What a joke. At least I thought it was until I read the article at the source. The clueless folks at Epicurious.com, no, I didn’t know who they were either before they started making a lame name for themselves… came up with the idea that Peruvian food is somehow the next best thing over Thai food.
First of all, one has to ask – how many South American employees they have working at this place? I’ve had Peruvian food. I liked some of it. Is it going to replace the amazing range of tastes found in Thai food? Not a chance. I think that nothing can possibly approach the variety and deliciousness of Thai food, not even Indian food – which happens to be my second favorite food. Jamaican food has some amazing dishes but I’d call that a 3rd to Indian food. I’d not even place Peruvian food in the Top 50.
So, apparently this Epispurious releases an annual list of their culinary trend predictions. Listen to what they say and be amazed…
Peruvian is the new Thai: You thought Peruvian cuisine was all about seviche, maybe? Guess again: Peru boasts culinary influences from Spanish, Basque, African, Cantonese, Japanese, Italian, French, and British immigrants. Pisco Sour, anyone?
Unfortunately I don’t have access to any Peruvian food here in Thailand. You know why that is? There aren’t any Peruvian restaurants here.
It can’t possibly compete with international tourists other favored cuisines. I think Epicurious is trying to make news for themselves. They’d best do it by sticking to the basics. Thai food is the most delicious food the world has ever known. Thai food has consistently been the top rated food over the last decade since the world’s introduction to it.
I know back in Florida we have no less than 15 Thai restaurants within a 20 mile radius of Tampa. I know because I would regularly eat Thai food a couple times a week before moving to Thailand. Are Floridians going to turn their noses up at Thai food and head the SUV’s to a Peruvian restaurant instead? Nah. IS THERE a Peruvian restaurant in your city? No, there isn’t. You’ll likely need to move to LA or New York where these clowns are likely located to find any Peruvian restaurants. The employees of this silly company probably won’t be eating there either.
Thai food is #1 from now until some new civilization is found that combines Thai, Indian, Hawaiian, and Jamaican foods.
Think that day is just around the corner? Nah, me neither!
(guest post written by big mouth, with tongue in cheek – Vern)