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Jul 29, 2013 12:49 PM

Foods You Like Primarily Because of the Texture

Fried plantains--the flavor is nothing special really, but I love the firm, slightly chewy texture. That texture alone is worth their being on my plate.

You got anything like that?

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            1. re: fldhkybnva

              I prefer bamboo shoots. But then, I also like their flavor.

              1. re: Perilagu Khan

                I have an Asian dumpling recipe that calls for bamboo shoots but I sub with water chestnuts cause I also like the crunch.

          1. Cotton Candy. It's not that I love it so much, but there's no other reason anyone would eat a cup of colored sugar.

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            1. re: NonnieMuss

              I was at Kenka (a restaurant in Manhattan), and at the end of the meal servers handed my friend and I a single serving of some powder with an edible (but mostly tasteless) stick of some sort. We had no idea what to do with this, and thought it was just some unusual dessert.

              Apparently, we were supposed to bring it to the cotton candy apparatus and make do. A bit embarrassing, but also...embarrassing.


              1. re: BuildingMyBento

                I wouldn't expect "Take this to the cotton candy apparatus" to be a given in a dining situation. Like, if you give me a bowl of fruit and a stack of skewers, I might be able to figure out that I should head on over to the chocolate fountain, but seems like your server could have explained things a little better. I would have thought it was Lik'Em'Aid.

                1. re: NonnieMuss

                  My thoughts exactly. I was also thinking Lik'Em'Aid fun dip

                  1. re: suzigirl

                    Lik-M-Aid was my favorite candy of all time. My parents found a place to buy extra sticks which was my favorite part.

              2. re: NonnieMuss

                Tofu (particularly 風に吹かれて, but generally any of the silken varieties), jicama (with condiments), gari and beni shōga, (when it was around) Rainforest Crunch Bars, Lawson (Japanese convenience store) Caramel Nut Tart, ras malai, kue lapis, panekuk, and cucur, for starters.


                1. re: NonnieMuss

                  sounds quite familiar, do you know the Chinese name?