Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Top 10 Most Addicting Foods

This list is in no particular order and was NOT stolen from another individual. Copyright Infringement will not be tolerated and all property goes to Steven Chung....AH SCREW IT! I don't what you want. :) 

- Blog #38: Addiction isn't always a terrible thing. It's just a matter of knowing when enough is enough and when to stop. When it comes to eating, who doesn't love a good munch? You love to eat, but you must know when to stop after you hear something growling. In the interest of keeping things alive as ever on my blog site, I'm continuing my long stretch of blog-writing and going into more abstract ideas. Time to go abstract into simple ideas. Having there be such a widespread world of delicacies can lead to having just as many food critics. If your favorite treat isn't on here, let it be known again. Right here is only one list out of many. Don't mark out. If this isn't for you, then look elsewhere and don't cause trouble. This list can consist of healthy foods or unhealthy foods, but they all have to have one thing in common. You can't stop eating them! Let the feast of pictures and words begin!   

1. Rice! (with Soy Sauce...) - Originating from Thailand and all across the orient, Rice is one of the healthiest grains in the world and also the second-highest produced crop, after corn. It may be the most important grain to satisfy human nutrition and calorie intakes. Yes, indeed. Rice is healthy. Unfortunately, for the purpose of it being addictive, there has to be something added in order to make this entrant possible. SOY SAUCE! In particular, Kikkoman Soy Sauce! Ok, there's a tiny bit of salt with each drop you put on the rice. So? Does that make it deadly to eat? I've never had a problem. Rice, alone, tastes excellent. Put a little soy product on there and you're got yourself a mouth-watering meal. The only problem? Rice can sometimes take a while to cook, unless you're eating out.

2. Buffalo Wings - I've never been to a place where there were horrible buffalo wings. It's something about the flavorings in these sauces that make the wings extra delicious. Fried, succulent wings that are covered in a vinegar-based pepper sauce with butter. There's often confusion as to whether people should call these "buffalo wings" or "chicken wings." I just call them "mouth-watering goodness." Literally, they can be very mouth-watering. Sometimes, they're so hot that you have to order two drinks in order to cool off the satisfying burns on your tongue. Another question that's been brought up is whether or not buffalo wings are better boneless or with bones. That really depends on how you prefer to eat them. Are you lazy or are you outgoing? Go through the bones or use those utensils? So many preferences, so little time.

3. Shrimp - A common case of an oxymoron, at it's finest. Not really being the smallest thing you'll ever eat, shrimp is one of the most popular seafood items on the market in America. You've heard rumors of how shrimp is unhealthy, right? Let me just throw it out there and say that that is not true. Shrimp may be high in cholesterol, but it is low in saturated fat. In a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the percentage increase of LDL from shrimp consumption was lower than the percentage increase of HDL. Yeah...I looked that up. This means moderate shrimp consumption, not too much or not too little, is no where near dangerous towards your health! It's an ideal source of protein, vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids, and selenium (which is found to decrease cancer incidents). Sure, you can eat these all the time, if you want to shell out a couple of dozen bucks for these expensive small-fries.   

4. French Fries - Speaking of fries, there was once a time in my life where I could go to no restaurant, unless they served some sort of variation of the french fry. Nowadays, there are barely any restaurants that DON'T serve french fries. It doesn't seem to matter to me now, as I've grown less picky. In English mannerisms, they were called "French Fried Potatoes." In Family Guy, they were pronounced "FRENCH FRIED PERTATERS...mhmm." While they are not of French origin, fries have become a popular snack item since it's first appearances in Belgium and Great Britain. Skinny fries, curly fries, chili fries, sweet potato fries, tornado fries (created in South Korea...YES!), and basically every idea possible for french fries have been invented. This shouldn't be taken for granted, though. "Too much of a good thing is too much of a good thing" is a saying that best suits this french fry mayhem, especially after watching things like Super Size Me. Ugh...common sense, people.      

5. Pizza - What better way to relieve stress than ordering in some ZA? The Greeks knew that they were making something awesome that was going to become a work of art. I can't even begin to imagine how many possible ways there are to make a pizza. You can use pepperoni, anchovies, peppers, onions, pineapples, buffalo wings, mushrooms, MORE CHEESE! It's insane. It's especially fun to watch people make pizza in a pizzeria. My personal favorite pizza is a pepperoni thin-crust pizza from "Domino's Pizza." It's so hard to stay away from these. While some say pizza can be healthy, it really depends on where you buy it. Pizza can be high in salt, fat, and calories. A high intake in certain ingredients can actually even become a risk-factor for cancer. But, don't let those warnings ruin anything for you. Lots of people eat pizza, but nothing serious always comes from eating them. You'd be hearing a lot more about it, if that were the case.


6. Hershey's Kisses - You know what they are. I know what they are. Everyone in America has to know what these are. I'm not talking about those different flavors of Kisses that have been produced throughout our generation. I'm talking about the original, chocolate Kisses. Anything made of chocolate can be addicting, I suppose. It's more like candy than it is food, but nonetheless. I don't know if anyone else out there gets this same feeling where, when you eat one, you have to eat another one because you can't stand without them. Here comes a call for a "That's what she said!" joke. The longer Kisses are in your mouth, the more sweeter they taste...go ahead. Say it! You're thinking it! Anyway, the only problem with Kisses are those little strips of paper in each delicately wrapped candy, which are only there just for show. 

7. Easy-Over/Over-Easy/Sunny Side Up Eggs - Whichever way you prefer to pronounce them, these babies are extremely delectable. Most of the time, these egg-fried creations are only eaten at breakfast. Of course, a large majority of people don't care about that! They want to eat eggs! So, crack the shells open and pour the yolks whites onto a frying pan, sprinkle some pepper and maybe a tad bit of salt on top, and there you go. I mostly eat eggs at breakfast time, with the exception of some dinners. However, when I'm given the opportunity, I will go all out to ask for seconds...or fourths. Depending on how you cook them, the result will always leave you happy. That's no yolk! HAHAHAHAHA...hehhhhhhhh...

8. Samgyeopsal - Korean pork belly/bacon. Here's a shocker! Bacon is bacon, but Korean bacon is just amazing. It's not like regular bacon where most of it is store-bought. This particular Korean meat needs no seasoning to taste great and it's always meant to be grilled to perfection. For the most part, it is served with gireumjang, which is a dipping sauce made from salt and sesame oil. It can also include hints of black pepper. While you have the ability to buy these in stores, you'll actually enjoy them more if you go to a Korean restaurant and learn to cook them by yourself. I've done it many times. It's easy! It's delicious! It's samgyeopsal! I think part of the reason people like this meat so much is because samqyeopsal can be customized to one's liking.

9. Saltines with Peanut Butter - Personal pleasure. That's all I have to say. 

10. Jiaozi (Pot Stickers) - According to some myths and rumors, the invention of the pot sticker was made totally by mistake. Simply, a case of being too clumsy and making these, instead of making regular dumplings. This small package is filled with ground meat and vegetables, just like dumplings are. Pot stickers only difference is that they seem to be cooked more. That's why they taste so good. Call them, "Well-done Dumplings." Oh, why did I do this list? I'm so hungry now...

- Done. Time to eat!

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