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Old 12-06-2005, 08:21 PM   #41
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I have always had a feeling that caviar is one of those things that no one really likes, but they say they do so they sound chic! I love the scene in the movie Big, when Tom Hanks tries the caviar. I have never tried it, but that is the kind of reaction I picture most people really wanting to have!

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waving hands in air laughing wildly! never will forget that scene- CLASSIC!!! I see caviar in gourmet stores and bust out laughing- never fails!!!! AND (totally off topic- apologies) in the Money Pit when the bathtub falls through the floor and his laugh!!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:36 PM   #42
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I think there are some things that taste differently on different people's tongues, due to some genetic wiring.

In my case, cilantro tastes exactly like plastic to me. And mango tastes JUST like turpentine in my mouth. Everyone I know enjoys both things, but I have to spit them out.

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Old 12-06-2005, 09:40 PM   #43
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A friend at work is going to bring me a drink that she likes very much in the summer time called Halo-Halo. Here is a link showing what it is.

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Tagalog/Tagalog_Default_files/Philippine_Culture/halo_halo.htm

Now, none of my coworkers wants to touch it with a 10 ft. pole, and I don't guarantee I'll like it, but I'll taste it. She says it's one of her favorites. I will admit that I've never heard of "dessert beans" as she calls them, and she said they're not the same as our American kidney and garbanzo beans, and she had to describe the other ingredients as well. Jackfruit or kaong she describes as a bumpy fruit that is like yellow paper inside. You have to cook it for 3 hours with sugar to make it edible. Yum. And she really likes ube, which is a big Barney-purple yam, that the Filipino people make other desserts from as well. She doesn't make her Halo-Halo with corn kernels, which is fine with me, as that sounds like it would add just one more layer of lumpiness that doesn't sound appealing in a drink. Again though, she says it's really good, and there are no bugs or innards in it, so I'll try it. I'll let you know how it goes down.

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Old 12-06-2005, 09:42 PM   #44
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I think there are some things that taste differently on different people's tongues, due to some genetic wiring.

In my case, cilantro tastes exactly like plastic to me. And mango tastes JUST like turpentine in my mouth. Everyone I know enjoys both things, but I have to spit them out.

Lee
oh, thank goodness, I am not alone! I think cilantro tastes like lemon dish soap! patooey!
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:37 PM   #45
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you do know what Rocky Mountain Oysters are, right?

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Old 12-06-2005, 10:52 PM   #46
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I have tried the following things and won't eat them again:

yams - too sweet
collard greens - bitter
oysters - just gross
beef tongue - it was OK, but once was enough
paella - too seafoody for me
squid - yuck
tamale pie - bad childhood memory (forced to eat it at the dinner table and have hated it ever since)
caraway seeds - Ewww!!
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Old 12-07-2005, 07:07 AM   #47
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A friend at work is going to bring me a drink that she likes very much in the summer time called Halo-Halo. Here is a link showing what it is.

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Tagalog/Tagalog_Default_files/Philippine_Culture/halo_halo.htm

Now, none of my coworkers wants to touch it with a 10 ft. pole, and I don't guarantee I'll like it, but I'll taste it. She says it's one of her favorites. I will admit that I've never heard of "dessert beans" as she calls them, and she said they're not the same as our American kidney and garbanzo beans, and she had to describe the other ingredients as well. Jackfruit or kaong she describes as a bumpy fruit that is like yellow paper inside. You have to cook it for 3 hours with sugar to make it edible. Yum. And she really likes ube, which is a big Barney-purple yam, that the Filipino people make other desserts from as well. She doesn't make her Halo-Halo with corn kernels, which is fine with me, as that sounds like it would add just one more layer of lumpiness that doesn't sound appealing in a drink. Again though, she says it's really good, and there are no bugs or innards in it, so I'll try it. I'll let you know how it goes down.

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Bluecat! Halo-halo is a great dessert! It literally means "mix-mix'. It's essentially 12 to 15 different ingredients (different sweet beans, sweet cocunut strips, jackfruit, purple yam, coconut gelatin, etc mixed with crushed ice and topped with evaporated milk and a scoop of ice cream.) It's served in a tall milkshake glass. You have to first work on mixing up everything with a long spoon. Then enjoy each mouthful! The taste is unbelievable! It's a great summer treat! Brooke Shields was supposed to have fallen hard for halo-halo when she went to the Philippines decades ago.
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Old 12-07-2005, 07:47 AM   #48
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Chopstix, please save some for me! Looks and sounds yummy.
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caraway seeds - Ewww!!
Ahh, the great 'kraut debate in many Polish homes...

The Caraway seed or no caraway seed argument. I vote yes, my wife says no. She usually wins.

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I have to add black pudding (blood sausage) or any other dish where blood is a main feature to my list

(Lol, but I don't mind a rare steak, go figure )
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