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I think in general western culture. Well actually american, all of america, north and south have a thing for food that other places don't have. We like lots of it. Just the servings in restaurants are huge compared to other countries. IMO
The rest of the world likes food as much as Americans do. The difference is, in general the rest of the world eats healthier, smaller portions. In Germany you just don't eat fast food every day of the week. People here also cook for themselves much more than Americans. Another difference I noticed is that in Germany, all you can eat buffets are an extreme rarity, but in America they are EVERYWHERE. University dining commons, family restaurants, etc.. A fun exercise is to compare Mc'Donald's supersize meals in different countries.
Ya know...we don't eat all that weird stuff people say we do. There is a few weird dishes though like eel pie - honestly I never knew this existed until I saw the simpson episode and asked my grandparents.
eel pie? what the...? what kinda food are we sposed to eat in britain cos i dont know whats wierd about our food. from what i know its like fish and chips and bangers (sausages) and mash. Shepards pies quiet oishii
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Add root beer to the freakish American drink list. I asked quite a few Japanese about it and every one who'd had it said it tasted like medication. Though the Okinawans apparantly love it (I met a man in OK who sent monthly boxes of root beer to his son's family on the mainland). Go figure.
Oh, and just as a weird, slightly on-topic story, the first Guinness I ever had was at an Irish-style pub in Nagoya owned and run by an expat Thai man. Ah, globalization.
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I wasn't brave enough but I gave it to someone else who wanted to drink it and he almost threw up after it...
A friend decided to be really boring and order a burger...but then made it mildly exotic by having it "Japanese style" which bassically means...it's a sort of meat patty with raddish on top..
No bun, no fries, just a piece of meat with some raddish on it...
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