Saturday, February 09, 2008

Junk Food Wars!

I have an idea for the ultimate potluck party: ultimate junk food inventions! Everyone should bring some ultimate junk food creation, with prizes for Creativity, and Best Taste. Maybe some random prize categories should be added, such as Most Complex, Best Food on a Stick, and Best Use of a Pork Product. I was inspired by a couple of posts I found on the internet. First, I saw a picture of the tornado potato, a whole potato, spiral cut, stuck on a stick, and deep fried...and dusted with cheesy powder, of course. This is apparently a fairly recent addition to the Korean street food scene, which is rife with all manner of junk food on a stick. I think it's brilliance on a stick; that's what I think! Then at the end of the article, it mentioned deep-fried Coca Cola! Apparently it was served at the Texas State Fair, and involves coke batter, deep-fried, topped with coke syrup drizzle, whipped cream, and a cherry. This is exactly the type of thing we need our best minds to be working on! What sort of junk food creativity has caught your eye recently?

8 comments:

cakebrain said...

nice blog! i wish i could get out to eat as much as when i didn't have kids...ah well. i myself am a junk food aficionado. those spiral potato fries look yummy!

SaabKen said...

Ha, can you imagine downing that deep-fried Coke with a few deep-fried Twinkies and deep-fried Mars bars ?!?

http://pigtrip.net/photos/Jakes-twinkie.jpg

http://www.egge.net/~savory/friedmars.jpg

ranger said...

The BF says he's had that potato somewhere but he's never been to south korea. clearly they stole the idea from either the u.s. or india!

"best use of a pork product"--heh heh!

Dumpling_Girl said...

Thanks, cakebrain, saabken and Ranger! I also heard from someone else who has seen the spiral potato outside of Korea - Mexico City, I think. Cakebrain, your blog is really great - thanks again for the T room post - the great coffeeshop/bakeware store on Broadway, past Alma. And I would LOVE to try a deep-fried twinkie and Mars bar...

Lyra said...

Hi, this is kind of random, but I was googling Vancouver pies, when your blog came up. Your approach to food sounds similar to my own and I thought maybe you can help. I live in northern BC and I am trying to find a good bakey/pie specialty shop to deliver a pie to my daughter who is currently attending BCIT. March 14 is PI Day and I'd like to surprise her with a pie. She lives in New Westminster. Any recommendations you could give would be most appreciated.Thanks, Kaeleen

elaine said...

Hi Nancy. I was wondering if you could get in contact with me regarding some of your reviews. I don't see any contact info listed on your page.Restaurants@vancouver.com

thanks,

elaine

urban[e]nomad said...

Two words: spam sushi! I'm told that it's actually (depressingly?) common in some areas of Hawaii.

Dumpling_Girl said...

Hi Kaeleen, Sorry, I don't know any pie places that can deliver, but what a fun idea to get a pie delivered on PI Day. You sound like the coolest mom ever. Good pie is a rather elusive thing for me anyhow, even without the delivery part. Last good slice of pie I had was at, of all places, ABC Country. I had their banana cream pie, which was flavourful, with a great crust.

Thanks urban[e]nomad! But I'm not sure spam sushi would count as junk food...but there must be someone out there snacking on SPAM, I guess. I don't want to think about it anymore, ew. lol