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Foods of the World Quiz

Name the foods described below.
Almost all these dishes can be made in multiple ways. These are some of the more common methods
Last updated: August 28, 2018
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Description
Food
Japanese raw fish and rice
Sushi
Japanese raw fish (no rice)
Sashimi
Liquidy Hawaiian taro
Poi
Scottish sheep guts, stuffed in casing
Haggis
Korean pickled cabbage
Kimchi
German fermented cabbage
Sauerkraut
Canadian fries, cheese curds and gravy
Poutine
English ground lamb and mashed potatoes
Shepherd's Pie
Greek pita with meat and tzatziki sauce
Gyro
Norwegian whitefish, dried and
treated with lye
Lutefisk
Asian rice soup or porridge, often
eaten when ill
Congee
Description
Food
Mexican sandwich
Torta
Spanish saffron rice and seafood
Paella
Polish potato dumplings
Pierogi
Louisiana fried shrimp sandwich
Po' Boy
Italian potato dumplings
Gnocchi
French goose liver
Foie Gras
South African beef jerky
Biltong
Hungarian beef and vegetable stew
Goulash
Spanish tomato soup, served cold
Gazpacho
Australian sandwich spread, made
from yeast extract
Vegemite
Indian fried shell, triangular
with savory filling
Samosa
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level 75
Jul 20, 2013
Thanks to Madhur Jaffrey for getting the congee!
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level 70
Jul 21, 2013
It sounds a lot like jook--the rice porridge we would make with chicken cooked until the small bones disintegrated. Happy days.
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level 20
Jul 21, 2013
"Jook" would be the way to pronounce congee in chinese. In english, its refered to as congee.
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level 36
Jan 20, 2017
I agree, I'm half chinese and my grandfather used to make jook all the time, I think it should be accepted as an answer. I've never heard of congee...
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level 69
Jul 21, 2013
18/22, getting better at this. Helps that I had kimchi for the first time since you last updated this quiz.
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level 75
Jul 21, 2013
sushi is just the rice, anything can go in or on it. and kimchi can also be any pickled or fermented vegetable. Yes, I see the disclaimer. I tried "shrimp po'boy" before getting "po'boy"... the restaurant I used to order it from all the time always had it listed that way. But that was in Virginia, not Louisiana, so they might have just attached the extra adjective for people who didn't know what po'boy was.
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level 44
Jul 21, 2013
Missed a few. The only answer for Mexican sandwich I could think of was Crunchwrap Supreme ;)
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level 55
Jun 6, 2014
Chalupa?
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level 75
Jul 21, 2013
Is it just me or do most of these dishes sound really disgusting? Other than the Shepherd's Pie, the Goulash, and maybe the Gyro, I wouldn't put any of these nasty things in my mouth!!
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level 22
Jan 20, 2014
if you don't try it youll never know if you'll like it, you'd be suprized how man of these things are better then the stuff you eat on a daily basis.
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level 67
Feb 18, 2014
I haven't had lutefisk, and poi is pretty bland. The rest of these are all pretty tasty.
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level 76
Dec 6, 2015
Haggis is awesome.
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level 70
Jul 5, 2017
From my experience, poi and vegemite are rather disgusting. Pierogis (with sour cream), sushi/sashimi, gyros and goulash are delicious! Sauerkraut is wonderful on a hot dog with mustard.

Kimchi, paella, shepherd's pie, gazpacho, po'boys and gnocchi are okay.

I would try any of the others if someone I knew (and trusted) recommended them as being particularly good, even though some of them (haggis, lutefisk) sound a little nasty.
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level 67
Sep 8, 2017
Haggis is a mixture of the heart, kidneys, lungs, liver, etc with barley and different herbs filled into a sheep's stomach and cooked. Guts i.e. intestines etc are not usually involved but are used for sausage skins (still are). Funnily enough it is really an old Lancashire recipe that was first mentioned in Lancashire and published in recipe books there before anywhere else in UK.
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level 31
Apr 15, 2018
Yes, Vegamite (marmite) is nasty but my husband loves it since he grew up with it. Pierogies, gnocchi, sauerkraut, kimchi, gyros- yum! Lutefisk is popular where I’m from but only tried it once. Think heap of whitish/translucent fish jello without much taste that just slips down your throat. Ughh- must be an acquired taste.
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level 33
Jul 21, 2013
Pierogi are not necessarily potato. They came come in practically anything - cabbage and mushroom, meat (like corned beef) or even fruit like plums cane be made into pierogi for desert.
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level 64
Jul 21, 2013
i credit my perfect score to living in NYC
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level 84
Jun 26, 2015
And I attribute mine to living in Vancouver. Yay cities?
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level 76
Feb 1, 2016
lol
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level 73
Jul 22, 2013
Souvlaki is often served in a pita with tzatziki.
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level 71
Aug 1, 2014
Yep, that's what they're called in Australia. Even the ones which are actually gyros and not souvlakis at all are called souvlakis. And they're delicious!
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level 73
Oct 19, 2018
The different names actually exist already in Greece. Souvlaki means gyros or any pita wrap in Athens and southern Greece in general, while in the north (Thessaloniki) it's called gyros and souvlaki means grilled meat on a skewer.
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level 54
Sep 20, 2013
would help if I could spell some of them!
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level 50
Jun 2, 2014
Indian fried 'shell' - shell? Is the word pastry missing?
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level 37
Apr 15, 2018
A samosa isn't a pastry.....
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level 55
Jun 6, 2014
I dispute the inclusion of lutefisk and vegemite, inasmuch as these substances are clearly not food.
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level 50
Jun 20, 2014
Scottish sheep guts, stuffed in the sheep's STOMACH! Scots are sheep abusers!
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level 76
Oct 12, 2015
Might forgive them their oddness for the fact that what must surely have been an accident actually tastes really good.
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level 48
Apr 9, 2015
A torta isn't a sandwich.
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level 60
May 12, 2015
Quizmaster, in Japan the rice porridge that you eat when ill is called "okayu". You should either accept that answer, or specify "Korean" instead of just "Asian."
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level 84
Jun 26, 2015
Can you please accept "poh boy?" I've seen it that way many times.
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level 24
Jul 18, 2015
ARGHH I forgot the H in Shephard's pie :(
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level 70
Jul 5, 2017
That's okay. You made up for it by including an "a" that doesn't belong there.
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level 67
Nov 24, 2015
I've tried all of those except the US ones, poi and poboy. Also, Gyro is very US. In Australia (and I think Greece) we say Souvlaki for the same thing.
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level 80
May 13, 2016
You should accept the spelling "sasimi" for "sashimi" The "s" and "sh" sounds are the same phoneme in Japanese, so they're actually interchangable
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level 39
Jun 13, 2016
Somehow i blanked on "torta" even though I love them!
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level 32
Aug 1, 2016
isn't Asian rice porridge chao? ive had it like 200 times and everyone calls it chao
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level 68
Feb 24, 2017
For lunch I shall have Italian filled pasta squares. (Ravioli)
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level 75
Feb 24, 2017
The poi we had at a festival on Kaua'i wasn't "liquidy", it was more of a paste. A local woman sitting next to me commented it was really good poi so maybe Hawaiian taro paste would be a better description? (Ours had a hint of sour taste to it and was actually pretty good when eaten with the lomi lomi salmon and laulau pork.)
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level 70
Jul 5, 2017
Is Kaua'i magnificent, or what?!!! The poi I tried at the luau....not so much.
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level 59
May 6, 2017
Misspelt foie gras 'fois gras' xD
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level 70
Jul 5, 2017
Clearly you'll never make it as a double-0 agent. :-)
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level 61
Sep 5, 2017
Can you make Guzpacho a spelling for "Gazpacho?" That is how some people spell it.
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level 37
Apr 15, 2018
If they spell it wrong, then yes, it is the spelling.
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level 44
Sep 6, 2017
Thanks for including Biltong- best thing to come out of South Africa
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level 43
Sep 8, 2017
You mean since Charlize Theron ?
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level 58
Nov 16, 2017
I'm surprised at the low scores on this quiz. I guess living in a multicultural country/city helps!
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level 48
Apr 15, 2018
Marmite not acceptable for Vegemite?
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level 52
Oct 15, 2018
nope... marmite is not Aussie and you are struggling to find it in a supermarket here unless you look under imported foods
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level 49
Apr 18, 2018
Samosa Originated in Central Asia.
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level 15
Nov 2, 2018
i didnt know porridge was apart of this quiz.
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level 60
Dec 3, 2018
Please accept "khao tom moo" or just "khao tom" for "congee". It's a Thai rice soup/porridge, and once I thought of it I couldn't get my brain to go anywhere else.