Worst Meal Ever: 21 Tales of Disastrous Dinners
Excerpt’s from Zagat:
A Funky Asian Disaster
As a food writer it’s a bit embarrassing to admit that I’ve never been a fan of, well…stinky ingredients. (I’m just being honest.) I mean I’m not the kind of person who’s going to sit there and pretend I snack on durian and fermented fish paste just because it sounds cool. One night I was eating dinner at a hot spot known for its inventive Asian fare. The dishes sounded really good on the menu so we ordered close to an entire menu’s worth of the goods. Basically, if you want to stink worse than a batch of hard-boiled eggs dipped in vinegar, you should eat here. I watched in shock as my dining companions ooh-ed and ahh-ed at the “deliciousness” of the meal, which had actually made me physically nauseated. Also the desserts were some of the worst things I’ve ever put in my mouth and included flavor combos that while inventive, did not work in the slightest. One dish tasted like spiced gravel doused with orange marmalade. I’ll say no more, but I can tell you that I won’t be returning to this joint ever again.
-Kelly Dobkin is an editor for the Zagat Blog