This Seafood-Stuffed 'Sandwich Cake' Perfectly Encapsulates Sweden
Sweden's smörgåstårta—a "sandwich cake" stuffed with cream cheese, butter, mayonnaise, sour cream, and crab— might render you comatose, helpless, and mortally constipated.
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A Horse Penis Sausage Joke Got a Man Deported from Kyrgyzstan
Making a dirty joke about a national dish could land you in the big house, or, at the very least, get you deported from the country.
Tea Leaf Salad Is a Greasy Equalizer in Myanmar
Lahpet thoke, a national dish of Myanmar, is nothing more than some pickled tea leaves tossed with tomato slivers, double-fried beans, sesame seeds, and a healthy glug of garlicky oil, but it's still enjoyed by everyone in this rapidly reforming...
I Ate Dinner in a Tajik Hellhole
Ask the average Westerner what they know about Tajikistan, and they'll probably draw a blank. (Is it a country? Isn’t there a war going on there?) Which made finding out more about qurutob, its national dish, even more interesting.
The USDA Doesn't Want Us to Eat Lungs
There's a USDA ban on one of the key ingredients in Scotland's national dish, haggis, which has kept it from American plates for 40 years. If he weren't dead, Robert Burns would be pissed.