The internet is full of videos of foreigners trying Indian food and reviewing it. We saw many foodies eating the famous butter chicken, naan, dal makhani and some paneer sabzis, but we hardly see them trying more regional dishes. Of course, these dishes might be more popular; however, when a foreigner tries our regional cuisine, it makes us curious about their experience and reaction. Recently, Mark Wiens, a Thai YouTuber, shared his experience of authentic South Indian cuisine. The YouTuber tried 18 different dishes, which were served to him on a banana leaf. Her reaction to these dishes definitely caught the attention of many!
He uploaded a short reel of South Indian dishes to his @migrationology Instagram account. The video starts with a lady serving her mango pickle, aloo jeera, cabbage poriyal, avial, ponni rice, puri, dal, chana masala and more on her sheet of banana tree.
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Mark first mixes lentil and chickpea masala on his rice with sambhar and tastes it. The man is left speechless as he can be seen enjoying the taste. Then he mixes different dishes one by one into his rice and enjoys the food. Finally, you can also see him pouring rasam into the palm of his hand and enjoying it in the traditional Indian way!
In the video, you can also hear Mark say, “Overwhelming amount, diversity and variety. It really is a beautiful food culture.” Mark Weins tried this food at a South Indian restaurant in Bangkok. Take a look at the video here:
Since Mark Weins uploaded the video, it has been viewed 647,000 times, received 44.6,000 likes and hundreds of comments! Many people said the food looked delicious and they would like to try it too! One person wrote: “I’m going here for sure.” Another person said, “That’s how it goes! On a piece of banana leaf and dishes laid out. Authentic!” Some people also said, “It looks so good. I’m hungry now!” and “South Indian cuisine is the best. Easy to digest and rich in flavor.”
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Another person also said, “I live in South India and South Indian food is the best. But again Indian food is the best hahah.”
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