Some Interesting Foods Loved by Americans – Every country has its own favorite foods. It can be results of cultures and thus it can become identity of the nations. However, there can also be favorite foods in certain countries that are inspired by other country’s cuisines and foods. No matter what it is, each country always has popular foods and even there are researches to check it. As for people of United States of America, they surely also have their own favorite foods. Some of them may love junk foods and fast foods, but there are also many people who love great foods that really require more complicated process to cook and serve the meals. These are some of those popular foods.
First, it is the burrito bowl. Based on the surveys conducted in 2020, people in US love to have burrito bowl as the meals in many occasions. They say that burrito bowl is better than the burrito because there are more to offer on the plates. In fact, burrito bowl is not totally from US because it comes from the area of South America. It also was considered new because people started to love it since 2000s. However, it becomes very popular until now and burrito bowls become one of the people of US love to eat the most. Then, there is cheese burger.
Regular burger may not be attractive enough, and it will be different when cheese is added on the burger composition. Actually, burger is not that bad and it has become one of the most popular foods in US. All people love it, but cheeseburger is surely something on different level. Based on the research conducted by team of National Today, it is also known that people love the American cheese on the burger. The American cheese gets the first place, and it is followed by the cheddar, pepper jack, and there is also provolone cheese. These cheeseburgers and burrito bowls are surely great dishes for many kinds of occasions.
Hash browns actually become one of the favorite foods. It is made of potatoes as the main ingredient. The potatoes are pan-fried to get them crispy enough on the outside but it still has soft texture in the inside and these are combined with other ingredients. The foods are easy to cook and serve and it may become the reason why people in US love hash browns. Still about potatoes, French fries are next popular foods. Even, it is said that Americans in general consumes up to 48 pounds in a year. French fries are actually foods from some years ago. It is said that it is 200 years old. However, it became more popular in 1940s after people found and made ketchup that made both of them perfect combination.
Pad Thai actually gets its popularity in US. Based on the researches and polling, Pad Thai gets good numbers of people who love it. In fact, Pad Thai appears in US many years ago. It started around 1930s and 1940s. During this time, Thai government decided to westernize the country. It can be seen from the change of name. It first, it was called as Siam, but then it is called as Thailand. During the time, Pad Thai is developed and it started to become popular even in western countries. It is a nice dish with great taste of Thai food, and it uses the rice noodle as the main ingredients.
Pad Thai is not the only foreign foods that become popular in US. Next popular food coming from other countries is Naan. People may called it grilled dough but they may change their opinion once they have tied the garlic naan. Naan is less popular because people think it is just like grilled dough. However, the variation of naan with minced garlic, the garlic naan, becomes very popular and people in US love it. The minced garlic is added on the dough before it is cooked. Even, people make it better by adding brushes of garlic butter while cooking the naan so it has stronger taste and flavors. This is very tasty and people of US love it.
Americans love to explore and develop foods so these foods suit their taste better. It can be seen in the garlic naan, and the same thing can be seen also in California roll. In fact, it is more like variation of sushi. People surely know that sushi comes from Japan. It is popular Japanese foods and sushi has many kinds of variations depending on the ingredients inside the rolls. As for the California roll, it was invented in Los Angeles. The California rolls started to appear in restaurant named Tokyo Kaikan in 1960s. At that time, the chef needed to replace tuna because it was harder to get in United States. Because of that, the tuna was replaced with crab and avocado. Then, position of rice and nori or dried seaweed is also replaced. Teh outer part was rice while the nori was in the inside part of sushi because Americans did not like the taste of nori at that time. Thus, the unique variation of sushi is called as California roll and it becomes popular even until now.