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Re: Condiments that spice up your life

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:16 am

A thread about condiments, awesome! My preference for condiments has changed over the years with most of my use represented by:

Mustard - whether it is brown, dijon, or yellow I love putting mustard on sandwiches, and sometimes on fries (whenever I take the rare occasion to eat them).

Horseradish - usually in the form of a sauce (I prefer the Boar's Head brand), I enjoy it for it's kick

Wasabi - maybe it's because of the influence that Asian fusion restaurants have had on me over the past year but I love dipping sushi in it

Peanut Butter/Cashew Butter/Almond Butter - yes, I use them as condiments for other foods because they provide an excellent source of protein and good for recovery after I work out (it also doesn't hurt that I love the taste of each)

Ketchup - burgers, fries, whatever it tends to taste good on during those times when I need a tomato fix
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Re: Condiments that spice up your life

Unread postby Zyzyfer » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:19 am

Speaking of condiments for fries...

...I am not that fond of them - mainly because restaurants usually give you too many and they're too carby - so when I eat them, I end up mixing mustard, ketchup, A1 sauce if available, and black pepper to make a sauce slurry for my fries. Looks slightly gross but tastes great!
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Re: Condiments that spice up your life

Unread postby Sun Fin » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:05 am

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Re: Condiments that spice up your life

Unread postby Lady Wu » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:25 pm

Fries must go with gravy. And fresh cheese curds if possible. (I (un)fortunately live right next to a chip truck...)

I actually never had cashew or almond butter. Are they PB-like or have a taste of their own?
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Re: Condiments that spice up your life

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:20 am

Lady Wu wrote:I actually never had cashew or almond butter. Are they PB-like or have a taste of their own?


I make my own cashew butter since I can get twice as much for the same price. Cashew butter tastes like cashews and whatever you put in it. I used a half teaspoon of vanilla extract and it was awesome. I may try agave nectar the next time. I'd say the taste is much lighter than PB.

Almond butter tastes like almonds but it's a lot more subtle than PB or cashew butter.

If I get the time, I'll post a pic I took of the cashew butter I made.
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Re: Condiments that spice up your life

Unread postby Aaron.K » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:31 pm

Zhuanyong wrote:Wasabi - maybe it's because of the influence that Asian fusion restaurants have had on me over the past year but I love dipping sushi in it


It's also good with chicken.
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Re: Condiments that spice up your life

Unread postby Starscream » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:13 am

Haven't been here in ages!

I'm generally for spicy food so here's my pick:

black pepper: it gives fragrance and flavour to soups and meat and even salads

shichimi dougarashi: Japanese mixed chilli and spices. Best with ramen, meats and even plain rice

chilli and garlic sauce: for local foods, especially fried ones

"Italian" mixed herbs: it's a general combination of herbs like oregano and what not for meats and salads

garlic: raw diced ones or stir fried to golden brown, either way, they are awesome for noodles and once again, meat.
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Re: Condiments that spice up your life

Unread postby Liu Yuante » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:52 am

Zhuanyong wrote:A thread about condiments, awesome! My preference for condiments has changed over the years with most of my use represented by:

Mustard - whether it is brown, dijon, or yellow I love putting mustard on sandwiches, and sometimes on fries (whenever I take the rare occasion to eat them).

Horseradish - usually in the form of a sauce (I prefer the Boar's Head brand), I enjoy it for it's kick

Wasabi - maybe it's because of the influence that Asian fusion restaurants have had on me over the past year but I love dipping sushi in it

Peanut Butter/Cashew Butter/Almond Butter - yes, I use them as condiments for other foods because they provide an excellent source of protein and good for recovery after I work out (it also doesn't hurt that I love the taste of each)

Ketchup - burgers, fries, whatever it tends to taste good on during those times when I need a tomato fix


Love cashew butter. But I also love cashews in general.
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Re: Condiments that spice up your life

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:04 am

Liu Yuante wrote:
Love cashew butter. But I also love cashews in general.


I second that, sheer awesomeness. I make Cashew Banana Smoothies almost everyday for my after workout protein-carb replenisher.
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