Eating my way through life in Hong Kong, Paris and now, London!
Monday, November 30, 2009
F-odd: Genghis Khan - a sweetie?
A good friend of mine went to Hokkaido and she got the boy a little present.
Genghis Khan may not have been a sweetie but he is now a sweet.
That's right, Genghis Khan Caramel, an "Hokkaido Original", it would seem. Only in Japan indeed.
I gave it blind to the boy, who chewed it thoughtfully and said that it was "earthy... and weirdly meaty with some sweetness? Not unpleasant but definitely not something I would crave."
The friend who gave it to me was so intrigued by the taste, she kept trying them until she finished the whole packet!
I cannot understand this. I put it in my mouth and chewed for a while. First of all, it was quite milky, then for some reason, I tasted very sweet, icky garlicky type marinade, if that makes sense. It was awful. So bad I had to spit it out, dig out a little piece from my teeth and dry heave. Then brush my teeth. I really could not swallow it.
Unsurprisingly besides 2 pieces missing, I still have the whole packet! Anyone want to try one? Let me know and I'll mail you one!
I think you listen carefully, you will hear someone turning over violently in his grave....
I love food. I truly do. I love reading recipe books, love eating, love planning my next meal. There is not much I don't like to eat or wouldn't try. Oh, except turkish delight. Who in the world thought that perfumed jelly would be a good thing?