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Jul 26, 2013 08:08 AM

Don't Yum on My Yuck ™

The phrase Don't Yum on My Yuck ™ has recently been created by NonnieMuss (unless other CHers can provide links proving earlier authorship). I think its a brilliant phrase. So I know there have been many threads about things that you don't like that most or at least lots of other people do like. I want to change this to a slightly different question. I know what I like and don't like. Pretty sure everyone else does too. So what is there that you don't like that others are always trying to convince you that you should eat it and like it? That you have not had it prepared properly. For me its the standard brisket/pot roast that's been cooked until its falling apart. To my taste, falling apart braised meat means its overcooked and dry. No amount of gravy or sauce can hide the fact the meat is desiccated. Fork tender I get. But falling apart meat? Not for me. If that's the meal I'm presented with when I'm invited over for a holiday meal, sure I will eat it. But bleech. Please stop telling me that your grandmother's recipe will change my mind. Don't yum on my yuck.

ETA - Just don't give NonnieMuss any guff about the TM thing. Its meant as a joke. Please refer to MGZ's rules about interpretation. Any complaints about usage should be directed to my attorneys - Dewey, Cheatem & Howe.

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  1. For me it's the omelet. Overcooked dry browned crusty and nasty. YUCK!
    A good fluffy omelet, YES! A nice creamy omelet, YES! But everyone wants to show me how much they enjoy that awful tasting dry crusty brown cardboard...
    "Don't yum on my yuck."

    18 Replies
    1. re: Gastronomos

      Wait a minute, G...after days of open faced sandwich debate that's not on your list?!!

      1. re: HillJ

        HillJ, LOL! It ain't the open face(d) sandwich, it was the Reuben Sandwich served open face(d) , we discussed over days, and anything else that isn't on the Open Face(d) menu column and somehow surprisingly served "open face(d)" and so wet that it cannot be eaten as a sandwich described on the menu.
        I actually DO enjoy an open face(d) roast beef or turkey with lots of gravy every now and again. I order it from the "Open Face(d)" part of the menu. It is listed and described as what comes to the table.
        Unlike the Reuben Sandwich and especially the omelet.

        Omelets are often described on the menu as being "large", "fluffy", etc. and what comes to the table is a flat dry crusty piece of brown cardboard.

        These places are really trying to either "yuck my yum" or "yum my yuck". I'll more often just pass on the indigestion and eat at home... :-)

        "Don't yum on my yuck."

        1. re: Gastronomos

          Still confused by it all but LOL, LOL!

          1. re: HillJ

            Yes. It IS a laughing matter, for sure. And just for giggles I Googled Images of "Reuben Sandwich" :



            1. re: Gastronomos


              Ha! And I'll counter with open faced...just for giggles. Bread tops left off or slightly off to the side :)

              1. re: HillJ

                Open Face(d) Roast Beef:

                1. re: Gastronomos

                  I'm afraid I'll have to pass on that version. Not a fan.

                  1. re: HillJ

                    So is it only open face(d) Reubens you seek?

                    1. re: Gastronomos

                      A day after Thanksgiving hot turkey with all the fixin's open is delicious.

                        1. re: Gastronomos

                          Yes, diners usually call the entree a Thanksgiving feast sandwich or something like that. Two slices of bread, sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, bread stuffing, cranberry sauce and sometimes creamed spinach stacked and served open.

                          1. re: HillJ

                            you clearly love your New Jersey diners! and there ain't nothing wrong with that. anomalies exist everywhere, and a sandwich served in any way other than how listed or described on a menu is the least of which.

                            1. re: Gastronomos

                              What the heck is going on with you and HillJ? Is there some kind of open face "high" I'm not aware of? Holy Cow!

                              Girls Gone Open Face Wild!


                              Chows Gone Topless !

                              1. re: jrvedivici

                                It's a Chowhound discussion found here:


                                Please feel free to join in !

                              2. re: Gastronomos

                                Not only in Jersey but yes I really like diners.

        2. re: Gastronomos

          I feel your pain. My DH loves a well done omelet - he will ask them to "scorch" it so guess who ends up with the same every once in a while - yuck!

            1. re: Linda VH

              I feel your pain. I assume an overdone egg is as yucky to you as a properly cooked egg is to me. Next time you are in Honolulu your DH and I will have to go have breakfast someplace. I'm not gonna yum your yuck, but I'll share your DH's yum.

          1. Vodka sauce, spinach in a can, dried basil, head cheese off the top of my head. And I doubt I will ever change my mind about these food stuffs no matter what others believe.

            As for the thread you were inspired to create this topic from,, check your US Trademark office. Pending trademarks once researched & approved also includes the right to contest words used in a similar order that may confuse the public's perception. Since holding a Trademark is serious business, Don't Yum on my Yuck..might actually be contested.

            Currently, two active trademarks exist for enterprises using Don't Yuck My Yum.

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            1. re: HillJ

              I added the "TM" as a joke, and in a previous thread credited "Don't Yuck on My Yum" as its inspiration. It may even be possible that someone use the phrase before me, but not that I can remember. Please don't sue me.

              1. re: HillJ

                Hate canned spinach, but I loved the scene in Feasting on Asphalt when they gave the French camera man(?) canned spinach just to see how he reacted.

                1. re: mpjmph

                  Too funny, mpj! Sorry I missed that.

                2. re: HillJ

                  Good Head cheese is always an excellent find! Real Head Cheese, made from hog's head meat feet, tongue, heart etc. is getting scarce; I guess it is not PC to worship at the alter of Offal.

                  1. re: ospreycove

                    don't yum my yuck ospreyc. :)
                    I don't worship at the alter of anyone's taste preferences but my own.

                    If you enjoy head cheese-good for you!

                3. Don't stuff the balut box. No voter fraud please!

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                  1. re: Veggo

                    You have a box of balut? 17, 19, or 21 days? I've never tried balut, it's one of those things that sort of put me off, so don't Yum on my Yuck. ;-)>

                  2. Fish. All fish. All seafood. I want nothing more in this life than to like fish, but it all just tastes...fishy. Shrimp, lobster, McDonald's Filet-O-Fish, etc. etc. etc. I keep trying different dishes, thinking I'll stumble upon one that I just love, but nope. Hell nope.

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                    1. re: NonnieMuss

                      Well have you tried having having your line caught fish pulled freshly out of the water, humanely euthanized with pleasant dreams, gutted with a silver blade, rinsed in mountain spring water, stuffed with dewy herbs plucked under a full moon from a spring meadow and baked in a hand beaten copper pan served by seven vestal virgins? Still tastes fishy. ;)

                      1. re: Bkeats

                        I'm confused, how else would one prepare it? (well, baking isn't required but all the other stuff I always thought mandatory)

                        1. re: Bkeats

                          I will request that next time a host asks for any allergies/preferences.

                      2. Ketchup on eggs. It doesn't matter what way the eggs are cooked. It doesn't matter what brand of ketchup. The smell makes me gag, and the taste is atrocious. There is just no way I will ever eat that combo again, or even stay in the same place where someone else s and I can see or smell it. I will leave the premises if I have to. So don't even try to say how good it is, because there is no way in hell I'm going to agree.

                        (Interestingly enough, I like English style fried/sauteed tomatoes with my eggs and bacon / sausage.)

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                        1. re: JMF

                          I'd like to broaden that to "ketchup on anything."

                          1. re: tcamp

                            I use ketchup on burgers and fries, Heinz only. But nothing else, although I sometimes use it as an ingredient when I am out of tomato concentrate.

                            1. re: JMF

                              Burgers and fries, Heinz only. Sounds about right. I'll use it in a barbecue sauce, too, if I don't have anything else on hand.

                              I get the squinty-eyed face when my SO gets it out to eat chicken. I just want to say, "I'm sorry, is it DRY?"

                              1. re: tcamp

                                I dig it with fries, otherwise ketchup evokes bad memories of cheap pasta in Japan.


                                1. re: BuildingMyBento

                                  JE. SUS. CHRIST. Ketchup on pasta? o.O

                                  1. re: BuildingMyBento

                                    Same but cheap pasta in Spain. I mean, COME ON!