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Quiz: How many national dishes are you familiar with?

From pastries to pomegranates, it’s time to test your knowledge of global cuisines

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1. How long is hákarl, a national dish of Iceland, hung out to dry after the fermentation process?

Five days

Five weeks

Five months

A year

2. Bigos, also known as ‘hunter’s stew,’ is the national dish of which country?

Poland

Russia

Canada

Slovenia

3. In which country are you most likely to try conch fritters?

Sri Lanka

Philippines

Tonga

Bahamas

4. What is a Moroccan tagine?

Soup

Camel stew

Tapas-style dishes

A cone-shaped ceramic pot

5. Which dish is typically served in Denmark with potatoes and a white parsley sauce?

Stegt Flæsk (pork belly)

Frikadeller (meatballs)

Smørrebrød (open sandwiches)

Medisterpølse (fried sausage)

6. What is the national dish of Argentina?

Asado

Paella

Croquettes

Tortilla

7. Ema datshi, which translates as ‘chilli cheese,’ is the national dish of which country?

Nepal

South Korea

Bhutan

Tajikistan

8. Which dish is cooked in Azerbaijan on a convex griddle called a saj?

Shashlik

Dolma

Qutab

Piti

9. Japan is known for its sushi, but what is nigiri?

Fish on top of rice

Fish and rice rolled in seaweed

Cones of fish and rice

A bowl of fish and rice

10. Peking duck is associated with which Chinese city?

Shanghai

Chengdu

Beijing

Hong Kong

11. Which dish originated in the Middle East before becoming a national dish of India?

Curry

Kulfi

Samosa

Halwa

12. Fesenjan, an Iranian chicken stew, is flavoured with which two ingredients?

Pomegranate syrup and walnuts

Apricots and almonds

Fig and pistachio

Lemons and raisins

13. Which Irish dish has a song named after it?

Colcannon

Crubeens

Barmbrack

Coddle

14. Bazin dumplings are prepared using a magraf in which country?

Uzbekistan

Libya

Georgia

China

15. Which popular pastry is a national dish of Austria?

Walnut pie

Plum cake

Chimney cake

Apple strudel

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