what is your reaction if you don't like the food served to you?

@nicolai (288)
Philippines
February 12, 2007 6:00am CST
specially when the one who cooked that food is someone close to you....what would you do?
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11 responses
@sioux2u (176)
• United States
12 Feb 07
try it be nice, latter say not so sure you care for it. honest is best way
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• United States
13 Feb 07
I normally wouldn't eat it. I wouldn't be rude. I would definitely go out of my way to explain that I am a finicky eater and it has absolutely nothing to do with their cooking which everyone else seems to be enjoying and hopefully they are. LOL If not, at least the attention would be on some else.
• United States
13 Feb 07
i eat it anyways. i don't want to hurt anyone's feelings and i just suck it up and eat.
@raveena (1357)
• India
13 Feb 07
The person who is so close to me would surely know the food that I like but even if I did not like the food I do not think I would say anything negative and hurt the feelings of that person specially when they have made me feel special.
@ekwits (511)
• Thailand
13 Feb 07
well, even I don't like I'm still gonna have it but not a lot. but you know if someone close to you like someone in your family cooked something for you. I think they totally know what you like and don't like because they close to you. - -* who that close to you don't know anything about what you like and don't like?
12 Feb 07
I always try to make it clear to people who are cooking for me that I am vegetarian, as it would be very awkward for me if I was served meat. If I don't like the food that I've been given, I would eat it anyway. The only time I would not eat it, is if my parents had made it or if I was in a restaurant.
@jahvo6 (624)
• Peru
12 Feb 07
Well it depends who cooked it, if it´´s someone I don´t know much I must be very polite and say why I didn´´t totally liked it don´t say that everything was not ok,and suggest something for the next time it should be better.
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
thats a good question....and heres a good tip especially when you dont want to hurt his/her feelings and at the same time dont want to lie. i suggest when he asks your opinion just kinda nod your head or even say you enjoyed it and then in a very casual way say " and you know what it would even be a lot better if you....."(give your opinion what will make it better for instance not too much salt or add some herbs or whateveer) or you can say " I have a friend who never knew how to cook and since she practices and watch cooking ...now she cooks the best (the dish that he is cooking) Let me try to ask her how she did it so you can give it a try." my point is always remember its not really what you say to him that matters if you want him to know the truth its really how you say it that matters most.
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
12 Feb 07
if im a resteraunt i would sent the food back and explain to the chef or owner what was wrong. Dependent upon how long the relationship had been going would determine how i reacted. At the start i would i ignore it, but once established I would complain lol
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
12 Feb 07
Out of courtesy and not to hurt the person's feelings, I would probably take a little and then explain to the person that it is not his/her cooking that's the problem but it's just my personal distaste of that particular type of food or dish.
12 Feb 07
It would all depend on who cooked it. Anyone close to me knows what kind of food I won't eat. They tend to ask me first what I like and don't like. Would I eat something that I don't like? No. If I don't like something there is a good reason for it. The food usually makes me sick. Not a very nice reation after someone took the time to prepare it for you.