Foods that go together.. or not..

Philippines
November 9, 2009 9:13pm CST
Ever since I was a kid, I could remember that there were a lot of food served that had to come in pairs: ham and eggs for example. Also, some sauces or syrups are incorporated or drizzled onto food such as hotcakes or waffles with maple syrup. Bread and jam, and many more. Yesterday, during breakfast, we had sunny side up eggs. I love eggs, as long as they are plain. When my sister brought out the ketchup, and mixed it with the egg, I almost vomited. Weird, I know, as many people like mixing eggs with ketchup. But I just couldn't stand it. I'm a nurse and I've seen pretty more gruesome things that I could stand, but I just couldn't stomach the thought of mixing eggs and ketchup. My sister began laughing at me when I told her I didn't like mixing eggs and ketchup, so I had to eat on the counter instead. So, for you people out there, do you have any experiences similar to what I had? Do share!
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Hmmm... One weird thing I could remember and couldn't get my mind off of is when they'd tell me that mangoes and 'suman' (a native delicacy in our country made of sweetened rice wrapped in banana leaves), I mean it's sweet versus another sweet but on a different level. I just don't get how they could be known to work well together.
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• Philippines
13 Nov 09
I have tried that before and I liked it! I think the suman that's used is the plain one, the sugarless one. The "malagkit" that's wrapped in banana leaves is colored white. I suggest you try it
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Perhaps that's just it, it should be joined with the "suman" that is sugarless in order for one to appreciate the sweetness of the mangoes. :)
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
10 Nov 09
aixshaonline, I hear you about the ketchup. Ketchup on anything is disgusting. YUK!!!!! I don't touch the stuff. Other combinations that turn me off are Peanut butter and jelly, or peanut butter and banana on a sandwich, or peanut butter on celery. My husband puts sugar on rice. He also puts syrup on cornbread. Both of those, to me, are stomach churners. Another disgusting treat is dunking rolls in coffee. Why would anyone want to make their bread soggy? It makes no sense to me. LOL. I guess the expression "There is no accounting for taste" applies to food also.
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Hi StarBright! Contrary to what I said earlier, I like ketchup. But I just can't stand ketchup mixed with eggs! It *shudder* *cringe* disgusts me! As for dunking rolls in coffee, it has been some sort of a tradition here in our country . I remember my grandfather used to do that and so do my parents! Hahaha
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
hey I do it too. Try it and see for your self you'll surely enjoy. Cheers!
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
Hi starbright. You don't like too even ketchup on hamburger? Anyway what about the joke regarding the pregnant women craving for pickles and ice cream, I'm interested.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
It really depends on what you're used to. An example is "puto with itlog na maalat" another example is a friend of mine whose meal is not complete without catsup, can you imagine "sinigang" (I don't know how they call it in english) with catsup? "dinuguan with catsup"? you name all dishes in the world and he'll put catsup in it LOL. Apologies to all fellow mylotters if the dishes mentioned is in our dialect. For those of you who know the translations, please feel free to post. Cheers!
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Hey ybong007! I actually love "puto with itlog na maalat"! OMG, no kidding??! I mean, "sinigang" or "dinuguan" with ketchup?? Oh gosh, is he out of his head or something? hahahaha I do agree that it really depends on what you're used to eating. And by all means, I don't like ketchup with my eggs. Hahahahaha
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
I thought he was nuts too, but as days go by, he seems to be less interested in our comments than do away with his catsup.
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
I have other weird habits too, such as mixing gravy and ketchup when eating french fries. But your friend is by all means, weird! (Sorry to say that!)
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
My husband likes ketchup very much and I think it's too much! Like your sister, he puts ketchup in sunny-side-ups and scrambled eggs but he overdoes it. I do not think it's gruesome or anything but I really cannot understand why put that much ketchup on egg? He will totally lost the taste of egg. I mean, why not just eat ketchup straight from the bottle? He does the same thing with pizza. I asked him once if he knew how many time taste-tests were done and how many people were involved just so Pizza Hut and Yellow Cab can come up with their standard taste of pizza--and that he would just cover it with ketchup?!
• United States
10 Nov 09
Rainegurl, just when you think you've heard it all.....ketchup on Pizza??? Now there's a man that loves ketchup!!
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
I like ketchup too, honestly. But I think it really doesn't go well with eggs, most especially sunny side-ups! I shudder at the thought. Hahaha.. My brother and I had a competition once: who could take a tablespoon full of ketchup (TOMATO!!) in just one gulp. We both won, and the whole bottle of ketchup was finished. Hahahaha I like putting ketchup on pizzas too! But I'm trying to wean myself from doing that, for the very same reason you said about the pizza losing it's taste. I'm satisfied with hot sauce on pizza now
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
You have eaten the all the ketchup in the bottle in just one day??
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
10 Nov 09
My brother is a ketchup maniac. Sometimes when we go to fastfood restaurants with my Mom to grab a quick burger, she gets embarrassed because he uses too much ketchup. There's like a pile of ketchup sachets on our table everytime we're with my brother. I don't like ketchup on eggs. It's weird. Yes, it's pretty gross, too. I don't like it either. What's even worse is that banana ketchup. Ugh. Gross.
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Finally, someone who is like me! Hahahaha.. Just joking! I think I can attest to having too many ketchup sachets in fastfood restaurants, as my friends and I are ketchup fiends, especially when we eat french fries . The only thing I can't stand is ketchup on eggs!!! AND NO TO BANANA KETCHUP!!!! By the way, we even mix gravy with ketchup. Some weird habit of ours. You should try it! Hahahaha
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
11 Nov 09
Well, yes, you can say that I'm like you...but mixing gravy with ketchup? Not done that before and I don't think I'd like to LOL. BUT I have tried ketchup and mayo once. My ex was a fanatic of the mix so he "forced" me to. It wasn't that bad.
• United States
15 Nov 09
Aisxaonline, even tho ketchup with anything is a stomach churner for me, you made me remember that as a kid, my Mom made a tomato gravy that we put on rice and such. However, she used tomato puree from a can. It was red, tho. The puree is like ketchup with the water squeezed out . Her gravy was delicious. I can't make it, tho.
• United States
10 Nov 09
I had a very similar response to yours when my ten year old cousin exhibited this same taste for ketchup one eggs. The thought is just revolting. This isn't quite as bad as peanut butter and hamburger, something my brother used to eat. I hope he has lost that taste. I myself once tried salt and ice cream, despite my room mate's warning. That had to be the worse thing I've ever had the displeasure of having in my mouth. If you want a truly horrible sensation, I suggest you try this.
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
I've tried salt and ice cream before! Ugh, disgusting! We have a locally-made ice cream here that is sold by street vendors. It's called "dirty ice cream". They put salt at the bottom of the container to help preserve the ice or to absorb moisture, or something else. I was one of the last persons to buy and unfortunately, it was near the bottom already. When I tasted the ice cream, it was really really really salty!! I had to throw away the ice cream and the vendor had to replace it for free. The replacement was another flavor though.
• United States
13 Nov 09
That's horrifying. I would be outraged if I ever bought ice cream that was pre-salted. *shudder*
10 Nov 09
My daughter used to smother her food with ketchup when she was a kid, don't think she does it now though. LOL My eldest brother used to like cheese and jam sandwiches and I can remember my Dad putting black treacle on bacon!
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
I love ketchup but not to the point that I soak the food with it! Ketchup soup or something. hahahahha! My brother-in-law likes cheese on his coconut jam sandwiches too, and even warms it in the microwave!
10 Nov 09
Coconut jam! Now that sounds tasty! Lol
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Hi aixshaonline. Perhaps you're stomach is not just used to with that type of food combination. When I was in high school, I had an embarrassing experience wherein I vomitted a lot in our school campus, outside the classroom. It's because I had eaten soya (which is taho) and ice cream together. I didn't know that I would suffer like that, it's really embarrassing . My friends who also bought the same food were just okay except me. But now, my stomach became used to eating various food combinations.
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Whoa. I haven't heard of taho and ice cream yet! I love both, but haven't tried to eat them together. Too bad for you though. I think they didn't go well with your digestive system, I guess.
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Not now, aixsha. That was then. My stomach now is much adaptable to the food combination I eat. But I seldom eat them together now.
• United States
10 Nov 09
I remember seeing my little sister eat pancakes with syrup when she was little. LOL.
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
It tastes good actually
• United States
10 Nov 09
Brown_fox! I'm curious. How do you eat your pancakes? Apart from fruit and a few nuts along with whipped cream, I can't imagine anything else that would go with pancakes if not syrup.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
10 Nov 09
foods that do not go together - Chocolate cake and orange juice - yuck!
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Too sweet for my palate, I think! Hahahhaa . Even if I have a sweet tooth, I think that's too much sugar already! I only like water with my chocolate cake .
• United States
10 Nov 09
High Laglen, Orange juice does seem extreme with chocolate cake or any other sweet for that matter unless you want to mainline sugar. However, I once used a recipe where a bit of orange zest was included in the frosting and it was delicious.
@Nero11 (317)
11 Nov 09
I once worked with someone who had mayonnaise on everything. Once he had it on a curry that was too spicy. Odd.
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Curry and mayonnaise together? Eew. Now I think that's weird!
• Uruguay
10 Nov 09
hamburgers and frenchfries best food ever
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Okay.. Is that all you're going to say?
@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Nov 09
oh aixshaonline oh yuck I have seen people do that to perfectly good eggs'and thought that looks like blood,yuck. I was a nurse's aide for many years and saw my share of blood and guts, but ketchup on eggs is almost as bad as what I saw in a restaurant one day. a man got his piece of lemon meringue pie and drizzled tomato ketchup all over it then he ate it, how on earth that looked gross and I wanted to throw up. Now I like to eat french fries' and dip them in ice cream and people think that is weird or peanut butter] on a banana or on celery sticks but some think that is gross too.
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
I like dipping french fries in ice cream too! The salty and sweet combination dazzles my tongue. Hahahaha! Peanut butter and banana combination is good too! I haven't tried it with celery sticks yet, though.
@lealuvy2j (1989)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Whenever I eat at Mcdonalds, I drizzle Maple Syrup over the Sausage Patty I ordered. I love the taste of it and whenever I do this and I am eating with someone, the person I am eating with is usually surprised. They usually that think I accidentally spilled the syrup over my food. I also drizzle coffee over rice because it is a common practice here in my hometown Batangas. Try drizzling coffee over steamed rice and eat tocino as viand for breakfast. It is really delicious. Well, it is delicious for me anyway. lol.
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Hey lealuvy2j! I also like putting maple syrup on my sausage patty! I've done it quite a few times, because I tend to forget when I'm really hungry. I've heard about the coffee and rice combination as my dad hails from Luzon. Tocino! Now, that's something I have been missing for a while!
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
I think eggs on scrambled eggs are fine but not on sunny-side up eggs. Haha! :)) I actually eat Beef Stew with Vinegar. I don't know why but I love the taste of it. Haha! :))
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Hmmm, I think I can stomach Beef Stew with Vinegar! Hahahaha.. But NO to ketchup on eggs! Hahahahha