We’re all familiar with the term “Ethnic food.” It’s an easy, catch-all phrase that we tend to interpret as “shouldn’t your drunk ass be reaching for something American like a hamburger instead?” Chinese Food, Mexican Food, other foods that tend not to be open as late or taste as delicious when drunk so we’re not even going to bother to list them, yes all of these are foods of foreign nations that America has begrudgingly accepted with open, inebriated arms.
Of course, the popularity of Ethnic Food would make us a little upset at the lack of Americans preferring to eat steaks with an American Flag tastefully branded into it during the cooking process if it weren’t for one surprising fact. Most of the best Ethnic Food isn’t Ethnic at all. It was invented right here, in the USA.
That’s right. If this list from Mental Floss is to be believed, any unhealthy food you can do, we can do better. So what else can we do but go through each American invented “ethnic” dish and discuss how American it was for us to hijack their cuisine and put our MSG loving paws on it.
AFFotD Reviews The Five Ethnic Foods That Were Invented In America