American food is in disguise, but this list reveals the truth. Don't be fooled by dishes that have foreign names or sound like they're from a different country! As it turns out, many popular cuisines in America, from Chinese food to Mexican food, feature dishes that aren't even associated with China or Mexico. This list of American foods with foreign-sounding names will set the record straight on your all-American meal.
Spoiler alert: the Cuban sandwich ain't Cuban, and the German chocolate cake ain't German. Apparently, America is too humble to brag about their delectable treats, so they've named them after the countries or cuisines that inspired their creations. Is German chocolate cake really from Germany? No, but they guy who made it was named for the country. And, while Vichyssoise and Chimichangas have French and Spanish names, respectively, it turns out they were born in the home of the brave.Which popular foreign foods are actually American? You might be surprised to learn that your favorite foreign foods and cuisines are actually from the United States. Cast your votes for the dishes you are most surprised to see listed here.
After you eat a meal of Chinese food, you will often receive a check and a fortune cookie. These crispy cookies made of oil, vanilla, sugar, and flour have a very distinct shape. Don't bite too hard, though, because there's always a piece of paper with your fortune (and often Lucky Numbers or a Chinese word of the day) inside. But this "Chinese" treat is a completely American dessert, and, if anything, was inspired by a Japanese cookie in the 19th century.