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Famous Food Quiz

Quiz Questions

  1. Which rice dish originally from Valencia, is commonly viewed as Spain's national dish?
  2. In the 2001 English edition of the Larousse Gastronomique what food is described with the listing: "Although its description is not immediately appealing, it has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour"?
  3. Which dish is so synonymous with England that the French nickname English people with it?
  4. Which pork pie is named after a town in Leicestershire?

  5. What word associated with an Indian dish is actually a Persian word meaning "bits" or "pieces"?
  6. Name "Scotland's National Soup"?
  7. Which Turkish word literally means "rotating"?
  8. Which dish in Tex-Mex cuisine means 'little donkey' in Spanish?
  9. Which traditional English dish consists of sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter?
  10. Often referred to as Chinese ravioli, name the small traditional 'moneybag' shaped dumplings with meat, seafood or vegetable fillings?
  11. In Sweden, what are called kottbullar?
  12. Prosciutto is Italian what?
  13. Which American city lends its name to a deep dish pizza?
  14. A restaurant in the Avenida Revolucion tourist area of Tijuana in Mexico, is famous as the home of what dish?
  15. What is the better known name for shirt-sleeve pudding or dead man's arm?
  16. Which savoury dish is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, garlic and lemon juice?
  17. What food's National Day has been celebrated on the first Sunday in February in Britain since 2007?
  18. According to Betty Crocker's Cookbook Welsh peasants were not allowed to eat rabbits on the estates of the nobility, so they used what as a substitute?
  19. What food might have the alternative names Dublin Bay prawn, langoustine, or Norway lobster?
  20. Which traditional British steamed pudding, historically made with suet and dried fruit, is also known as "railway cake"?
  21. Massaman curry is a relatively mild curry from which country?
  22. Name the noodle soup that first appeared in Japan in 1910, when Chinese cooks combined noodles with a salty broth?
  23. Makizushi is generally wrapped in nori; what is nori?
  24. Which fruit is found in an Eton mess? (Note: just looking for one fruit)
  25. What type of food is halloumi?
  26. What Italian pasta dish from Rome is made with eggs, hard cheese, cured pork, and black pepper?
  27. In both the Indonesian and Malay languages what does the term 'nasi goreng' mean?
  28. What was originally a stew made by Marseille fishermen, using the bony rockfish?
  29. Which sweet pie was invented at The Hungry Monk restaurant in East Sussex by Nigel Mackenzie and Ian Dowding in the 1970s?
  30. Which type of mother sauce is served with Eggs Benedict?


  1. Paella
  2. Haggis
  3. Roast beef ("les Rosbifs")
  4. Melton Mowbray
  5. Tikka
  6. Cock-a-leekie
  7. Doner (doner kebap literally means "rotating roast")
  8. Burrito
  9. Toad in the hole
  10. Wontons
  11. Meatballs
  12. Ham (unsmoked, uncoooked and dry-cured ham)
  13. Chicago (Chicago-style pizza)
  14. Caesar salad
  15. Jam roly-poly, or roly-poly
  16. Hummus
  17. Yorkshire Pudding (National Yorkshire Pudding Day)
  18. Melted cheese
  19. Scampi
  20. Spotted Dick
  21. Thailand
  22. Ramen

  23. Edible seaweed
  24. Strawberries
  25. Cheese (semi-hard, unripened cheese)
  26. Carbonara
  27. Fried rice
  28. Bouillabaisse
  29. Banoffi Pie
  30. Hollandaise sauce