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Posted on 02-03-18 03:39:48 AM Link | Quote
So, I didn't know this for a long time, but apparently Fairy Bread is something people don't do outside of Australia.

For the non-Aussies, Fairy Bread is a dish served at children's parties. It's white bread, buttered, with hundreds & thousands (sprinkles) on top. It's served cut up into little triangles (often with the crusts off for the kids) either cool or at room temperature.

A lesser-known variant is to replace the butter with condensed milk. But that sounds insane!

Either way, it's bread and sugar. It's delicious, and the plate is often one of the first ones cleared.

And before you Americans sneer at me for it I heard you have marshmallows with sweet potato so what even
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Posted on 02-03-18 03:53:16 AM (last edited by Tarale at 02-03-18 03:54:07 AM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Wikipedia
…and pizzas cut into squares or rectangles instead of wedges.

Wait, what, this is considered weird? In Australia, this happens if you order a big enough pizza.

Also, love a thin crust pizza
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Posted on 02-03-18 04:08:14 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by hydra-calm
St. Louis-style pizza and Provel in general are pretty weird, even to me.

i literally clicked into this thread to mention those

St. Louis style pizza is really weird but i still really like it. there is by SOME miracle a really good St. Louis style pizza place not far from here at all

toasted ravioli too and i really like that too. my girlfriend was kind of amazed that something so decadent existed when i told her about it

as far as weird St. Louis cuisine goes tho nothing will ever top fried brain sandwiches but i would say that they are less "apparently weird" and more "disgusting" and "whoever thought this was food should go to jail" (i have never had this and i never will)



also fairy bread sounds like something i prolly woulda really liked when i was 8 or so

also also wtf candied yams aren't weird, what do YOU guys eat on your terrible racist holiday that you use an excuse to eat food and spend time with family
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Posted on 02-03-18 04:21:35 AM Link | Quote
Haggis.

Scotland has a bunch of weird food, but most of the ones that I know are weird aren't that common. Saying that, my fiancée found it weird when I was looking for macaroni pies and square sausage in Australia. We also deep fry more things than we should, but that sounds like something the US is good at too.
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Posted on 02-03-18 05:25:10 AM Link | Quote
Fries with mayonnaise.

For the record that's absolutely a combination I hate too, but somehow nobody else here does. Oh, Holland~
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Posted on 02-03-18 05:27:10 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Thaminga
Fries with mayonnaise.

For the record that's absolutely a combination I hate too, but somehow nobody else here does. Oh, Holland~

common in the Pacific Northwest actually
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Posted on 02-03-18 05:33:49 AM Link | Quote
They do the whole fries and mayonnaise thing at the Belgian Beer Café here too. It's alright. If I do it, I'll tend to use Kewpie mayonnaise… it's the only mayonnaise I really like.
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Posted on 02-03-18 06:34:29 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Tarale
They do the whole fries and mayonnaise thing at the Belgian Beer Café here too. It's alright. If I do it, I'll tend to use Kewpie mayonnaise… it's the only mayonnaise I really like.

try mixing kewpie w/ gochujang or sriracha. it’s soooo good.
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Posted on 02-03-18 06:35:05 AM Link | Quote
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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Posted on 02-03-18 06:48:12 AM Link | Quote
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.
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Posted on 02-03-18 07:07:18 AM Link | Quote
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
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Posted on 02-03-18 08:03:03 AM Link | Quote
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
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Posted on 02-03-18 12:58:28 PM Link | Quote
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.
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Posted on 02-03-18 03:23:34 PM Link | Quote
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
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Posted on 02-03-18 04:59:05 PM Link | Quote
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.

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Posted on 02-03-18 05:20:20 PM Link | Quote
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.
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Posted on 02-03-18 05:21:07 PM Link | Quote
^Can't forget the tomato sauce.

Needs to be drowning in tomato sauce too.
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Posted on 02-03-18 05:35:43 PM Link | Quote
corn juice
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Posted on 02-03-18 05:38:28 PM Link | Quote
OK, I'm trying to marry up that taste and that texture in my mind and it's just not computing.
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Posted on 02-03-18 06:00:49 PM Link | Quote
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
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my brain literally cannot process what this would possibly taste like and that just makes it more fascinating to me
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