10 foods items you would choose for someone who has never had food from your country

Y’know like those Reddit snack exchanges?

Can be as regional as you want, I’m talking packaged stuff not baking someone a Shepard’s pie.

Pasty
Pickled onion monster munch
Boost
Scotch egg
Double Decker
Worcester sauce crisps
Sausage roll
M&S cheese puffs
Gala pie
Bakewell tart

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Cawl
Cockle fritters with laverbread
Rack of salt marsh lamb with samphire
Welshcakes
Bara brith and a cup of tea
Joe’s ice cream
Fish and chips at Barry Island
Clark’s pie at the football
Big pint of Brains SA
Go on, have a good rarebit while you’re at it

Welsh food is very, very good for the colder seasons, I’m bad at hot weather Welsh food

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Oudbelegen boerenkaas
Rolmops
Poffertjes
Erwtensoep met rookworst
Nieuwe haring
Boerenkool stamppot
Limburgse vlaai
Tompoes
Patatje oorlog
Bitterballen

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Square sausage
Stornoway black pudding
Potato scones
Irn Bru
Scotch pie
Cullen Skink
Tennent’s Super
Haggis
Arbroath smokies
Caramel Log

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Potato war??

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Stilton
Chip shop chips
Doughnut (jam)
Cup of tea
Shortbread
Hula hoops
Ginger nuts
Wispa Gold
Double Decker
Tiger bread

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So basically yes, potato war

(This looks so good)

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Don’t think I can do just packaged stuff but -

Polbo a feira
Empanada
Aguardente
Estrella Galicia
Caldo
Filloas
Bonilla a la Vista crisps
Jamon asado
Churrascada
Grelos with lacón or with anything tbh

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Can you, uh, send me some of those in the next few?

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This is making me hungry.

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this is the meal that makes me feel happiest. loads of olive oil and salt on top of that obvs.

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Surely some kibbeling? Not sure of the spelling but certain that it’s my favourite thing to eat in The Netherlands.

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Tayto Cheese and Onion
Smithwicks
Fifteens (think this is an Irish thing, right?)

Boxty


Potato Bread
Ulster Fry
Their favourite sandwich filling in a Belfast Bap
Southern Tayto Cheese and Onion
Ehhh…really struggling for 10

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Not in order of excellence, just in the order I can think

  1. Sabaayad- crispy pancakey bread thing, can be eaten sweet or savoury
  2. Sambuusa - samosas, very delicious, I like mine with potato, diced onion and green chilli as the filling.
  3. Garow - sorghum kind of served like porridge with milk and sugar
  4. Somali tea - similar to most tea from Muslim countries with cardamom cinnamon etc and its milky and sweet and very lovely
  5. Laxoox (x in somali is pronounced lime a hard h, ح letter in arabic) - crepe type pancakes, similar to Ethiopian injeera
  6. Rice and lamb - if you like meat, it’s pretty good and a staple meal
  7. Maraq - meaty thin soup with meat and veg. When I was a meat eater I enjoyed it a lot
  8. Xalwo - a cardamom sweet thing people have at weddings, I only ever eat it at weddings but if someone’s getting married and I’m there, I’ll be on the xalwo
  9. Xawaash - somali spice mix, good for rice, make sure ur rice has sultanas in it because it is the best
  10. Basbusa- shared with other regions but its semolina cake and very yummy

Somali food is very delicious and influenced by many cuisines because the region used to be a commerce powerhouse with powerful medieval kingdoms that traded in places as far as China

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What about these spice bag things?

That’s more of a southern thing, I think specifically Dublin. Only seen them popping up here in the last year, haven’t managed to get one though. Suppose I have a fair few southern things in there already.

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Ok I’m choosing France as I’m here right now.

  1. Bars of fancy chocolate
  2. The chocolate marshmallow caramel bites Guimauve caramel - Grand Frais
  3. Garlic crisps
  4. Locally made biscuits Petit beurre Mayennais chocolat - Le Biscuitier du Maine
  5. Locally made beers
  6. Wine
  7. Cheese
  8. Pastis
  9. Calvados
  10. Pâté?
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