There are many things in this life that need doing. Some pleasant, some not so much. Every so often I feel compelled to share something that I feel needs to be known. This is one of those "oftens".
Throughout my travels, I've realised that regardless of where I go in the world, there are some things that restaurants seem to have on (or in) some of their dishes, by default. As if everyone wants them.
Sometime ago my sister and I were discussing pet peeves we encounter when eating out. It usually involved biting into a favourite food, only to find that some ingredient that didn't belong in the original recipe had somehow found its way in. Sometimes it's mixed all in and you spend the rest of the meal picking out little pesky flakes. Sometimes it's sitting on top of your meal and it can't be disturbed unless you want it to permeate your entire plate. Regardless of what it is, I'm sure that you have been there before. With that, I thought it would be helpful to share the top 5 things that restaurants really should not assume that people want in or on or near their meal. I like to keep things concise, so I won't splurge on the whys or hows of the way these items piss people off when they encounter them in their food. Bon appetit!
1. Poached Egg.
2. Bacon bits.
3. Chunks of soft mushy fruit. This applies particularly to over-ripened pineapple, mango and banana.
This was originally posted on 16 June, 2015.
What is your pet peeve when it comes to surprises in your food?
Let me know in the comments!