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Culinary Highs and Lows Anonymous 10/07/2020 (Wed) 15:46:50 No. 424
Talk about your suppressed memories of horrible food you ate, or fondly reminiscence about a wonderful meal. It doesn't have to be something you made, but it should be memorable. There's a chocolatier near my house who makes ice cream and sorbet during the summer. They are always true to their flavor - the watermelon sorbet tasted like biting into a watermelon, the banana ice cream was spot-on. But the best one to date was a salted butter ice cream. I only saw it one time last year, but it moved me. When I was in China many years back, I tasted scorpion on a dare. I don't know if it was the worst thing I've ever eaten, but it was certainly questionable and bad. Tasted like ill-prepared intestine.
>Chinese cuisine I've heard that like high end cuisine is actually really good. But you won't find that in most restaurants, especially stateside. Then you hear stories of plastic eggs (apparently the counterfeiting in some regions is so bad, real eggs arent even known to some people, if its not a plastic egg, its wrong to them), fake lettuce, and even their normal delicacies like century eggs, it's all rather disgusting. I have no trust for Chinese cuisine. I'm sure some of it is just lovely, but absolutely not for me.
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>>428 When I visited, I also got the chance to try Shanghai soup dumplings from a Michelin-star rated restaurant. Given its status, I had absolute faith and they tasted amazing. But I can't really disagree with you. I went to a local food stand often while I was there and some lady had all her produce out in the open and flies were everywhere. Looking back, I'm surprised I didn't get sick.
>>424 >When I was in China many years back, I tasted scorpion on a dare. I don't know if it was the worst thing I've ever eaten, but it was certainly questionable and bad. Tasted like ill-prepared intestine. I hope it wasn't street food anon. I don't have the webm to hand but it was probably fried in oil literally 'recycled' from the gutter.
I made some meatless nikuman using a carrot based meat substitute I made (did it mostly to try it out and it worked), rehydrated shitake mushrooms, green onion and some typical asian seasonings. It tasted fine... when it was fresh. Just two days in the fridge and they became horrible. I've never had anything go bad so quickly. I think it was the mushrooms, but I don't know.
>>432 >I hope it wasn't street food It was. This is before I knew how bad China was. I mean, I knew about the air pollution, but that's it. Maybe I'll develop some rare aggressive form of cancer later on from that trip. >>435 Very strange. I have to say, dried shiitake mushrooms are really hit and miss. If I use the liquid they soaked in, it's great. But actually using them... Not my favourite.
>>428 >plastic eggs What do you mean? Actual plastic eggs? >I have no trust for Chinese cuisine. I'm sure some of it is just lovely, but absolutely not for me. I think the trick is to just learn how to cook it yourself from scratch. That's the safest way. China itself is a honest to God cyberpunk ghetto at this point and is completely untrustworthy at all possible levels.
>>435 Made the carrot thing again and made tacos with it. Tasted fine when fresh at a 2 parts beef to 1.5 parts carrot mixture was tried. Lets see if this keeps better.
>>451 >Plastic eggs Not that anon, but genuine chicken eggs are so uncommon in China that many poorer people think that eggs are actually made from plastic compounds.
>>489 God almighty. The Chinese were unquestionably better off when they were poor, ignorant serfs under the Emperors. This is inhuman.
>>429 >I'm surprised I didn't get sick It's not at all surprising. If you're generally healthy, you can easily stomach sub-optimally prepared food most of the time. The reason we have as tight standards is so you don't have a 1% chance of getting sick every time you eat something.
>>498 >It's not at all surprising. If you're generally healthy, you can easily stomach sub-optimally prepared food most of the time. The reason we have as tight standards is so you don't have a 1% chance of getting sick every time you eat something. This. Think about every other animal we've domesticated from cows to dogs that happily eat shit from the ground or africans who do the same. Standards are a numbers thing where they protect the elderly, the very young who used to breastfeed for far longer and those with fucked immune systems along with stopping you getting the shits too regularly. I mean you might eventually get cancer in your 60s or you'll fuck up certain organs if you're eating chink-tier garbage every day but not in a one-off situation.
>>501 >eating chink food one off is fine While I'm happy to agree with you, I'm certain there are freak stories of people developing permanent health issues from street food, like you go to a really seedy place and half your dumpling is adulterated with lead and sewage and get cancer on the spot sort of deal >>490 The sentiment I've seen from other anons who know better is that China really did used to be much better off. Not militarily, their tactics were just to zerg rush people and you see shit like decisive Chinese victory 70,000 lost vs 4,000, but as far as culture and such. At some point it became irrevocable shit and modern China tries to convince you its not shit by pointing to its past
>>501 People that consume supermarket food, slathered in preservatives, die.from cancer. People that consume organic food don't get cancer.
>>505 >While I'm happy to agree with you, I'm certain there are freak stories of people developing permanent health issues from street food, like you go to a really seedy place and half your dumpling is adulterated with lead and sewage and get cancer on the spot sort of deal Sure there's always a risk when you eat anything you just need to balance it against what enjoyment you might have from trying it. I personally wouldn't risk any sort of Asian street food outside of Hong Kong which I wouldn't visit now it's been bugged, Singapore and Japan. Maybe South Korea. >>506 >People that consume supermarket food, slathered in preservatives, die.from cancer. People who eat it regularly maybe which was my point. A ready meal now and then probably isn't going to cause you long term health issues. Eating one more nights than not might.
>>498 I suppose it was a retroactive response after seeing my own family go to a different third world country and getting sick within days of visiting and staying sick the rest of the trip. My young immune system really must have helped. >>506 Guess I'll need to avoid supermarket-tier food to avoid accumulating more crap in my system from that China trip.
>>488 Still tasted fine after sitting in the fridge. Was the mushroom or dough that went off.
>>526 I'm glad you solved the problem (hopefully).


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