28 May 2013

Three Foreign Food Experiences You Really Should Try

Three Foreign Food Experiences You Really Should Try

Categories: Menu Ideas

How many times have you been in this situation? It's late, you've had a long day, and all you really want is to settle down at a nice restaurant and enjoy some interesting food. Problem is you feel like you've eaten everywhere around. So you end up settling for one of your usual haunts and, while the food is decent, it's completely predictable. 

Well we here at College Chefs aim to change all that by presenting three foreign food experiences guaranteed to add some spice to your next dinner outing. 


If you're looking for some intensely flavorful food and a dining experience that's outside the norm, Ethiopian cuisine might be just up your alley. There are a lot of dishes to try and, for the most part, you can't go wrong (especially if the dish features the Ethiopian staple Injera). We here at College Chefs are particularly fond of Ethiopian coffee as well as getting that rare opportunity to eat with our hands in public without the intense ridicule that usually follows. 


We know what you're thinking, "But College Chefs, I've had Indian food!" But have you? We don't mean to second-guess anyone, but in our experience a lot of people seem to only stay in the naan and curry combo. While there are a lot of delicious things you can make with that pairing, the incredible truth about authentic Indian cuisine is that there's so much more to enjoy. How much more, you ask? Well, a little known fact of authentic Indian cuisine is that it's highly regional. That means most regions in India have their own distinct dishes, some of which will feel vaguely familiar (usually this consists of dishes that come from northern India) while others are wildly different than what the typical Indian food-lover is used to. 


Bet you didn't see this one coming. Turns out Scottish food is awesome. A good bit of haggis goes a long way and, for our money, you can't beat Scottish quail. There's also the expected fares like shortbread, an astounding variety of baked potatoes, and the UK standard of fish & chips. But overall there's just something so fantastically warm about Scottish food and many Americans haven't discovered this corner of fantastic cuisine just yet. In our opinion, it's definitely worth a try. 

So, there you go. Intense flavor, an astounding variety of dishes, and an underground cuisine that's sure to please. Happy hunting food lovers! 

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