4 Most Popular Ethnic Cuisines in the United States

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4 Most Popular Ethnic Cuisines in the United States

According to statistics, 77% of Americans prefer dining out at ethnic restaurants whereas 38% order in ethnic food once a week. The most eager to try new dishes and explore other food options happen to be millennials.
This is becoming increasingly common in the United States and we’re not just talking about ordering in pizza every now and then. Lots of migrant communities that settle and disperse in the urban setting introduce new flavors and recipes to the community theyare a part of. Soon enough the cuisine blends into the local flavors and emerges with its own American twist.
Let’s take a look at some of the most beloved cuisines that Americans can’t get enough of. 

According to several reports, Chinese food is the go-to take-out option for Americans any given day. There are approximately over four thousand Chinese restaurants, a number which exceeds all fast food chains as well. There are region specific flavors as well such as those from Beijing, shanghai, or Cantonese based dishes. Cantonese dishes include chowmein, roast duck, dumplings and shanghai based dishes such as fish ball soup, paper-wrapped foods, ribs in sweet and sour sauce. 

Not only does Italian cuisine dominate as one of the most loved but it is also one that Americans prefer to cook at home the most. Whether it’s cooking your pasta to be al-dente or making the most balanced tomato sauce for your pizza, Italian food is super fun to cook with a loved one. The wholesome dishes are rich in nutrients and essential carbs and when shared with a lot of people, make the experience even more worthwhile. 

Back in the early 1930’s, Mexican immigrants were a minority, yet, chili powder remained one of the top imports from Mexico. People who belonged to the working-class community consumed Mexican food the most and it didn’t become mainstream until almost a decade later. Some popular foods that originate from Mexican tradition include burritos, enchiladas, tacos and tostados. According to statistics, 50% Americans eat Mexican food at least once a month. 

Cuban food is an even more interesting cuisine because itsflavors are influenced by Portuguese, Chinese, and African, Arabic, French and Spanish cuisines. Cuban food is made with plenty of spices, peppers, citrus flavors, and a lot of love and passion.
Whether it’s Miami the economic center in South Florida, or Tampa from the west coast, you can find many Cuban food restaurants, food trucks and much more. Cuban sandwiches, or shrimps in coconut sauce and other variations of popular dishes are distinct to each city where Cuban influences are most abundant.

Are you a big fan of fusion cuisine with plenty of textures, visual appeal, spicy flavors, and smells? Then the carribean cuisine fits this description well. The mouth-watering foods from the Island are a testament to the fresh and robust ingredients available there. Seafood lovers and pastry enthusiasts can both rejoice in the kind of savory treats these foods have to offer. Some of the most refreshing drinks and flavor-packed food is made by people from the islands, so make sure you’re not missing out!

Pappy’s Devil Crabs is a product of Chef Pappy’s impressive culinary journey and brings some of the most distinct flavors. They offer devil crabs, mini-stuffed potatoes, empanadas as well as catering services in the Tampa Bay Area. 

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