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    Here Are 23 American Foods That Non-Americans Find Super Exotic And Intriguing

    "I'm Mexican, and I'm very curious about Taco Bell."

    Non-Americans are revealing the American restaurants, cuisines, and dishes they're dying to try someday — and there were some big surprises.

    A bucket of KFC chicken, bag of fries, and a large cup of Coca-Cola
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    It all started when a viral Reddit thread asked people who live outside the United States, "Which American restaurants have you always wanted to try?"

    The front of Olive Garden
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    Here are some of the top-voted comments:

    1. "As an Australian, Outback Steakhouse. I have no idea what it's about, how they represent the outback. We don't call things a 'steakhouse' here. I'm intrigued."

    —u/Caughtinalieeeeeee

    2. "Olive Garden. I work as a call center agent, and when I ask US customers the security question, 'What is your favorite restaurant?' everyone says Olive Garden. I've always been intrigued."

    —u/One_Laugh_Guy

    3. "A crab shack where the food is dumped onto the table to share."

    —u/furstimus

    Two people sitting at a table and eating crab
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    4. "Not exactly a restaurant, but a hot dog cart/stand. The ones you see in detective TV shows, where they discuss whatever case they are working on while ordering a hot dog without ever eating it."

    —u/antiquecost

    5. "Just any old-fashioned roadside diner. I can't wait for my trip around the country and the diner stops."

    —u/hornybutdisappointed

    6. "I was an exchange student in high school and also hosted multiple students. All from Germany. All of them had an obsession with Wendy’s. I drove them after school every day. They also took like 5-pound bags of Skittles home from Costco and found the place to be astonishing. They kept calling it 'the food Ikea.'"

    —u/nortrebyc

    Woman giving out samples in a supermarket
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    7. "Popeye's. The only one in Germany is located in Ramstein Air Base and not accessible to us puny mortals."

    —u/1Kscam

    8. "Waffle House. Driven by them a thousand times, never got a chance to drop in."

    —u/CrieDeCoeur

    9. "I just wanna try the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits."

    —u/navymauve

    Two baskets of biscuits
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    10. "Not really a restaurant, but New York pizza of any kind. Also, the deli places. Shit looks amazing."

    —u/mysp2m2acc0unt

    11. "I'm Mexican, and I'm very curious about Taco Bell, particularly because, it seems, it will never make it over here. But mostly because I want to try hard-shell tacos. In my mind those must be terrible, but I'm willing to be surprised."

    —u/testoblerone

    12. "The Cheescake Factory. In my mind it's like Willy Wonka but for cheesecakes."

    —u/keinish_the_gnome

    A display of many cakes and other desserts, including cheesecake
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    13. "An American McDonald's. Why? Because they are different than here in the Netherlands. I heard they have different things and bigger portions, and they are cheaper."

    —u/EvilAlicia

    14. "How about just food items? I’ve seen Zombieland so many times, and it made me want to try Twinkies. I have tried to ask people who visited the US to bring me back some, but they always forgot or they didn’t want to. I also want to try deep-dish pizza and a Cubano sandwich."

    —u/brownieturd

    15. "I'm a vegetarian and a Hindu, but if I ever get to eat an In-N-Out burger, I won't hesitate for a sec. That shit looks fucking delicious."

    —u/_fy5ht_

    A box containing a huge cheeseburger
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    16. "If anyone sees this and is going to the States, do yourself a favor and drop by a county fair and go get whatever insane shit they are selling to eat. It is great."

    —u/techencdn

    17. "Not a specific restaurant, but I have always wanted to try soul food. Maybe one day if I get my chance to travel to the US."

    —u/MyCroftHolmes2003

    18. "Every single restaurant on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!"

    —u/MyOpinionMustBeHeard

    Guy Fieri holding a stack of three burgers between his hands
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    19. "I had a friend and her sister visit from Sweden, and while I was driving them from the airport, the sister saw a KFC and started yelling, 'Chicken in a bucket!' excitedly. She had seen families in movies and on TV eating it and thought it was the most exciting thing ever to drive by. We had a full bucket and all of the sides that evening, and they both acted like it was a 5-star meal. It’s one of my favorite memories of their trip."

    —u/DogeCoinEnt

    20. "No specific restaurant, but I would like to see what 'biscuits and gravy' is actually like."

    —u/bareskyllz

    21. "White Castle. Harold and Kumar made it look so good."

    —u/likediscolem

    The outside of a White Castle restaurant with two people sitting at the tables in front
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    22. "If there's one thing that America does very well, it's food. Personally, I've always wanted to try a genuine Philadelphia cheesesteak."

    —u/Chapmeisterfunk

    And finally...

    23. "When I was in the States, I really just wanted to go to a Denny's. Went to a Denny's somewhere between San Fran and Vegas and got the smallest meal I could find. That was like three plates of bacon, eggs, hash browns, and pancakes. And also the worst coffee I've ever had in my life. It came to a total of $11, and I was so astounded that I tipped another $15 because it felt like such a huge meal."

    —u/briochefaces

    Three smiling people sitting at a table in a diner looking at plates of pancakes, sausage/bacon, and eggs that they're about to be served
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    You can read the full thread of responses on Reddit.

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.