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27 August 2014

Disappointing Food

Once upon a time, my little brother was out to dinner at a nice restaurant with friends and decided to order a meal that was decidedly on the pricey side of his high school student budget. According to the menu, it was a Portobello Mushroom Burger. My brother was envisioning a burger topped with a portobello mushroom...what he got was a portobello mushroom on a bun--probably a delightful burger alternative to a vegetarian, but quite a disappointment to my brother, who, after spending all his lunch money, ended up with a mushroom bun instead of a burger.

I have always felt the tragedy of this story quite keenly. Food is something that we must rely on--and when it disappoints you in one way or another, it's awful.

Angel was very excited when he spotted a huge pile of these at the grocery store. "Yes! Limes! Now I can have lime juice on my noodles!" You see, Angel is of the belief that lime juice makes everything tastier. I do not understand this belief, but he is free to believe it, except when he squeezes lime juice all over an entire bag of Doritos so that he doesn't have to share them with me and can eat them in one sitting. Freedom of belief has to stop somewhere.

Green Satsuma

Angel bought several of these limes. 

Only, he discovered upon opening one that they weren't limes at all.

What were they?

Green Satsuma

Little oranges, with a slightly sour taste.

Who knew?

Now we all do. Of course, this isn't a complete food tragedy because it turns out that Angel loves his tiny green oranges very much--however, their juice isn't deemed suitable for the enhancing of noodle dishes.

Have you ever had a disappointing food tragedy? Please tell me about it!

20 comments :

  1. Haha! Man, that's disappointing. Glad he likes the oranges anyway - I got so addicted to them in China. As for my disappointing story. . .when I was first living in Korea, I got this terrible craving for garlic bread. I was so excited when I saw some in a bakery. I don't know why I didn't ever think of making my own at first. . .I guess because I didn't have an oven/toaster oven and frying it in a skillet sounded weird (but I learned to like it). Anyway, I came home, made some pasta, took a bit of the bread. . .and almost died because it was SWEET. Like, who does that? Every piece had this sweet sugary glazy on top of it. Awful.

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  2. Ugh food disappointments are the worst! I can't think of a specific story right now, but I've had many times when I was looking forward to eating my favorite dish at my favorite restaurant (usually after a week of being really "good" food wise, so I was ready for a splurge) and for whatever reason it doesn't taste as good as usual. So sad!

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  3. Hahaaha. Love the connection between both stories. I love portobello-topped burgers (with the actually hamburger meat on them lol). I am now craving one thanks to you. And I also love Mandarin Oranges.

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  4. Ha ha! How deceiving! Without removing the peel, I would have completely thought "this is certainly a lime". This is a really funny story.

    I was visiting my grandma and grandpa for a week at their cottage (in the middle of nowhere). Grandma and I decided to cook her famous spaghetti squash casserole for dinner. We drove out of the way to a grocery store with a nice produce section to get all of our ingredients, including a beautiful spaghetti squash. When we got home, we cooked the squash, prepared all of the ingredients for the casserole, and then cut the "spaghetti squash" in half.

    Turns out we had cooked a melon.

    Very disappointing.

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    1. OMG! That is hilarious! Disappointing of course...but still hilarious.

      bisous
      Suzanne

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  5. Those are green satsumas, I believe, but I can totally see the lime expectation (also lime doritos? I'm intrigued). I had an ex boyfriend do the same thing your brother did with a sandwich. He assumed the mushroom meant in addition to meat of some kind and was terribly disappointed!

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  6. I completely understand disappointing food tragedies. One that comes to mind was a quiche I ordered at this really cute French restaurant in Minneapolis. I love quiche! Unfortunately, this quiche was expensive and not all that great AND on top of all that, it was a French-style restaurant, so the portion size was like an eighth of my hunger. We all went back to my friends apt and binged on chocolate chip cookie dough :) Also, I am with Angel on lime juice. I love it!

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  7. I have been disappointed by food many times, but I usually chalk it up to my pickiness... Which is probably why I find myself ordering the same things when we go out!

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  8. Haha! I'd feel badly for Angel except for the fact that you shared the lime-juice-on-Doritos-so-he-doesn't-have-to-share story... that's just not nice! ;)

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  9. Did you find out what kind of fruit it actually was?

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  10. Ha ha! What a disappointment, but in a not too bad way. I'm sure I've had a food disappointment or two, but they escape me now.

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  11. haha, so funny. i can definitely relate to food disappointment, but i think i'd be okay with the lime letdown just to discover this new fruit :)

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  12. How interesting! A green orange??

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  13. That little green orange is so cute though!

    I'm disappointed every time I act a fool and buy an avocado from the grocery store. I forget that they're overpriced and ALWAYS either hard as a rock or completely brown inside. I'm on a streak, though...it's been at least 6 months since my last attempt. Is there a rehab for this?

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  14. Moon cakes... I was super excited to eat one and urgh, it hard dried corn and an egg yolk in it! The green oranges are odd though right, I still default to not buying them because they don't register as oranges!

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  15. ha! that's funny. I think the most disappointing thing was at a youth camp. They strategically placed mayo in a twinky. NASTY!

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  16. Ha! That is one case where you really can't tell the book by the cover : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  17. Hmm, it looks so strange coming out of the green peel.. It looks like a mandarin to me.

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  18. It looks like what Filipinos call "calamansi." It is something like a cross between an orange and a lime.

    Is your husband Latino by any chance? We think lime makes everything better lol :)

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