Lately, I've been coming across some really cringe-worthy food news via the web. Specifically (this week anyway), products or restaurants that are just so very wrong, in so many ways.
The first time I heard of strawberry milk sausage, it was via my daily feed from boing boing, who in turn heard about it from nude highway driving. Why exactly anyone,
even rabid food product execs, would think this was a good idea is quite beyond me.
"The kids just aren't gobbling up our fish-meat sausages like they used to, Sir, so I was thinking that if we added strawberry flavouring it might help."
"Make it so, Number One."
Also via boing boing, this time through Cool Hunting, a restaurant in Taiwan called Toilet Bowl.
Their entire theme is around, you guessed it, toilet bowls, including urinal sconces, toilets for seats, and toilet shaped bowls (as pictured, left). Go check out the write-up at MSNBC for another photo, showing a larger view of the restaurant. Apparently it's all the rage with 'the kids', but the food would have to be beyond fantastic to get me to sit on the can for a whole meal. Or would it have to be beyond horrible? Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck...
And, lastly, again from boing boing (via Japan Blog), a tragically mis-named restaurant, this time in Japan. The Chicken Pecker has obviously lost something in translation, and reminded me of an escort bar that used to be in Hawaii called Club Ugly (anyone in Hawaii remember this?). Note to restaurateurs in non-English speaking countries that want to use English names: get a good translator. And, no, your cousin that went to Graceland once in high school doesn't count.