Friday, June 13, 2008

Americanised Asian foodie... no thanks!

Since the two superheroes are foodie fanatics and Superhero S' Superhero Bro is in the States at the moment, they have been keeping tabs on what he has been feasting on over in Florida ever so regularly. Haha. I can't help being surprised by his dinner menu each time he puts them up on his blog.

I grabbed a handful of "delicious" foodie images to show how some (delivery) Asian foodie has been so Americanized that it has probably lost most of its identity, taste and perhaps even colour and presentation of the foodie. Here's a look...




This is, according to Superhero Bro, is the Thai Dynamite Pork! Haha.

Doesn't look that threatening after all eh? Yeah, from its name, I was thinking some porky dish that must've been incredibly spicy to earn the name "Dynamite"! Unfortunately, according to the connoisseur, it was "lame...again, like most Asian cuisine, this tastes weird... not spicy, but worst part is ...it's so DRY..........". *no drools...*

And here's the Kung Po Chicken...




Doesn't really look like the Kung Po Chicken we usually see here huh. Where's the dried chillies and the cashew nuts? And even the colour looks a bit off. Urgh... so disheartening to see what happened to this plate of Kung Po Chicken that has been adjusted to suit the American's taste and level of spicyness.

Compare with the ones we had at Tasty Recipe Chinese Restaurant (apparently, Tasty Recipe has been relocated to Kelana Jaya)




...or even the Chinese stall at Pulau, off Jalan Tun Razak, the Kung Po Chicken the connoisseur tasted must have felt rather disappointed and frustrated! Poor thing...





And finally, there's the Thai Curry Chicken...




Looks like a case of coconut milk-overdose here. Haha. And it looks rather diluted as well. No thanks. Seriously. But Superhero Bro a.k.a the connoisseur said that most of these simple Asian delights cost a bomb over in the States. They could easily amount to USD 15 for just a simple plate of fried rice. Lemme see...USD 15x3 = RM45! *sweats*

This is the time when basic cooking skills can become very useful, huh? Haha. *wink wink* But then again, foodie in the States is not all the time disappointing. We'll be showing you some mouth-watering foodie, next! :p

2 comments:

fie the elf said...

Asian food in Europe sucks too.


twosuperheroes said...

Really? Well..I suppose you can only find good Asian foodie in Asia itself! Haha. :p