Unlike others here (*cough*Genesis*cough*), I am actually amused by how many things fans come up with to either write, draw, or explain plot-mistakes or holes in the "canon". I love and embrace fandom - but maybe I am just easy-going like that. ^_^ Hell, I am flattered to think that someone puts in this much effort!
The food where I am from...
I don't know much about the food here, but of what I do know, I would actually liken it more to something like Peruvian. We eat quite a few meats on skewers and a lot of my mom's soups contained some form of fish. Of course, it is going to vary some, because we have different fish and other animals where I come from than you have here and the plants may be slightly different.
But hey, thanks for asking! Not many people think to ask how the canon differs from our actual realities and it is always nice to get a question now and again. ^_^
And you know what? I actually like Indian food! Big on the Thai influence too - mmmm, pad thai (gonna have to beg Yazuu to make that soon).