a reply to: mamabeth
Funny story about nutmeg; when I was working over in Malaysia I had a few Malay gals who worked admin for us. One day they brought in this dried
fruit they were all raving about. It looked like candied ginger (same color roughly and same consistency). They were just gobbling this stuff up
like candy, and were insisting I try some. It had some Malaysian name, and I had no idea what it was. It didn't particularly smell like anything
really, maybe just the slightest hint of nutmeg.
So I popped just the tiniest piece in my mouth and bit down on it. OMG...OMG...AAAAAAAGGGGHHHHHHH!! It was this unimaginable eruption of nutmeg,
like 100,000,000 times stronger than anything I'd ever tasted before!! I mean, just unbelievable, incomprehensible...NUTMEG flavor!! Probably the
strongest, most pungent, flavor of anything I've ever tasted in my life! It like consumed your whole body the instant you tasted it. It was so far
over the top of anything I'd ever tasted before it defies description (and I'm not EVEN doing it justice here with my description). My whole upper
torso just instinctively convulsed (no kidding either!).
I immediately yanked it out of my mouth, and I'm standing there gasping and holding on to it at arm's length like it's a piece of radioactive Cobalt
or something, but it was too late. I couldn't even speak. The girls are all standing there giggling (and eating this stuff like mad). When I
finally managed to speak I asked them "What the heck is this stuff????"
. They said what it's name was in Bahasa Malaysian, and then said
"you probably refer to it as 'nutmeg'
Turns out it was the fruit of the nutmeg. The seed is what gets ground up for the spice nutmeg, but they dry the flesh of the fruit too, and then
candy it with sugar. Prior to this I didn't really mind nutmeg really, but after that experience I can only take nutmeg in very small (think
microscopic) amounts. I can smell it from a mile away, even just a few grains of the stuff. It took like 2-3 days to get that taste out of my mouth,
and the whole time every single thing I tasted or smelled tasted and smelled like nutmeg. And, I am not exaggerating one bit about this either.
It was unbelievable!
Sorry, off-topic, I know, but I thought I'd share.
ETA...and before anyone goes there, yes, I have
had Durian fruit...and this was 10,000x times more powerful than Durian fruit could ever
edit on 6/18/2018 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)