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If you are a fan of ethnic food adventures, and international food recipes, you’ll be glad you found this site, too. Please navigate through the pages, you can find some awesome recipes, shop for hard to get ethnic spices and entree ingredients, as well as cookware and cutlery from around the world—including specialty cooking implements unique to certain cultures.

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Kenyan Sukuma Wiki

Kenyan Sukuma Wiki

Kenyan Sukuma Wiki is a superb Kenyan cuisine way of cooking greens. It can be made with or without meat. Either way, the special African seasonings and manner in which it is prepared is super tasty. Goes great with any Kenyan Nyama Choma (spicy roasted meat) main entree, and any leftover Nyama Choma is excellent to include in your Sukuma Wiki in another meal later, too.

Kenyan Sukuma Wiki

(Photo Attributed to Author: Paresh Jai from Nairobi, Kenya)

Kenyan Sukuma Wiki is traditionally served with chapatis, or, as in the depiction above, a mound of ugali.

Kenyan Sukuma Wiki Recipe-

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Traditional Costa Rican Casado

Traditional Costa Rican Casado

Traditional Costa Rican Casado is a national dish, an entire meal, and a super satisfying meal at that. It is most certainly a “comfort food” repast, with an assortment of delicious entrees presented on each serving plate.

For hundreds of years in the past, Costa Rican Casado was the meal served to newlyweds at the wedding reception. Legend has it, that the newly married couple needed to get to know which kinds of foods each other liked best. So, all sorts of salads, meats, rice, beans and more were presented on one large serving platter. By the time the meal was finished, the bride and groom had a good idea which foods their mate preferred the most.

There are many variation of this meal, but this particular Traditional Costa Rican Casado is very much in the mainstream, featuring (the always present) rice and beans, as well as pork loin, salad, plantains, cheese, fried onions, and eggs.

Traditional Costa Rican Casado

(Photo Attributed to Author: Richie Diesterheft, from Chicago, IL, USA)

Traditional Costa Rican Casado Recipe-

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Tamales Guatemalan Style

Tamales Guatemalan Style

Tamales Guatemalan Style is really a very broad category. There are believed to be literally hundreds of types of tamales made in that country. A national favorite meal, for sure. This particular recipe is one of my favorite versions of Tamales Guatemalan Style.

Tamales Guatemalan Style

Black and Red Tamales (Photo Attributed to Author: Luisfi)

Tamales Guatemalan Style Recipe-

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red hot chili peppers come in all sizes, shapes, and levels of hotness. The pepper’s level of SHU (Scoville Heat Units) is what determines just how hot it is.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

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In this article we will list the Top 5 Hottest Red Chili Peppers, and what their characteristics are. Starting with the least hot of the very hottest, up to the most savagely torrid pepper on the planet.


The 5th Hottest of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is-

The Trinidad Butch T Scorpion

Trinidad Butch T Scorpion

Up until 2011, this torrid pepper was the record holder for hottest pepper in the world, according to the  Guiness Book of World Records. It is from Australia, where it was bred by Mr. Butch Taylor. It has now dropped down to 5th hottest, but believe me, it still has to be a scorching hot chili. This one I have not tried yet, but cooks’ reviews say that it is also loaded with a distinctive and pleasant flavor.

Get some of these peppers here.


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Nacatamales Nicaraguenses

Nacatamales Nicaraguenses

Nacatamales Nicaraguenses (Spanish for Nicaraguan Nacatamales), are a national favorite dish in Nicaragua, and also popular in Honduras. They are steamed maize-cakes. They are a lot like Mexican tamales, but Nacatamales Nicaraguenses are stuffed with veggies and meat, and they are bigger. Steamed in banana leaves. Nicaraguan Nacatamales are traditionally served on holidays and special occasions. They are relished at weddings, Sunday mornings, Christmas and Easter, and most other important celebrations.

Nacatamales Nicaraguenses

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Nacatamales Nicaraguenses Recipe-

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Senegalese Poulet Yassa

Senegalese Poulet Yassa

Senegalese Poulet Yassa is a spicy, lemony chicken dish with caramelized onions. It is often considered Senegal’s most famous dish. Originating in Kenya, Poulet Yassa has become a popular dish throughout West Africa. The secret to making perfect Senegalese Poulet Yassa is in the extremely slow cooking and caramelizing the onions in just the right way. Do that right? You will have an ethnic food treat that you will long remember and want to revisit often. Try this recipe out – you will see why!

Senegalese Poulet Yassa

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Senegalese Poulet Yassa Recipe-

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Carne Asada Honduran Style

Carne Asada Honduran Style

Carne asada Honduran style is the oh-so-tasty, thinly sliced, grilled beef served so often in tacos and burritos. It originated in Latin America, in various forms. This version, carne asada Honduran style, is my favorite. It is also very often eaten by itself, with side dishes of rice and beans, and perhaps a salad.

Carne asada Honduran style can be made with almost any tender cut of beef, but most often (for best results) you want to make it with either skirt or flank steak.

Carne Asada Honduran Style

Carne Asada Honduran Style Recipe-

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Unusual Edible Healthy Eggs

Unusual Edible Healthy Eggs

Many ethnic cuisines, especially in the Western countries, include eggs – by far the most common are chicken eggs. But there are lots of other, unusual edible healthy eggs that are found in the cuisines of many cultures as well.

And before we get into these other, unusual edible healthy eggsunusual edible healthy eggs, let’s get something cleared up about “regular” chicken eggs that so many people know and love to eat. The common belief is that brown chicken eggs are healthier food than their white egg counterparts.

NOT!

Brown eggs are eggs that have been laid by brown or red chickens. White eggs come from white chickens. And the color of the shell is the only difference between the two – their nutritional value is absolutely the same and equal.

Now, when it comes to which chicken eggs are the healthiest for you, there is a significant difference between commercially farmed eggs and eggs produced by free-range, organically grown chickens.

Organic eggs contain substantially higher levels of Vitamins A and E, Omega 3, and beta carotene than commercially produced eggs. Organic eggs thus are not only much more nutritious, they are also tastier. Try a comparison and see for yourself. Additionally, organic eggs have lower levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, making them the far wiser choice for health-conscious people.

But enough about “regular” chicken eggs. Let’s now get into the main content of this post, and delve into this list of:

Unusual Edible Healthy Eggs

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Belizean Fish Panades

Belizean Fish Panadas

Belizean Fish Panadas are traditionally served on holy days, but in modern times they are served just about any day of the week. They can be made with almost any type of firm fleshed fish filling, or a spicy rice and beans mixture. Their version of the fried “meat pie”, these Belizean Fish Panadas are a special treat for any occasion.

Belizean Fish Panades

(Photo Attributed to Author: Chixoy)

Belizean Fish Panadas Recipe-

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20 Bizarre But Healthy Super Foods

Here at Ethnic Foods R Us, we like to share ethnic foods that are everyday fare for cultures around the world, but unusual and “ethnic” foods to people of other cultures. But we also promote healthy diets and eating habits.

So, in keeping with that secondary purpose, this post will provide you with a list of 20 bizarre but healthy super foods you should know about and have in your diet. Looks can be deceiving, but these foods are loaded with health benefits.


1. Millet

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Yep, good old bird feed, a staple in lots of the mixes you put out for our feathered friends. But you should be eating this yourself.

A gluten-free food, Millet is chocked full of phytic acid, fiber, magnesium, and Magnese, and not only safe for human consumption, very beneficial. Magnese promotes good development of connective tissues and bones, and get this – Millet is sexy too, it promotes the production of sex hormones in the body.

If you can’t find millet locally, you can purchase some if you go here, on our online foods store.


2. Chicken Liver

chicken liver

Lots of people are familiar with, and like, chicken liver pate, but with its ability to deliver to the body a lot of iron, Vitanims A and B12, it should be an inclusion in your diet as an ingredient in menu items as well. Or just sauté some up in butter and eat with a little salt and pepper – delicious.

Another health benefit is how it helps keep your thyroid healthy, because of the Folate it contains, which also promotes fertility.


3. Kohlrabi

kohlrabi

This weird looking vegetable is actually a cousin to broccoli and cabbage, but looks more like a turnip with a bunch of spires sprouting out of it. Usually purple or sometimes a light green color, kohlrabi contains a large level of potassium and Vitamin C, as well as many cancer-fighting phytochemicals.

It makes a great addition to salads, and can be added as a tasty and healthy addition to your stir-fry dishes.


4. Amaranth

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This attractive plant produces a grain that excels over wheat with its extremely high fiber content. Loaded with Vitamins A and C, and potassium, Amaranth is a very good food anytime, but especially good for people recovering from injury or illness, because it is very gentle on the digestive system.

If you can’t find Amaranth locally, you can purchase some if you go here, on our online foods store.


5. Blood Pudding/Sausage

blood pudding

I know, I know, most people are like, “Seriously? Pudding made from blood?”

But yes, this food, quite popular in England, is made from the dried blood of cows or pigs. It tastes like sausage, is often sold in sausage form, and contains “heam,” which is a type of iron.

Heam happens to be the form of iron most readily absorbed by the human body, hence, it is valuable in aiding in the defense against anemia.

Brave enough to try it? You can get some if you go here, on our online foods store.

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Botswanan Bogobe

Botswanan Bogobe

Botswanan Bogobe – also called “slap-pap” – is a Botswanan national favorite mealtime staple. The word roughly translates to “stiff porridge” and slap-pap is just that – stiff, and rather mild tasting. But it is nevertheless a remarkably tasty accompaniment to main entrees. Bogobe serves as a lighter taste and varying texture to go along with the meats, soups, stews, and vegetable dishes found in Botswana cuisine.

Botswanan Bogobe

Bogobe with Seswaa (Photo Attributed to author: Kalanga)

Its full name is “Bogobe jwa lerotse”, and it has a marvelously subtle flavor provided by the lerotse melon ingredient.
Lerotse melon appears almost identical as the common watermelon, but it has orange flesh, and is not at all sweet. Eaten raw, the taste is reminiscent of cucumber. However, when cooked, it gives the bogobe its unmistakably unique flavor.

Botswanan Bogobe is traditionally often served with a very tasty meat dish called Seswaa.

Botswanan Bogobe Recipe-

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