Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Now this is just plain weird

You may remember a while back I posted about how I was on a personal mission to work my way through the exciting new ice cream flavours the campus grocery shop has started to sell.

Well, I never thought I'd say this, but maybe there is such a thing as too exciting.


If you are wondering what taro ice cream is like, it's pretty much how you might imagine an ice cream would taste if you flavoured it with a root vegetable.

What sort of psychopathic toddler creative genius thought this was a good idea?

13 Comments:

Sarah said...

I'd probably still give it a try... I'm a bit of an ice-cream fanatic :) The only flavours I'd never try are the meat and seafood ones (all invented in Japan, I think).

JustMe said...

one word, eew.

Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

Hm. My favorite bubble-tea flavor is taro, but I've always thought that it probably didn't taste like actual taro (which I have never eaten).

BrightStar said...

Dude, I went to this one gelato place in my boyfriend's city a couple of weeks ago and it had flavors like garlic gelato and curry gelato and pear with blue cheese!

I don't know what taro tastes like.

ZaPaper said...

I like taro-flavored sweets, but then I'm a freak. I also really like mung-bean flavored popsicles, which I think taste kind of like red bean only they're green. The only flavor I really don't like is red date flavor. I just find it disgusting, and unfortunately all the red bean stuff here seems to be contaminated with it. Yuck.

sheepish said...

I think having a different cultural background would help it seem more appealing (c.f. root beer).

Anastasia said...

as the japanese know, red bean ice cream is good, so why not root veggies? also, you know what is good? there's a gelato place here that makes rose gelato and it is so so unbelievably good.

StyleyGeek said...

Mmm... I love rose-flavoured ice cream. I have some rose syrup that I add to vanilla ice cream and it's nearly as good as the bought stuff.

Bright star, those flavours are REALLY weird.

And I had no idea you could get taro-flavoured tea, sweets, or mung-bean flavoured popsicles.

Sheepish, you are probably right about the cultural background thing. My cultural background says that taro is for putting in a hangi if you've run out of kumara.

Lucy said...

I once ate home made sweet potato ice cream, which was gross. He didn't actually tell us what flavour it was until after we'd all tasted it.

A friend recently had a pea-themed dinner, with pea ice cream for dessert. That was actually better than the sweet potato.

Breena Ronan said...

I ate Taro in Hawaii once and maybe it was just badly prepared, but it was gross. I also went to a tomato festival and had tomato ice cream. It wasn't good. Red bean ice cream sounds great though.

StyleyGeek said...

To be clear, I have nothing against taro as a vegetable. The ice cream just didn't do anything for me.

Breena, maybe yours was badly prepared. Roasted nicely, in a soup or cut into chips and deep-fried, taro is at worst inoffensive, and at best very yummy.

Bardiac said...

Gilroy, CA, claims to be the garlic capital of whatever, and has a garlic festival.

Garlic wine and garlic ice cream.

You're supposed to cook with the wine, but I'm not really sure what you're supposed to do with the ice cream. Eating it really didn't seem like a viable option to ME!

iwik_asil said...

I recently had dinner with a friend who recalled the time he went to visit a client and out of cultural politeness had to eat a bowl of wasabi flavoured ice-cream. Even his Indian collage found it excruciatingly hot, and my friend had tears running down his cheeks.