Thursday, December 11, 2008

Blog Contest: What Do You Think This Is?


You can either post a guess or email one to me...

23 comments:

Tim Baker said...
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Tim Baker said...

It looks like baba ganouche. Eggplant and garlic and other good stuff.

Brian Bowker said...

I'm going to go with something less exotic: Yogurt. Likely strawberry.

Miriam said...

I'm not sure, but is it something we could eat at Tamarind Tree on Sunday night? That's right, I've convinced Jo and two other friends to go eat Vietnamese food. What should we not miss on the menu?

Michelle said...

Taro?

marjie said...

Miriam, I am so happy you are going! Sbill is going with 16 people Friday night and I placed the order. The manager told Sbill that I ordered too much and pared it down! She definitely ruined some fun...but...OK, what NOT to miss:

1. Turmeric Coconut Rice Cakes
2. Tamarind Tree Rolls and maybe one with grilled meatball and one with lemongrass beef
3. The deep fried rolls with taro
4. The papaya salad
5. The catfish in claypot
6. The Tamarind Tree crepes
7. My parents had the spinach the other night and said it was divine (I haven't tried it.) Maybe Sbill can give you some suggestions, too, after his meal tonight?

OK, I had better stop there. Be sure to send me your review!

Oh, and to answer your question: No, what is pictured is not on the menu that I know of. And it is not babaganouj, yogurt, or taro.

Keep the guesses coming!

Angie said...

It looks like rice pudding or tapioca to me. Maybe it's just a yummy dip for those veggies!

marjie said...

You all are waaaaaayyyyy too tame. Hint: It is an animal product.

Carol said...

Well, I was going to guess tapioca, but you squelched that! Is it bone marrow?

Annette said...

I guess some sort of animal fat dip.

Brian Bowker said...

Liver Yogurt?

Dad said...

It looks like yogurt, but I'll try again with something that sounds terrible: seasoned blend of animal fat and cream to dip the vegetables in. (yuk!)

Dad said...

How about a blend of fat and brains? (yuk yuk!)

Michelle said...

Pig fat that has been fried - strained and allowed to cool?

Amy T said...

No, no, I've got to go along with "Dad" and guess it's a brain product. I've only seen "head cheese" and it's about that color.

(I refuse to go down the testicle route, but am surprised no one else has)

Miriam said...

Could it be worms? I can't believe I'm even suggesting it.

marjie said...

The most creative guess prize goes to Michelle: "Pig fat that has been fried, strained, and allowed to cool." You say that like you have done it!

The prize goes to my dad, because he mentioned "brain" first. This is mashed brain. It came with the whole brain (which we thought was intestines) and the kidney (which we thought was liver) on Pagoata Day.

The day I posted this, Tarn mentioned, "Hey, do you guys know what was on those plates?"

He had been reading the menu with Thuy and saw what she had ordered; he thought he shouldn't tell us what it was until later. Last night we asked a Vietnamese guy about mashed brain and he said it is "delicious."

I wonder if any of us will ever know if that is true or not?

Oh, and Miriam, I have seen worms here. In a bowl, moving.

Dad said...

Wow - that's my first win at anything for the whole week!

Brian Bowker said...

So... It's a sort of brain yogurt then? I think I should get partial credit.

marjie said...

No, Brian, it is no kind of yogurt, it is plain mashed brain. They eat mashed brain in its pure form here, unlike you people in Bellingham.

Dad, I am sorry that mashed brain is the only thing you have won this week, because your prize for guessing "mashed brain" is mashed brain! I will put it in your Christmas box...

Michelle said...

I have to come clean . . . I work with a man who moved from Vietnam to America when he was 14. He suggested that it was pork fat fried and strained. After I showed him the picture he had several guesses but the pork fat one was the most likely in my mind. He has since asked me a half a dozen times when you would reveal what it really was - I am happy that on Monday I can tell him! Thanks Marjie for a fun guessing game for all of us!

The Norris Clan said...

I am SO bummed I missed this game! I would have guessed tzatziki sauce, but that's the wrong continent.

Mungo said...

Mungo sad he miss contest. Mungo would have guessed brain, because that is what Mungo's brain look like.