A shocking number of us have NO CLUE about foreign foods!
A new survey found 73% of people think they’re “very” knowledgeable about foreign foods. But the rest of the results don’t really support that.
Part of the survey was a multiple-choice quiz with a bunch of foreign terms, followed by possible definitions. Here are five foods, and what people THOUGHT they meant…
1. “Enchilada.” Most people knew that one. But 6% thought it was an animal found in the jungles of South America. They were probably thinking of chinchillas.
2. “Ramen.” 24% of people said it was the name of a religious festival. They were probably confusing it with Ramadan. 13% thought it was the name of an Egyptian pharaoh. And 4% thought it was a position in the Kama Sutra.
3. “Tom Yum Goong.” It’s a type of soup in Thailand. 12% thought it was a form of martial arts. 11% thought it was the name of an Asian pool player.
4. The Vietnamese noodle soup “pho”. (Pronounced “fuh.”) 15% thought it was an exotic fish. Another 10% thought it was a “Game of Thrones” character.
5. “Falafel.” 5% of people said it was the name of a Russian poet. Another 3% thought it was one of the components in a jet engine.
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