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Lunaria
Posts: 5419/5623
Rose hip soup. I wouldn't say it's exactly common here, but you can find it in most grocery stores. (I happen to like it). It's generally served as a drink or part of a dessert though, rather than as a main dish.

I'm not sure how weird that really is, but I don't think that's a thing elsewhere....
Kazinsal
Posts: 562/624
Lots of people don't get poutine. A great many of these people have only had "poutine" in some shitty US diner where they sprinkled the fries with shredded cheese and slapped a pile of gelatinous chicken gravy on top.

Fries (preferably thicker cut; 1cm diameter will do), cheese curds, liquid but not too runny pork or beef gravy. Gravy must be hot enough to help melt the curds slightly.

This is a very simple dish yet holy moly I have seen inventive ways of cocking it up.
devin
Posts: 3389/3470
One of my comfort food habits since a very young age is breaking up some cornbread in a bowl, pouring buttermilk on it and then eating it with a spoon like cereal. That's probably weird right
Nicole
Posts: 6420/6454
Apparently canned bread is a local thing here, but I've never had it...
Q
Posts: 2823/2913
People apparently dip their pizzas in ranch here in Texas too. I had never seen or heard of it before until I moved here, and then I saw several people eating pizza that way all at once. It was a pretty weird experience.

Where I'm from, it's pretty common to put green chile on/in a lot of savory dishes, from cheeseburgers to soup, but I don't know if other people would consider that particularly weird. A traditional dish my grandmother would always cook for us was called pozole, which was made with red chile, chicken, pork, and hominy. Hominy is corn that has been soaked in lye and later rinsed off. It's pretty good!

It's not super common here, but another well-known dish is chicken with mole poblamo sauce, which is made with chili peppers and chocolate. It's not bad, and it doesn't taste sweet.
RanAS
Posts: 366/521
oh yeah corn juice! I'm actually having trouble remembering what it tastes like, but it doesn't taste bad. It's like corn but sweeter and without the texture.

There's also corn popsicles, these I'm more familiar with:



there's probably more weird food but i don't know what people outside call weird food and not

oh, how about sugarcane juice? or is that common?
sofi
Posts: 3685/3821
Originally posted by Rambly
is Seattle's pizza really so notably bad? not saying i doubt you just that i have zero frame of reference for what it's like. i feel like Denver's pizza is just kind of mediocre and not-that-noteworthy. i dunno if i'm just not aware that the pizza i'm eating is actually awful because i've never really tried any really really good pizza, or if Seattle's pizza really is that aggressively horrible


i’m from the Northeast so yeah, i think it’s all rly bad everywhere besides the Northeast tbh
devin
Posts: 3386/3470
Corn juice is just creamed corn without the pulp. Probably.
Rambly
Posts: 1822/2110
Originally posted by devin
I admit I've kinda come around on the whole ranch-on-pizza thing lately, but I only dip the crust and not the entire slice (I'm not that disgusting).

Marco's has a jalapeño ranch dip that is actually really good for that.
yeah, but by that point you're basically just eating breadsticks with ranch which isn't that weird. also jalapeño ranch sounds good

Originally posted by sofi
i didn’t get the pizza-ranch thing either until i tasted how bad the pizza is here

the only way to salvage it is by dipping it in ranch
is Seattle's pizza really so notably bad? not saying i doubt you just that i have zero frame of reference for what it's like. i feel like Denver's pizza is just kind of mediocre and not-that-noteworthy. i dunno if i'm just not aware that the pizza i'm eating is actually awful because i've never really tried any really really good pizza, or if Seattle's pizza really is that aggressively horrible

Originally posted by maple
corn juice
my brain literally cannot process what this would possibly taste like and that just makes it more fascinating to me
Tarale
Posts: 1512/1881
OK, I'm trying to marry up that taste and that texture in my mind and it's just not computing.
maple
Posts: 129/153
corn juice
Xenesis
Posts: 2419/2546
^Can't forget the tomato sauce.

Needs to be drowning in tomato sauce too.
Tarale
Posts: 1511/1881
Originally posted by Xenesis
I thought I'd bring up the other one for Australians - we consider pies savoury by default. Everyone else gives you a very strange look when you say you had a meat pie for lunch or something, because the single-serve pies are a very Australian thing, and meat pies are mostly a English colonial thing, so you get this mashup of ideas that weird people out.


Oh and if you want to up the weird even further, we (South Australians especially) like to put the meat pie in a bowl of pea soup. It's called a Pie Floater.
Xenesis
Posts: 2418/2546
I thought I'd bring up the other one for Australians - we consider pies savoury by default. Everyone else gives you a very strange look when you say you had a meat pie for lunch or something, because the single-serve pies are a very Australian thing, and meat pies are mostly a English colonial thing, so you get this mashup of ideas that weird people out.

sofi
Posts: 3684/3821
i didn’t get the pizza-ranch thing either until i tasted how bad the pizza is here

the only way to salvage it is by dipping it in ranch
devin
Posts: 3385/3470
I admit I've kinda come around on the whole ranch-on-pizza thing lately, but I only dip the crust and not the entire slice (I'm not that disgusting).

Marco's has a jalapeño ranch dip that is actually really good for that.
Tarale
Posts: 1510/1881
Originally posted by sofi
to dip your pizza in ranch.

This is exactly the kind of unnecessary bullshit I was looking for when I made this thread

There's, like, real commitment to eating wrong here, it's amazing
Rambly
Posts: 1821/2110
fries and mayonnaise is a really weird combination to me and it doesn't make sense. like, why overpower the fry with something so rich (i hate mayonnaise to be fair)

but then, i genuinely feel that way about fries and standard ketchup, which is frankly a condiment i don't get and find really weird. if there's not a good sauce available i will just eat my fries dry

now weird/more interesting variations on mayonnaise/ketchup, those are good

anyway, i try not to be judgmental about the food other people eat, honestly, weird food is cool. there's so many permutations and variations in food that arise in different cultures, and i really enjoy trying new things and seeing if i like th--

Originally posted by sofi
and to dip your pizza in ranch.

this is not fucking ok
sofi
Posts: 3683/3821
Originally posted by Thaminga
Really? I hear people from outside this general part of the world (read: the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany) freak out about that just about anytime I mention it to them. Must be a local/particular kinds of restaurants only thing over there, I suppose.

when i leave the Pacific Northwest, people get really weird about it. but here, it’s really common, just like it’s common to have cream cheese on your hotdog and to dip your pizza in ranch.
Thaminga
Posts: 9/21
Really? I hear people from outside this general part of the world (read: the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany) freak out about that just about anytime I mention it to them. Must be a local/particular kinds of restaurants only thing over there, I suppose.
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