healthy international cuisine thread

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  1. synthetic

    synthetic New Member

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    So I am into trying foods from different cultures... my next 2 I would like to try is thai and maybe indian... I was looking for suggestions on healthy dishes that are low fat and simple carbs, and not fried.

    So for my experiences...

    Japanese: tuna is most lean, watch out for cheap salmon which maybe farm grown as opposed to natural (10g vs 4 fat per 100g).

    Chinese: har gau (steamed shrimp dumpling), this is all i can rememebr so far :(

    brazilian: black beans (fajowada - avoid pork pieces) and rice, lean meat cuts: cupim, picanha (cut off that fat), maminha, filet


    polish: coleslaw, beat soup, raw herring in wine or vinager, pierogies if made with lean meat and not margarine...

    portuguese: healthiest desert.. rice pudding

    greek: eggplants salad, grilled squid / octopus, gyros with which and without sauce

    morrocan: kebab + couscous

    yea this lsit can be better any contributions are appreciated
     
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    korean: bbq
     
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    You know as much as I enjoy sampling various cuisines from around the world, nothing gets me pumped up for a big bench press workout like alcohol. It doesn't even matter what kind. Why just the other night I drank 67 jager bombs, 18 tallboys of Steel Reserve, and 4 bottles of jim beam. The next day I went to the gym and got ready to bench press (only to 90 degrees I don't want to hurt my shoulders) and would have hit 700 for an easy double but I was so hungover and I don't train for strength anyway so I did 185 for a triple. Some guy tried to tell me I should bench all the way to my chest and I said "obviously you don't know who the tallest and most jacked bro in this gym is" and proceded to fuck him in the ass.
     
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    Indian food is sooo good. Aloo mutter extra spicy. :drool:
     
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    Polish is pretty unhealthy..
    Cabbage rolls could be ok though...
     
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    yes it is. I would never eat at a polish restaurant, only home cooked is the way to go because you know what is put in it. i forgot about the cabbage rolls... they are called gwombki (glombki) with minced meat containing onion or riced, topped with tomato sauce
     
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    Such a shame to eat picanha without the fat!!!

    :nono:
     
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    nothing wrong with gyros sauce aka tzatziki. Its yogurt, olive oil and spices, which are all good for ya
     
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    sure if you make it at home, but they use a highly fatty yogurt normally... same for turkish doner kabob palces
     
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    Chicken, lamb, or fish tikka is really easy to make- just yogurt, curry paste, and some tomato/ veggies and slow cook it. Healthy if you make it yourself, easy, and tasty.

    Thai or indonesian peanut satay is pretty boss as well, and easy as shit.

    Ethiopian is awesome if you have some time to let it cook. Not even gonna bother trying to type of the names of the stuff, but its all basically slow-cooked stews and such that are hot as hell. If you eat out, the restaurants are also some of the only ones that will serve raw meat if you ask for it too :yum:
     
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    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    whats wrong with fat
     
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    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    i love indian food tho, but currys are loaded fat (sky high)

    so good tho

    try tikka massla
    shahi korma
    vindaloo

    gangsta guaranteed.
     
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    Korean BBQ wins
     
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    has too much fat for OP... look up the nutritionals
     
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    i thought dog was lean :dunno:
     
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    German Sheppards are pretty lean but Boxers usually have fat marbled in... hard to cut out
     
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    gyros is not lean.

    soon tofu, bibimbap, boshingtang, <== korean
    lomo saltado <== peruvian
    shwarma (?), beef and chicken kebabs(not the lula) <== middle eastern/greek
     
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    LOL-I wish I could've seen the look on that guy's face when you took him from behind.:greddy:
     
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    I love it when grandma makes some polish grub but that stuff is not healthy at all. :rofl:
     
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    grrr went to a chinese rest. yesterday and they said they had a dish of roast duck. well its roasted then fried. i hate when restaraunts lie on the menu. also happened in portugal when i wanted to try traditional baked cod.... which was fried after baked!
     
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    Indian food is pretty unhealthy for the most part. You could try indian cooked lentels though.. They have protein and aren't cooked in too much junk.
     
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    top sirloin in brazillian restaraunts =P
     
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