I am very curious to learn if any of our fellow Chowhounds have ever encountered something called
"Black Eyed Hash" on the menus of any of their local restaurants, and if so, what they think about it.
I live in Norfolk, Virginia. A couple of years ago,
a trendy new diner style restaurant opened up. They seemed to have come up with a side dish that they called "Black Eyed Hash." This stuff seems to be a mixture of black eyed peas, rice, sometimes a few potatoes, onions, peppers, and whatever else the chef throws in.
This "Black Eyed Hash" has become one of the most popular mainstays of this restaurant. Every time I walk by this place, where there is a large billboard overlooking their outside sidewalk cafe, it seems like they always list one of their entrees as accompanied by their famous "Black Eyed Hash."
Apparently, this is pretty popular stuff. At least two other restaurants in Norfolk, one in downtown, and one other in the trendy Ghent section, has added at least one menu item with "Black Eyed Hash."
This is all very perplexing to me. I have tried "Black Eyed Hash" at least a half dozen times, and at least one time each at the three Norfolk restaurants that I know offer it, and, to tell the truth, I CAN'T STAND IT!!!!
This "Black Eyed Hash" is one of the blandest and tasteless side dishes I have ever tasted anywhere, and I have tried it at three different restaurants. To put it bluntly, I find that this stuff sucks!
I would rather plow through an overcooked baked potato with skin as hard as leather than to suffer through a mound of this Black Eyed Hash stuff. That's how much I dislike it.
Have any of you ever encountered and sampled "Black Eyed Hash" in any of your local restaurants? Apparently, this is something that is making the rounds at some of our "fusion" style restaurants.
Fortunately, the best "fusion" restaurant in Norfolk, Virginia, has yet to succumb to the "Black Eyed Hash" disease.
I'm just curious if this dish has ever appeared in any of your restaurants. If so, do any of you like it?
If so, then maybe it's me.