear+unicorn=bearicorn.)

#4 Edited by Gylfi (62 posts) -

No im not kidding, this and the balls of a Ram  is one of Icelands finest national food!


#5 Posted by Coltonio7 (3214 posts) -

#6 Edited by get2sammyb (6686 posts) -

Fish and chips. Battered fish with chunky cut potatoes and lashing of salt and vinegar to boot. Goes nicely with curry sauce or mushy peas. Bought from "fish and chip" outlets that litter every English town. Seaside towns have the best fish and chips though; fact.
Battered Mars bars are an obvious choice for desert.
It's either that or the All Day Full English Breakfast served with a mug of tea.
#7 Posted by Smarter_Martyr (589 posts) -

Arroz con gandules (Rice and pigeon peas), with pasteles. Puerto Rico's finest.
#8 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

#9 Posted by calidan777 (916 posts) -

fried chicken

#10 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6649 posts) -
@Gylfi said:
" No im not kidding, this and the balls of a Ram  is one of Iceland finest national food!



#11 Posted by phlegms (1622 posts) -

Im from Ireland, my national dish is alcoholism. 

#12 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4314 posts) -

Anything that deep fried and unhealthy.

#13 Edited by eroticfishcake (7854 posts) -

 Full Irish Breakfast (minus the beans, so technically, it's not a Full Irish Breakfast).

Jumbo Breakfast Roll
No such thing as Irish cuisine mind you.
#14 Posted by cap123 (2467 posts) -

england is either roast beef and yorkshire puddings, fish and chips, full english breakfast, maybe even chicken tikka masala...
we don't have an official one :o
toad in the hole maybe too

#15 Posted by LeadNinja (298 posts) -
 Mmmmmm... National cuisine..
Welsh Rarebit, boyos.  Although the origin of the term may be an English insult, as rabbit was traditionally the poor man's beef and cheese was the Welsh man's rabbit; Welsh being a synonym for shitty.  Yeah, it's fancy cheese on toast.
#16 Posted by eroticfishcake (7854 posts) -
@cap123: Or spotted dick. Which to my knowledge, has been renamed several times in school cafeterias.
#17 Posted by phlegms (1622 posts) -
@eroticfishcake:  A breakfast roll is truly the food of kings.
#18 Posted by GunstarRed (5780 posts) -

I'm from England so chips..but I live in Scotland where people would tell you that the national dish is haggis... but I'm pretty certain its anything from Greggs Bakeries...like a macaroni pie.... 
#19 Posted by eroticfishcake (7854 posts) -
@phlegms said:
" @eroticfishcake:  A breakfast roll is truly the food of kings. "
Of course. It's the staple diet of students, business men and builders everywhere!
#20 Posted by SlowHands (366 posts) -
@phlegms said:
" Im from Ireland, my national dish is alcoholism.  "
@eroticfishcake said:
"[pic]   Full Irish Breakfast
[pic]   Jumbo Breakfast Roll
No such thing as Irish cuisine mind you. "
What about (Irish) stew?  What about steak and victory!?  WHAT ABOUT OPPRESSION ARGH!!??
#21 Edited by GunnBjorn (2905 posts) -

The Netherlands: 
Boerenkool(stamp) met rookworst. 
Borecole and potatoes(mashed together) with smoked sausage.
Erwtensoep met roggebrood en spek.
Peasoup, served with rye bread and bacon. 
The thickened(and most common) variety depicted here is called 'Snert'. 
#22 Posted by phlegms (1622 posts) -
@SlowHands: Nope, the only thing consumed in Ireland currently is alcohol and breakfast rolls.
#23 Posted by MattyFTM (14589 posts) -

Either Fish & Chips, Roast Beef Dinner or a Full English Breakfast.

#24 Posted by PenguinDust (12757 posts) -

I'm an American so it is whatever clogs the arteries fastest and adds the most fat around your midsection.  Hot dogs and hamburgers are probably the first thing that comes to mind, but I'm going to suggest a meal that almost all of us have each year.  On Thanksgiving, practically every American eats turkey, stuffing, green beans, and pumpkin pie.  It's the traditional meal for that holiday.  People eat other things for other holidays, but (for the most part) Thanksgiving is unique in the states for having a standard menu across the nation.

 Thanksgiving dinner
#25 Posted by ArchScabby (5877 posts) -


#26 Posted by JellyFish_Gsus (769 posts) -

I am now Hungry.  But for me its a full Irish Breakfast................mmmm

#27 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12626 posts) -

Being from America, our national dish is freedom
Being from Idaho, probably something to do with potatoes.

#28 Edited by tineyoghurt (370 posts) -
@Gylfi said:

" No im not kidding, this and the balls of a Ram  is one of Icelands finest national food!


My hometown Voss is (in)famous here in Norway for this kind of food.  As a matter of fact, several hundreds of people here get together in a big tent just to eat it once a year. Personally I don't want any sheep tongue or  sheep ballsacks in my mouth. 
Norway's "official" dish however is a lamb and cabbage stew, called fårikål.
#29 Posted by OutOfBounds9000 (2513 posts) -
@Coltonio7 said:
FUCK YEAH!Btw im from Canada so..... 
I dunno.Actually i dont,but i know Canada's national animal is the moose.....
#30 Posted by GunnBjorn (2905 posts) -

Come on, people. 
There must be more foreign dishes out there. 
Post 'em! 
With pics, please.
#31 Edited by Hats (366 posts) -

Id have to say the Meatpie

  or Fish and chips with dimsims, potato cake, crab sticks and plenty of salt
#32 Posted by ninjakiller (3428 posts) -
I'm American, but being of 50% Polish descent these are one of my favorite foods.  They being Galumpke, or stuffed cabbage rolls.  Cabbage, ground beef, onions, tomato sauce, and rice are all you really need to make these.
#33 Posted by Bioderm (198 posts) -
#34 Posted by evanbrau (1178 posts) -
@phlegms:  I also submit the snack box, I couldn't find a greasy enough one to truly illustrate what I mean but this is the basic idea:

Its the ultimate after drink food followed by a breakfast roll in the morning to sort out the next days hangover.
#35 Posted by Cube (4382 posts) -

Donairs are way better than poutine.
#36 Posted by Bucketdeth (8232 posts) -
@OutOfBounds9000 said:
" @Coltonio7 said:
FUCK YEAH!Btw im from Canada so.....  I dunno.Actually i dont,but i know Canada's national animal is the moose..... "
I'd be afraid to get a slurpee in Winnipeg, very high chance of getting shot for even picking the wrong flavor.
#37 Posted by gabha (393 posts) -
 Saudi Kabsah
#38 Posted by guiseppe (2843 posts) -

I don't really know what the swedish national dish is, if we have one. I guess we have many things that are traditional here, such as Janssons Frestelse or Falukorv in various ways. We also eat a lot of fish, particularly herring and/or pickled herring, but that's mostly for hollidays. Oh, and I almost forgot... Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes (or regular potatoes), brown sauce and lingonberry jam. Behold!

#39 Posted by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -

County - Cornwall. Pasties son! 

#40 Posted by GermanQR (14 posts) -

(Valencian) Paella!!  
lots of regional -not national- dishes in Spain, a very diverse country, but from the Basque Country to the Canary Islands... everybody loves it!! 
#41 Edited by TwoOneFive (9787 posts) -

well in America, we got 50 states and everyone has its own thing goin on. And then even most City's has its own things goin on.  
In Philly, where i live, its obviously the cheesesteaks. Now, theres pizza places on nearly every corner in this city i swear. They ALL make cheesesteaks, but if you want a good one you got to go to the places that specialize in cheese steaks.  
Theres the two most famous- Pats and Genos. Then theres a ton of other just as great places as well such as Fruscos, Chink's, and Steve's.  
may you salivate at that beautiful sight below:  
most people just order a "steak, wit wiz and friied onions" because its fast and tastes great anyways,  but this is how always order them 

 i pass Fruscos on my way to work, i think im gonna leave for work early today.  
theres two ways to make em.like this with thin slices of steak, or you can chop up the steak into almost confetti like. i prefer the above pics way but choppin em up is always good to and it feels more stuffing because it makes the sandwich huge.   
learn more about em here
#42 Posted by Damian (1521 posts) -

I don't think Canada has a national dish. If we did, it'd be something from France or England anyway. But in Toronto, I'd have to say it's a street-vendor hot dog. T.O. has the best I've ever tried. I don't know what they feed those delicious rodents, but it's awesome times on Queen and Spadina. 
My Portuguese side wants me to say Bacalao (not the biggest fan). 

It's cod fish, usually served with potatoes, onion and bread in some combination. Might also contain the other staple of a Portian's diet: Chorizo.
#43 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1879 posts) -

Beats me. In the United States we have everyone from the entire planet living here adding their culture to the pot. We also have affordable food from every culture and region as well. Hard to say...

#44 Posted by TwoOneFive (9787 posts) -
@ShadowSkill11 said:
" Beats me. In the United States we have everyone from the entire planet living here adding their culture to the pot. We also have affordable food from every culture and region as well. Hard to say... "
yeah, but every city has its own MAIN thing ya know. 
#45 Posted by ChromaticPanther (66 posts) -
@Bioderm: Poutine makes me proud to be Canadian.
#46 Posted by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -
@TwoOneFive: That looks fucking awesome. There's got to be some way I can get one...
#47 Posted by Tearhead (2382 posts) -
@Cube said:


Donairs are way better than poutine. "
I fucking love Gyros. Assuming that is what this is, since I don't see any tzatziki sauce.
#48 Edited by crusader8463 (14744 posts) -

Here in New Brunswick Canada i would have to say it would be The Double Double and Timbits from Tim Hortons.

 Double Double The Nectar of the Gods

The food of the gods.
#49 Posted by zudthespud (3326 posts) -
@get2sammyb: Oh yes.
#50 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19813 posts) -
 Maple Syrup + Pancakes