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Most garlicky food ever

melissa511 | Mar 26, 2012 02:39 PM

Has anyone else ever had this experience? I recently had a wonderful meal of ninniku itame at a Japanese restaurant in a Portland (Ore.) suburb. The dish had been referenced in an alternative weekly guide as a "best deal" for lunch at this particular highly regarded restaurant.

Ninniku itame is beef strips sauteed with garlic sprouts in a tasty sauce of some kind; somehow I fast-forwarded right past the "garlic" when I read the description, ordered the dish and plowed in at the restaurant. It was great; I thought the sprouts were maybe some kind of scallion variety I hadn't encountered before. They had a subtle oniony taste, after all, and I slurped the dish up, sprouts and all. But at home I soon noticed a lingering garlic smell -- and it was me. The smell, which was quite distinct, lasted for 24 hours! (Fortunately, at the time I was living alone.)

Has anyone else encountered a dish that made them smell like garlic, for more than a few hours? Or something else? No need to be graphic, but I'm curious....

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