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Help me / join me in a nyc international food extravaganza!
Posted January 7th, 2010 - 8:32 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Hello fellow couch surfers,
Returning to NY after several months traveling and couch surfing in South America, I made a new year's resolution I intend to keep: eat in restaurants from every country and several independent territories in the world without leaving NY. I've knocked out a few so far but have to keep this project going strong all year to meet my goal.
I am looking for
1) suggestions of places to eat from any country in the world (preferably cheap, cannot be fusion, can be located in any borough but must be in the city - no long island, new jersey, etc.)
2) dinner companions looking to try new cuisines
3) dinner companions who would like to introduce me to a cuisine they know well (I wish I could offer to cover dinner, but unless the total is under $20, we'll have to split the check)

I'm not kidding. I will be doing this all year long, eating an average of 17 different cuisines a month. Please help me - or better yet, join me! More information: fabulouslyunforeign.tumblr.com

Thanks!

Posted January 21st, 2010 - 5:44 am by from Scottsdale, United States (Permalink)
I have a ton of suggestions: My faves inlcude Jamaican, Pakistani, Haitian, Surinamese, Dominican, Sengalese, Trinidadian, South Indian, Columbian, Vietnamese, Burmese, Hungarian and Lebanese.

I would like to try: Dutch, Tibetan, and so many others.

Count us in!

Posted January 21st, 2010 - 7:51 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Great! Thanks. Of the ones you mentioned, I'd really like to check out Jamaican, Surinamese, Trinidadian and Dutch (just because they seem the most random and interesting of the ones I haven't tried yet). Are you free this weekend at all? I could do lunch on Saturday or anytime on Sunday.

Anyone who's reading this, please feel free to join or meet me another day for a new international food - I try new cuisines almost every day!

Posted January 22nd, 2010 - 4:04 am by from Scottsdale, United States (Permalink)
I would love to join you- but next month.

For the next three weeks I am on starvation mode for Trinidad Carnival. I am making one exception per weekend. Max Brenner this Saturday and Aquavit next weekend.

After I get back- let the feeding frenzy begin!

Posted January 22nd, 2010 - 5:52 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Okay. Do you have any suggestions from the countries you mentioned, to hold me over until you come back from your fast? I'd really appreciate it, since I'm sort of on the opposite diet plan.
Good luck!

Posted March 23rd, 2010 - 5:04 am by from New York, United States (Permalink)
Your quest sounds pretty damn awesome if I do say so myself. Something worthy of a Food Ntwk documentary :)

What I do also say is how well is/could your body/stomach react to so many different cuisines/spices so often?

And are you eating foods from only one continent or from the ENTIRE WORLD? Either way, WOW.

Posted March 24th, 2010 - 12:10 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Glad you like the idea. I assume you were reading the NY boards because you are coming to visit - care to join me for some unexpected food?

As for the other questions... My goal is to eat at restaurants from the 150ish countries with more than a million inhabitants, not just one part of the world. You can see what I've had so far at fabulouslyunforeign.com.
My body doesn't seem to react oddly at all to eating different foods and spices. I think most people in New York, if not most people in the US, eat different spices and ingredients daily - at least Chinese, Mexican, Italian. It's easy to forget that pre-20th century diets on a few easily cultivated and stored foods. Sorry if I'm rambling; I could talk about food all day.

Posted March 27th, 2010 - 5:50 pm by from New York, United States (Permalink)
lol, I WISH. NY is expensive enough as it is with the subway (ours is 3.50 all-day!) and getting there and back and whatnot. Much of my time in NY will be spent promoting, prepping, and perforing at this comedy venue!!! (See my post). If the weather's nice, I may paruse the beach a little this Easter. Find the 'fro, and if Nathan's counts as international food we can split a footlong!

haha, take care,
Meagen