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Are these the five most mispronounced dishes?

December 6, 2017 Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

The Christmas holiday season is upon us and a rich variety of food and beverages from all over the world are at our fingertips.

Australians pride themselves on being adventurous diners, but multicultural cuisine brings an unexpected challenge: pronouncing the names of the food.

The language learning app Babbel has compiled a list of what it says are the five most frequently mispronounced menu items, along with the correct way to say them. Order with confidence the next time you’re out and about!

  1. Take the bruschetta, followed by a serve of gnocchi

Both dishes are popular Italian fare in Australia. Most people probably know bruschetta (broo-SKEH-tah) is a crispy grilled bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil, usually served with fresh savoury toppings. And while boiled gnocchi (NYOH-kee) can be served as a main with tomato sauce – quite like a pasta – it’s great as a crispy side when it’s pan-fried! 

Lobster Bouillabaisse

  1. A Caipirinha please

This tongue-twister is not just a popular alcohol beverage but the national cocktail of Brazil. While a Caipirinha (kai-pee-REEN-ya) is now popularly customised to your taste by adding the liquor of your choice, the original mix consists of cachaça (a distilled sugarcane spirit) sugar and lime. This refreshing cocktail is perfect for the upcoming summer months.

  1. Fajitas and quesadillas for a vibrant and scrumptious fix

Fajitas (fuh-HEE-tah) and quesadillas (kesa-DEE-ya) are two delicious Mexican street food dishes likely to be well-known but highly mispronounced by Australians. Knowing how to pronounce these two classics will make you feel nearly as good as if you were eating them beachside in Tulum.

Caipirinha, anyone?

  1. Bouillabaisse s’il vous plait

An enjoyable French dish that is both difficult to pronounce and prepare is Bouillabaisse (BOO-yeh-bays). Despite its rumoured Greek and Roman origins, bouillabaisse became most popular in Marseille in the 19th century. While essentially a fish stew, this dish promises to be different from any other because of the unique way it’s prepared and served.

  1. The açai breakfast bowl

One of 2017’s biggest wholefoods trends is the açai (aa-sah-EE) bowl. This nutritious meal hit it off as a breakfast trend here in Australia because of the acai berry’s aesthetic appearance, stand out taste and smell. However, the superfood has Portuguese and Brazilian origins and has been around long before it went viral on social media. If you’ve still not tasted the famous açai bowl, what are you waiting for?

Edited by Peter Needham

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. AgentGerko says:

    Just don’t forget the tom-AHH-toe sauce.

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