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ewertz
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really, noone?
ewertz   7/2/2014 6:33:20 PM
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Surprised the subject of "stinky tofu" (especially steamed vs. fried) hasn't come up.  If you're Chinese, you know what I'm talking about.  If you're not, you probably don't want to know.  Let it suffice to say that it's something that you can smell from city blocks away, and whether or not this is a good thing or a very, very, very bad thing is 100% dependent upon how you feel about eating it.  There's not much middle ground on this one.

In a western dictionary, see also "stinky cheese".

 

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general rules
ewertz   7/2/2014 6:16:11 PM
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Two general rules of thumb come immediately to mind.  The first is that warning bells start to go off with me when "British" and "food" get used in the same sentence (see also, "haggis").  With only a few exceptions, the words that follow need to be closely scrutinized when constructing a culinarily correct sentence.

The second rule is that the bar is pretty low in the US, as many things qualify as food in the US as long as it can be served in sufficient quantity to fill an American-sized stomach.  If it's corporate-branded, better yet!

 

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ewertz   7/2/2014 6:07:13 PM
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Not sure at all why Coke+ice_cream sounds unappetizing -- its sibling is the root beer float which is root beer and vanilla ice cream.  Substituting Coke for root beer is a relatively small departure from this.

Now I'd understand one's reservations if the ice cream chosen to float is arbitrary.  No flavors besides (optionally, french) vanilla sounds particularly good to me at first thought.  But to diss vanilla ice cream applied to many soda types discounts a pretty large class of widely accepted and popular outcomes.

Once it devolves into its "melty" state, it heads towards becoming a "cream soda", another popular-enough end-product.  At that point it's just a matter of where your gag-reflex kicks in w.r.t. sweetness -- the younger you are, that threshold probably goes up exponentially.

 

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David Ashton   7/1/2014 6:14:13 PM
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@Antedeluvian....and Max say's I'M weird.....

I did try bacon and banana once and while it wasn't bad, I wouldn't go out of my way for it.   I never heard of sardines and condensed milk...yuck!   But bunny chow...now you're making me hungry......

And you have not even touched on those Rhodies / SA staples, biltong and boerewors.   Biltong, for those not from the same obscure origins as Antedeluvian and I. is like beef jerky but spicier.  With chillies it is known as chilli bites and boy are those nice.   Boerewors (literally "farmer's sausage"  is like sausages but again spicier, and recipies for good boerewors spice are closely guarded secrets.  It comes as one long coil a couple of feet long, and that's how you cook it on a braai (barbeque).   Now I am making myself hungry.....

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kfield   7/1/2014 8:55:15 AM
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@David Ashton Our version is the "root beer" float, which consists of root beer (Surprise!) and vanilla ice cream. Same deal, once it gets all melty it's pretty disgusting.

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kfield   7/1/2014 8:54:02 AM
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@antedeluvian Wow, thanks for the primer in Rhodesian delicacies! I can't really cast aspersions on your dietary pleasures as when I was a kid I used to love a sandwich consisting of peanut butter, mayo, and lettuce! Granted a notch or two above sardines and condensed milk, but barely. :-)

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antedeluvian   7/1/2014 8:49:19 AM
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Karen, David

That sounds absoslutely unappetizing! :-)


Dion't knock until you've tried it. But surely you know it as a coke float. There were high brows amongst us Rhodesians who maintained that coke with ice cream was a coke float and that a brown cow was coke with milk. Searching the 'net, I see that brown cow now has Khalua implications and there were times that a brown cow combined ice cream and root beer (unknown in Rhodesia) whilst black cow used coke.

As to other South African delectables that may give you pause:

Bacon (are you listening, Max?) and Banana sandwich

Bunny Chow: a hollowed out loaf of bread (only van would have it sliced) filled with curried vegetables/meat

and my personal favourite (to churn my stomach): sardines and condensed milk. Condensed milk is pretty much diabetes in a can and the salt of the sardines is supposed to enhance the sweetness, if that were possible.

 

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David Ashton   6/30/2014 9:13:50 PM
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@Kfield.. "That sounds absoslutely unappetizing! :-)"

It does, but I used to love them when I was a kid.  The coke has to be very cold and you have to eat the icecream before it melts into the coke, otherwise it ends up looking absolutely disgusting.

 

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kfield   6/30/2014 8:20:26 PM
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@david Ashton "@Betajet...we used to have coca-cola with icecream in it and call it a "Brown Cow".

That sounds absoslutely unappetizing! :-)

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David Ashton   6/30/2014 6:04:14 PM
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@Betajet...we used to have coca-cola with icecream in it and call it a "Brown Cow".

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.....

 



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