Travel trivia: January

Travel trivia: January

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Want a quick workout for your brain? Test your travel knowledge against our cheeky little travel trivia quiz!

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  1. Koshari, or kushari, is the national dish of what country?
  2. True or false: Throughout Asia, it’s proper etiquette to stand your chopsticks in your bowl between bites.
  3. In which country is guinea pig considered a delicacy?
  4. Palov is the signature dish of which “stan” country?
  5. In what country can you expect to eat lots of pierogi and placki?

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Answers

  1. Koshari is considered to be the national dish of Egypt, and is a mixture of rice, macaroni, and lentils with a spicy tomato sauce. It can frequently be found at city street food stalls being served up by, who else, the “Koshari Man.”
  2. False! Never, ever, ever leave your chopsticks standing in your rice or noodles or soup. Doing so signifies death, as it resembles the practice of incense-burning at funerals. As well, in some destinations, such as Japan, chopsticks are often stood in rice as an offering to the deceased.
  3. Guinea pig is eaten throughout South America, and most commonly associated with Peru. Other places where you can find it served include Ecuador, Colombia, and Guatemala.
  4. You’ll find palov in Uzbekistan, where it’s been dubbed the country’s signature dish. Palov is a a main course typically made with rice, meat, carrots, and onions, and cooked over an open fire.
  5. Pierogi and placki are traditional dishes in Poland. Pierogi are similar to dumplings and placki are a potato pancake.

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