Did Dragon Ball introduce you to Asian food?

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Did Dragon Ball introduce you to Asian food?

Post by dbboxkaifan » Fri May 18, 2012 6:23 pm

I wasn't exactly welcomed by Dragon Ball but instead by Crayon Shin-chan, in almost every episode they end up eating fideos (Spanish), which in English means noodles. Misae's sometimes too lazy to cook up food for her family. :lol:

Here's a video showing Son, with his relatives and friends having a good time eating: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebrrYDwm5F8

Definitely gotta try sushi too.

By the way, I'm still learning how to eat with chopsticks. :P
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Post by DBZAOTA482 » Fri May 18, 2012 6:29 pm

No, take-out from Chinaman (restaurant).

But it did introduce me to Onigiri.
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Re: Did Dragon Ball introduce you to Asian food?

Post by OzzyApu » Fri May 18, 2012 6:33 pm

Hmm, no. I come from a Pakistani family so I've had asian food all my life. Now if we're talking east asian food then... no. You eat asian food all your life starting at a young age and you associate other asian foods in the pile. Japanese food in Seattle is not uncommon. So good.

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Post by Piccolo Daimao » Fri May 18, 2012 6:44 pm

No...just, well, life and the world in general introduced me to Asian food. I find this to be a somewhat strange question.

I don't like sushi or rice balls, and I can't eat with chopsticks, but I love duck, noodles and wasabi (strong as fuck, but you warm to it).
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Re: Did Dragon Ball introduce you to Asian food?

Post by Son Satan » Fri May 18, 2012 7:47 pm

No, not at all. Growing up in New York, there were quite obviously a multitude of Chinese people around. I've been to every type of East Asian restaurant you can think of, from Mongolian to Burmese. However, I never much developed a taste for it; I like Thai food, but at the buffets I went straight for the jello. With regards to DB, I do credit it to my learning that rice balls are in fact rice balls and not donuts as the Pokemon dub would have you believe.
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Post by DragonBoxZTheMovies » Fri May 18, 2012 8:25 pm

I am Asian...so no. :lol:

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Post by Bussani » Fri May 18, 2012 8:53 pm

Piccolo Daimao wrote:I can't eat chopsticks
Me neither. Too splintery for my pallet.

My family loved Chinese take-away, so I was introduced to Asian food from an early age. I wasn't until much later that I ate a lot of Japanese food, but that was still before Dragon Ball. I'm very fond of sushi, and luckily I live near a great little take-out place at the moment.
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Post by DBZAOTA482 » Fri May 18, 2012 8:58 pm

Piccolo Daimao wrote:I can't eat chopsticks
I can eat them. :)
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Post by DarkPrince_92 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:52 pm

Yeah chopsticks took me a while to master, but I got it now. Not looking like a lazy-ass american in chinese restaurants anymore, HA!
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Post by ricecake » Sat May 19, 2012 2:24 am

DragonBoxZTheMovies wrote:I am Asian...so no. :lol:
Same here (I'm Korean, but born and raised in America).

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Post by Nex Carnifex » Sat May 19, 2012 2:32 am

I learned chopsticks in 2 seconds, recently injured my right hand from punching someone in the face, learned chopsticks with left hand in 2 seconds :D

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Post by Gonstead » Sat May 19, 2012 2:49 am

Simple answer: No
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Post by Jackal puFF » Sat May 19, 2012 4:57 am

DragonBoxZTheMovies wrote:I am Asian...so no. :lol:
Ditto. Did they show the types of food Goku ate? I would love if Kanzenshuu got a guide on that! Please make it happen!!

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Post by Gonstead » Sat May 19, 2012 5:31 am

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DragonBoxZTheMovies wrote:I am Asian...so no. :lol:
Ditto. Did they show the types of food Goku ate? I would love if Kanzenshuu got a guide on that! Please make it happen!!
Watching the world tournament eating scene...

- Noodles
- Dumplings
- Some sort of yellow substance on a plate. Corn maybe?

I'm only counting food he ate directly, not what was seen on the table.

And then there's that one scene at the restaurant in Dragon Ball...

- Beef Ramen
- Onigiri
- Some sort of meat slices.

I'm no good at identifying oriental food, so I described what I did see on screen. There's still some food I couldn't identify.

So yes, they do show the types of food he eats.

Just imagine if he got the munchies after getting high, especially for Saiyan levels of eating.
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Post by Piccolo Daimao » Sat May 19, 2012 7:17 am

Bussani wrote:
Piccolo Daimao wrote:I can't eat chopsticks
Me neither. Too splintery for my pallet.
Yeah, my mistake. I'll go back and edit it now. :wink:

A while ago, I went this Oriental restaurant called Yo! Sushi and, because I didn't want to look like a lazy British idiot, I tried to use the chopsticks throughout my meals. But I just ended up looking like an absolute retard, and I think a bunch of seeds and stuff unfortunately fell in my soy sauce too. I only ever ate with a spoon when I was having my chocolate cake as dessert.

I actually like a lot of Oriental food, but a lot of it puts me off too.
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Post by Gonstead » Sat May 19, 2012 7:33 am

I would never try to eat sushi with chopsticks, since I'd look like a fool in the process which is why whenever I want some sushi, I'll get it to take home and eat it with my hands.

As for anything else, I'm pretty much ok eating with chopsticks except for noodles which I have some trouble with.
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Post by Piccolo Daimao » Sat May 19, 2012 7:48 am

Gonstead wrote:I would never try to eat sushi with chopsticks, since I'd look like a fool in the process which is why whenever I want some sushi, I'll get it to take home and eat it with my hands.
Yeah, I tried to eat sushi with chopsticks (didn't even think about whether or not I could take it home), but it just kept falling out and I had to awkwardly juggle it into my mouth (if that makes sense). It was a buffet, so by the time I got to the duck udon, I could only eat the duck and not the hot soup or the vegetables (which I didn't like anyway), and had to move on to the chocolate cake.
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Post by Bussani » Sat May 19, 2012 7:50 am

Piccolo Daimao wrote:A while ago, I went this Oriental restaurant called Yo! Sushi and, because I didn't want to look like a lazy British idiot, I tried to use the chopsticks throughout my meals. But I just ended up looking like an absolute retard, and I think a bunch of seeds and stuff unfortunately fell in my soy sauce too. I only ever ate with a spoon when I was having my chocolate cake as dessert.
Gonstead wrote:I would never try to eat sushi with chopsticks, since I'd look like a fool in the process which is why whenever I want some sushi, I'll get it to take home and eat it with my hands.
Funnily enough, a lot of types of sushi are finger food and aren't traditionally eaten using chopsticks. Sashimi is the only exception I know for sure, but I'm not really a sushi expert or anything. You should be fine eating nigirizushi or makizushi sushi with just your hands.
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Post by Piccolo Daimao » Sat May 19, 2012 7:52 am

Bussani wrote:Funnily enough, a lot of types of sushi are finger food and aren't traditionally eaten using chopsticks. Sashimi is the only exception I know for sure, but I'm not really a sushi expert or anything. You should be fine eating nigirizushi or makizushi sushi with just your hands.
I guess I made a derp there. :oops:
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Post by Bussani » Sat May 19, 2012 7:54 am

Piccolo Daimao wrote:I guess I made a derp there. :oops:
I did, too. I think it's because westerns often get "Don't eat with your hands!" drilled into them at an early age. Although...it's fine at McDonalds and such...
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