US Food Week Comes to Cambodia

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Re: US Food Week Comes to Cambodia

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 pm

;-) The World Championship Finals for World's Worst Food looks like being a contest between the big favorite, the US of A (in one corner) represented by disgusting fast food takeaway chains in general, versus the 'punching above its weight', Scotland, home of the deep-fried Mars bar and horrendous greasy deep-fried gunk in general.

Do we have any other contestants here for the world's worst food ? What about the Chinese ? I'd nominate them for their dishwater soup served with bits of fatty gristle that I've had the privilege to test for you. Not sure that it beats a fried Mars bar though. And the Australians could still be contenders. :stir:
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Re: US Food Week Comes to Cambodia

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:10 pm

Brody wrote:
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This Freightdog...I like the cut of his jib.
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Re: US Food Week Comes to Cambodia

Post by finbar » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:24 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:Scotland, home of the deep-fried Mars bar and horrendous greasy deep-fried gunk in general.
Come on now, lower class food is generally terrible everywhere, the national stereotype can be skewed by demographics.
What about haggis, black pudding, smoked haddock/cullen skink/kedgeree/kippers, porridge (of course connotes drudgery, but done well can be delicious), smoked salmon, aberdeen angus, venison, grouse, famous grouse et al ...
Anchor Moy wrote:What about the Chinese ?
Again if you look beyond the common, China has one of the most sophisticated cuisines, much of it reserved for the palace until recently.

The worst food is undoubtedly Eastern European and Russian, all boiled gristle and cabbage.
After Khmer street food.
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Re: US Food Week Comes to Cambodia

Post by Username Taken » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:35 pm

finbar wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:24 pm
Anchor Moy wrote:Scotland, home of the deep-fried Mars bar and horrendous greasy deep-fried gunk in general.
Come on now, lower class food is generally terrible everywhere, the national stereotype can be skewed by demographics.
What about haggis, black pudding, smoked haddock/cullen skink/kedgeree/kippers, porridge (of course connotes drudgery, but done well can be delicious), smoked salmon, aberdeen angus, venison, grouse, famous grouse et al ...

The worst food is undoubtedly Eastern European and Russian, all boiled gristle and cabbage.
After Khmer street food.
Don't forget a :thumb: for Scottish sausage.

Yummy.
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Re: US Food Week Comes to Cambodia

Post by Brody » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:47 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Don't forget a :thumb: for Scottish sausage.

Yummy.
Yeesh...didn't know you swung that way...

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Re: US Food Week Comes to Cambodia

Post by Arget » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:49 pm

Gee UT I didn't know you batted for the other team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =@
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Re: US Food Week Comes to Cambodia

Post by Username Taken » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:58 pm

Damned plebians.

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Re: US Food Week Comes to Cambodia

Post by Brody » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:13 pm

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Sweet! I didn't know Spam came from Scotland...jeez, learn something new every day! Thanks UT :thumb:

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Re: US Food Week Comes to Cambodia

Post by Freightdog » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:31 pm

The thing with Scottish sausage is the ravenous carnivores, fresh in from a day skinny dipping in the loch after hunting down stray sassenachs, didn't give the poor butcher time to stuff the meat* into the intestines.

Of course, the other answer about stuffing meat into the GI tract is something that they don't do up there, even when they are lonely in winter.

*an overly generous term
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Re: US Food Week Comes to Cambodia

Post by Freightdog » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:46 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 pm
;-) The World Championship Finals for World's Worst Food ...

Do we have any other contestants here for the world's worst food ?
Ireland. (Land of my nearly birth.). Cabbage. They invented white cabbage by boiling green cabbage until it was white. The green dye then being used in their best battle garb, for use when facing off against them pesky English.
The Irish cooking method (according to my mother) was to boil everything into submission. Cabbage thus was devoid of colour and texture. The three main food groups being vegetables, boiled to mush, and white or translucent. Meat, boiled to mush, and turned grey. And potatoes, which make Poteen*.
Occasionally potatoes were eaten, too. Or not, if those pesky English had nicked them all.


*Not to be mistaken for Cannuck poutine which involves French fries, gravy and almost-cheese. An excellent dish which when eaten quietly, you can hear your arteries hardening with each gulp.
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