Who would ever think to combine Mountain Dew with Cheetos? And once they came up with such a crazy idea, who would have the balls to actually execute it? The Japanese, of course.
The question is—are Mountain Dew-flavored Cheetos any good? Hell if I know—I can’t even imagine what such a creation would taste like. But the idea that such a combination exists in this world is a comforting thought indeed.
And if you can’t make it over to Japan to try it out, looks like you can order it here for just $3.50 per bag. Happy eating! Read more...
By the time you read this, I may or may not have stuffed myself with a bunch of food I otherwise wouldn’t have to celebrate good ol’ Thanksgiving. But if I have, I can guarantee you one thing: not one of those plates will be turkey.
I’m sorry – call me a heathen if you must – but turkey is just one food I cannot get into. When I was a kid, the turkey iconography surrounding Thanksgiving made me look forward to tasting it each year and each year, I kept wondering if it would get better. It never did; it still hasn’t; and I doubt it ever will.
I’m not allergic and I’ve had it in many ways. I’ve just resigned myself to the fact that chickens are the superior birds when it comes to flying into my stomach.
What’s one food that you just can’t find yourself sinking your teeth into?
ROGER: I’m in the same boat, Jerome. Every year Thanksgiving rolls around, I find myself wondering why turkey just isn’t as satisfying as chicken or duck. That being said, I LOVE processed turkey that you get at Subway or Jersey Mike’s. Why? Perhaps b/c it doesn’t taste like Thanksgiving turkey. Read more...
Another Thanksgiving has passed and many Americans will have consumed their fair share of the traditional turkey. And while most of those fowl-eating Americans may think that turkey was the meat of choice at the very first Thanksgiving, the more educated know it was actually venison (at least if Icabod Crane on FOX’s Sleepy Hollow is to be believed). But if we dig deeper into history, we know there was another meat enjoyed by the Pilgrims: Native Americans.
But it wasn’t completely their fault. The Pilgrims came to the New World apparently unprepared to make it on their own—they over-hunted and their farming skills were subpar at best. So what else could they do but turn to eating the people who were already here. According to original colonist George Percy:
“So great was our famine, that a Savage we slew and buried, the poorer sorte took him up againe and eat him; and so did divers one another boyled and stewed with roots and herbs… [the cause of starvation was] want of providence, industrie and government, and not the barennnesse and defect of the Countrie, as is generally supposed.”Read more...
Zennose literally translates to “the burger with every damn thing you can imagine going inside a burger included”. But for those who prefer a more precise description of what makes up this magical creation, here it is: Read more...
Ever since VIP seafood on Wilshire/Bundy closed, I swore off any Chinese food on the Westside in LA. And when I say Westside, I started to feel like that encompassed pretty much anywhere west of the San Gabriel Valley. But finally after many years, a generous Singaporean friend took me to Joss in Beverly Hills which claims to be healthy but authentic Chinese.
From Beijing to Hong Kong, there is never an exhaustable list of exotic and tasty food to eat. However, I did get stomach flu in Beijing for a week before leaving for Hong Kong. It definitely made me extra careful about what I put in my mouth. The reality is you don’t know what you’re getting in China most of the time. But you’ve got to eat somehow, right?
Starting with the exotic, there is a chain restaurant in Dongzhimen called Lao Tou Jie (literally translated as Old Rabbit Street). Well, what do they serve there? Rabbit meat! Their specialty is fried rabbit heads. I opted to try their spicy rabbit meat with peanuts and green chili, which tasted like chicken.
In and Out in Beijing’s embassy area is an excellent Yunan restaurant. I savored some great dishes with some friends. This pineapple rice was quite exquisite. Read more...
I’ve arrived in Hawaii with my fellow Offender Anson to oversee the New Media camp for the Hawaii International Film Festival (come to our FREE panel/screening this Sunday, Oct. 20, at 1:30 PM, info here) and as regular readers of this blog know—when we travel, it’s really all about one thing—food. And if you’re staying in Waikiki as we are, then the first and most important stop is Marukame Udon.
I had my first taste of it when I attended last year’s fest and to say that I have been anxiously waiting one year to once again partake of its delicious deliciousness is, well, accurate.
It’s allegedly based on an anime character and is comprised of two black buns, a hamburger patty, hash browns and a huge piece of bacon that serves as the ninja’s tongue—all for about $7 U.S.
While I’m generally open-minded about putting new and different things in my mouth, I can’t tell if this is cool or just…disgusting? Not sure how I feel about the whole tongue thing. Something about this burger makes me think of this: Read more...
I didn’t know there was such a thing as a food artist, but apparently there is and one of them is Taiwan’s Huang Mingbo. And here are some lobstercycles he created for a cooking art show in Fuzhou, China made from…you guessed it—lobster shells: