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#1 OneProudMum

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:14 PM

We went to a lovely luncheon today at a friend's place which is held every year.
Amongst the food was some Greek and Thai food. I couldn't stomach most of it. I was almost gagging and then it occured to me...
I am such a steak/Parma and 3 veg girl.
There is no way you would see me eating in Chinatown, having yum cha or even trying Mexican.
I just have issues with food from other cultures! It's not from lack of trying!

Anyone else?

Edited by OneProudMum, 30 December 2012 - 11:15 PM.


#2 LambChop

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

Nope, love all sorts of food original.gif

#3 ~Nodnol~

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

No way! Too much delicious food out there.

#4 Born Slippy

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

I would flock to the Thai and Greek food. Then I'd eat the vegetables. And if there was nothing else, I would eat a parma or steak.

I adore Mexican food, but much of it is off-limits due to a stomach problem cry1.gif

No issues here with cultural food variety!

Edited by Born Slippy, 30 December 2012 - 11:31 PM.


#5 noonehere

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

nope but DPs best mate is like that though.

#6 Princess Holly

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

You wouldn't happen to be friends with Casime by any chance would you?

#7 i-candi

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

Gosh no !!!!!! Love flavours original.gif

#8 bluedragon

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:32 PM

No, we eat a large variety of food from many cultures regularly. I can understand food issues as I have a few mainly related to texture though not flavours. It's sad that you are missing out on so many taste experiences though, it is one of the most enjoyable things in life I think.

#9 Lokum

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE (Flylikeabutterfly @ 31/12/2012, 12:30 AM)
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You wouldn't happen to be friends with Casime by any chance would you?


LOL biggrin.gif

#10 Taffyk

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

I have some issues too - I think it's because I wasn't exposed to a range of foods as a child.

I am hopeless with spicy foods but otherwise I try most things once.  Thai is my favourite Asian food, I like Indian (though it's hard to find a decent version here in Australia) and I love the clean lines of Mexican food!

But...  I don't eat lamb, pork, turkey and most seafood.

#11 protart roflcoptor

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

Sounds like you have a boring and restrictive diet. Your loss.



#12 PigNewton

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

Nope, if anything what I don't like is the steak and 3 veg kind of cooking. My parents were always into trying out new foods as soon as they became available so we grew up eating lots of different flavours.
The only thing I never really got into was prawns or shellfish of any kind...maybe because there wasn't the money for it when i was a kid. I'll eat prawns if someone makes them for me but i don't go out of my way for them.
Other than that, anything goes! I tend to lean towards the cultures with clean, spicy flavours, so I love mexican/indian/thai/greek but am not a massive fan of french/hungarian/swiss foods where there is quite a bit of heavy creamy food.

Edited by redkris, 30 December 2012 - 11:49 PM.


#13 CallMeFeral

Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:00 AM

Yeah, I do, I can't do steak and 3 veg. I don't understand roast meat or vegetables. The only redeeming point to any of the above is the gravy, but that's a pretty sad statement!

I think everyone has their tastes. I love italian food, I love a lot of thai food except when it's overly sweetened, I'm not that into 'normal' chinese food but adore yum cha, not big on the big meat culture foods like some of the greek restaurants... but would kill for their vine leaves and baclava and dips and the rest. I'm not big on curries - especially vegetarian ones - but do occasionally stumble across one I can't stop eating.

I think it's kind of strange for the tastes to be SOLELY based on one's own culture, but I think it's normal for some food to appeal more than others.
I think sometimes it's a mental thing more than an actual taste thing, when only what you've grown up with tastes good. I understand the nostalgia value, but if that overrides tastebuds then I find that odd.

#14 Justaduck

Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:25 AM

QUOTE (Taffyk @ 30/12/2012, 11:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have some issues too - I think it's because I wasn't exposed to a range of foods as a child.

I am hopeless with spicy foods but otherwise I try most things once.  Thai is my favourite Asian food, I like Indian (though it's hard to find a decent version here in Australia) and I love the clean lines of Mexican food!

But...  I don't eat lamb, pork, turkey and most seafood.


This is almost me!!
Love Mexican, Love Italian but not much else. Like a Butter or Tandoori Chicken & Naan but that is it.
Will eat sweet chilli stir fry is that is the only option. Otherwise I will not touch any Asian foods, Turkish foods, lamb, any seafood or turkey. Pig products and egg products both make me physically ill.

I guess I love a tomato based food, not so much spiced based like the others are

#15 Percoriel

Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

I like a good medium rare steak with lovely grilled vegetables but I also love Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican (proper Mexican though not a huge fan of tex mex), Greek, Spanish, Italian, French etc etc etc! I just love good food really!

#16 marnie27

Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:41 AM

I love all kinds of food but due to multiple food intollerances I've developed as an adults, steak and veg usually suits me better. It annoys the hell of me, I can only imagine how annoying it is for others attempting to cater for me. And DP is even worse thanks to Crohn's disease.

#17 SeaPrincess

Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:49 AM

QUOTE (Flylikeabutterfly @ 30/12/2012, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You wouldn't happen to be friends with Casime by any chance would you?

biggrin.gif LOL
Despite my best efforts, my children are all meat + 3 veg people.  I don't understand it or want them to be so limited, so once a week we have "new food night".  They have eaten all the new foods so far but they don't want anything again, so it's starting to be hard work for me.

#18 Le-a

Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:08 AM

I don't discriminate. I love all food. If you don't believe me then you should check out the size of my a*se some time.

My all time favorite food in the world is phô. I would swap my left nut for a steaming hot bowl complete with rare beef/beef balls/tripe. Gahhhhhh...

#19 andthethreebears

Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:23 AM


Sorry but what the hell is parma??

Looooove all types of food from a large variety of cultures - the hotter the better  tthumbs.gif

#20 darcswan

Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:28 AM

Another who just loves food original.gif the ol' palate is still extending - I recently discovered the olives I'd been turning my nose up at are actually delicious, salty morsels... Ditto to good anchovies too!

Mmm... Food

#21 Procrastinator5000

Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:36 AM

EAT ALL THE FOODS!

I haven't met a cuisine I didn't enjoy overall, but within those cuisines there are a lot of things that I don't like. I am quite picky with eating strange parts of the animal, and I don't like many kinds of seafood.

I certainly know people like you, OP, you're not alone. If you're trying everything, it's not your fault, you like what you like.

I'm trying to make sure my kids are exposed to a range of flavours and spices while they are young, even if they don't end up enjoying everything.


#22 protart roflcoptor

Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:13 AM

QUOTE (andthethreebears @ 31/12/2012, 01:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry but what the hell is parma??

Looooove all types of food from a large variety of cultures - the hotter the better  tthumbs.gif


Well I don't think she's talking about Parma ham...lol.

Chicken Parmigiana? Probably the frozen cardboard packaged variety, not the authentic Italian version.



#23 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:33 AM

QUOTE (Flylikeabutterfly @ 30/12/2012, 11:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You wouldn't happen to be friends with Casime by any chance would you?


roll2.gif

#24 iwanttosleepin

Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:33 AM

nope - eat everything.  The only thing I don't eat is capsicum.  Anything else is worth a try and probably fantastic.

It'd be bloody sad to not eat a wide variety of foods and love trying new stuff.  

Actually that'd be my pathetic mother in law - sorry!

#25 Spa Gonk

Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:24 AM

Whilst I probably would not word it quite like you did, I don't eat Asian food.  It is to do with the sauces.  I actually think I might have an intolerance to them.

I love Mexican and Italian.  Whilst being somewhat fussy, in any other cuisine I can find dishes on the menu I like to eat.  I love eating out.

I actually feel kind of bad that I don't like it.  I am not someone who has lived a sheltered life or who does not like what other cultures have to offer.    A friend in love with Thai made me eat there one night and whilst she found me a dish that was not too bad, I then spent the rest of the night in the toilet.  

The kids are pretty good eaters and in what they do refuse they are consistent with.  The eldest is not keen on bread and dough products for example, and even refuses pizza!  I figure she may just be sensitive to  wheat or gluten so don't see the point in forcing it.




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