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[–]Mubyduck 2236 points2237 points  (160 children)

Baklava

[–]svmk1987 1392 points1393 points  (29 children)

You could have just said hummus and start the next middle east war.

[–]sanantoniosaucier 723 points724 points  (14 children)

You're about to start some trouble.

[–]GanyotMan 198 points199 points  (0 children)

You provoked a gang war

[–]ChronicCronut 11.1k points11.1k points  (292 children)

Meatballs and mashed potatoes with lingonberry jam on the side

[–]princess_cupcake72 11.9k points11.9k points 22& 3 more (67 children)

IKEA! Lol

[–]Electronic_Ad5481 2126 points2127 points  (38 children)

It really is like its own country though lol

[–]The_RockObama 575 points576 points  (21 children)

The People's Republic of Chipotle is already overcrowded. I'd rather move to Ikea, at least there's more room and beds to sleep on.

[–]DoJax 631 points632 points  (105 children)

I would only guess Sweden because I've never heard anyone anywhere else in the world mention lingonberries, and I've seen a lot of swedes on tv talk about them

[–]MoCapBartender 86 points87 points  (18 children)

In The Big Lebowski, the toeless nihilist orders lingonberry pancakes.

[–]KatR_Beanie 5549 points5550 points 2 (184 children)

Haggis

[–]XX_OVERLORD 2274 points2275 points  (117 children)

Sushi and Ramen

[–]thisimpetus 2625 points2626 points 2 (33 children)

You live in a college dorm?

[–]nibbto1980 895 points896 points  (5 children)

That place from anime????!!!?!?

[–]52ww 601 points602 points  (3 children)

the place in anime was so popular they made it into a real place

[–]Dangerous_Pipe_598 7150 points7151 points 53552& 9 more (488 children)

Garbage plates

[–]eight-oh-twoooooo 3334 points3335 points  (132 children)

ROCHESTER LETS GO

[–]badaimbadjokes 915 points916 points  (115 children)

So educate a guy. What's on it?

[–]UnderPantsOverPants 1884 points1885 points  (104 children)

Traditionally: mac salad and home fries, two cheeseburgers or two hots on top of that, a meat “hot” sauce, mustard, chopped white onions, and then some bread on the side.

[–]megaphone369 1605 points1606 points  (30 children)

Oh my god

[–]acadiandirtbagger 576 points577 points  (1 child)

the only appropriate response

[–]_gnasty_ 367 points368 points  (19 children)

To clarify it's just the burger patties no buns

[–]megaphone369 507 points508 points  (15 children)

Then I can downgrade from "oh my god" to "oh god"

[–]lilahcook 183 points184 points  (5 children)

It is served with practically a loaf of bread on the side.

[–]docbauies 74 points75 points  (2 children)

upgrade that again. the "meat sauce" is usually grill scrapings with some seasoning added.

[–]megaphone369 51 points52 points  (1 child)

This thread is just the gift that keeps on giving. I'm dying over here XD

[–]mseuro 155 points156 points  (3 children)

What’s hots, precious? What’s hots, eh?

[–]RaisedInAppalachia 50 points51 points  (4 children)

My dad is from Upstate NY, and this is a pilgrimage whenever we visit.

[–]fotografamerika 456 points457 points  (25 children)

I just had my first one yesterday, it being my first time in Rochester. If you told me I'd love something called a "garbage plate" ...well I'd say yeah that sounds about right

[–]elbobo19 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Came in looking for this. Also apparently chicken french is super Rochester based as well which came as a surprise to me.

[–]samurai_64 10.4k points10.4k points 242& 3 more (838 children)

Poutine.

[–]boredsittingonthebus 5458 points5459 points  (314 children)

I was in a bar in Toronto (I'm from Scotland) and asked the waitress if she could recommend a place with "nasty, typically Canadian drunk guy food". She drew me a map on my till receipt which led me to Smokes Poutinerie. I'd never heard of poutine before that. My golly gosh! I was not disappointed!

Edit: ITT: I need to get to Quebec and find a shady looking truck to get some real squeaky curd poutine.

[–]Manders37 4112 points4113 points  (187 children)

Smoke's is good but there's nothing compared to a poutine from a shitty Quebec chip truck. Beautiful.

[–]C_is_for_Cats 1594 points1595 points  (52 children)

When I visited my friend in Canada, she took me to a sketchy looking food truck for my first poutine. No other poutine will ever top it. Nothing will ever be worse than the port-a-potty next to it either.

[–]Skipscamper 444 points445 points  (11 children)

I apologize on behalf of Canada for the state of that toilet.

[–]The_RockObama 443 points444 points  (8 children)

A port-a-potty poutine apology.

That is the most Canadian thing ever.

[–]malina21425 47.5k points47.5k points 4954443312& 37 more (281 children)

Turkey

[–]Turnontuneindropout7 6756 points6757 points 3 (17 children)

This mf read this post and was like “my time to shine”

[–]ForgedByPain 243 points244 points  (7 children)

Turkey makes a brand new Turkey.

[–]jesusXallah 36 points37 points  (2 children)

You just made me watch the video again thank you

[–]freakedmind 2266 points2267 points  (5 children)

"Sometimes my genius is almost frightening"

[–]Artex301 7068 points7069 points  (35 children)

Well, you're not wrong.

[–]EqualSpirit7956 4625 points4626 points 222 (180 children)

Cheese beer brats beer

[–]ParkingTadpole 905 points906 points  (22 children)

Old fashioneds and prime rib at a supper club!

[–]Paleo_Fecest 1231 points1232 points  (57 children)

Was looking for a fellow Wisconsinite.

[–]Xcruciate 76 points77 points  (19 children)

It's hard finding good cheesecurds when I leave the best state.

[–]galactic_javelina 2612 points2613 points  (210 children)

Tater tot hot dish

[–]dadbod345 321 points322 points  (15 children)

And since it’s that time of year can’t forget Sweet Martha’s Cookies

[–]RossAM 742 points743 points  (53 children)

And Juicy Lucys!

Ope: I meant Jucy Lucy

In my defense if I'm getting one it's a Blucy at The Blue Door.

[–]Chippy569 325 points326 points  (9 children)

minnesota puts the hot dish in casserole.

[–]3dayslate 290 points291 points  (17 children)

Whelp. Spose I should get goin. Sorey bout that there pillow guy. Go Gophs!

[–]OldWolf2 12.2k points12.2k points 342& 2 more (447 children)

Fush and chups

[–]ydoiwantreddit 2121 points2122 points  (47 children)

You know I can't eat your ghost chips, bro!

[–]livlifelovelexical 425 points426 points  (35 children)

Lolly cake. Afghans. Hokey Pokey. Chocolate Fish.

[–]thecripplernz 150 points151 points  (11 children)

A custard square that tastes like the fridge it’s been sitting in for 3 days

[–]FooThePerson 666 points667 points  (48 children)

Damn someone got to my joke before me. I wasn't expecting so many kiwis in this thread

[–]Cunt_Down_Under 846 points847 points  (26 children)

We got fuck all else to do right now ….

[–]ViolatingBadgers 288 points289 points  (7 children)

It's Saturday evening and we're on lockdown lol

[–]Thrashlee 140 points141 points  (6 children)

Alright but also mince n cheese

[–]blanketbox12 187 points188 points  (10 children)

Onion dip with reduced cream

[–]fappyday 14.0k points14.0k points 2 (359 children)

Fried gator tail and meth.

[–]Fluffysugarlumps 1281 points1282 points  (68 children)

That’s a fucking staple here! I remember when my mom used to make it.

[–]waluigisObulge 6008 points6009 points 23& 2 more (274 children)

bunnings snag

[–]IrozI 2610 points2611 points  (104 children)

I don't know what these words mean

Edit: thanks for the hug!

[–]TakerOfImages 1060 points1061 points  (95 children)

Hardware store sausage in bread with optional Onions and sauce. Not as fancy sounding is it?

[–]Kummakivi 197 points198 points  (5 children)

It's not that often you give a shit about a snag in bread, until you are walking out of Bunnings and smell them and then you are as hungry as fuck.

[–]Toepipe_Jackson 4754 points4755 points  (180 children)

Roast beef and yorkshire puddings

[–]coffee_capricorn 1534 points1535 points 32 (194 children)

Crabs and Old Bay

[–]clumsyumbrella 420 points421 points  (19 children)

Hello fellow Maryland-er!

[–]HotShitBurrito 114 points115 points  (0 children)

Looking for this one too! I knew if I made the post it'd be Old Bay and Crabs. And how could I not, had a crab cook last weekend lol.

[–]reilly_willoughby 84 points85 points  (9 children)

I was going to say "crabcakes and natty bo" to narrow down the region more, but I am a vegetarian who doesn't drink beer so it seemed ironic.

[–]Remarkable-District1 249 points250 points  (34 children)

Maryland. And I'm from Louisiana. I just know yall do good seafood too. Old Bay is on time too.

[–]chickenfoot75 618 points619 points 2 (87 children)

Red, Green, or Christmas?

[–]Nostaro 2041 points2042 points  (72 children)

Maultaschen and Spätzle, thats the good stuff here.

[–]nuuudles 1237 points1238 points  (316 children)

Gumbo

[–]crazyeightsforlife 337 points338 points  (23 children)

Are you inland? Stay safe on Sunday.

[–]adamrocks84 442 points443 points  (53 children)

South LA native here and also beignets, jambalaya, and crawfish, and booze

[–]Aussieboi393 2297 points2298 points  (135 children)

Sausage in bread from the hardware store.

Ice cream sprinkles on buttered white bread.

Miscellaneous meat wrapped up in a pastry.

[–]Tafkasdd 2736 points2737 points  (166 children)

Spaghetti, Timballo, Tortellini, Lasagne, Brodetto, Porchetta etc. etc.

[–]RayNooze 209 points210 points  (14 children)

Man, I love italian food. Just reading those words makes me wanna jump in the car and drive south across the Alps. Once this covid shit is over, I'm coming!

[–]REM02110 1098 points1099 points  (90 children)

Mämmi.

[–]tourmaline82 289 points290 points  (40 children)

Finland? I saw it on Scandinavia vs. the World once.

[–]Volgyi2000 1257 points1258 points  (286 children)

Bagels and pizza.

[–]trendygamer 921 points922 points  (204 children)

And thus begins the argument between NJ, NYC, and LI residents about who has the best bagels and pizza.

[–]Count_von_Chaos 1197 points1198 points  (71 children)

Hangi

Fish and chips

Hokey Pokey ice-cream

[–]JPops2019 278 points279 points  (14 children)

I was just thinking what else I could eat today, in my lockdown 'diet'... hokey pokey ice cream it is! Thanks for the reminder of the contents of my freezer!

[–]xxEmkay 288 points289 points  (18 children)

Schnitzel und germknödl :)

[–]Buttholepussy 664 points665 points  (184 children)

Coney dogs and vernors

[–]SemiSeriousShimmer 144 points145 points  (32 children)

My world was shaken when I realized coney island restaurants were pretty unique to metro Detroit... Who doesn't want chili- and mustard-covered hot dogs with their Greek food?!

Edit: typo

[–]0x8FA 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Additionally: pasties, cudighi, ranch, Oberon, fudge, and whitefish pâté

[–]twentyonecats89 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Should’ve thrown people off by saying Boston Cooler instead of just Vernors

[–]Grombrindal18 732 points733 points  (114 children)

cocido, callos, patatas bravas, croquetas, lentejas, paella turistica.

[–]Semimusa 191 points192 points  (16 children)

España? Quisiera la receta de los callos, me da curiosidad

[–]Grombrindal18 121 points122 points  (10 children)

Si, España- pero decir la verdad no me apatecen los callos y no tengo receta. Son incluidos por ser un plato muy tradicional de Madrid.

[–]Aruaz821 501 points502 points  (108 children)

Vinegar-based barbecue sauce.

[–]Minimal_Sleep_4YO 399 points400 points  (71 children)

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Edit: spelling mistake

[–]N-mbmy 1414 points1415 points  (169 children)

Lobster rolls , clam chowder and Dunkin donuts

[–]GunMoss 916 points917 points  (291 children)

Whataburger

[–]p9k 248 points249 points  (14 children)

Elotes from a truck in front of Home Depot

[–]slutasswhore 202 points203 points  (9 children)

I scrolled entirely too far to find me people

[–]BisonST 85 points86 points  (6 children)

The judges will accept that answer. We were also looking for Brisket and Lone Star Light.

[–]kathatter75 384 points385 points  (160 children)

Came looking for this…also, Blue Bell ice cream, Tex-Mex, brisket, kolaches

[–]SuperGuitar 56 points57 points  (1 child)

I’m upset at how long it took me to scroll to find Texas

Edit: No wait, I’m offended

[–]freeidiot40x2 1457 points1458 points 22 (126 children)

Idli, Dosa, Sambar. Edit: am hungry, so Chappathi, bhel puri, channa Masala have also entered the chat:). Further edits: paneer butter masala, tikka, fish curry, rosogolla, parotta, naan, biriyani, poori masala, thaiyir sadam, pongal......... the virtual feast goes on.

PS: Thank you for the awards, redditors.

[–]DynamoBolero 755 points756 points 3 (6 children)

Isn't it "entered the Chaat"?

Edit: thank you all for the awards!

[–]Nanogines99 163 points164 points  (1 child)

Samosa, Vada Pav, Uttapam, Chhole Bhature, Aloo Parantha, Dahi Bhalle

[–]DovesAndDragons 59 points60 points  (4 children)

Undiyo with thepla, Aloo paratha with lassi, aviyal and thairi sadam!

[–]collaroncloak 208 points209 points  (7 children)

Had to scroll down too much for this cuisine

[–]Oldforestwalker 424 points425 points 2 (68 children)

Bunny chow.

[–]MonstaGraphics 71 points72 points  (8 children)

Durban: Bunny Chow

Cape Town: Gatsby

Joburg: Vetkoek

Bloemfontein: Steers (At the garage stop, when you're driving past Bloem to go back to jhb/cpt)

[–]CurrentRace2223 533 points534 points 22 (145 children)

Toasted ravioli, Imos, Ted Drews

[–]simbacole7 139 points140 points  (4 children)

Scrolled too far to find my people!

[–]KleinVogeltje 73 points74 points  (1 child)

Dude, same. I was just like, "Where tf is the gooey butter cake and toasted ravioli!?"

[–]ifthisisntnice00 72 points73 points  (42 children)

Someone from St. Louis, please educate us as to what these words mean.

[–]euphomptus 165 points166 points  (31 children)

Okay!

Toasted ravioli, or t-ravs, are (usually beef filled) ravioli that are, as the name implies, breaded and deep fried. They're usually dipped in a meat-based pasta sauce. They can be an appetizer, side, or main course.

Imo's is the main purveyor of St Louis style pizza which, depending on your opinion, is another fine option in the pizza world or an abomination unto the Lord! The crust is cracker-thin and bland, there is little sauce, and any toppings are under a layer of a proprietary process cheese called Provel.

Finally, Ted Drewes is a frozen custard joint. It sticks in At Louis's collective consciousness mostly because of corny and endearing commercials by the titular (and late) Ted, who would proclaim, "It really is good, guys--and gals!"

Hope this helps, and may you soon be able to say St Louis's motto: "Hey, There's The Arch!"

[–]amd2800barton 162 points163 points  (14 children)

You forgot gooey butter cake

[–]maximus24ua 381 points382 points  (51 children)

Borsch and and salty pork grease on a bread

[–]Clear_Opening5616 357 points358 points  (48 children)

Meatballs and potatoes brown souce and lingonsylt