FOOD QUIZ – Name the Country by its National Dish


National Dishes Quiz

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Q1: Hamburgers, this satistying food have become so popular all over the world. It is convenient and nutritious, you get all the juiciness and flavor in one bite. And you can get it almost any time in the day at fast food restaurants. Although the origins are disputed, but from where, does it gained popularity and spread throughout the country?


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Q2: Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding, the tender beef and crispy batter are usually eaten together along with roasted potatoes, vegetables, gravy and horseradish sauce. They are traditionally a Sunday roast and have now become a national symbol in which country?


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Q3: Irish stew, originally a thick broth made of slow-boiled mutton with onion, potatoes and parsley. Irish stew was first developed out of necessity, nowadays it has become a comforting food and a main stable in many pubs worldwide. What country is Irish stew originally from?


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Q4: Bulgogi, thinly sliced beef that is marinated and grilled on a gas range at the table, create a smoky and sweet taste. This classic dish is one of the most recognized foods in which country?


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Q5: In which country, the Asado is not just the most characteristic meal, but also a traditional event where families and friends get together to share the delectable grilled meats over a grill called parrilla?


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Q6: Moules-frites, a popular dish of steamed mussels and crispy fries in French, where is it originated from?


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Q7: Wiener Schnitzel, a pounded thin, breaded and pan-fried cutlet made from veal that served with lemon slices and parsley potatoes, potato salads or french fries. Wiener Schnitzel is one of the best known dishes in which country?


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Q8: Poutine, a delicious calorie-fest that includes french fries, gravy and cheese curds. Poutine is the quintessential dish in which country?


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Q9: Peking Duck, juicy duck meat with crispy, amber-toned skin wrapped in a thin pancake along with sliced spring onions and sweet bean sauce. Peking Duck is an iconic dish in which country?


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Q10: Pad Thai, a famous street food made from rice noodles, stir-fried with eggs, tofu, shrimps, fish sauce and various ingredients and seasonings to create a taste that is sour, sweet, salty and a little spicy taste. Pad Thai is an iconic dish in which country?


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Q11: Rösti, made mainly from grated potatoes fried in a pan until crispy, and can be served with sausages or meats or cheeses. This potato dish is a popular breakfast food in which country?


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Q12: Jamón Ibérico, a cured ham that is cut from the hind leg of a pig, which is best served


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Q13: A hard cheese made from sheep milk that is distinctively flavored, which is only produced on the island of Pag. In what country is the island located?


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Q14: Żurek, a soup made from soured rye flour, sausages, vegetables, eggs, and spices, it is sometimes served in an edible bowl made of bread. A distinctive feature of this hearty and warming food is the sour taste. Traditionally eaten at Easter, nowadays it's also popular during other times of the year. Where is Żurek originated from?


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Q15: Tamale, made of a corn based masa (or dough) with fillings that is wrapped and steamed in corn husks or banana leaves. Tamale can be filled with almost anything, meats, vegeteables, fruits, cheeses or chillies according to personal tastes. Where is this classic street food and stable dish originated from?


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Ever heard of food travel or food tourism? It is one of the best ways to discover new places and experience a native culture. Food plays an important role of culture that expresses a form of cultural identity. Today, thanks to the technology, food had become the most photographed subject on the network. Everyone is taking pictures of their delicious food and share on the social media, especially when traveling.

Recently, more and more people consider food as a deciding factor when choosing a new place to visit. Not only do they eat the local food, but they also bring food back to home as souvenirs.

Why is food an important part of travel? When you taste new foods, the act provides you a full range of experiences, first you smell the scent, then you see its colors and shape, finally when you eating the food, at the same time, you watch the views and sounds of surroundings, all the senses together will create a unique experience that becomes a memory that you cannot easily forget. When you are long gone, the taste and smell of food will always bring you back to the moment when you’re traveling.

Believe it or not, food is a very powerful way to experience a new culture. You can tell so much about a country by just eating its national food, and understand the way people live in the country by the way they eat. Try to step out your comfort zone, and taste as many local foods as possible, no matter it’s a bowl in ramen shop or jerk chicken on the roadside stand. If you always think about save money on food while traveling, or avoid street foods due to fear of sickness. Then you may have missed a lot of amazing things.

Not all national food taste good, but they are significant in some way. To name a few of them: The Hainanese chicken rice in Singapore seems simple enough, but if you take a mouthful of it, you will understand what all the fuss is about; The Falafel in Israel (or Palestine, Eghpt, Lebanon) is a mix of ground chickpeas and onion, deep-fried and then served with hummus, which is outrageously delicious; The Har gow in Hong Kong is the iconic dish in dim sum. Prawn meat wrapped in a thin skin that has to be done perfectly, and the result is delicate and delicious.

There’s more to the list, but it’s impossible to list all of them. However, you can take this FOOD QUIZ and explore all the national dishes and street foods we have collected, let’s see how many local foods have you tried, and can you recognize all of them?

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