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Jun 25, 2013 09:44 AM

"What Were They Thinking?" Foods

Spaghetti Tacos. Really? What Were They Thinking? Aren't you getting enough carbs? ;-) Kids can be such picky eaters, but will eat something like this.

What other foods do you see and wonder, "What were they thinking"?

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  1. I wandered into a small Philippines products store in Bangkok last year. There was a distinct accent on sweets and pancit (noodles).

    I asked the two nice Filipinas about how they determine what they import (they mentioned it's the only store of its kind in Thailand, I think), and somehow that conversation turned into "we like to put condensed milk and/or brown sugar on our spaghetti." Walang salamat...

    Well, in case anyone is hankering for Ajinomoto and Lucky Me, it's called "The Sari-Sari Store," and the address is 3F Silom 64 Bldg., Silom Road (near the Sala Daeng BTS station)


    1. Italy of all places, has a fast food pizza in a cone called Kono Pizza. It's from a franchise chain also called Kono Pizza, that has gone worldwide.

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      1. re: Antilope

        That looks kind of delicious. Is it good?

        1. re: Antilope

          I've also tried the "Cono Pizza" in Chile about 2 years ago at Telepizza (a Spanish multinational chain) that makes pretty bad pizza: "el secreto está en la masa"--the crust that tastes like cardboard and has been shaped into a cone. It's just a matter of shape really.

        2. The KFC Double Down. I don't know if this monstrosity is still sold, but it really had me scratching my head,
          Pic from Wikipedia.

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          1. re: alliegator

            That's a really good one for the list. I had forgotten about that.

            1. re: alliegator

              Yup, it's been re-leased in Canada. At least the "Zinger" or spicy version.
              Sounds awesome IMO, although I have yet to try it. :)

              1. re: alliegator

                Okay that one is obviously disgusting. You have to get the one with grilled chicken instead of breaded.

                1. re: alliegator

                  Joe Beef in Montreal has something similar with slices of foie gras instead of chicken.

                    1. re: lamb_da_calculus

                      I had it a little while back. It was tasty, but not as good as I had expected it to be. Probably needed more bacon.

                    2. re: alliegator

                      Yet if we call it chicken cordon bleu then it becomes a gourmet meal?

                      1. re: KaimukiMan

                        You could also play the Chicken Cordon Blues for background music...


                        1. re: KaimukiMan

                          Agreed. I've never understood the hate-on that some people having for this "sandwich". Yes, it sounds odd being sort of marketed as a sandwich without a bun, but fried chicken, bacon, and cheese. Except for the the obvious arterial and cholesterol nightmare, I don't see a problem with it.

                      2. Honestly? Most entrees shown in Applebee's, Chili's or Olive Garden commercials.

                        They always make me throw up in my mouth a little, wondering who on earth would want to eat that shit, 99% of which is covered in some sort of "cheese" sauce.


                        1. a pizza chain up here in canada is doing a poutine pizza.,, ie brown gravy, french fries, and cheese curds on a crust. they've added ground beef, too. UGH!

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                            1. re: alliegator

                              I don't know. One of those french fries kind of looks like a cigarette butt. ;-)

                              Do you dip the pizza in ketchup as you eat it?