[Game] Anagrams: Dishes of the world

Jenny
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Galashiels, United Kingdom

[Game] Anagrams: Dishes of the world

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Hello everyone!

 

As the song says, “food, glorious food, we’re anxious to try it”.  There are so many delicious international dishes available, and travelling gives us the opportunity to try food that we might not have tried before.  You might even have discovered a new dish after hosting a guest from another country.

With that in mind, I’d like to start a new game.

 

The rules are easy!  Below I’ve listed twenty international dishes, and scrambled the letters up, so it’s your task to unscramble the letters and tell me what the dishes are!  Bonus points if you can tell me the country that the dish comes from!

 

Haggis - Scotland

 

  Cheese Fondue - Switzerland

 

 Pho - Vietnam

 

 Dim sum - China

 

Tagine

 

 Meat Pie - Australia

 

Moules-Frites - Belgium

 

 Poutine - Canada

 

 Frikadeller - Denmark

 

 Fish and Chips - England

 

 Crêpe - France

 

Moussaka - Greece

 

Nasi Goreng - Indonesia

 

 Lasagne - Italy

 

 Sushi - Japan

 

 Kibbeh - Lebanon

 

 Enchiladas

 

 Kimchi - Korea

 

 Bigos - Poland

 

 Paella - Spain

I hope you enjoy the game!

Jenny

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Must see it's hard

Emilie
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London, United Kingdom

Correct yet again, @Emiel1! I've never tried either of those dishes actually ... have you? 👀 

 

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Emiel1
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

@Emilie 

 

Nasi Goreng is also a popular dish in The Netherlands, not only in Indonesian / Chinese restaurants but also to cook at home.

 

I never tried the Danish Frikadeller. Wikipedia shows me it is related to  "meatballs".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frikadeller

 

BTW

In NL we have a snack with almost same name, it is called "Frikandel".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frikandel

 

So now there is one unknown dish in the game (Belgium)

When i think of Belgium in Dutch (Flemisch) language,  first "patat" or "friet" (UK: fries) comes to my mind ! But also mossel (UK: mussel)

 

Then suddenly i released: it is all in French language !

Moules Frites   (Mussels with fries)

 

Emilie
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London, United Kingdom

@Emiel1 That one was super tricky, well done! Moules-Frites is such a classic in Belgium, as well as in the north of France (which I'm more familiar with personally).

 

Frikandel does sound very similar to Frikadeller ... @Sybe and @Quincy does it bring back memories from home? ☺️

 

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Emiel1
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@Emilie 

 

9:  Frikadeller - Denmark

 

13: Nasi Goreng - Indonesia

Laurelle3
Level 10
Huskisson, Australia

@Emilie @Jenny is no 10 Fish and Chips. One year we were staying in Whey- on- Went and we queued for over an hour for fish and chips in a shop that had served them for over 100 years the advertisement said.

To our Aussie tastes they had thick batter and were fatty and they weren't worth the waste of time but we did enjoy the conversations with the people in the front and behind us. 

Emilie
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London, United Kingdom

@Laurelle3 Shame they weren't the best, hopefully you'll get a chance to have a proper good one sometime - they can be delightful! 😊 Did you get vinegar on your chips to make it even more authentic?

 

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Laurelle3
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Huskisson, Australia

@Jenny @Emilie No  6 is it Meat Pie yes we eat them but I would consider them from our mother country. England. 

Emilie
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@Laurelle3 You got it! Fair point - I think many anglo-saxon dishes kind of overlap, don't they? It's one of the great things about cuisine, you can see how dishes travelled and evolved as cultures and nations did. 🙂 

 

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@Emiel1 @Ann72 @Laurelle3 @Mike-And-Jane0 Sorry guys! I've just updated the list for you, poutine and enchiladas were indeed correct guesses. 😃

 

As clues for the remaining ones, perhaps I can give you the countries linked to the dishes? 

 

6 - Australia

7 - Belgium

9 - Denmark

10 - England

13 - Indonesia

 

What do you think, any more ideas with those in mind? 🙂

 

Emilie 

 

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Ann72
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NY, NY

@Emiel1  I gave it one more try and discovered one -

 

8:  Poutine - Canada

 

@Jenny I had poutine for the first time when I went to Canada in 2019.  

Emiel1
Level 10
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

@Ann72 

 

I already found that one (see 30 july) , including a demonstration how to make it :>).

But @Jenny  is not updating the list, maybe she has eaten to much of the dishes we already found and needs a break before to continue with the remaining ones....

 

Ann72
Level 10
NY, NY

That does seem possible, @Emiel1  😳

Laurelle3
Level 10
Huskisson, Australia

@Jenny and @Emiel1 is no 17 Enchiladas.

I would rather have Tacos. Our famiily serve them as a self hejp meal with bought Taco boat shape shells - heated, cooked mincewith onion, garlic and taco mix, grated cheese, diced capscicum, onion, celery, lettuce, and tomatoe. I try to make a complete meal and our family members can put what they want.

 

Emiel1
Level 10
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

@Ann72 @Laurelle3 @Mike-And-Jane0 

This puzzle is still unfinished..... i am out, no idea about remaining dishes.

Mike-And-Jane0
Level 10
England, United Kingdom

@Emiel1 sorry but @Jenny has beaten me as well!

Emiel1
Level 10
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

@Jenny 

 

8: Poutine - Canada

 

The Swedish Chef makes poutine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lOP5sNnvBA

 

Ann72
Level 10
NY, NY

@Jenny 

 

14 - Neslaga - Lasagne

 

Although Italian in origin, according to the internet, "one of the first references to modern-day lasagne can be found in a 14th-century English cookbook that highlighted a dish with layers of pasta without the tomatoes."

 

Kind of cool!  It's a staple of the American family kitchen.  I have one in my freezer right now in case there's an impromptu dinner chez moi.

Jenny
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Galashiels, United Kingdom

Thank you so much for keeping things going here @Emiel1 - I think we can safely crown you the winner of this post!

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Emiel1
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