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There are some foods that I will not even try.

Uh-huh. I've wondered about that too. The idea of it was a bit weird at first but considering that proponents of breastfeeding argue (rightly I would say) that "Cow's milk is for calfves, not human babies!" human milk (if harvested properly and humanely) seems to be the more logical choice.

Jul 01, 2011
marimorimo in General Topics

Which Is Grosser: Taco Bell or Boca Burgers?

Despite the dubious ingredients, this is still better than the news aired in my country a few years back: a pork bun maker in China used wet and chopped-up CARDBOARD as filling to his buns. Nummy... I thought no such thing could happen in my country but just a few months later I bought a 'hamburger' from a street vendor and realized that the patty did not taste or look like meat at all. It was suspiciously stiff and chewy. I spit it out and vowed never to buy from those vendors again.

Feb 02, 2011
marimorimo in Features

Quiz: The Year in Weird Food News

P.S. And I agree Alton Brown is a big fan of Kosher salt!

Dec 31, 2010
marimorimo in Features

Quiz: The Year in Weird Food News

I guessed most of the time (I don't even live in the U.S. so I don't know most of the references) and yet I got 60!

Dec 31, 2010
marimorimo in Features

Sad Old Cookies Improved with Reese's

I agree the cookies are smaller and drier compared to about more than a decade ago. The only Chips Ahoy I can eat nowadays are the chewy or chunky ones. The original ones in the blue packaging just taste nasty.

Dec 31, 2010
marimorimo in Features

Unnerving Knife Refrigerator Magnet

I love this idea! :D

Sep 30, 2010
marimorimo in Features

Are Asian Desserts Too Weird for Americans?

The feeling is somewhat mutual, I think. Most Japanese I know don't like American cakes dripping in buttercream. They say it's too sweet.

Jul 08, 2010
marimorimo in Features

Does Fish and Chip Ice Cream Go Too Far?

Here in the Philippines, cheese ice cream is a common ice cream flavor (you can usually buy it off the streets). I love the little bits of cheese in it :)

Jun 17, 2010
marimorimo in Features

What is one tip that you learned about cooking that was simple but made a huge difference? [old]

While I cannot really 'smell' salt for practical purposes in my own cooking, I agree that it is possible to smell salt. There was one time I was going down for breakfast at my Aunt's house and could distinctly smell that the eggs being fried had a lot of salt in them. I mentioned this to my friend who was going down with me and she agreed: the eggs were too salty. My cousin who was in the kitchen at the time asked me how I knew. She couldn't smell anything.

May 26, 2010
marimorimo in Home Cooking

Frying in Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

My mother has been using EVOO for deep frying ever since she found out about the health benefits. I was alarmed when I read that EVOO could burn at high temperatures and I asked her if it burned or anything. She said she deep fries fine with it, and I certainly haven't tasted anything weird from her fried dishes.

For my own cooking, I havent been that successful though (though I'm just a beginner cook).

May 17, 2010
marimorimo in Home Cooking

last 3 weeks in tokyo... looking for awesome restaurants

A while ago, I was at Little Tokyo (in my country) and saw a Seryna branch that proclaimed itself as a shabu-shabu restaurant. I haven't been there, but my idea of a shabu-shabu restaurant has tables with holes in them for cooking the shabu-shabu, and the branch we went to in Japan didn't have those holes. I still don't know what kind of restaurant 瀬里奈 really is, but I love the meat there :D

The Jojoen branch we went to was at Ebisu Garden Place, because it was at the higher floors of the building and has a romantic nighttime view of the city, according to my bf. Not that we actually paid much attention to the view - we were too busy stuffing ourselves!

May 16, 2010
marimorimo in Japan

last 3 weeks in tokyo... looking for awesome restaurants

Hmm.. thanks, I have now finally demystified the difference between yakiniku and teppanyaki.

May 15, 2010
marimorimo in Japan

Have you ever "trained" yourself to eat something?

Call me weird, but as a child I used to dislike BURGERS and PIZZA. However, I was never a picky eater so I did eat them, but was never enthusiastic about it and always wished I were eating something else.

When I was 14, my best friend introduced me to Domino's pizza with lots of chili sauce (I hated chillies). For some reason, I was hooked, and pizza remains one of my favorite foods today. Burgers don't get a bad rep from me either.

Spicy foods - I always hated anything spicy except for tabasco on pizza, but I worked at a Nepalese restaurant when I was 19 and fell in love with curry and naan. I can now tolerate moderate amounts of spiciness, and can eat kimchi with no trouble.

May 15, 2010
marimorimo in General Topics

last 3 weeks in tokyo... looking for awesome restaurants

My boyfriend is Japanese, and he took me to the best yakiniku restaurants when I visited last summer:

JOJOEN - the meat is melt-in-your mouth goodness. Also, I am not very fond of salads but I could eat the salad we ordered every day for the rest of my life.

SERYNA - the most tender, delicious meat I have ever tasted. Their yakiniku is more steak-like, and cooks through (on a hot slab of stone) in less than a minute. The meat is good enough that it tastes best with only salt as seasoning.

Of course, they have other things on their menu aside from yakiniku. Not exactly cheap dining but totally worth it.

May 14, 2010
marimorimo in Japan