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Re: OT: Junk

From:Joseph Fatula <fatula3@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 2:07
From: "Tristan McLeay" <zsau@...>
Subject: Re: OT: Junk

> *I don't know what the sell in the UK, but in Australia, it isn't a > fish-n-chips shop unless they sell fish and chips (and other things in > batter), souvlaki, hamburgers, dimsims and springrolls.
I'll sum all this up in one message. In the US (in my experience, i.e. New York, Pennsylvania, and California, mostly), fish-n-chips is a type of ethnic dish / a type of ethnic restaurant that isn't very common. Souvlaki are not generally encountered outside of areas with a Greek community. Hamburgers, well, they're everywhere. Dimsims are unheard of, though they may be one of the kinds of food found in dim sum, which is a buffet sort of collection of Chinese dishes. As someone here put it, it's like tapas, but Chinese, not Spanish. Spring rolls, that we've got. Wraps are flour tortillas with weird stuff in them, i.e., not what you'd get in Mexico in a tortilla. Kebabs are meat on a skewer, not in a bread/tortilla covering of any kind. Battered sausage isn't something we've got - except for corn dogs, which are hot dogs fried in corn batter, all on a stick. Hopefully that clears things up.