As some may have read, an out-of-work playwright in Santa Monica recently took it upon himself to eat in consecutive days one meal per day representing over 100 international cuisines. Most all of this was done in the greater Los Angeles area. For details: http://manbitesworld.com/
Looking at this made me ponder whether a similar feat would be even possible in the Puget Sound. While I lack this ambition (maybe), I decided to take stock of what's locally available by pasting in the Biting Man's list and seeing what is represented in the 206 (and 425, 253).
For each cuisine, I entered one or two examples I had heard of. I include only those I've tried and/or liked most where discrimination is possible. I placed a solitary ? where I had no candidates. I placed a (?) following places where I had doubts whether the listed place was actually serving items true to the cuisine in question (as opposed to pan-regional cuisines).
Personally, I would really like to see some Ghanian, true Lebanese, Burmese, Egyptian and Croatian/Slovak food.
Any ideas about what's lurking out there?
Day 1: Mexico : La Carta de Oaxaca, El Quetzal
Day 2: Argentina : ?
Day 3: Spain: Harvest Vine; Txori
Day 4: Thailand: Noodle Boat; Sea-Thai
Day 5: Ukraine: Cafe Yarmaka (?); From Russia with Love
Day 6: Vietnam: Tamarind Tree; Green Leaf
Day 7: Honduras: El Sabor Chapin (?)
Day 8: Poland: Dom Polski; George's Deli (?)
Day 9: Serbia: ?
Day 10: North Korea: ?
Day 11: Trinidad and Tobago: Pam's Kitchen; Kallaloo
Day 12: Morocco: Marrakesh; Kasbah
Day 13: Pakistan: Naan N Curry; Kabab House
Day 14: Peru: ?
Day 15: England: George and Dragon (?)
Day 16: Jamaica: Eloi; Island Soul
Day 17: South Africa: ?
Day 18: Ecuador: ?
Day 19: Taiwan: Facing East; Yea's Wok
Day 20: Sri Lanka: ?
Day 21: Croatia: ?
Day 22: Ghana: ?
Day 23: Italy: Il Terrazzo Carmine; La Medusa
Day 24: Laos: Thai Palms; Vieng Thong
Day 25: Germany: Feirabend; Hans' Deli
Day 26: Singapore: Malay Satay Hut
Day 27: Nepal: Everest Kitchen; Annapurna
Day 28: Guatemala: El Sabor Chapin
Day 29: Russia: Cafe Yarmaka; From Russia with Love
Day 30: Lebanon: Karam's; Mediterranean Kitchen
Day 31: Lithuania: ?
Day 32: Venezuela: ?
Day 33: Canada: ?
Day 34: Indonesia: Julia's Indonesian Kitchen; Padi
Day 35: Kenya: ?
Day 36: Chile: ?
Day 37: Bosnia and Herzegovina: ?
Day 38: Cambodia: Phnom Penh Noodle House; Cafe Kiriom
Day 39: Ethiopia: Meskel; Ras Dashen
Day 40: Armenia: ?
Day 41: Burma: ?
Day 42: Nigeria: ?
Day 43: France: Cremant; Rover's
Day 44: Ireland: Fado (?)
Day 45: Haiti: Waid's
Day 46: Egypt: ?
Day 47: Portugal: Brasa (?)
Day 48: Greece: Panos Klefitko; Georgia's
Day 49: Nicaragua: ?
Day 50: Switzerland: ?
Day 51: Syria: ?
Day 52: Malaysia: Malay Satay Hut
Day 53: Bolivia: Copacabana (?)
Day 54: Bahrain: ?
Day 55: Austria: Danube Bistro (?)
Day 56: Uzbekistan: ?
Day 57: Hungary: Budapest Bistro
Day 58: Australia: Australian Meat Pie Co.
Day 59: Japan: Nishino; Tsukushinbo
Day 60: Denmark: ?
Day 61: Colombia: ?
Day 62: Iraq: Mawadda Cafe
Day 63: Georgia: ?
Day 64: Eritrea: Dahlak; Hidmo Eritrean Cafe
Day 65: Bulgaria: ?
Day 66: Norway: Svedala Bakery; Copper Gate (?)
Day 67: India: Spice Route; Curry Leaf
Day 68: Bangladesh: ?
Day 69: Cuba: Paseo (?)
Day 70: Afghanistan: Kabul; Bamiyan
Day 71: Belize: ?
Day 72: Romania: ?
Day 73: China: Bamboo Garden; Szechuan Chef
Day 74: Vatican City: ?
Day 75: Israel: ?
Day 76: Czech Republic: Danube Bistro (?)
Day 77: New Zealand: ?
Day 78: Brazil: Tempero do Brasil; Ipanema Grill
Day 79: Tunisia: ?
Day 80: Mozambique: ?
Day 81: Philippines: Kawali Grill; Kusina Filipina
Day 82: Hong Kong: Jade Garden; Homestyle HK Cafe
Day 83: Senegal: Afrikando
Day 84: Turkey: Bistro Turkuaz; Espheseus
Day 85: U.S.: Crush; Union
Day 86: South Korea: Kawon; Sorabol
Day 87: Scotland: ?
Day 88: Iran: Persian Grocery & Deli; Saffron Kebabs
Day 89: El Salvador: Mi Chalateca; SalvaMex/pupuseria (Burien)
Day 90: Puerto Rico: La Isla
Day 91: Macau: ?
Day 92: Belgium: Brouwer's
Day 93: Sweden: Svedala Bakery; Copper Gate (?)
Day 94: Finland: ?
Day 95: Latvia: ?
Day 96: Yemen: ?
Day 97: Dominican Republic: ?
Day 98: Tibet: Everest Kitchen; Annapurna
Day 99: Samoa: ?
Day 100: Jordan: ?
Day 101: Costa Rica: ?
Day 102: Slovakia: ?