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DemoWeasel
01-12-2010, 04:15 PM
Example: A float made with orange soda and vanilla ice cream. It should taste yummy, but for some reason it's hardly appetizing at all.

Falselogic
01-12-2010, 04:19 PM
Example: A float made with orange soda and vanilla ice cream. It should taste yummy, but for some reason it's hardly appetizing at all.

Isn't that an Orange Julius and aren't they one of the most delicious things ever?

the answer is YES on both counts

Silent Noise
01-12-2010, 04:22 PM
Noodles and rice is awful. However rice noodles are wonderful.

Lucas
01-12-2010, 04:23 PM
Root beer floats made with chocolate ice cream.

DemoWeasel
01-12-2010, 04:24 PM
That sounds terrible.

Balrog
01-12-2010, 07:36 PM
I tried making a spaghetti sub one time. Every time I squeezed the bun the noodles ran out :'(

Wolfgang
01-12-2010, 08:25 PM
I tried making a spaghetti sub one time. Every time I squeezed the bun the noodles ran out :'(

But that doesn't sound good.

Silent Noise
01-12-2010, 08:34 PM
My friend actually tried chocolate syrup on a taco!

Dawnswalker
01-12-2010, 08:40 PM
I tried making a spaghetti sub one time. Every time I squeezed the bun the noodles ran out :'(

I know of a place here that does a Spaghetti Pizza (deep-dish style, of course), but I've never had the courage to try it.

DemoWeasel
01-12-2010, 08:41 PM
My friend actually tried chocolate syrup on a taco!

http://www.icecreamusa.com/assets/images/products/70547-01498_lg.jpg

Silent Noise
01-12-2010, 08:43 PM
http://www.icecreamusa.com/assets/images/products/70547-01498_lg.jpg

Yum. Really though, the taco was a supreme taco from taco bell.

Lucas
01-12-2010, 08:50 PM
http://www.icecreamusa.com/assets/images/products/70547-01498_lg.jpg

I hadn't seen or thought of those for years and now I'm craving one. Thanks a lot.

Wolfgang
01-12-2010, 09:03 PM
This probably shouldn't go in this thread, but the choco taco made me think of an old-time flavorite: chocolate syrup on a bowl of Cheerios and milk. It's what I always assumed Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs would taste like, minus the handful of Hershey's kisses you'd need to dump in the bowl.

Comb Stranger
01-12-2010, 09:47 PM
NOTHING IN THIS THREAD SOUNDS GOOD.

Of course, I enjoy liverwurst sandwiches.

FSS
01-12-2010, 10:04 PM
Fish and barbeque sauce?

I dunno, this is a very odd challenge shinji.

Lucas
01-12-2010, 10:06 PM
So do I, Comb Stranger, so do I. Sadly, it's been years since I've had one, since I didn't eat enough on my own to keep the stores stocking it.

Balrog
01-12-2010, 10:06 PM
But that doesn't sound good.

It sounded pretty good on paper :(

Parish
01-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Noodles and rice is awful. However rice noodles are wonderful.

God, what do you expect? Combining starches is like crossing the streams: Don't do it. I will never ever understand the Japanese love for eating rice with ramen.

Warg
01-12-2010, 10:30 PM
On chocolate in actual tacos -- you know, if it were a more natural chocolate, I'm thinking maybe darker or more bitter -- it might actually work. I mean, chocolate's a major ingredient in several types of mole (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mole_%28sauce%29), no?

Also -- rice with noodles ain't that bad.

nunix
01-12-2010, 10:33 PM
God, what do you expect? Combining starches is like crossing the streams: Don't do it. I will never ever understand the Japanese love for eating rice with ramen.

You just don't understand the unique uniqueness.

(Actually, what's the name of this rice + ramen dish? I never saw or heard of it. Is it a local thing or national?)

From my elementary school days:

Pepperoni pizza and ice cream. It sounded like it should be great! But it wasn't. Michaelangelo let me down. >=(

Silent Noise
01-12-2010, 10:39 PM
God, what do you expect? Combining starches is like crossing the streams: Don't do it. I will never ever understand the Japanese love for eating rice with ramen.

I think almost anything deserves a fair try before condemning it.
I just can't understand domino's pasta bread bowls.

nunix
01-12-2010, 10:42 PM
I think almost anything deserves a fair try before condemning it.
I just can't understand domino's pasta bread bowls.

Well, they were inspired by KFC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnflT0t7wtw).

Parish
01-12-2010, 11:00 PM
Both awful ideas that only prove my point! Mixing starches is like trying to match navy blue with black. It just makes everyone feel embarrassed for you.

mopinks
01-12-2010, 11:02 PM
are we counting potatoes as a starch?? because potato curry with rice is a pretty swell thing.

shivam
01-12-2010, 11:02 PM
God, what do you expect? Combining starches is like crossing the streams: Don't do it. I will never ever understand the Japanese love for eating rice with ramen.

interestingly enough, my wife yelled at me during dinner for doing just that--eating my stir fry veggies and chow mein noodles over a bed of rice.

what can i say? rice is life.

Zef
01-13-2010, 08:33 AM
http://www.icecreamusa.com/assets/images/products/70547-01498_lg.jpg

AHAHAHAHAHA I can't find the taco. Isn't that just a chocolate cookie?

interestingly enough, my wife yelled at me during dinner for doing just that--eating my stir fry veggies and chow mein noodles over a bed of rice.

This... is wrong? :( I LIKE this combo!

Rice with mayo, on the other hand...

NevznachaY
01-13-2010, 09:08 AM
God, what do you expect? Combining starches is like crossing the streams: Don't do it. I will never ever understand the Japanese love for eating rice with ramen.

Some people I know eat mashed potatoes with bread. ARRRGHHHH

Silent Noise
01-13-2010, 09:51 AM
Some people I know eat mashed potatoes with bread. ARRRGHHHH

It's a semi tradition to use a piece of bread to soak up all the sauce on your plate when you have eaten everything.

pence
01-13-2010, 09:53 AM
On the topic of mixing starches, there is a place in my hometown that makes a baked ziti calzone.

That is a calzone, filled with baked ziti. Baffling.

NevznachaY
01-13-2010, 10:46 AM
It's a semi tradition to use a piece of bread to soak up all the sauce on your plate when you have eaten everything.

That's different. Imagine mashed potatoes spread on a loaf of bread.

shivam
01-13-2010, 12:43 PM
have you ever eaten indian food? cause that's what we do. wrap potato curry in naan or roti or puri or whatever. the starch in india, either bread or rice, is the vehicle for the vegetable (which includes potato and legumes and all that) and the daal.

this idea of separating starches and protiens and what have you is completely baffling to me.

KCar
01-13-2010, 12:48 PM
Three words.

Onion. Ring. Poutine.

This was maybe the worst thing I have ever concocted.

Silent Noise
01-13-2010, 12:51 PM
Three words.

Onion. Ring. Chocolate Shake.

This was maybe the worst thing I have ever concocted.

Fix'd for what I thought would be as good as the frosty/fries combo.

Dawnswalker
01-13-2010, 02:19 PM
Marshmallows taste good in chocolate fondue, don't they?

No, they don't.

Zef
01-13-2010, 02:33 PM
LIES! I refuse to believe that!

Silent Noise
01-13-2010, 03:31 PM
LIES! I refuse to believe that!

Search your feeling Zef, you know it to be true.

Chu
01-14-2010, 12:14 AM
I used to think that mixing starches was weird, too, until I had yakisoba bread. It's a pile of noodles in a piece of bread like a sandwich. Brilliant!

Swerving back on track for this thread, while reading a recipe for meatballs I read a passing mention by the author that she(?) liked using cinnamon sometimes. I took that to heart and put cinnamon into my meatballs.

Do not attempt cinnameat without the proper recipe.

Torgo
01-14-2010, 12:27 AM
Nah, mixing starches is a-ok. I mean, in proper company it isn't, but I'm personally very ok with it. I can't imagine a proper plate lunch without a scoop of rice and a scoop of mac salad.

Oh, and Choco Tacos are terrible. They are weak, soggy, and fall apart during consumption. Proper frozen novelties don't do that.

Bergasa
01-14-2010, 01:55 PM
Root beer floats made with chocolate ice cream.

I just had one of these at Wendy's and it was good.

Lucas
01-14-2010, 02:19 PM
That's where I had mine!

Epistaxis
01-14-2010, 03:08 PM
Dorito sandwich. I made this when I was a little kid. I loved cheesy Dorito corn chips. I loved sandwiches. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

The-Bavis
01-15-2010, 11:46 AM
Dorito sandwich. I made this when I was a little kid. I loved cheesy Dorito corn chips. I loved sandwiches. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

Putting potato chips in a sandwich is good, though. Don't be deterred.

Daikaiju
01-16-2010, 10:07 AM
Blueberry juice and Tea. The juice just steamrolls over everything unless you use an eyedropper to dose it.