How well open are you in experimenting on new dishes and menus?

@manong05 (5029)
Philippines
October 3, 2009 10:34pm CST
or would you rather eat food preparations that you are familiar with? I like trying new foods and most of the time I found them delicious, not all the time though. There were instances that I can hardly call them "food". I have tried a menu that says hot but delectable. The picture was mouth watering so I tried it. After tasting it I said to myself how in the world do they ever call this food, let alone, delectable? All I felt was a burning sensation. Are you open to experimenting or you have a very sensitive stomach?
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@codris (783)
• Italy
4 Oct 09
i'm well open to new food and menus, i want to eat every dish in the world, i love to try something different, every time different, chinese food, japanese food, indian, italian...etc. i also want tot try to cook everything.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
good for you. welcome to the club. cheers!
• United States
4 Oct 09
I'm pretty willing to try new items as long as they're not full of items that I'm sure will not make me want to eat it. I do grow bored of eating the same types of items all the time and do like eating something completely different every now and then. My partner got a video game with her new console that is basically a very interactive cookbook. The game allows you to view recipes and then will help you decide on what you want to fix. Well, we decided to try something from it one even and the recipe was delicious. I loved it. I thought it'd taste a tad strange but it tasted wonderful and I'd love to have it again the next time we get the chance.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
Very interesting. I love the idea. See if I can get one of those interactive cookbook. thanks
@sasalove (1710)
• China
4 Oct 09
I am open to experimenting, but I do not have a very sensitive stomach.hehe.. When I went to the buffet canteen, I want like to try the new foods there as selmdom food we can taste in our normal diet. It makes my mouth water now for the delectable, really can not recall the name, but miss the taste I ever tried.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
Yes it is always interesting to taste new dishes especially those that are artistically prepared. I was once in a hotel serving buffet, I remember I was attracted to this wonderful looking dish, so I took it only to find it later it was okra fried in egg. LOL Cheers!
• India
4 Oct 09
I like experimenting with food but with reservations. In India there are such a lot of different cuisines it is indeed a treat trying out the local recipes when you are travelling. But like you it has brought mixed responses.While most of the time I liked what I ate, there were some instances where I regretted my decision.But trying out and learning new recipes has been a rewarding experience by and large and we have been able to create new recipes by combining those from different regions which have turned out to be quite palatable.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
Yes, India is popularly known for delectable cuisines. Except that some makes curry too hot. LOL Experimentation leads to two possible results, to that I agree but the experience is worth anyway. cheers.
@maezee (32004)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I am open to experimenting but only to a certain extent. I need to know the ingredients for sure - I don't eat meat, and I wouldn't want to end up eating squid or something. So, as long as it doesn't look too gross, and I know what ingredients it's made of, I'm open to experimenting. I haven't tried anything new lately, but I can easily understand that looks can sometimes be deceiving, even with food!
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
Yes, it's wise to know the ingredients and it won't hurt to ask. Squids are ordinary food here and I don't know of anyone who doesn't eat squid. Don't you want to try? Cheers!
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
5 Oct 09
I use to try new recipes because my sons does not like the same taste. Usually it will come out well and some times delicious too and they enjoy it. But Some times the pictures in the recipe book is so tempting that we feel like trying right then. But after doing it, the colour and texture may look same but we do not like the smell and taste of it. So i stopped getting tempted over the pictures.
@Porcospino (16659)
• Denmark
5 Oct 09
I love to eat new dishes and I am especially interested in food from other countries. I think it is really interesting to try food that is very different from the food that I am used to, and I have discovered many great dishes that way. It has also happened to me a few times that I have have eaten a dish that I didn't really like. Sometimes I get a little disappointed, because the food is less delicious than I thought, but it has only happened to me once that I have ordered a dish that I absolutely didn't like. I think they had used a particular spice that I didn't know. I don't know the name of the spice, but I am sure that I would recognize the taste if I ever find it again, because I really didn't like it. But things like that happens when you like to experiment, and I would never give up eating new food just because I had one bad experience.
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Hello manong..You doing okay today? Oh..I would have to say that I am one that is afraid to try new stuff. I too see the pictures and it looks really good, but... I just cant seem to bring myself to try it. My husband on the other hand is game for anything once. As a matter of fact he is the one that got me to try new food. He will order it and give me a bite to see if I like it. Most of the time I do like the new food..Great discussion.
• India
4 Oct 09
i am not a competent cook so the usual cooking bores me easily. i try a lot of recipes to decide if i can use them in future.for i want to get a list of all the dishes i am comfortable making.so i try new menus or mix and match some of the old ones to keep my interest alive. some of the experiments do end up being a disaster but few of them are worthwhile.