Maps of a state’s favorite or most well-known food are nothing new (Idaho is indeed known for its finger steaks, according to a poll from the Cooking Channel). But a state’s most hated? That’s when things get interesting.
The Daily Meal recently published an article on the most hated foods in the United States as compared to their perception around the world. The data was gathered by the Hater application, a new dating service that matches people based on their dislikes.
The verdict in Idaho? Dim sum.
Dim sum is, in simple terms, a Chinese version of tapas: customers sit down, drink tea and choose the food they want to, which is traditionally carted around the restaurant. The food consists of dumplings, buns and rolled noodles, among other things.
Other notable hated foods: pumpkin spice anything (Montana), well-done steak (Texas), tuna salad (Georgia) and chicken nuggets (New Mexico).
Unsure as to where you stand on the dim sum debate? Boise has a few options: Yen Ching (305 N. 9th St.), P.F. Chang’s (391 S. 8th St.) and Grand China Buffet (10498 W. Fairview Ave.) offer dim sum on their menus.