In this food thread, we find perfect balance. The universal centre point in the foodie universe.
For in this thread we find the Yin and Yang in everything. The Good and Bad of food. No matter how delicious a food is, it has a flaw. No matter how dire, it has something to compliment. Only a fool is incapable of finding the Yin or Yang in something!
For example, I adore Tandoori Chicken Tikka. I love how it tastes, how it looks, how it smells... I would normally say I love EVERYTHING about it! But for the sake of finding the Yang element, I would have to say... that might be something like how it dyes my fingers orange! A negligible thing perhaps, but a Yang point nonetheless!
So in this thread, you suggest a food or drink for the next person. Then the person states both a YIN and YANG point for it! Even if it's something you cannot stand, or something you utterly adore, you MUST find a Yin and Yang for both. Otherwise, your answers are null and void! Once you do so, give your own food or drink suggestion for the next poster.
So let's play, THE YIN AND YANG OF THAT FOODIE THANG!
The first poster has the pleasure of stating the Yin and Yang of: MACARONI CHEESE!
Firstly, Toto, you made me literally laugh out loud. (I'll assume you were joking about tapping your toe...)
YIN: If you're looking for a strong flavour, you can't go wrong with a Pickled Onion!
YANG: It's a bit too overpowering for my liking, its like KAPOWWW have some sour onion taste. I'm not too keen on it.
Wow. I didn't even notice. Too absorbed in my Grapey dilemma.
YIN: It tastes the bomb-diggity. And you know what? The smell. Even the SMELL makes me happy. The morning after, I smell the box again sometimes. The memories bring such joy.
YANG: They aren't ALL that good. Some pizzas are far too deep and doughy, to the point they lose their pizza identity. Don't overdo it guys.
Now the next person can answer Dani and her SEAFOOD STICKS
Yin: they can be SO good, especially at decent Italians! And tend to be way less greasy than other pizzas, and have more tomato saucy goodness.
Yang: they tend to be a hundred times more filling due to the increased topping to dough ratio and more sauce/cheese ingredients. Plus they tend to have more dough. AND you can't get them as a takeaway so less convenience, more luxury meal (not really a bad thing, just an observation!)
(Original post by Viennaberry)
Yin~ just a little dash can add a lovely winter warmth to porridge/drinks/hot cereal
Yang~ two words: cinnamon challange.
Yin & yang pick & mix!
YIN: gives me fond childhood memories, the pick element mean it can provide fun and yum for longer periods of time, you can have a variety.
YANG: penny sweets don't cost a penny anymore. They should be called, no longer a penny sweets. Oh, and it makes me cringe to think of other people putting their grubby hands in the comparements.
YIN: Pukka Pies are really convenient and the upper crust tends to flake up jeeeuuuuust right!
YANG: The filling tastes surprisingly very iron-y. Very mean with the meat too, and the lower crust can be *overly* soggy (I like soggy pastry, but not *wet* pastry).
What's the YIN AND YANG OF: MULLER CRUNCH?