Foods by Country Quiz

Name the countries where these foods originated.
Not necessarily sovereign nations
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
First submittedSeptember 19, 2010
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Food
Country
Sushi
Japan
Bratwurst
Germany
Paella
Spain
Lasagne
Italy
Goulash
Hungary
Poutine
Canada
Croissant
Austria
Food
Country
Taco
Mexico
Clam Chowder
United States
Pączki
Poland
Shepherd's Pie
England
Vegemite
Australia
Dim Sum
China
Haggis
Scotland
Food
Country
Gyro
Greece
Kimchi
Korea
Phở
Vietnam
Biltong
South Africa
Tandoori Chicken
India
Pupusa
El Salvador
Apple Strudel
Austria
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Level 43
Jul 22, 2013
Well i guess 17 out of 21 doesn't suck...but not great though.
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Level 44
Aug 15, 2013
at least its better than the average score
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Level 47
Mar 21, 2020
True
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Level 47
Jan 17, 2018
yikes 12/21 i dont know a whole lot of food origins...
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Level 71
Jul 26, 2013
Only missed pupusa (which doesn't sound very appetising anyway)
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Level 72
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 63
Jul 29, 2013
How's it different than a taco, then? I'm honestly asking!
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Level 74
Oct 2, 2013
I'm with Billy Connelly - Mexican food is actually all the same food, just folded differently.
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Level 62
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 36
Jan 3, 2020
TheWombat--pupusas are made with "nixtamalizada" corn flour, like Mexican tortillas, but they are Salvadoran, not Mexican :-) QuizWol--in Mexico we don't use tortilla shells, at least not traditionally. That's an American invention--as is the fact that they use non-nixtamalizado flour. "Crunchy" tacos are just tacos that have been fried after being rolled. Nixtamalizar is a process in which corn is soaked and cooked in an alkaline solution, usually limewater (but sometimes wood ash lye), washed, and then hulled. This process is known to remove up to 97–100% of aflatoxins from mycotoxin-contaminated corn. The term can also refer to the removal via an alkali process of the pericarp from other grains such as sorghum. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixtamalization
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Level 36
Mar 17, 2018
Pupusa is great!
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Level 23
Nov 27, 2013
100% easy as pie.
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Level 31
Jul 5, 2014
poutine should come from Quebec instead of Canada
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Level 72
Nov 20, 2014
Oui mais, Quebec n'est pas un pays. Au moins, pas encore!
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Level 56
Nov 13, 2018
Ecosse est quand-meme pas un pays et c'est ici... jars, c’est la meme chose.
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Level 43
Oct 18, 2020
ew french
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Level 74
Oct 29, 2019
Well, Québec does work as a type-in. Small victory?
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Level 51
Oct 13, 2020
He does say it isn't necessarily a country. Cue Scotland.
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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 78
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 65
Nov 12, 2018
Our favourite trick in New Zealand is to offer American visitors a spoonful to taste. They think it's like chocolate! (you only need a smidgen).
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Level 39
Oct 21, 2015
I'm an aussie and I hate Vegemite. Each to their own...
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Level 31
Oct 2, 2018
In England we had Marmite. Came to New Zealand and prefer the less powerful vegemite now. Perhaps it is an acquired taste ?
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Level 65
Nov 12, 2018
Absolutely, you grow up on it. I had marmite sandwiches every day for lunch throughout my entire school years.
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Level 51
Oct 13, 2020
I think my fellow americans would not want to try this. It sounds terrible, to be honest. Then again, we have our own questionable foods as well.
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Level 52
Oct 5, 2018
and is soooo good on toast with avocado
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Level 65
Nov 12, 2018
Love
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Level 31
Aug 10, 2014
14/21
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Level 31
Sep 4, 2014
17/21
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Level 80
Jul 10, 2015
Never heard of biltong or pupusa.
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Level 70
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 78
May 5, 2017
That sounds like beef jerky. Is it different or just a different name?
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Level 70
Nov 12, 2018
Beef jerky isn't air dried, is it?
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Level 47
Nov 17, 2018
A South African friend once told me Biltong was cured under a camel's saddle during a long journey. I'm not sure if it's true, but you can't beat that saddly, camely goodness!
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Level 67
Jun 6, 2019
Literally translated to me it says butt(cheek/buttocks)tongue...

I looked it up and the bil indeed stands for butt (area where the meat comes from) but tong has nothing to do with a real tongue and just refers to it being a strip of meat.

btw the word first reminded me of bintang, so i tried indonesia in the quiz :D

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Level 63
Nov 12, 2018
I knew biltong is from South Africa, because I've read all books from Wilbur Smith, which are mostly set in South Africa, and he mentions them couple of times :) Thank you, Wilbur Smith :)
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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
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Level 62
Oct 21, 2015
I guess I fit the trend....I only missed Biltong and Pupusa.
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Level 60
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 71
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 70
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 32
Oct 18, 2016
I missed sushi
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Level 55
Mar 16, 2017
if england and scotland are accepted than shouldn't new england be accepted for clam chowder?
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Level 66
May 5, 2017
croissant, austria??? maybe France!
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Level 49
Jan 17, 2020
From what I remember being told, croissants were first made in Austria and the French stole the idea. Don't quote me on it though lol
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Level 89
Jan 18, 2020
Croissant originated in Vienna, Austria, but was popularized in its modern day form when an Austrian opened a bakery in Paris, hence the French name.
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Level 35
May 6, 2017
There's not such a country as "Korea",
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Level 37
Oct 12, 2018
To Roger Silveira: I doubt that the culinary tastes of a country change merely because of a political split. Therefore a food that originates in Korea would originate in both North and South Korea. Therefore, in this instance, "Korea" is the correct answer.
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Level 59
Jun 30, 2017
It's my understanding that gyros first came from a Greek who lived in Chicago.
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Level 80
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 66
Nov 30, 2017
Less than 50% know poutine! Your loss. I want all the poutine.
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Level 46
Mar 18, 2019
Yeeeeessssssss
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Level 67
Jun 6, 2019
Sounds like someone saying pudding with an accent hahaha
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Level 58
Jan 19, 2018
i believe that strudels originate from hungary, not austria
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Level 63
Nov 12, 2018
And I believe they originated in Czechia. But they originated in Vienna, but probably due to servants from Hungary/Czechia, who brought it there from their home countries...
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Level 54
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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Level 22
Nov 5, 2018
I only knew the pupusa (El Salvador) one because of Tasty!! ahaha yesss thanks Buzzfeed
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Level 66
Nov 12, 2018
So austrocentric!
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Level 54
Nov 12, 2018
Vegemite seems out of place here, it's a brand name rather than a recipe: the Australian version of Marmite (a yeast extract).
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Level 59
Nov 12, 2018
Gyros originated by a Greek living in Chicago. They are American , not Greek.
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Level 56
Nov 13, 2018
Poutine being written for Canada and Haggis being outlined for Scotland is bizarre. They are both highly specific dishes for regions. Recognizing poutine for Canada would be like expecting haggis for the UK.
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Level 20
Nov 14, 2018
I kept typing Greek instead of Greece :3
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Level 35
Nov 14, 2018
Dim sum isn't really a single type of food.
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Level 28
Nov 15, 2018
Occasionally when doing these quizzes the correct answer is not accepted. Why is it so? Case in point - Gyro is from Greece which is the answer I gave but it was not accepted. I would have liked the perfect score it would have given me.
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Level 23
Jan 13, 2019
You should also accept Ireland for shepherds pie.
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Level 37
Jan 31, 2019
^ +1 - I've only had shepherd's pie in Irish establishments. It is spicy and delicious, not words usually associated with English food.
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Level 32
Mar 1, 2019
Croissants are French, not Austrian.
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Level 52
Apr 18, 2019
no, they are Austrian :D
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Level 63
Mar 12, 2019
So with this smorgasboard of treats from all over the world I am struggling with cultural cringe when our offering is none other than vegemite. How about Lamingtons or Tim Tams? I'd proffer up Pavlova but that might ignite a new war between the Aussies and the Kiwis! :-)
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Level 46
Mar 18, 2019
Okay, food question. Clam chowder ? Why does it exist ? Is it edible ? If yes, is it good ? And again, WHYYY ? (sorry, I know it's probably okay, but idk, just hearing/seeing the name makes my skin crawl for some reason. So I'm really curious.)
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Level 37
Apr 20, 2019
^ Agree, I prefer Lobster or Crab Bisque and though I've tried clam chowder, besides the proliferation of potatoes (I don't like potatoes), the clams seemed rather slimy. I've only tried it once, so it might just have been the chef, but it turned me off of the stuff permanently.
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Level 54
Jun 20, 2019
I have had clam chowder and it is very good. It is clam and potato in a very, very thick sauce. Also it really should accept new england as a answer because that is where you will mostly find it.
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Level 46
Jul 6, 2019
Could you change Korea in North- or South Korea
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Level 28
Sep 1, 2019
1: GYRO should be accepted for Turkey, Lebanon, Middle East etc. All the same stuff, just spelt differently 2: Never heard of PUPUSA. I doubt that anybody who is not from El Salvador (or perhaps the southern parts of the US) has either. 3: VEGEMITE isnt food. It's Australia's way of disposing of toxic waste
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Level 52
Oct 19, 2019
AHHHHH!! I missed my own country, USA, yet I have never had clam chowder
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Level 54
Dec 23, 2019
Didn’t get haggis.
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Level 53
Jan 2, 2020
Biltong is also very popular here in Namibia.
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Level 36
Jan 3, 2020
I'm not sure why Scotland is counting as a country.
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Level 32
Jan 18, 2020
So Scotland is a country now?
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Level 22
May 14, 2020
It doesn't had to be a souvereign state
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Level 29
Jan 28, 2020
Who on earth has heard of pupusa? That's a bit like adding the favourite food of Togo
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Level 19
May 14, 2020
Interesting quiz, got 100% But as a western european it might be easier than for others
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Level 49
Jul 20, 2020
Dim sum was invented in Melbourne, Australia
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Level 17
Sep 26, 2020
the only reason i got el salvador for pupusa is my spanish teacher freshman year happen to be salvadoran,, why is that included