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Foods by Country Quiz

Name the countries where these foods originated.
  • Not necessarily sovereign nations
  • Answer must correspond to highlighted box
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jul 15, 2015
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Food
Country
Sushi
Goulash
Poutine
Biltong
Lasagne
Croissant
Taco
Food
Country
Pupusa
Clam Chowder
Pączki
Shepherd's Pie
Vegemite
Dim Sum
Haggis
Food
Country
Gyro
Paella
Kimchi
Phở
Bratwurst
Tandoori Chicken
Apple Strudel
Answer Stats
Food
Country
% Correct
Your %
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level 39
Jul 22, 2013
Well i guess 17 out of 21 doesn't suck...but not great though.
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level 45
Jul 26, 2013
17 too!
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level 44
Aug 15, 2013
at least its better than the average score
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level 21
Jan 17, 2018
yikes 12/21 i dont know a whole lot of food origins...
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level 65
Jul 26, 2013
Only missed pupusa (which doesn't sound very appetising anyway)
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level 59
Jul 26, 2013
It doesn't sound appetizing, but it's a grilled corn tortilla filled with cheese, meat, and/ or beans. Mmmm . . .
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level 64
Jul 29, 2013
How's it different than a taco, then? I'm honestly asking!
+2
level 71
Oct 2, 2013
I'm with Billy Connelly - Mexican food is actually all the same food, just folded differently.
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level 23
Jun 10, 2014
I learned what a pupusa is in Washington, it is filled with pupuserias from salvadorian immigrants...
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level 36
Apr 25, 2018
irish41. Tacos have ingredients added to the shell or tortilla (crunchy or soft) separately, all prepared separately. Apparently papusas are made all one and cooked as one. Like a small fat stuffed paratha. Or a small flat Cornish pastie. Or empanada.
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level 14
Aug 9, 2013
Imagine a fat tortilla filled with meat and cheese. It's a good way of life.
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level 44
Aug 15, 2013
the tortilla isn't grilled in a taco
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level 54
Oct 3, 2013
pupusa's are amazing. they put the filling in the maza before it is cooked. think salvadorian hot pocket.
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level 43
Jul 8, 2014
I only got it because I'd gotten the rest quickly and tried every Central/South American country I could think of.
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level 47
Nov 6, 2016
Kind of bummed when I tried "Philippines" more than once for more than one food...including pupusa
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level 32
Mar 17, 2018
Pupusa is great!
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level 55
Jul 26, 2013
I didn't know that Scotland was considered a separate country. I am so angry. I demand that you accept UK for Haggis!
+3
level 56
Jul 26, 2013
Scotland is a country. The quiz notes that these are not all sovereign nations. However, I do quibble with the fact that UK is accepted for England but not for Scotland. I'd prefer QM go one way or the other.
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level 55
Jul 26, 2013
If UK is accepted for England, then it must be accepted for Scotland. I'm freaking out here!
+2
level 55
Jul 28, 2013
I agree with johnnyaitch I am currently having a mental breakdown
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level 55
Jul 31, 2013
Update: I'm still freaking out. Have a little UK consistency!!!
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level 48
Aug 27, 2013
Yeah, I'm with you. Scotland's just as much a part of the UK as England is.
+1
level 65
Apr 8, 2014
Scotland is not a country in the sense any of the others are. Otherwise, you should only accept Bavaria for Bratwurst, since that's where they are from, and the German "Land" translates to "country". Don't humour the Scots - if they want to be a country, they have a vote coming up, otherwise I suggest they just deal with being a province.
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level 53
Jul 10, 2015
There needs to be consistency. "Country" indicates a sovereign nation to most. The UK contains Scotland and England, so if the UK is acceptable for one, it must be for the other, period.
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level 14
Aug 9, 2013
But Scotland is its own country and the UK is made up of 4 countries. Accepting the UK for it would be like accepting "north america" for cuba, canada, jamaica, etc. etc.
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level 48
Aug 27, 2013
No, it wouldn't. The UK isn't a continent. Besides, our problem is that 'UK' is accepted for England but not for Scotland.
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level 65
Apr 8, 2014
Actually, accepting Scotland is like accepting Delaware, or Thüringen, or Saskatchewan, or Poitou-Charentes.
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level 53
Jul 10, 2015
Perfect response, dunkinggandalf
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level 65
Jun 16, 2016
Not perfect ......... just shows lack of knowledge.
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level 49
Mar 17, 2018
the way you guys argue we should have to type new england for clam chowder.. or Massachusetts or something... It should remain England and Scotland for those clues, and US for the other.. end of story.
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level 9
May 1, 2014
But Haggis is very much a Scottish food - I'm English and have never eaten it. You can get it here, but UK shouldn't be accepted for it because Scotland is a different country and Haggis is the signature thing there but definitely not here. I thought most people knew that Scotland was a country, basic geography...
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level 18
Jun 2, 2014
A recipe for haggis was published in a English book 200 years before there was any evidence of it being made in Scotland. It's origin in Scotland is doubtful. UK should still be accepted as a correct answer for this regardless of which part it is from.
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level 65
Jun 16, 2016
I'm sorry to spoil some incorrect ideas, but Haggis was eaten in Lancashire before being known in Scotland.
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level 35
Apr 1, 2015
kidding, right?
+1
level 65
Oct 18, 2016
No seriously!
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level 37
Jul 26, 2013
the croissant was originally made in Vienna.
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level 56
Sep 26, 2015
Definitely, and they seem to have changed the answer, but you still get a correct one if you put in France
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level 70
Oct 21, 2015
According to Wikipedia, the croissant originated in France, invented by an Austrian who owned a bakery in Paris. The French name should be a giveaway!
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level 27
Mar 21, 2018
croissants were originally called kipferl, and have a long and bloody history involving several wars, but if my memory serves me well enough, it was marie antoinette who brought the kipferl to france, and so the french 'croissant' came about :)
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level 22
Jul 27, 2013
Gyro's are originally Turkish.
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level 55
Aug 2, 2013
Don't they call them Kebabs if you're referring to the Turkish version?
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level 44
Aug 15, 2013
they do call them kebabs
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level 35
Nov 9, 2013
No. Kebab and Gyro are prepared differently. Kebabs tend to be grilled while a proper gyro is spit roasted.
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level 56
Jan 31, 2018
There are no Gyro's in Australia. We love kebabs however. There are more kebab stores in Oz than MacDonalds. The Greek version down here is called a Souvlaki. Both Souvlakis and kebabs can be spit roasted.
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level 23
Nov 14, 2013
Ok, back to the UK comment. Scotland, Wales, England, and Northern Island ARE different countries practically. A year they decided to come together to form the United Kingdom, hence the united part. That means Scotland is a good answer for Haggis.
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level 65
Apr 8, 2014
So what? Every country of the world is made up of different parts. The Brits may call them "countries" but that doesn't mean they're the same as actual countries. France is made of 26 régions, Germany of 16 Länder, the US of 50 states... Should they all be their own country?
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level 73
Oct 21, 2015
EXCELLENT response, dunkinggandalf! Best explanation I've ever read. I hope you will reprint this answer on every quiz with a controversy over what is/isn't a country.
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level 43
Jun 5, 2016
Yes, we Brits do call them different countries because they are. So tired of these ignorant comments about the U.K. Look at the long history, the different cultural ways, and then the way the English invaded and forced their language and culture and religion upon the people of the other countries within the U.K . That good old American you are smaller than us attitude. Give it a rest eh? These invasions were going on long before the white man stuck his fat nose in the land of Americas.
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level 65
Oct 18, 2016
Actually skunkthepunk it was the Scots that invaded the north of Great Britain and pushed the Ancient Brits into the mountains or further south. They invaded from Ireland, bringing with them the Kilt, the Bagpipes etc. but not the tartan, that came much later and the designs for the kilts different clans were designed by an Englishman many years later.
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level 27
Aug 29, 2014
When I signed up a while ago i tried quetzalcoatl. Apparently it was already taken. Grr...
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level 23
Nov 27, 2013
100% easy as pie.
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level 18
Jun 1, 2014
Just to put the cat among the pigeons... a recipe for haggis was published in a ENGLISH book two centuries before there was any evidence of it being made in Scotland. Just sayin'...
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level 1
Jun 19, 2014
Scotland is a seperate country, as is Wales, Ireland and England, we have different laws, and way of life, Haggis (whether or not it was created 200 years ago elsewhere) is Scottish, we have different national football teams , drinking laws and hours, rules, and laws, AND we ARE NOT A PROVINCE ! never have been and never will be !! Only people who dont know about Scotland would put down UK for haggis, totally wrong, AND the question master is always right !
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level 61
Jul 24, 2014
do you have your own olympic team too? See I'm from Bavaria in Germany and we have in some parts own laws too, a different lifestyle and we have a "different language" :) (Germans will understand what I mean) BUT we are a part of Germany as every other Bundesland too. I know that Scotland always says we are a separate country like the irish part in Northern Ireland, but infact you are not. I'm sorry, but this is only in your wishes but in fact you are part of the UNITED Kingdom - which unites Northern Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland, like the UNITED States of America. I know that Haggis is from Scotland but tried UK first and wonder why this was not working. See when you play the quiz "countries of the world" there is only a UK and not Scotland, Wales and so on.
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level 76
Oct 21, 2015
Do you have your own olympic team too? - they do in the Commonwealth Games, along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Different countries - except when the answer is UK. :-)
+1
level 67
Nov 20, 2014
Could you tell me where the Scottish Embassy in Washington DC is located? Or, the one in London?
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level 65
Feb 11, 2017
There's one in every pub.
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level 33
Jul 5, 2014
poutine should come from Quebec instead of Canada
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level 67
Nov 20, 2014
Oui mais, Quebec n'est pas un pays. Au moins, pas encore!
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level 22
Oct 1, 2015
Oui, c'est un pays... comme Gilles Vigneault dit - gens du pays, c'est votre tour, de vous laisser parler d'amour
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level 16
Jul 28, 2014
We're happy little Vegemites As bright as bright can be. We all enjoy our Vegemite For breakfast, lunch, and tea. Our mummies say we're growing stronger Every single week, Because we love our Vegemite We all adore our Vegemite It puts a rose in every cheek
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level 36
Feb 13, 2015
That stuff looks gross.
+1
level 72
Oct 21, 2015
I love your user name, Riddler, but detest your happy little Vegemites. Our daughter did a semester of college in Australia and brought home a jar. It is definitely not something we Americans usually eat, but to each his own.
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level 36
Oct 21, 2015
I'm an aussie and I hate Vegemite. Each to their own...
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level 22
Aug 10, 2014
14/21
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level 22
Sep 4, 2014
17/21
+1
level 42
Jan 19, 2015
Pupusa almost did me in. Thank you, Anthony Bourdain for a perfect score!!!
+1
level 72
Oct 21, 2015
Maybe I should start watching Bourdain. It's the only one I missed.
+1
level 46
Feb 8, 2015
Croissants weren't originated in France! They were originated in Vienna, Austria. Please do a little research & change it.
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level 43
Apr 5, 2015
Since we're not talking about sovereign nations, the correct answer for the origin of poutine is Quebec, n'est pas??? Poutine is definitely NOT a Canadian invention. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine - "The dish originated in rural Quebec, Canada, in the late 1950s." You probably should broaden your scope note to include countries, provinces, states, distinct regions and entities, etc.
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level 20
Apr 6, 2015
It took two tries
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level 13
May 10, 2015
ew haggis is horrible
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level 73
Apr 4, 2016
In your opinion.
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level 2
May 22, 2015
21/21
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level 28
May 29, 2015
Croissants are actually not French. They are from Austria
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level ∞
Jul 15, 2015
Changed the answer to Austria, but France will still work.
+1
level 46
Mar 30, 2016
Why? It clearly says in the description 'where these foods ORIGINATED'. ORIGINATED, not what country is most well-known for that food. France is not a correct answer.
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level 73
Jul 10, 2015
Never heard of biltong or pupusa.
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level 65
Jun 16, 2016
In a past life I made Biltong in South Africa, it is strips of beef, dipped in vinegar (sometimes herby) , salt rubbed and air dried. It is very tasty. I also made Ostrich Biltong which is made from the leg meat and is really good and much prized.
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level 72
May 5, 2017
That sounds like beef jerky. Is it different or just a different name?
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level 10
Jul 21, 2015
15/21- so surprised about apple strudel. I thought it was German?! Great quiz= It taught me a lot
+1
level 57
Oct 21, 2015
I guess I fit the trend....I only missed Biltong and Pupusa.
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level 24
Oct 23, 2015
Gyro originated from Bursa, Turkey. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyro_(food)#Origins
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level 32
Mar 1, 2018
Oh please... research greek-turkish history. Bursa was originally Cius, then re-named Prusa, a greek city in the Byzantine Empire, later invaded and settled by Ottoman Turks. So Gyro is greek.
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level 15
Oct 25, 2015
Dim Sum isn't a type of food. It's like saying breakfast is a type of food. And Scotland isn't a country.
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level 45
Oct 26, 2015
Really should accept Salvador for El Salvador. Since the official name of the country is the Republic of El Savador. In other quizes, Gambia is acceptable, even though its called The Gambia short for the Republic of Gambia.
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level 66
Jan 14, 2016
Haggis is very much a Scottish dish where as shepherds pie is popular everywhere in the uk
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level 65
Jun 16, 2016
As I mentioned above,......... I'm sorry to spoil some incorrect ideas, but Haggis was eaten in Lancashire before being known in Scotland.
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level 57
Jan 29, 2016
Pupusa should also include Honduras. There is great debate amongst Hondurans and Salvadorans about who came up with Pupusas.
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level 54
Jul 27, 2016
Just like to add my voice tot he Scotland/England/UK debate. It must be consistent. Either accept UK for both or, preferably, for neither. Accepting UK for England but not Scotland just demonstrates the kind of ignorance which riles the Scots/Irish/Welsh so much. England/UK are NOT the same thing. So accept for both, or neither. Simple.
+1
level 32
Mar 1, 2018
I'm English- while we do refer to Scotland as a country, we should definitely not, not in quizzes like this. Too inconsistent. UK for both,even though they like to pretend they are independent.. :)
+1
level 34
Oct 18, 2016
I missed sushi
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level 45
Mar 16, 2017
if england and scotland are accepted than shouldn't new england be accepted for clam chowder?
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level 53
May 5, 2017
croissant, austria??? maybe France!
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level 13
May 6, 2017
i have to say i don't like the poutine one. i lived in canada for 2 years and they're very proud of poutine. I've had it before but never heard of the name before, it's cheese, fries and gravy for gods sake, to me it's the same as putting ketchup on a burger calling it peader and pretending i've just invented my very own dish
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level 33
May 6, 2017
There's not such a country as "Korea",
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level 50
Jun 30, 2017
It's my understanding that gyros first came from a Greek who lived in Chicago.
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level 72
Nov 21, 2017
That seems unlikely since it's basically the same as shawarma and doner kebab- food commonly enjoyed all over the former Ottoman Empire and nearby countries. Maybe the guy in Chicago put a different spin on it or something. But the best gyros I've had were in Nicosia, on the Greek side of Cyprus.
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level 57
Nov 30, 2017
Less than 50% know poutine! Your loss. I want all the poutine.
+1
level 49
Jan 19, 2018
i believe that strudels originate from hungary, not austria
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level 48
Mar 5, 2018
please accept magyarorszag as hungary.
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level 35
Mar 17, 2018
Never heard of Poutine or Pupusa but got the rest. Austrians sure like sweet stuff.
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