• What are some traditional foods/meals for your culture?

    Best answer: I'm British and it has been reasonably said we don't have a cuisine... we used to spend our time conquering the planet. But things that are typically British will include a roast dinner, there are a lot of stews because they make the best use of cheap tough meat that working people could actually afford,... show more
    Best answer: I'm British and it has been reasonably said we don't have a cuisine... we used to spend our time conquering the planet. But things that are typically British will include a roast dinner, there are a lot of stews because they make the best use of cheap tough meat that working people could actually afford, or normally you would have "meat and two veg" just very simply cooked. Curry is also quite popular because we used to rule India and people brought the idea back with them. And then there is fish and chips.

    A full English breakfast is something to try if you visit us - fried egg, fried bacon and/or sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, often these days hash browns and baked beans but that really isn't so traditional. Most hotels will serve that as a buffet so pick what you want, but it is highly inadvisable unless you will burn off that huge amount of calories.

    And I have to mention Christmas dinner. This holds the same place as Thanksgiving dinner does in the USA. Traditionally it should include a roast goose but these days it will be roast turkey, roast potatoes, and a selection of other vegetables, probably carrots, parsnips, and for some reason Brussels sprouts. So many people don't like Brussels (I do like them) "but it's traditional" so they get served up anyway. This will be followed by Christmas pudding, very heavy, full of dried fruit and alcohol, served with cream or custard and possibly a mince pie. I'd rather have just the mince pie, to be honest. Very heavy puddings are something we're rather good at - jam roly-poly, suet pudding, bread pudding (the only thing my Dad ever knew how to make), bread and butter pudding, Sussex Pond pudding...

    There are a few traditions about Christmas pudding. It really needs to be started a month in advance. The Collect in the Book of Common Prayer for the last Sunday before Advent begins "Stir up, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people..." so this is known as Stir-Up Sunday and when more people went to church, it was a reminder to make the pud! It needs some time to mature a bit and just heat it up on Christmas Day. It is not an unreasonable suggestion to make two and keep the other one for next year - it really does last that long.

    This will tend to be enough to make the average British family collapse in front of the TV for the Queen's Christmas Message at 3 pm. This used to be broadcast live but now Liz records it in advance so it can include filmed bits and she can watch it with the rest of us. She talks to the nation and the Commonwealth for 10 minutes and wishes us a Happy Christmas.

    True, what you get as Chinese food in the USA is the version of it that Americans will eat. Much the same here with "British curry". The most famous one of those is chicken tikka masala, which is definitely a British invention that Indians have never heard of. Apparently the story is that a customer complained his chicken tikka was too dry. It's SUPPOSED to be like that but "the customer is always right" so the chef whipped up a creamy tomato sauce and the customer loved it.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • What takeaway should I order for dinner?

    It’s either between an Indian or a Chinese.
    It’s either between an Indian or a Chinese.
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • What food are you going to order in Chinese Restaurant?

    Best answer: veg egg roll. wonton soup w/out pork wontons.
    Best answer: veg egg roll. wonton soup w/out pork wontons.
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  • Why is sushi covered in seaweed?

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  • Recently went to a quality restaurant and ordered grilled fried shrimp. Why do restaurants leave the shelled tale on the shrimp?

    I do not like to handle my food to remove shells off of the tail of shrimp. what do you think?
    I do not like to handle my food to remove shells off of the tail of shrimp. what do you think?
    19 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Are sushi rolls considered sushi?

    So I’m in a constant argument with someone over what the term “sushi” actually means. I think it serves as a general term for all types of sushi including maki (rolls), sashimi, and nigiri. However a friend of mine claims that sushi rolls are not actual sushi. She believes sushi is when a piece of meat sits on top... show more
    So I’m in a constant argument with someone over what the term “sushi” actually means. I think it serves as a general term for all types of sushi including maki (rolls), sashimi, and nigiri. However a friend of mine claims that sushi rolls are not actual sushi. She believes sushi is when a piece of meat sits on top of a ball of rice, therefore rolls are not considered to be sushi. Every website I look says sushi rolls are a category of sushi, but my friend still insists otherwise. I’m also aware that rolls were made in America to make sushi more appealing to the western culture, does this have to do anything with rolls being considered sushi or not? It’s finally time to settle this argument. Thank you everyone for your responses
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  • Do sushi places serve steak?

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  • Why is life boring???

    Best answer: I'd say that if you truly feel that way then the reason might be because you haven't found anything that you are passionate about in your life yet. The world tries very hard to distract everyone with the newest shiny thing, but that is only temporary. Once you find your passion, it will be a more permanent... show more
    Best answer: I'd say that if you truly feel that way then the reason might be because you haven't found anything that you are passionate about in your life yet. The world tries very hard to distract everyone with the newest shiny thing, but that is only temporary. Once you find your passion, it will be a more permanent thing. There is a saying that says "find a job you love to do and you'll never work a day in your life".
    19 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What’s the best Italian food to give as a gift to an English family?

    I’m Italian and I’m going to London on Sunday. Since I will be hosted by an English family, I’d like to get them some typical Italian food. However, I have no idea what kind of products they’d like best. So English people I’m reaching out to you! What food would you like to be given as a gift?
    I’m Italian and I’m going to London on Sunday. Since I will be hosted by an English family, I’d like to get them some typical Italian food. However, I have no idea what kind of products they’d like best. So English people I’m reaching out to you! What food would you like to be given as a gift?
    16 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What happens when you accidentally step on a snail?

    Best answer: Who cares, it's a snail.
    Best answer: Who cares, it's a snail.
    13 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What do people EAT for BREAKFAST around the WORLD?? Favorite authentic home-cooked breakfast as a kid. Any and all countries!?

    Best answer: We usually have leftovers (pasta, curry, mash potatoes, chilli beans, risotto, etc). Forest mushroom fry up (in autumn, if there's wild mushrooms). Garden fry up (spinach, tomato, rocket, garlic, snow peas, parsley, green beans, whatever's growing), all chucked if a fry pan and smothered with cheese, or... show more
    Best answer: We usually have leftovers (pasta, curry, mash potatoes, chilli beans, risotto, etc). Forest mushroom fry up (in autumn, if there's wild mushrooms). Garden fry up (spinach, tomato, rocket, garlic, snow peas, parsley, green beans, whatever's growing), all chucked if a fry pan and smothered with cheese, or vegemite toast or cheese and baked bean toasted sandwiches on a lazy day. Or floured whiting fillets sauteed in butter on toast if we've had any luck fishing. Australia.
    15 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What’s the Asian food that looks like tiny little mushrooms connected at the root?

    Best answer: Enoki, frequently put into soups. If you like mushrooms you'll like them, they don't have a powerful flavor like some shrooms do.
    Best answer: Enoki, frequently put into soups. If you like mushrooms you'll like them, they don't have a powerful flavor like some shrooms do.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • -💀Do you like tacos al pastor?

    Best answer: I prefer chimichangas.


    Yeah, that was a Deadpool reference.
    Best answer: I prefer chimichangas.


    Yeah, that was a Deadpool reference.
    12 answers · 1 month ago