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Yes, that's an example of a seafood paella - a very traditional dish from the Mediterranean coast of Spain. DE-LIC-IOUS!!!
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I wasn't too fond of Paella when I ate it in Spain. I kind of like our foods over here in northern Europe, however, I do (really) understand if people are less then enthusiastic about them. Over here in Sweden, aside from our pigs blood dishes, we don't really have anything remarkable in any way. Swedish meatballs, lots of potato dishes, lots of fish in every way (fermented, etcetera). I think we've lost a lot of our culturally "normal" foods over here, just because foods from mediterranean, asian or even south american countries are more exotic, and there's a reason for that: they're more exotic for us. The problem is that due to availability of ingredients, some foods that are supposed to be "asian" or so, is really Swedish food in Asian "dress".

 

Anyway, spanish foods (including Paella) are rarely impressive to me. I just don't like their food. Greek food are better (they use a lot of garlic), but French food are marvellous and just stunning -- especially when it's something containing meat labelled "Provencale" (spicing). I don't care for snails or slugs however.

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Which country do you folks reckon do meatballs the best? 

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Which country do you folks reckon do meatballs the best? 

Hmm, I'm not sure if this really counts as a "meatball" - it's more of a "meat stick" - it's Persian - called Koobideh, also known as Luleh Kabob. It is an amazing mixture of ground beef, lamb or chicken with spices, onions, etc, then put on a kabob stick and roasted. Beef is on the right and chicken on the left.




If you are ever in Glendale, CA, go here for absolutely the best Middle Eastern food you can get without being escorted by the U.S. Marines:
http://www.raffisplace.com/restaurant/
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I've had something that sounds similar under the name of kofta (with various other spellings). In fact, Google seems to indicate that it might be the same thing. There's a place called the Lebanese Grill half an hour from my house (in southeast Michigan) that serves it, along with a full menu of other Middle Eastern delights. I usually just get the lamb shish kabob, though on occasion I'll get one of the sampler platter that has both lamb and chicken kofta.

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I haven't tried a lot of Middle Eastern food. I'd like to now.

 

I'm seeing a general consensus that sticks of meat are better than balls of meat. I'm sure there's some innuendo in there somewhere but I can't be bothered to go the subtle route.

 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/bigcrush/20-bestworst-foods-on-a-stick

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I haven't tried a lot of Middle Eastern food. I'd like to now.

 

I'm seeing a general consensus that sticks of meat are better than balls of meat. I'm sure there's some innuendo in there somewhere but I can't be bothered to go the subtle route.

 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/bigcrush/20-bestworst-foods-on-a-stick


Go for the exactor and have both together:D

post #578 of 909
Well, don't forget that a good 'ol hamburger is really just a meatball that was squashed into a hockey puck...


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Maybe we should play less hockey up here and eat more burgers...

 

A list of the more "hip" burger places to visit up north in Vancouver...

- Moderne Burger

- StackHouse Burger Bar

- Tomahawk Restaurant

- Vera's Burgers

- Romers Burger Bar

 

Or of course, you could just go up to Save-on-Meat and get some great grub for a tad more than a toonie. ;)

post #580 of 909
San Francisco is also a great town to get a burger. However, like everything else in SF - it will cost you. There is a long list of high-end burger restaurants. The last time I was there, I went to the Burger Bar in Union Square. It was really good - but paying $25 for a burger and fries at lunch is a bit steep. The beer was extra smily_headphones1.gif
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I took my wife to a restaurant last year and got myself a $25 burger. It was really good. I probably could've asked them the name of the specific cow, and I wouldn't have been surprised if they would've known the answer. It was a "that kind of a burger" with home made ketchup, sauce and some "luxury" moldy cheese (like brie or camemberrt, I don't remember the specific one but you get the picture) instead of the regular cheddar. Was it $25 good though? Nah, Burger King (in Sweden) is the far better value here. I suppose the law of diminishing returns strikes burgers too.

 

Of the chain restaurants you guys have, we have McDonalds, Burger King. McDonalds is pretty damned ****ty. Even their fries are bendable and soft and mushy. I hate that. Their cheap cheeseburger is quite okay though and if you're looking for that quick fix, I suppose they'll do the job for a few bucks. If I'm hungry and have a McDonalds nearby they'll do the job and probably won't get poisoned, but it's not enjoyable. Burger King on the other hand is quite good; their bigger burgers are of far better quality, have more meat (both in percentage of the grinded meat and in metric grams of the burger meat), sauces are better and their fries (!!!) are crispy and salty and hot instead of luke warm.

 

Now, the best burgers I've had in Sweden comes down to two choices: Texas Longhorn Burgers and a food truck called Curbside.

 

http://curbside.se/

http://www.texaslonghorn.se/

 

The websites are in Swedish of course, but they're mostly pictures and unlike a lot of burger restaurants, their burgers are actually more or less looking like their ad pictures. So, please do look at their burgers, we've come a long way of having good burgers in Sweden and those two are ahead of the pack, and as said, their burgers really do look like the pics.

 

IF you're ever to visit Sweden my recommendations would be Those two, with Burger King as a third last option if you're looking for a burger. As for McDonalds et al, just skip them and just go for a real restaurant instead. Of course, if you ever visit Sweden I insist you on contacting me first so I can guide you around the town of Stockholm and show you where and what to eat. Most of our stuff are quite unlike yours (due to ingredients and such) and you're setting yourselves up for disappointment if you go in with wild expectations -- with the exception of hamburgers; I think burgers are pretty much the same wherever you go and unless your burger flipper ("chef") is an total ******, he'll succeed with the most fundamental parts of it: bread buns with grinded meat from a cow.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 6/29/14 at 10:57pm
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Now I have to get a damned burger for lunch, thanks to you guys. So much for my "healthy week".

 

:rolleyes:

 

Oh well, a few 5k's and 10k's will do the trick. 

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Now I have to get a damned burger for lunch, thanks to you guys. So much for my "healthy week".

 

:rolleyes:

 

Oh well, a few 5k's and 10k's will do the trick. 


Well you could do some form of ersatz veggie burger or something. Don't really see the point in em myself, but needs must when the devil bites:)

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Well you could do some form of ersatz veggie burger or something. Don't really see the point in em myself, but needs must when the devil bites:)

Umm, actually, I don't see how veggie makes anything healthier, really, you just get less meat than you should. We've had this discussion at my work, and while some are vegetarians, the overwhelmingly majority thinks that a balanced diet is the healthiest: some vegetables, some meat and some "basic ingredients" (potatoes, pasta, rice, etc.) and eating moderate amounts of it. The truth is, just eat a balanced meal and that's as healthy as it gets -- these crash diets, healthy foods, and so on and so forth, very rarely have support in the scientific community, however, very often have support in the financial and money making community. Go figure.

 

By "healthy" week, I was more or less meaning: "Not turning fatty" week. :p

 

As good as burgers are, fast food is not exactly associated with a slimmer lifestyle, and that's supported in the scientific community my friend.

 

LOL (Yeah, I've got to keep my euphemisms understandable around these interwebs parts: I'm trying to shed some weight, burgers aren't going to help)

post #585 of 909
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 

Umm, actually, I don't see how veggie makes anything healthier, really, you just get less meat than you should. We've had this discussion at my work, and while some are vegetarians, the overwhelmingly majority thinks that a balanced diet is the healthiest: some vegetables, some meat and some "basic ingredients" (potatoes, pasta, rice, etc.) and eating moderate amounts of it. The truth is, just eat a balanced meal and that's as healthy as it gets -- these crash diets, healthy foods, and so on and so forth, very rarely have support in the scientific community, however, very often have support in the financial and money making community. Go figure.

 

By "healthy" week, I was more or less meaning: "Not turning fatty" week. :p

 

As good as burgers are, fast food is not exactly associated with a slimmer lifestyle, and that's supported in the scientific community my friend.

 

LOL (Yeah, I've got to keep my euphemisms understandable around these interwebs parts: I'm trying to shed some weight, burgers aren't going to help)


Relax. Folk here are no dumber than the diary thread (where all mention of food is taboo):)

 

I have the image of the Tofu Eating Tiger from Futurama in my head now for some reason.

 

....And, it was of course the amino acids contained in Red Meat that did allow homo sapiens to develop the cortex which separates us from all other animals. In other words. Eat only vegetables and you'll soon enough become one:)

 

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