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Cultural Comfort Foods: Do you have one?

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Hello, fellow people, I just have a friendly question for anyone who wishes to discuss.

Do you have a cultural comfort food? If you do, what is it in English? How do you spell/say it in that language?

I personally like most foods I try, and maybe some of these can become my future favorites!

Take care ♥

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/LiaCaran

We have "Halo-halo" in the Philippines. It roughly translates to "mixed together"

1 year ago

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toggitang
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That looks delicious, thanks! ☺ It reminds me of a Korean comfort food for me, called "Patbingsu". In Korean it's spelled, "팥빙수". It's shaved ice with many dessert items, and almost always has red bean paste (it's sweet!). The toppings generally range from ice cream, cookies, fruit, syrup, Korean gummy/jellies (Ohhhh, sooo good!), and tid-bits of rice cake, called "떡". The 팥 means red beans. So if it just says"빙수", it means some sort of shaved ice dessert. In Korean, "빙" is used like the root word for ice, and "수" is used like a root word for water. {A side note: many Korean words have "roots" from Chinese characters, so many words in Korean have a Chinese character equivalent}

1 year ago

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Devokan
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That picture just gave me diabetes. Looks SO GOOD!

1 year ago

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toggitang
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It is, it is, you should totally try it if given the chance! Look and see if you have any local places that serve it. I hope you get to try it (and I hope they make it right!) ☺ Have some lingots, you made my day

1 year ago

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Devokan
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Why thank you! :)

I live near Portland; there are so many restaurants in that city, there has to be someone there that can make one...

1 year ago

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toggitang
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Frankly everyone should eat it. XD My family occasionally makes it at home, it's actually not hard. As for the sweet red beans, they sell it in cans where I live, so we don't have to boil them or do anything crazy ☺

1 year ago

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Devokan
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Wait, are you referring to the halo-halo or the patbingsu? My original post was for the halo-halo.

That said, the patbingsu actually looks doable without a several-hour round trip...

1 year ago

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toggitang
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Doesn't matter what I was referring to ☺ Yes, I meant the patbingsu, but who cares? They both look amazing ☺☺ And I'm not offended to hear that you meant the halo-halo. It's not bad to try new foods, and that being said (heh) Try them all! ☺

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang3

OMG

1 year ago

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I'm from México and my cultural comfort food would have to be Elote (corn). There's really nothing like crying while taking a bite of your elote lol.

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toggitang
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Cool :D Who doesn't like a nice corn? (is "a nice corn" correct English?)

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Yes! I think so :)

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toggitang
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Thank you :)

1 year ago

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Stroopwafels...... Delicious. In English you would call them syrup waffles. They're best when bought fresh from the open-air market, but even the generic supermarket packets are quite good if you warm them for a bit.

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toggitang
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That looks really good! ☺ Thanks!

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Devokan
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Yessssssss, these things are fantastic! Can't get them where I'm at except at an airport shop.

1 year ago

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toggitang4
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I like green curry and yellow curry! :D

1 year ago

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Hey TT4 Want a Lingot?

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toggitang4
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I like curry.

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toggitang
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I do too! And the variety is huge as well! There's green, red, Indian, Korean, yellow... So many delicious ones! ☺

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

any food

1 year ago

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even dog food

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

just kidding

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toggitang
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Ohhhhh Toggitang22, :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dannaA23

I like poutine, the first time I tried it was when I studied abroad in Quebec for a semester. I missed the taste of it, it's really good.

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toggitang
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Cool! So, it's a French-Canadian food? Do you know what it's made of?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dannaA23

It is basically French fries with brown gravy and cheese curds. It's originally from Quebec, but it has become so popular that you can find it anywhere in Canada. There are also some other variations of poutine. The other variation I tried is Italian poutine which is French fries with bolognese sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

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toggitang
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Sounds definitely worth trying, Thanks! ☺

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/physcologyQMM

i like some sort of vietnamese food but i don't know the name. any suggestions on a vietnamese dish to try?

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toggitang
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There's a dish called "Phở". They taste really good! They're noodles made with rice with a sort of meat broth. You should try it some day ☺

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/physcologyQMM

thanks ill try it soon.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piper-fred

Yum :) Spring Rolls is a favourite too.

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toggitang
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Yes, I have to say I am fond of those myself! :D

1 year ago

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My family is Cajun and German in the American South, so we have A LOT of comfort foods. Corn bread, hot cheese, jambalaya, fried ocra, hush puppies, catfish nuggets, food drowned in bourbon, lots of stuff to get you to stop feeling sad.

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toggitang
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Wonderful, all sound delicious! I am familiar with many American Southern foods, but have never heard of jambalaya. Could you describe it for me? ☺

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/physcologyQMM

jambalaya has chicken or a meat of your choice, rice and beans . it is not a soupy food. it can also have some vegetables

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toggitang
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Oooh, sounds so good! Sounds like it'll taste good on either a really hot day or a really cold one! Thanks! ☺

1 year ago

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cool i used to live in louisiana i love gumbo. sort of a soupy jambalaya.

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toggitang
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Gumbo! Hey, I love that too! ☺

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang3

Hello want a Lingot?

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toggitang4
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Sure I love lingets

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From: Texas

Food: Tacos

Spanish: Tacos

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toggitang
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Wonderful, I enjoy those as well! ☺

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https://www.duolingo.com/Janna695536

Quesitos! They are a cheese filled (sometimes with guava, but I am not a guava fan) puff pastry from Puerto Rico. If you can get them straight out of the oven from the panaderia (bakery), they are amazing!

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toggitang
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Woah, thank you, I would love to try it some day! ☺Who doesn't like baked goods straight from the oven? ☺☺

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