World Citizen Wednesdays #12: Ethnic Cuisine
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This week we continue to share answers to the question:
What ethnic cuisine (other than your own) do your little ones love?
Jody of Mud Hut Mama: Indian food. They go crazy for it. We have Indian friends in town who spoil them with treats. Every time we visit there is a different selection of homemade snacks and they never eat as heartily as when we are invited for lunch. They also love biltong (although that is part of my husband’s ethnic cuisine). They would live on biltong (dried meat) alone if I let them.
Alyson of World Travel Family: I’ve brought my kids up on Asian food, they were weaned on gently spiced lentil curries. They like Indian and South East Asian foods, so long as I go easy on the chili. Chinese is a favorite too. We have just gone back to being vegetarian, I’m trying to get them into Vietnamese style tofu dishes, unfortunately tofu is a bit of a sticking point. For now I’m giving them lots of home made pulse based dips with crudites, they’re loving it. Dad is an executive chef, he’s good for ideas. We are about to start our own food blog.
Becky of Kid World Citizen: My kids love everything Mexican- but not the taco bell kind, the authentic Mexican food: batidos of tropical fruit, black beans, fresh corn tortillas, avocado salads, flautas, etc.
Mary of Sprout’s Bookshelf: My kiddo loves Vietnamese. It was the first food he ate after arriving here in the States – when hubs picked us up from the airport, we drove straight home and stopped for pho on the way.
Frances of Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes: I struggle for him to even “like” Puerto Rican food… his tummy and heart are set on good ‘ole southern food! Kudos to all the mommies that their kids love food other than their own. He does enjoy Chinese broccoli chicken, and Mexican tacos. I think this is just about it.
Tallulah of Bilingual Babes: My two love noodles, so Thai or Japanese are always popular! But sushi was a disaster, they hated it!
Varya of Little Artists: Older daughter loves Japanese Ramen soup and Japanese fried rice. She also loves plain biriyani and butter naan from India, pulao and plain naan from Uygur cuisines. Chinese fried rice and dumplings are a must too! Miss T was born in China, so I guess it figures! I rarely cook Russian food as it is usually pretty heavy. Also, here in Zhuhai we don’t have tahini, so I make it myself – roast sesame till light brown. For a cup of seasame you need about 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix and put in blender. Blend till you get a paste. This is tahini. Keep it at the back of the fridge up to 3 months. Oh and it is very yummy by itself! Want to add – miss T LOVES Za’atar, a mix of crushed thyme, sesame and salt. We mix it with some olive oil and put on naan/bread or use it as a dip for chopped up vegetables. Our Lebanese cousin brought it over and I made the mix myself a few times!
Cordelia of Multilingual Mama: My kids love Filipino food, especially the soups thanks to their first auntie cherry. I want to have them eat more Indian as I am trying to have more vegetarian meals so any tips on good sites, recipes definitely welcome!
Joanna of Mamá de nuevo a los 40: My kiddos like Chinese food, sushi, Italian homemade dishes like pizza, lasagna, spaghetti, rissoto and all about Venezuelan topical food: arepas, cachapas, pabellón, sancocho and Christmas food: hallacas! We made one hundred and sold all! I have some pictures on my wall making hallacas together
Jennifer of The Good Long Road: Chinese food and Italian are the most popular for my kids too.
Our Monkey’s favorite is Mexican, followed closely by Italian, that is, if pizza and American-style spaghetti and lasagna count!
Thanks to all the bloggers who shared their answers here! You can read more answers to this question in last week’s edition!
You can also read answers to earlier questions in our previous installments of World Citizen Wednesday, including tips for traveling with kids!
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