I like brushing my teeth, people tell me that’s weird. I dislike most kinds of partying, which is unusual at my age. Inconvenient, too, but I have understanding friends. Oh – and I hate bubble tea, which everyone seems to love right now.
Every single building here at my school is freezing! They keep the thermostats at somewhere in the 60s. It’s such a waste of energy and I’m the only one who thinks it’s uncomfortable. I must be crazy for liking 70s or 80s inside. I study outside anyway because I love outside.
Most people think they are mean and messy, I think they are walking angels, and the best “dogs” you could ever have! Long live Marwyn & Sonora!
I also LOVE dipping raw cabbage wedges in Miracle Whip, the lazy womans cole slaw. lol
@Adirondackwannabe Sweetbreads are veal pancreas and thymus glands. It’s quite bland and a bit sweet. The texture is smooth, but firm with rounded pieces. It takes patience to remove all the connective tissue that holds it together. I’ve never tried to prepare it myself, but I enjoy it whenever it’s on a restaurant menu. Which isn’t often.
@Sunny2 wins! Gak! lol @syz Yep, me too, love insects and tree frogs! I used to catch moths to hand feed my little tree frog friends that hung out under my porch light on summer nights.
Oh..I also like stale puffy cheetos. I rarely buy them, but when I do I like to open the bag and let them go stale for about 36 hours, easter peeps candy too, but I haven’t had those around forever now.
I have a friend that likes to age gummy bears for the extra, stale chew. haha
@Sunny2 I’ve never had sweetbreads before, but a few restaurants in my area have beef tendons on the menu, and they’re really good. There’s a pho place where you can order it as a side; basically they boil the shit out of it until it’s tender, sort of like the texture of jell-o but more firm, and they come floating in broth. They’re kind of slippery and savory with a good bite to it. There’s an Afghani restaurant that boils them even longer, until it’s sort of a gravy or a really smooth curry. It has a gelatinous and fatty texture, and tastes reeeeally good over rice.
Dislike: I can’t fucking stand Starbucks. Something in their coffee tastes fake and plastic-y to me, or maybe it just tastes stale.
@Haleth I didn’t have the nerve to try beef tendon, and although I ate the chicken feet, jelly fish and sea cucumber, I didn’t particularly like them. Sweet breads, Escargot and chicken livers are found more in Europe. The Chinese seem to eat every bit of any animal they eat. I had a student take me out for dim sum. They bring the different dishes out on a cart and she would wave different ones towards us or away. When she waved on the chicken feet, which I had chosen not to eat in China, what could I do? When I Iooked at her, she had a little teasing smile on her face. Well, I managed to eat what little is edible on the chicken foot and remove the bones from my mouth with chop sticks. So there. I still can’t see why they bother to eat them.
@Sunny2 I had a bad experience once with a mystery food that might have been a sea cucumber. It was a wedding where the food was a Chinese ten-course banquet. In the seafood course, there were these unknown curly pieces that everyone was afraid to try. So I was like, “whatever, let me try one.” It was squishy and rancid, and it took forever to get the taste out of my mouth. It was probably just bad luck; I’d still be willing to try sea cucumber again, if that’s what it was.
Re: chicken feet, I guess a lot of foods came about as a way to use every little scrap of meat. Isn’t that where salami and hot dogs come from? Then people get used to those foods and start to like them, so we keep eating them even if we don’t really need to.
@Haleth That wasn’t sea cucumber. Sea cucumber is one of the many Chinese foods that have no particular flavor themselves, but are valued for their texture. How a food feels in the mouth is much more important to them and the delicious sauces contribute the flavors. An ever fascinating cuisine.
@Haleth – a few restaurants in my area have beef tendons on the menu,- here we call it cow heel soup, as it is made from the bones and tendons of the foot. It is not a broth: a well made soup includes yam, sweet potato, dasheen (taro), carrot, pumpkin, etc., and of course dumplings: and as much herbs as the law will allow. I never knew before that the jelly-like substance came from the tendons.