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View Poll Results: What is your preference?
Italian 7 19.44%
Chinese 3 8.33%
Mexican 1 2.78%
Seafood 13 36.11%
Other 12 33.33%
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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:56 PM
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When you dine out, what is your preference....any favorite dish?
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I prefer good old american food, steak, potatoes, salad and vegies....
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My all time favorite is chinese food with sea food as a close second!
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I have TOO many favorites. But I LOVE the chicken lettuce wraps at PF Changs.
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It really depends on the mood.

If it's good it's good. I would say that my "least" favorite food is Southern Italian and that doesn't mean I don't like it. I'm just not a big fan of red sauces.

If for some reason I could "only" have one type of food then I guess I would have to go with Chinese.

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I love seafood..plus it's healthy for me..I love salmon, Maine Lobster and Louisiana crawfish and catfish

on all of my cruises, I usually have the seafood entree every evening, except one, when I order the lambchops

on the Carnival Conquest and Liberty, I love the fish & chips
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Chicken anything.

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Pretty much anything with a side order of something else, just don't trust those vegetables, especially the green ones

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Trip, I am surprised Steakhouse was not an option.

My favorite is a New York Strip. I will often get a bernaise sauce or green peppercorn sauce. Put it with a nice baked potatoe, asparagus, and a nice chopped salad and I am in heaven; no need for any dessert.
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Trip -

great question - making one think at ( 9:30 CDT) but I chose "Other"

I can't just pick one thing - I think that's why I really like buffets - you have a wide variety and can have the - mexican, chinese, italian, seafood, and any thing else that's out there all at the same time!
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Bahama-Momma..good point for buffet lovers ..a little bit of this,and a little bit of that..my hubby's fave....

Marc, the other, covers a multitude of "others"
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Trip, I am surprised Steakhouse was not an option.

My favorite is a New York Strip. I will often get a bernaise sauce or green peppercorn sauce. Put it with a nice baked potatoe, asparagus, and a nice chopped salad and I am in heaven; no need for any dessert.
I'm with you Marc. I like my steak cooked Chicago style (charred on the outside) with the inside cooked to a perfect medium rare. In my world, its better to under cook than over cook, so don't be afraid to send a rare piece of meet my way! I was rather impressed with HAL's ability to deliver a well cooked piece of meat (or should I say a piece of meat that was not well-cooked!). They delivered a perfect rare to medium rare every time. Everytime I tried to order medium rare on Carnival, I was given a lecture by my waiter on food safety.


Italian to me is pretty basic and I can cook this at home. I'm not a huge fan of Mexican. We don't have many good Chinese restaurants here, so we opt for take out. However, we have several excellent Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants which we will frequent.

Seafood for me, was a close second.
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I'm with you Marc. I like my steak cooked Chicago style (charred on the outside) with the inside cooked to a perfect medium rare. In my world, its better to under cook than over cook, so don't be afraid to send a rare piece of meet my way! I was rather impressed with HAL's ability to deliver a well cooked piece of meat (or should I say a piece of meat that was not well-cooked!). They delivered a perfect rare to medium rare every time. Everytime I tried to order medium rare on Carnival, I was given a lecture by my waiter on food safety.
Queen, I order my steak bleu...still moo'ing. When I cruise, I also like to order steak tartare a few times; it is always wonderful.
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Bleu to me is rare approaching raw! I certainly don't want my meat moo'ing on the plate! I have a thermopen which I've been experimenting with at home. I think my ideal temp is 127 which puts it somewhere between medium rare and rare.

i've never tried a steak tartare, because the concept does not appeal to me. I do like seafood tartares though.
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If, and I reiterate, if it is a good cut of meat I want it rare. The lower the quality the more I want it cooked. Up until barely medium. I can't handle any piece of beef cooked to anything over medium.

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Mike, don't share a steak with Kuki Then.
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I haven't eaten steak since 1965 . My favorite cuisines are :

Italian , Seafood , Spanish ,Mexical ,Japanese ,Chinese
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I love seafood, but DH won't eat any seafood except shrimp . I order seafood every chance I get when we cruise!

On our recent cruise I had shrimp, scallops, crab, lobster, mussels, cod, octopus, squid, etc, .

DH enjoyed his steak and potatoes ... .

I also enjoy the other options listed, as you would know if you saw me !

The Princess Fettuchine Alfredo with a lot of shrimp added, would be my favorite cruise ship dinner.

I like steak, but have found that most steaks in the MDR aren't very tasty. I've threatened to bring garlic and onion powder to "spice" up the meals !
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I selected "Other" for much the same reason that many other did. Basically I'm a beef man, rare to medium rare. If it's truly Prime, I like a steak "Black and Blue" aka "Pittsburgh rare" burnt to a crisp on the outside and extremely rare on the inside. That, however, takes a really hot fire that a lot of places can't duplicate. I love rare Prime Rib and here's an easy recipe for something special. Marinate a rib roast in three of four cans of beer (it can be the cheapest you can find) into which you've dropped a couple of beef bullion cubes, turning the meat every half hour or so for about two or three hours. Remove the roast and roast it on a rack. As you're doing that bring the marinade to a boil, add a whole bunch of mushrooms and then reduce to simmer until the mushrooms are done. Strain off the mustrooms to serve separately and the remaining liquid makes a mouth watering aus jus.

I also love shell fish, primarily King and snow crab and lobster tails with A LOT of clarified butter. I also like good Chinese and Mexican (as long as it's not too hot...I don't like really hot/spicy foods). Actually, the overwhelming menu of Mexican food isn't Mexican at all but Southwestern which has been "adopted" as Mexican....even by a lot of Mexicans themselves. I believe even the Enchilada is Southwest Texas. I was extremely surprised to learn that a few years ago. Also a lot of Chinese cuisine including "Chow Mein" nor, "gasp" even the venerable fortune cookie(!) is of of Chinese origin -- both originated in the US. I also enjoy Thai cuisine.

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Make mine rare, tender and juicy. I cant stand over cooked meat. Tough as shoe leather and dry as the Sahara desert. The BBQ places down here cook meat for hours in those smokers and it is always way over done. I learned fast to stay out of those places.

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About 25 years ago a co-worker and I tried to dine at every possible restaurant in Manhattan ,every cuisine .We had a great time doing that .
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I don't have specific favorite, It is okay to me whether it is Italian, Chinese, Asian Food as long as it is delicious and my mouth likes it. I love to eat and I like to judge different types of food.


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Janice, welcome to Cruisemates, from the other side of thw world! Australia is a place so many of us here would one day, love to visit. Hope to see you around the boards.

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I have TOO many favorites. But I LOVE the chicken lettuce wraps at PF Changs.
Amen to that!

My very favorite is hungarian....but only when my granmother cooks it!
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My absolute favorite dish is the Chilean Sea Bass (Patagonian toothfish) at Mi Piaci's in Dallas, Tx. I dream about this dish and crave it on a regular basis. Luckily, I do go to Dallas every year. However, due to the fact that this fish is disappearing from ocean waters and is overfished..Many restaurants are growing a conscience and taking this particular toothfish off the menu. I do not know what I will do when I can no longer get it!!!

However, Kuki and I would get along like peas and carrots at dinner because I *adore* the lettuce wraps at PF Changs!!
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I shamefully admit, I have never been to BF Changs.. One thing I do know is that I would love the lettuce wraps too. I toured the Regent Seven Sea Navigator, years ago,and for lunch, they gave us Chilean bass, I don't eat much fish, but I fell in love that day. Trying to buy it at home at the time, it was $15.00 a pound..now it's about $20.00! You gotta love a fish that gets a name makeover
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Like, Todd, I like red meats medium rare. But it's getting more and more difficult to find really excellent cuts of meat.

Like Kuki, I love the lettuce wraps at P.F. Chang's. Keith and I also like their fried rice with shrimp and their sweet and sour chicken.

I am surprised no one mentioned French food.

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I think it's fair to say, outside of major cities, finding French food is rare. That's the one night on the ship, I eat off the alternate menu.
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