Classic gone wrong

  • Lifestyle
  • Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012

EVERYONE knows that delicacies are a major element of Christmas. However, things are bound to get bizarre when dishes, which are not part of your usual Christmas spread, come into the picture.

“The weirdest Christmas dish I’ve ever had is probably snails. Imagine devouring those creepy crawlies lurking around your garden, but cooked in a variety of spices. Spices are not enough to make up for its starchy texture however,” says 17-year-old Jonathan Fernandez, adding that he would never try the said dish again.

Experiments are usually the main culprits of bizarre dishes, and this is not new information for Ron Hashirya, who has had his share of accidental Christmas dishes. “There was curry chicken with cheddar cheese on Christmas. Chicken curry always tastes all right, but when you bite into a piece of cheddar? It spoils the entire thing!” he says.

Some had even gone to the extent of adding a twist to their Christmas dishes.

“There was one Christmas where I had pork sebak (shredded meat salad) and pig’s ear boiled in a stew and then mixed with cucumber, lettuce and homemade ground chilli.

“It was a Portuguese Christmas twist,” says Lancelot Theseria. Tis the season to stick to traditional Christmas dishes. – Le Shea Low and Muhammad Farid Taqiuddin Zulkifly

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