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nadia007
Posts 66


16/04/2012 01:03:30
Hey ladies

I am wondering what your favourite cuisine and from which country?

I am arranging an event for some expats from Dubai including some locals and want to do a variety of food..what foods are usually a hit?

Any feedback appreciated!

Ta





debliz
Posts 273


16/04/2012 01:18:19
Favourite foods would have to be Italian (anything; pasta, fish, meat) and Sri Lankan curries.

However, as you will have 'locals' at the event you will have to ensure that dishes contain nothing that contain alcohol or pork (or as I picked up in another recent thread about frogs' legs, anything which lives in two worlds which could also include crab as they also live in and above water as do frogs).





JoyceB
Posts 3112


16/04/2012 02:20:18
Recently filled in a questionnaire about the" number of countries you have visited" and was amazed to find out that I have been to 48!!!! Remember all of them with great affection and as a lover of food, have enjoyed everything I have tried (apart from veal's brain from France, sea cucumber from Malaysia and mussels from anywhere!) As much as I have so enjoyed delicious food from every country I have had the priviledge of visiting, I still drool over Aberdeen Angus steak, Scottish smoked salmon, venison, stovies, rollmop herring and gorgeous giant prawns caught off the coast of the Hebridean Islands. Cullen Skink (a smoked haddock based soup from the town of Cullen) makes my teeth water!! In other words, the fine foods to be found in Scotland are my favourite. Don't believe all you hear about Scottish food! The good stuff is fab!





Beebers
Posts 3388


16/04/2012 07:22:24
oh great, what time should we come by? no seriously--love Lebanese barbecue, and cold mezze dishes. I can't seem to get tired of them! Also a sucker for curry dishes Joyce, I took that quiz also and came up with a miserable number. I did do okay on the 100 foods list--I bet you would probably get all 100!





AnonDubai
Posts 11416


16/04/2012 10:24:12
My all-time favorite cuisine is Indian and my all-time favorite dish is paneer tikka masala. It is a good choice for vegetarians.





aline_jlt
Posts 918


16/04/2012 10:29:50
for me Lebanese all of it include sweet >> Italian (pasta -Piazza ) >> some pick of Jordan cuisine (mansaff ) kind of rice cooked with meat >> i am not much into spicy or other food





pollydxb1
Posts 4313


16/04/2012 10:30:28
LOVE South American food!





angelinaballerina
Posts 1358


16/04/2012 10:36:33
debliz wrote:
Favourite foods would have to be Italian (anything; pasta, fish, meat) and Sri Lankan curries.

However, as you will have 'locals' at the event you will have to ensure that dishes contain nothing that contain alcohol or pork (or as I picked up in another recent thread about frogs' legs, anything which lives in two worlds which could also include crab as they also live in and above water as do frogs).


There is a debate about seafood being halal or not; and this depends on what school you follow - most Muslims in the UAE believe that all food from the sea is halal unless it has been specified as being Harram as have turtles and frogs.

Probably best not to jump to conclusions with regarding to what is halal / harram without doing some research.





JoyceB
Posts 3112


16/04/2012 12:01:59
Beebers wrote:
oh great, what time should we come by? no seriously--love Lebanese barbecue, and cold mezze dishes. I can't seem to get tired of them! Also a sucker for curry dishes Joyce, I took that quiz also and came up with a miserable number. I did do okay on the 100 foods list--I bet you would probably get all 100!


Yep, did the food one too and got 53. Some I'd never heard of and some just didn't look or sound appetising!





Birchy
Posts 925


16/04/2012 12:30:07
angelinaballerina wrote:
debliz wrote:
Favourite foods would have to be Italian (anything; pasta, fish, meat) and Sri Lankan curries.

However, as you will have 'locals' at the event you will have to ensure that dishes contain nothing that contain alcohol or pork (or as I picked up in another recent thread about frogs' legs, anything which lives in two worlds which could also include crab as they also live in and above water as do frogs).


There is a debate about seafood being halal or not; and this depends on what school you follow - most Muslims in the UAE believe that all food from the sea is halal unless it has been specified as being Harram as have turtles and frogs.

Probably best not to jump to conclusions with regarding to what is halal / harram without doing some research.



anything that comes from the sea is Halal - frogs legs are classed as Makroor ( ie not halal not haram)


Moving on i have to say Iranian food is my fav





SweetSugar123
Posts 589


16/04/2012 13:19:55
Thai, Chinese and Italian...yum....





Beebers
Posts 3388


16/04/2012 17:18:16
JoyceB wrote:
Beebers wrote:
oh great, what time should we come by? no seriously--love Lebanese barbecue, and cold mezze dishes. I can't seem to get tired of them! Also a sucker for curry dishes Joyce, I took that quiz also and came up with a miserable number. I did do okay on the 100 foods list--I bet you would probably get all 100!


Yep, did the food one too and got 53. Some I'd never heard of and some just didn't look or sound appetising!


No kidding! My husband and I took it--I was proud to get 77, but kind of grossed out when he got almost 90 :/ yukkkkkk lol
And thanks to this thread, I have been craving curry all day!!!!





DubaiCat
Posts 9925


16/04/2012 18:52:08
Thai, hands down. I could eat it every day of the week.





simpleasabc
Posts 7677


16/04/2012 19:12:32
Good, old-fashioned French food - can't beat steack frites!





mayabkk
Posts 219


16/04/2012 19:15:29
I love Thai food - I cook it almost every night.





Irooni
Posts 7023


16/04/2012 23:10:00
Persian cusine is very popular among the locals.





sJVC
Posts 124


17/04/2012 00:05:37
Thai, Italian, Indian/Pakistani

Yummm!!!





SA_Babe
Posts 232


17/04/2012 00:08:18
Italian and arabic!





Nomad
Posts 1715


17/04/2012 02:21:25
English roast beef, yorkies and buckets of gravey..... sooo hungry
just thinking about it !
edited by Nomad on 17/04/2012





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