When you are hungry what kind of food do you crave for?

Food craving - Food craving solutions
@kiran8 (15354)
Mangalore, India
January 13, 2010 11:47am CST
Just imagine that you are hungry or you are eating a dry packed lunch in your office, and you are wishing you have something else to eat. It happens to most of us I guess. I remember sometimes I am eating at a restaurant even, but craving for something else. Most of the time what we crave for is the simplest of dishes that we eat every day and not the exotic and expensive dishes. For example, I feel like having plain Rice,Fish Curry,dhal, vegetables and yogurt, whenever I have these cravings - very rarely anything exotic, other than a masala dosa or sometimes even the humble Upma lol.. Friends what do you crave for when you are hungry?
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• China
15 Jan 10
Pizza Pizza!!...i swear i think I'm gonna get me one right now...thanks for the inspiration.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
15 Jan 10
Did you get one? if so whaich one? I love one with lots of vegetables and cheese on it. They have one called harvest something...which is loaded with veggies and dripping with cheese YUMMY - may be I will order one for dinner
• China
15 Jan 10
most definitely...got myself a BBQ pizza, mushrooms, sauce, cheese...i'm going to stop now :D
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
16 Jan 10
That sonds great, will try it the next time I order a pizza
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Jan 10
It just depends on the day, but most often it's Mexican food.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
13 Jan 10
Hi dawnald, I love mexican food. The spicier or rather hotter thge better. I once had a salad that was so hot that I had to drink several glasses of water in between, but I loved it...All the best and happy mylotting
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Jan 10
I guess I'm a wimp. We went to an Indian restaurant Friday night and they asked how hot the food should be on a scale from 1 to 10. I said 2. It was a wee bit too spicy for me!
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Then one can imagine what 8,9 or even 10 would have been. I wonder why they add so much of chillies, it doesnt really make the food tastier, rather dulls all other tastes...all the best
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
14 Jan 10
I love briyani.. we have lots here too like fish, chicken and meat flavor. In fact, I'm so hungry right now for a briyani. Oh yeah, and prata too. Awesome.. love it.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Hi zed, thanks a lot for your tresponse...I too love Biriyani, though I dont eat meat, I just eat the rice that is so tasty when it is well flavoured and prepared....My favorite is Prawn Biriyani which can be very tasty...all the best and have a nice day zed
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
14 Jan 10
That's so yummy; prawn briyani.. I'm going to try that sometime. So far, I've only tried the regular meat and chicken flavor. Fish is nice too. You have a good day yourself, Kiran..
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
16 Jan 10
Prawn Biriyani is quite easy to make, not as much fuss as the meat and chicken ones ...I guess Prawns taste good anyway they are cooked...
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
14 Jan 10
Well my craving for food depends on the circumsatnces....If I eat simple homely food for days togehter,I sometimes get fed up and crave for chinese and other exotic dishes which we get in the restuartants...and enjoy that atmosphere too......But if I have to eat out continously ,especially when I am travelling and am on a holiday,then I begin to crave for simple homely food ....Eating out means intake of more and unnecessary calories.....And after eating out continously such food no longer appears appealing.....I guess this is the case with most of us....
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Hi Roseo,You are right, we crave for something that we have missed for sometime. Most of the time I feel that ,we crave for something substantial and which has given us the maximum amount of satisfaction in the past... all the best and thanks a lot for your response
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
15 Jan 10
Well for me,the maximum amount of satisfaction that I ahve derived is from the home made dishes of my grandmother..She was a superb cook.....I miss her and her cooking a lot....
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
2 Feb 10
Roseo, my grandma too was a fabulous cook. I still remember the prwn curry she made and the simple rasam with Tomatoes. She used to steam fish wrapped in banana leaves, though my aunt and mom do prepare the dish, no one can come anywhere near my gran, she was the best ....
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
14 Jan 10
When I am hungry and craving, I usually crave things that are generally things that don't fall into a well balanced diet. I find I will lean either towards salty foods or sweet foods for any particular craving. It could be for popcorn or chips, ice cream or chocolate cake. Shopping for groceries when I'm like this usually ends up with me have a bunch of unhealthy for in my cart. But, every once in a while I will crave a meal, like ribs, or steak, or pasta. Well, now, I have to go and raid the fridge, .
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Hi uicbear, lol...have you finished raiding the fridge? I feel that one should never shop while one is hungry, you tend to spend on unnecessary things. It has happened to me when I have later realised that I have bought w3ay too much of bakery products and such that may not be consumed in time...All the best and happy mylotting
• United States
14 Jan 10
I agree - I crave more salty things and things that have lots of carb - bread, pasta etc. Shopping when hungry can be a disaster :) Always end up with stuff I don't need but things that looked good at the time but typically don't eat.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Hi jules, you are so right. I once ended up buying a packetful of cup cakes which no one likes in my home, but I was hungry and thought everyboidy would eat it for tea. But I had to finish it all. It was not very tasty either...
@balasri (26553)
• India
14 Jan 10
Mutton Biriyani.Though I do not take it very often I just cannot help remebering a great Biriyani whenever I am hungry.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Ummm....I can understand that. Though i dont eat meat I still like the flavor and taste of Biriyani. I like a well prepared egg biriyani and Prawn Biriyani is my favorite. In fact I make it often , since my family loves it :)
@balasri (26553)
• India
15 Jan 10
You made me hungry Kiran. Prawn Biriyani.
• India
10 Mar 10
hi kiran, i am having diabetics, so lost of restrictions for me, my wife packs some salty biscuits, mixture in my bag always, i manage with that, but some times i take masala dosa, utttpam, singada and pakoda thanks for this nice posting bhuwan
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
11 Mar 10
Hi bhuwan,sounds lovely...I love uttappam and masala dosas.I make it for breakfast sometimes. Isnt fried stuyff like pakoda bad for diabetses, just asking- because one of relatives who has it never eats any fried stuff - all the best and have a nice day
@TAZNEM (656)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
i dont have time to think of what i want to eat when i am starving i just eat food thats available and ready to be devoured. and most of the time i dont thing i even chew them properly when i am really starving
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
27 Feb 10
Hi TAZNEM, When one is really hungry,you eat what is available whether you like it or not...but we do wish that food that is to our liking was there, and, if it is there then you feel completely satisfied...thankjs a lot ofr your response and happy mylotting
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
1 Feb 10
Hi, kiran8. I crave for an Japanese dish. It consists of steak, chicken, grilled mushrooms, carrots, white rice with seasoned brown gravy. And the special sauce that they tend to use. It is so delicious. For lunch I may have a craving for a sub sandwich with every spicy and hot condiment that you can think of. Yumm!!! I have a half of a sub in the refrigerator right now.. I can't wait until I eat it!
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
2 Feb 10
Hi cream, your very description makes me crave for all that. It sound really yummy and such a healthy healthy combination too...I have not eaten Japanese food except sushi and tempura a couple of times. I would definitely love to have a proper meal at a Japanese restaurant and try out different dishes - all the best
@cloud31 (5811)
1 Feb 10
hello Kiran ,when im hungry i craved for something different may a thai-food, a bit spicy and i love the spices they mix up with their food, thailand cuisine boost my appetite it can suit my taste esp.with their salad and how their appetizer has made of.In all asian cuisine i love thailand food the best.Have a nice day!
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
1 Feb 10
Hi cloud,I too love thai food. I love the flavour of root ginger and lemon grass that is used and the other spicy flavours and taste. While I was visiting Dubai i went to a lovely thai restaurant there which was lush green and beautifully decorated and the food was superb....All the best and happy mylotting
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
14 Jan 10
If I'm hungry, I don't really care much what I eat. I want something I like of course, but it doesn't matter much what. It can be bread, or maybe pasta or pizza or chicken. When I'm hungry I'm not very selective. When I just crave food because I have the munchies, it's either chocolate or chicken. Not at the same time, but maybe after eachother :-)
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
15 Jan 10
Hi Torunn, thanks a lot for your response . I am sure when we are hungry we just eat whatever is available whether we like it or not. It is only that you wish you had something else to eat...all the best
@mlhuff12 (799)
• United States
14 Jan 10
Depends on what time of the day it is. Usually when it is in the morning I crave for a big delicious muffin and milk. That's what I had this morning.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
15 Jan 10
I too love Muffins and a hot cup of tea.We dont get very good Muffins here though.Thanks a lot for your response and all the best
@checkmail (2042)
• India
14 Jan 10
Hello kiran8 me too often do carve for some fastfoods and other dishes whenever much hungry.Yeah mostly it goes by days in the week, as there are few day in which non-veg is not allowed.Well prefer to have both dishes, veg and non-veg alternatively in my meals.It also depends upon the place where am having it, at home mostly its non-veg and in outdoors its mostly in veg.Though i enjoy my food in many ways sometimes without any special dishes.Anyways keep it up with your meals and stay Healthy.Happy mylotting.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
15 Jan 10
Hi checkmail, Thanks a lot for your response.So you dont really crave for anything , but are happy with whatever you have, thats good - all the best and happy mylotting
• India
14 Jan 10
when i'm hungry i would really love to have dosa with sambar or chicken biryani..i mostly enter a hotel knowing whether these dishes are available or not..if they are not available,as you have mentioned i would be thinking about these dishes and eat something else..i love these two dishes..they are like my all time favourites.on veg eating days i love to have dosas..and on other days i would like to have either of the two dishes.. Happy Mylotting...
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Hi bala, Dosa with sambar sounds good . One never gets fed up of eating either dosas or idlis. I make it almost every other day for breakfast ,but so far I have not heard anyone complain abt it...Thanks a lot and happy mylotting
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
14 Jan 10
It depends - sometimes just french fries, sometimes Moe's for a burrito, sometimes a dish of pasta. Some times it is something salty like potato chips or pretzels or sweet like cookies or chocolates.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Lovely dishes....I love burritos..But somehow i have not developed a taste for chips and pretzels. i never seem to like any Indian snack either...i love sweets though both Indian and others like pastries,cakes and cheesecakes etc; -thanks a lot and all the best
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
14 Jan 10
Sometimes I do not feel like eating the same old cooking items at home. That time I feel like going to restaurant and eat chana batura or butter nan with stuffed capsicum or palak panner. If nothing of this sort is available then at least MASALA DOSA for which I am a slave.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Hi Buchi, when I feel lazy to cook, I make just rice and salad and we have a small take away here and I order Dhal and palak paneer from him, which is really very tasty. i order some roast chicken for the children when they are around...I guess there is no end to our cravings
• India
14 Jan 10
Since food is my only passion, I guess I crave for all kinds of tasty food from the exotic to the basic. All at the same time I can yearn from biryani to chilli chicken to pizzas to noodles to simple hot rice and daal with brinjar fry to steaming khichdi with ghee on top. Well, it does depend on the weather too and now that its winter going on, I’m craving for all hot food but khichdi tops the list.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Hi sudipta, long time no see.. I am hungry after reading all those yummy dishes you have listed out. I am sure they are all worth craving.Khichdi is one of my favorites too with some achaar and curds - nothing like it . So balanced and healthy - all the best and have a great 2010
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
The food that I often crave are chocolates and sweets but sometimes I'm crave for pasta and chicken barbecue. I feel that too sometimes I'm crave for a particular food even if I'm already full.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Hi agv,cravings for chocolates and sweets is something else. when we are hungry generally we want to eat something substantial and healthy and when that is not available we make do withy whatever is there...thanks a lot and all the best
@adamc151 (479)
14 Jan 10
Its quite often different every time but the usual healthy stuff like burgers, pizzas...etc haha. Right now id like a pizza, or a big mac, or fish and chips :D mmmmmmmm im really hungry now
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Hi adam, I know that most people esp the youngsters crave for all that. My children do the same. My son loves Big Mac and filet o fish and so do I...thanks a lot and all the best
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
For me anything that I can take for the important is my stomach would be full so that I'm nor hungry anymore.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
14 Jan 10
Hi ebuscat, thanks a lot for your response. I too agree that what is most important is to fill your stomach, so that your hunger is taken care of - all the best