I ate my way through the weekend

More stuff about food, because I eat a lot.  I’ll give you two courses of delight, a palette cleansing course of terrible, then finish with a final course of astounding.

First off, Momos! These Tibetan/Nepalese dumplings come from “Momos at the Market” at the Western Fair market, and they are delicious. A very simplified and straightforward flavor combination that I could eat for hours. The chicken curry is also great. It’s mild but flavourful. I could eat some right now. “Momos at the Market” is open on the weekend all day, and for lunch during the week.

Second course, funnel cake. I know this is a staple fair food, and nothing new to anyone, but the one I ate at the Western Fair yesterday was just right. I added some vanilla ice cream to the cake, and I almost let out a tiny shriek of delight as I ate the whole thing. I must have really been in the mood for uncomplicated tastes, because the simplicity of deep-fried batter and ice cream was (at the time) the best thing I have ever eaten, ever. I tried to share with the lad, but he was having his own love affair with a giant lollipop and he actually refused to try my dessert.

The tiny bit of awful flavour: bad wings, bad! Earlier in the week I tried out the wings at Morrissey House and my stars, they were terrible. Breaded wings? Really? the taste was similar to the z-grade chicken nuggets you had to eat as a kid. Not the tasty ones at McDonald’s, but the ones that are all dark meat and come in a sack of 2000. The final indignity to the wings was a critical shortage of sauce. Either put a generous amount of sauce on the wings, or put it on the side and let me administer my own. Don’t tease me with a dab of sauce on most of the wings.

And now, the baffling. Doritos now makes a tortilla chip that is advertised as being ‘cheeseburger-flavoured’ and by god, they are. They taste exactly like a McDonald’s cheeseburger. After a lifetime of being lied to by chip companies as they gave me promises of strange flavours like  “pizza”, “poutine” or “chicken and gravy” but failed to deliver anything but a weird ambiguous taste, a snack company has stepped up and delivered the goods. As a diligent fake scientist, I ate most of a large bag of these perplexing chips, and they stayed true to the cheeseburger ideal, all the way to the end.

Published by Chris

I'm an author, freelance writer, dad, and civic busybody living in London, Ontario

3 thoughts on “I ate my way through the weekend

  1. I have also tried the cheeseburger chips and stopped eating after only a few – which is something most potato chips don’t cause me to do. The flavours of processed cheese, mustard and beef coming out of a potato chip were unnatural and a little disgusting. I think my mouth expects those flavours to be chewy, so crunchy set off the repulse alarms. (So, why then do I like cheese & beef nachos?) Fortunately, my experience with the chips was at a party, so I don’t have a remaining bag to dispose of.

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