I had some of the spiciest Kung Pao chicken ever today, therefore I went seeking a dessert that would cool me off afterward. Actually, I didn’t go seeking it, the waiter stopped by and recited a short list. I remember hearing "Mango (something), mango (something else), (another something with) mango, and fried ice cream. Fried ice cream! I haven’t had that since the last time I was in Albuquerque, and that wasn’t recent. That was what I ordered, fried ice cream.
The fried ice cream was pretty good, I don’t think it was a honey glazing though. There were some fruits to the side, which was really tasty. But the ice cream was coated with creamed corn! It wasn’t bad, but personally I don’t think of creamed corn as a dessert component. Come to think of it, I don’t think of any vegetable as dessert, and usually not fruit, either. I can practically hear my wife cringing right now.
Well, it’s a sneaky way to get you guys to eat your veggies.
Well, It’s a good way to get you guys to eat your veggies.
Chris, that reminds me of a breakfast drink that I tried at an El Salvadorian restaurant. Imagine if you opened a can of creamed corn and strained all the juice into a mug and then warmed it up. That would be the breafast drink. Taste was fine, but it seemed weird in a mug instead of on a plate.
Mmmm. It all sounded delicious until you got to the creamed corn. Ice cream or no, I would have balked.
On our honeymoon we went to an Indian restaurant in London. Dessert was essentially a snow-cone with peas, corn and carrots mixed in with the ice, and a sticky-sweet multi-colored syrup poured over it all. Could not eat it. Could not look at it.
Was the Kung Pao about like here? Or more veggies, since they’re putting veggies in the ice cream?
Well good for you for trying it, though! How can you know if you don’t like something if you don’t try it first… I know you’ve traveled far and wide, Chris. Somehow I suspect this isn’t the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten. Oh, and if anyone ever offers you “cobra spit,” just say no!