February 03, 2009

Is this weird?

FoodNerd and I occasionally debate whether or not a given thing that she makes for a meal is weird. This discussion is completely orthogonal as to whether a given meal is delicious or no. Just whether it's weird.

Often, it's not even up for debate. Like the time we had Korean kim chi, a Japanese style cold sauteed spinach with sesame oil, garlic and sesame seeds, lightly pickled bean sprouts in rice vinegar and salt, some ham (deli ends) and some leftover rice. She was trying to make space in the fridge and it was the only stuff left in the house that wasn't for a party we were having the next day. And it was tasty. But... kinda weird.

So our weird dinner last night: succotash, steamed jasmine rice, a fried egg and shredded cheddar cheese. FoodNerd is vehement that this just ISN'T weird. I totally think this is weird.

So we ask you, Internet: Is this weird?

[Update: remember, you have to consider all components in toto.]

Take the poll!

Posted by tallasiandude at February 3, 2009 11:19 PM

I can't believe this is even a question. FN, on what planet is this not weird?

Sounds pretty good, though. Now I'm hungry. Thanks for that.

Posted by: C at February 4, 2009 12:51 AM

Not weird. Sounds good actually. The fried egg is the outlier in the meal, but over all I could see myself grabbing things in the fridge/freezer and putting this together.

Posted by: TallMatt at February 4, 2009 11:11 AM

TallMatt, that's the point -- you can't think of one component as an outlier and evaluate the rest, it's gotta be the whole thing in combo.

For example:

a banana split -- totally not weird.
a banana split, with a fried egg on it? totally weird.

Posted by: tallasiandude at February 4, 2009 11:35 AM

TallMatt, thanks for backing me up. :) Especially because that's EXACTLY how this meal came to pass.

but all you people are mental -- how is a fried egg over beans-n-rice weird? isn't that standard-issue vegetarian food the world over?

Posted by: foodnerd at February 4, 2009 02:21 PM

To me, the jasmine rice is the outlier, and yet still totally not weird. And I would definitely do something like this myself.

Posted by: Kate at February 5, 2009 12:24 PM
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