I wanted to ask a quick question, but before I begin, I'd like to share a story:
I made some maionese de leite one day, which is a milk-like mayonnaise condiment (really) from Portugal. I expected it to be an oily mess that looked like something a kindergartener would throw together. As I poured canola oil into the vortex of the blender, it slowly thickened to the consistency of medium beaten heavy cream. When it reached that consistency, I stopped for a taste. I had seasoned it with salt, pepper, and a dash of garlic powder.
I was shocked at how not horrible tasting it was. It was actually better than most mayonnaises I have had, even at restaurants. I mixed it with honey mustard, ate it on a ham sandwich, and let me tell you-- it was pretty good.
This little culinary anecdote taught me that many foods are out there that taste great but are highly underrated. Do any of you know of any world cuisines that are highly underrated?
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