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Jul 4, 2013 11:33 PM

makes me wish i had cable tv again

I haven't heard of some of these dishes before.

how can you not like spam musubi? I mean, I don't love it, but it's good when you're hungry and only have a dollar.

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  1. some people just can't abide spam in any form, and a lot of 'white folk' are weirded out eating seaweed too.

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    1. re: KaimukiMan

      better spam than scrapple (which is edible).

      I don't get why seaweed weirds people out, especially when processed into sheets. I don't love it, and keep it out of my poke, but it's just a vegetable, and tastier than say, raw broccoli. a lot tastier when prepared properly.

      seaweed is in everything as carrageenan anyway.

      1. re: indelibledotink

        First a disclaimer: I am not Paula Dean. I respect the dignity of every human being. Having said that . . .

        When I was a kid we used to joke that "orientals" ate raw fish and seaweed. We thought it was the funniest thing we had ever heard. We didn't for one minute believe it was true. Heck we had seen (and smelled) seaweed washed up along the beaches by point reyes - who would eat something that looked or smelled, especially smelled, like that?

        I am fairly certain that my brother and I were the first ones in our families histories ever to eat raw fish, and I'm absolutely certain that no one in our families had ever even considered eating seaweed. I mean think of the name. Sea Weed. Who the hell eats weeds? And something raw and green out of the ocean? Not A Chance. I can't speak for my brother, but the first time I had either raw fish or seaweed it was after more than one or two beers.

        1. re: KaimukiMan

          I remember reading a book called something like 'toad food and measle soup' when the main character's parents made them try healthier foods. was part of a series that I enjoyed as a kid. I did wonder why they thought tofu and miso soup were so strange, lol.