What is the most common food/drink you have never even tried??

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  1. horrie hastings

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    Love my dim sum or yum cha especially the steamed dumplings but the steamed pork buns are like what you described, they are very ordinary and chewy and just ummmm like nothing, i haven't had one for many years.
     
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    Tend to agree about the pork buns. Although I had some in HK last november that were great. From a hole in the wall near the National Museum. I'd had them previously in China from a few places & didnt get what the fuss was about.
     
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  3. Misanthrope

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    Kinkhali > pork buns.

    In fact, xiaolongbao > pork buns, jiaozi > pork buns, and mandu > pork buns.
     
  4. horrie hastings

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    Oops wrong topic
     
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    You’ve nailed the pork bun vote. Going in I thought I could see the appeal but after my first one I was seriously underwhelmed. Sickly sweet filling surrounded by a poorly portioned dough mixture. Pass
     
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    Never tried pork buns. To be fair, I have never really wanted to.
     
  7. Bazal

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    Good pork buns are great.

    The problem is they're either great or ordinary. And there's a lot of the latter around.
     
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  8. Wizardman

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    Im going to be cooking mussels for the first time tonight.
     
  9. Wizardman

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    Iron Mike Tyson has said he has never had coffee either.
     
  10. Wizardman

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    Love pomegranate....the type of fruit I normally use when I prepare a fruit salad. I first tried lobster in my 30s....got to agree with the other poster in that it is overrated. Nice but not all that.
     
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    In my childhood, my parents went with family friends to a very upmarket Chinese restaurant in Fortitude Valley. The pork buns I had there were tremendous. A good portion of meat and was well flavoured.

    I have not had a good pork bun since and have tried quite a few since then.
     
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    I wasn't a huge fan living in China, but they were mostly sold as a roadside snack or in 7-11.

    For me, a good jiaozi (dumpling), xiao long bao (soup dumpling), or rou jia mo (like a Chinese hamburger) are all superior snacks.
     
  13. horrie hastings

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    Interested to see how your mussels turn out. I love mussels and usually do them in a tomato and chilli sauce, usually have enough of the sauce left over and I freeze it, used the left over sauce from the last time I cooked mussels last time last night, just threw in some nice green prawns and cooked some fresh fettuccini and threw it all together and had a lovely dinner.
     
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    I usually steam my mussels in Lemongrass and white wine with a touch of chilli and Coiander, or steam them with dijon mustard blue cheese and a smidge of chilli.

    Instead of using a fork, use a discarded shell as a pair of chop--sticks to get the rest out of their shells. Metal forks can taint the taste.
     
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    I can't stomach fresh mussels but those little smoked buggers in the tin I'll gobble up.
     
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    Im the same, any of the shellfish family raw is just salty snot but steam, kilpatrick, smoke..the list is long any of them and i can demolish them.
     
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    f**k I'd shake someone's hand and rub my eyes for a dozen oysters kilpatrick right now!
     
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    Spent 4 years in nz

    Paua fritters are heavenly
     
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  19. horrie hastings

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    You actually had me there till you mentioned blue cheese, every other ingredient i could work with but not the blue cheese.
    And yes you don't need a fork, the shell is a perfect scoop, you don't need anymore cultery.
     
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    I would never eat mussells raw but oysters are best natural, in saying that i do like them steamed asian style or done in a tempura batter and even shock horror in a cheese mornay sauce but i can never understand kilpatrick, why drown the good taste of an oyster with bacon and worcestershire sauce ? the only time i have ever enjoyed them that way is that the old Haberfield Rowers Club before they bastardised the place, they bought out half a dozen by mistake, they had lovely slivers of bacon on them with just enough sauce not to drown out the oyster taste completely.
     

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