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    Default Foods You Don't Like

    We've discussed many "favorite" foods over the course of the years hear at HT. "Best Burger", "Best Hot Dog", "Best Mac' Salad", etc..

    How about foods you DON'T like?

    I personally know three or more people that avoid onions like the plague.

    It's no secret I rather dislike cake, and am much more more favorable of pie.

    I'm also not very fond of chocolate ice cream. Chocolate candy bars are great (and I must be in the mood for that as well), but chocolate ice cream? Pass.

    What's interesting are those food we HATED as a kid, yet now adore as an adult. For me, that would be Cilantro, a.k.a. Chinese Parsley. I used to absolutely hate the stuff as a keiki. Now I can't get enough of it!

    On my food blog, I recently posted a tidbit about Bitter Melon, known in Okinawa as Goya, where I provided a reader poll, where as it currently stands, a whopping 28% out of 60 voters voted "Bleck! (Bitter Melon) tastes horrible!". lol Too bad. That fruit is very good for your health. Ask anyone from Okinawa. Personally I love it, whether it's in the form of (Okinawan) Goya Chanpuru or (Filipino) Pinakbet. Yet I can understand not liking bitter melon if I were a keiki. It's certainly an acquired taste.

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    Liver (altho' I like most pates) and cilantro come to mind as do most of the extreme cultural foods! That may have changed with my loss of smell and taste, however, 'cept for those extreme cultural foods. That's probably more a texture than a taste thingie tho'! The thought of frogs legs, sashimi and escargot used to nauseate me. Now I love them. Go figure. But...balut? Monkey brains? *gasp*

    Then there's my eldest spawn who wouldn't touch eggs or fish when she was a kid. Now in her 40s, she still won't!

    Pomai, I'll take your servings of chocolate ice cream. Yummm...

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    Sue, yup, liver is another no-no for me. Bleck. I'll pass on Pâté and Foie Gras (duck or goose liver) as well.

    On the other hand, as far as innards, I LOVE local style tripe stew (cow's stomach lining). Smells like hell when it's cooking, but the finished dish is sooo good! Especially with a bowl of poi! Which reminds me of asking anyone here who DOESN'T LIKE POI? Not to worry, as that leaves more for us folks who love it!

    Escargot on the other hand? O.K. deal. Although you love it now, I'll trade you my Chocolate Ice Cream dessert for your Escargot (smothered in clarified butter, garlic and parsley) appetizer. Hoo-yeah! LOVE Escargot!

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    Cannot stomach liver, but I like chicken livers--strange. Hated oatmeal as a child but like it now (I think Mama made it too plain.) I never did like head cheese, souse meat or brains, but I like eat Spam.

    I can pretty much eat anything else I have tried. I am inclined to avoid some stuff I have seen on supermarket shelves and in restaurants here in Hawaii. But I am surely glad I tried poke!

    Poi...well, I tried a little of the sour poi and think I like that better than fresh.
    Last edited by cyleet99; August 16th, 2009 at 04:46 PM. Reason: Addressing the poi issue....

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    LIVER, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, PEAS & Cottage Cheese! My mom used to insist we eat liver & onions & I would play I was sick - would rather go hungry than have to eat liver. It's no so much the taste but the smell and texture. It's funny because I love pate & liverwurst!

    I've been pretty consistent - if I hated it as a child, I pretty much feel the same way now.
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    Default Re: Foods You DON'T Like

    Liver of any kind especially foie gras, offal, lima beans, oysters, milk,veal .
    I like many of you it seems didn't like cilantro but now just LOVE it!

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    I don't like curry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anapuni808 View Post
    It's no so much the taste but the smell and texture.
    I can't think of any food that smells like rotten tamago, but tastes great.

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    I'm a picky eater and there are a lot of foods I don't like. I don't like most vegetables and fruits. Don't like most seafood (except for battered, deep fried shrimp and filet o fish from McDonald's). Definitely do not like poi (although I am Hawaiian).

    I do LOVE chocolate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai View Post
    How about foods you DON'T like?.
    Foos matapule no lik.......foos matapule no lik.......hhmmmmmm......ahhhhhhhh.......k'den, you no be matapule if go all wimpy 'bou' foos. In Tonga, shark liver no cook (fo'i'ati loli) is food reserved foa noble and matapule only. It grea honor!

    Cilantro? yum yummy. Yesterday foa breafas matapule hab fri egg wit pico de gallo, avocado, melted cheese, an cilantro on top. Pur heaben! But no hab fo'i'ati loli hea.

    Matapule hab no problem wit foos on Fea Fator on TB. Howeba, matapule hab fea ob high tings. Matapule get 5 fee off groun, matapule star tossin cookie!
    Last edited by matapule; August 17th, 2009 at 01:39 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    Howeba, matapule hab fea ob high tings. Matapule get 5 fee off groun, matapule star tossin cookie!
    I seem to remembah anodda ting matapule hab fea ob.....dat made him toss cookies!

    Ohhh...sorry, off topic.....

    (matapule, you gotta be able to get shark liver on the coast of Mexico...fire up that boat and chum away. they will come to you!)

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    Anything spicy, don't get the attraction.
    GO RAIL GO!!!

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    Miracle Whip and tofu. But, these aren't even food, so...

    Chocolate? Ever since someone said chocolate is an aphrodisiac you find it in everything, to the point where I now avoid it. Someone needs to make chocolate chip cookies without the chips. Big seller for those of us who pick them out!
    Food and sex are two things I don't need more of!
    Last edited by Ron Whitfield; August 17th, 2009 at 09:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    Food and sex are two things I don't need more of!
    Well, how very fortunate for you.
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    Default Re: Foods You Don't Like

    Digging through my food blog files, I thought this might be a rather disturbing food for some of you....



    It's Hilo's own Kulana brand Blood Sausage....



    Which is best eaten with (preferably runny sunny-side-up) eggs and rice...



    Looks pretty gross, but OMG! does it taste awesome! In moderation of course.

    I'm also a big fan of Dinuguan, a Filipino pork blood stew. Especially the soupy Tagalog style. Not so much for the more dry Ilocano style.

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