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Old 09-08-2016, 08:11 PM   #41
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Balut is one of the grossest things I ever saw Andrew Zimmer eat on one of his shows.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:42 PM   #42
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Well, Stock Pot, I think what we all are talking about here has nothing to do with our health concerns, rather our personal taste preferences.

For our home, we simply do not care for overly salted foods. For that reason, we have stopped eating at several "chain" restaurants, WAY too salty, all of their food on the menu.
In addition, there are many "prepared" food items that we steer clear of, because of the taste of excessive salt.
We, my husband and I, just do not care for overly salted foods.
I am with you on that. I often forget to even add salt when I am cooking. And due to tummy problems I almost never add pepper. I am more likely to reach for the garlic or onion powder. More flavor.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:58 PM   #43
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Speaking of dishes that SCARE ME ...

KAUKAU TIME!--"Kaukau" is a Hawaiian pidgin slang word meaning "food" or "to eat.": Harm Ha Pork with Kabocha Ong Choy

Harm Ha (or Haam Ha in Cantonese) is THE MOST DISGUSTING thing that you will ever smell on this EARTH!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrimp_paste

I made this dish ONCE for my first boy friend and the flies where BOUNCING off the bug screen, trying desperately to get to the source of that stench!!
I couldn't eat it, but he loved it
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:02 PM   #44
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Harm Ha (or Haam Ha in Cantonese) is THE MOST DISGUSTING thing that you will ever smell on this EARTH!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrimp_paste
I use shrimp paste all the time when I make Thai curry. I agree it doesn't have the most pleasant smell, but it adds wonderful flavor. It's not all that different from anchovy paste, in my opinion. That's one of my secret salad dressing ingredients.
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:47 PM   #45
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Steve, you're a braver man than I!
I don't care for anchovies either, whole or as a paste
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:37 PM   #46
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Balut is one of the grossest things I ever saw Andrew Zimmer eat on one of his shows.
To me, Andrew Zimmern is just plain disgusting, with or without Balut. Everything about him makes my skin crawl. Ick.
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To me, Andrew Zimmern is just plain disgusting, with or without Balut. Everything about him makes my skin crawl. Ick.
Same here. I watched one of his shows, and that was enough for me.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:15 PM   #48
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SO and I enjoy watching his shows as they expose us to how people live in other parts of the world. I probably wouldn't eat all he eats but it's still a learning experience. I don't search the Internet for Andrew Zimmern recipes.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:23 PM   #49
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Andrew seems like a nice guy, though I would not eat what he does.

First time I ever heard of balut was on Fear Factor. I think they also had to consume other disgusting stuff like worms and leeches. Then there were a couple episodes of Survivor where they had to down it. No thank you. Not even with Lawry's seasoning.
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I use shrimp paste all the time when I make Thai curry. I agree it doesn't have the most pleasant smell, but it adds wonderful flavor. It's not all that different from anchovy paste, in my opinion. That's one of my secret salad dressing ingredients.
AHA!!! Thank you!! I was wondering what else I could use my shrimp paste in. Salad dressing would be perfect! Use in place of anchovys'!
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