Want a quick workout for your brain? Test your travel knowledge against our cheeky little travel trivia quiz!
- Koshari, or kushari, is the national dish of what country?
- True or false: Throughout Asia, it’s proper etiquette to stand your chopsticks in your bowl between bites.
- In which country is guinea pig considered a delicacy?
- Palov is the signature dish of which “stan” country?
- In what country can you expect to eat lots of pierogi and placki?
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pierogi and placki are traditional dishes in Poland. Pierogi are similar to dumplings and placki are a potato pancake.
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