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    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Wreybies, May 26, 2008.

    I recently introduced my boyfriend to Asian pears. If you’ve never had one, they are really big and are shaped, textured, and even taste much more like an apple than a pear. I've heard them refered to as Chinese Apples.

    He didn’t like it. I love them.

    Are there any foods that you like which might be considered unusual where you live?



    *I also really like octopus salad. Not unusual here in Puerto Rico, but definitely different in most parts of the world.*
     
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    Curry is not exactly a staple of the midwestern diet, but- well, yum. Curry.
     
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    That odd stuff Americans have with sushi...wasabi, I think? And sushi.
     
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    Do you mean the green pasty stuff or the pink sliced stuff??
     
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    Oooh i love sushi! It's great stuff and the green pasty stuff is guacamole (and/or avacado), the pink stuff in the middle is crab meat..So delicious
     
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    Hmm. I believe actually you're thinking of wasabi. The green pasty stuff is wasabi, if we're talking sushi. And the pink slices is ginger..
    Ginger kind of has a soapy flavor.. in my opinion.
     
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    Yeah, I like the wasabi. I'm down for REALLY hot stuff*. The ginger is just strange. Don't dig the texture. Most foods which I don't like, I don't like because of texture.


    *When I was at university there was an awesome Thai restaraunt that served some items that were so hot, the server warned you at time of order that the item could not be returned if you couldn't handle it. I only ever ordered those items. :D
     
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    Really? oh man i was way off ><. I've been decieved by my local japanese shop!!
     
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    No, I think we're just talking about different things. I think you are talking about the items which comprise the actual sushi roll. The wasabi and ginger are served on the side.
     
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    Haha! Well.. not completely off. Some sushi rolls do use avacado and crab meat in them. XD
    I guess the easiest way for me to describe wasabi is it is sort of like a... condiment? lol. You eat it with sushi, but it doesn't usually make up the rolls.

    And jeez! You're taste buds must be insane, haha. I myself enjoy hot foods.. but I don't know how well I could take ones that come with warnings...
     
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    That's not the end of the story! :D The husband of the owner, who was also the chef, came out on my third visit to the restaraunt to speak with me. I think the server told him that I was not Thai. Super nice guy (the chef.) He asked me if I wanted something off of the menu. So, I'm feeling a little like a rock-star and tell him, of course, I would love it! He brought me this salad, room temp, made with beef that had only looked at the grill it was so rare.

    It was a gustatory epiphany. :cool:
     
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    wasabi is japanese horse radish.
    I like it with other foods like roasts or steaks.

    I love escargot husband and Dom say eeww everytime I order it.
    I am not fond of curries too spicy with a spice I don't like just don't know which.
     
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    Sashimi, sushi, Asian pears all are delicious for most part of Asian, I think.

    How about Chinese food?
    What kind of Chinese food you have? and what's your point for using Chopsticks?
     
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    Chinese apples are nice in my opinion. I haven't had one in a long time though. Not seen them around so yeah....

    But I was talking to my bf Dan, and was telling him how I like egg and bacon pies. He thought that was strange. I also like apple and kiwi pies. I have my own recipies for them as well. Other people think it is strange that I like to add granny smith apples to my soups and dill seeds. Adds a very distinct and smooth flacour if you ask me....

    An unusual drink would be coffee with spearmint milk in it...mmmmmm very yummy :p
     
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    Where does one get spearmint milk?!?! Now that's unusual! :D
     
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    IT IS NOT!

    We get it at the superarket, petrols stations....oh soddit! lol Why has no one ever heard of spearmint milk?
     
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    *yikes! didn't expect such a big reaction* :D


    I've never heard of spearmint milk. Chocolate, even strawberry are common on my side of this big blue marble, but not spearmint. :cool:
     
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    lol <cries>

    INDIVIDUALISM RAWKS! :p LOL

    and I think it is funny that no one knows of my yummy green milk cause it means that I am able to keep my spearmint coffee to meeeeeeeee lol :p
     
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    LOL ! :D Where I live, we throw away green milk. :p
     
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    LOL someone has got to be diff :p

    and Dan picked on me about it too :( ebil, you is all ebil!

    I WILL SHOW THE WORLD TEH WONDER OF SPEARMINT MILK AND COFFEE! I SWEAR I WILL!

    tee hee love me :D
     
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    I don't know of any unusual foods around here, Hatch green chile used to be unknown, but is now very popular.

    My mom went to Malaysia a few years ago and told us all about the wonderful world of Durian Fruit. She was too afraid to eat it after smelling it. Has anyone eaten it?
     
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    I can picture you now with your flowing white Moses robes, hands extended to the thronging masses, speaking in a resounding voice about the miracle of green spearmint milk !! :D
     
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    I think I'd look rather fetching in a Moses robe too :p lol :D

    One day Wrey, one day! ;)
     
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    I don't think I eat any unusual foods, but I'd like to point out that queso dip ( That white cheese from Mexican restaurants ) is god-like.
     
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    There are no unusual foods, just different opinions about food. :)
     

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