what does Star Trek food taste like?

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  1. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Give us your best guesses! How do humans perceive these alien foods and beverages?

    Jumja stick = Sickly sweet, something like tamarind. Coheres together like a creamsicle but it's not really cold.

    Romulan ale = Definitely hard alcohol, nothing like beer or "ale." So astringent that you can barely discern a taste at all. It's calibrated for Rommie taste buds. Mostly you just feel your mouth being set afire.

    Tranya = Yummmmmm! Vaguely tropic fruity.

    Kanar = Mildly sweet, very viscous compared with beverages humans are used to. Probably hard to stomach for humans. Intensely intoxicating, but for Cardies it's just a mild buzz.
     
  2. Nerys Myk

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    Chicken
     
  3. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Strangely enough, there is no Star Trek food that tastes like chicken. ;)

    But Ferengi tube grubs are surprisingly tasty, once you get past the idea that you are eating worms. Soft textured and mildly sweet, like calamari, with a spicy kick. Great in jambalaya.

    Here's a little known fact. Which Earth food item is the most popular among alien cultures?

    Answer: Beets.
     
  4. Nerys Myk

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    Not even the chicken sandwiches?
     
  5. bryce

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    Oddly, they taste the least like chicken of anything...


    I wonder what Tribble tastes like?
     
  6. sbk1234

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    Think about the way a strawberry tastes. Tribble is the exact opposite flavor.
     
  7. Supernuke

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    I think Kanar would taste like rum, at least in my opinion. Hasperat sounds like it would be some sort of Greek dish. lol
     
  8. Trilliam

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    I always imagined that tubegrubs would taste like witchety grubs or bogon moths (although I've not tasted either). Also another possibility is that tube grubs taste like Tasmanian scallops or Balmain/Moreton Bay bug - (all of which I've eaten at one time or another and are my favourite types of seafood).
     
  9. Captain Leslie

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    Palukoo taste like chicken . If you can catch the little buggers. And they dont eat you!

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  10. AdmiralGarak

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    Hasperat's probably more of an Italian-American dish. Something akin to a hot pepper cheese pepperoni roll. Minus the pepperoni.

    I've always wondered about blood wine. Despite the predilections of Klingon cuisine, I've always taken the name to be figurative. Probably just a really potent red wine that fires up the blood.
     
  11. The Boy Who Cried Worf

    The Boy Who Cried Worf Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Jumja sticks taste like a dirty Jolly Rancher

    Romulan Ale tastes like Permafrost(the drink,not the auto fluid)

    Tranya tastes like Tang

    Kanar tastes like Aqua Velva

    Chicken is bland because its usually cooked.

    Tube grubs taste like Gagh, which tastes like your eating live worms.
     
  12. Trilliam

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    witchety grubs and oysters.
     
  13. Rÿcher

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    ever wonder if the only thing Bajorans ate was hasperat? Seems like every time they mention any Bajoran cuisine, it's hasperat this, hasperat that.
     
  14. Brian

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    There's not much meat on a tribble. They're all bones and ovaries.

    They make a nice savory stock, though.
     
  15. backstept

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    Leola Root Stew probably tastes like spinach or cabbage . . .
     
  16. Brian

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    I always imagined Leola Root to be more like turnips.
     
  17. Fifth Dimension

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    Um, did you even watch Deep Space Nine? :lol: In the Season Six opening arc, in one of the most important episodes, Ziyal makes a souffle out of hasperat. Also, in "Wrongs Darker than..." when Meru and Nerys are taken to Terok Nor and given food, hasperat is on the table and I believe it looks more like a cream type thing.

    So sorry, I don't think your analogy works. I've never even heard of making a souffle out of a hot pepper cheese roll. :wtf:
     
  18. Sector 7

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    ^Since they haven't invented Smell-O-Vision yet, this is all conjecture and fantasy... so lighten up and have fun with it! :rommie:
    Unless, that is, you have actually BEEN to Bajor... :vulcan:

    I say if you don't know what it tastes like, it must taste like chicken! :rommie:
     
  19. AdmiralGarak

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    Hasperat looks like a burrito. It's lterally just dough with spices cooked in. The prop was a flour tortilla with cream cheese and peppers (though quite bland and not tasting anything like what real hasperat would.)

    The souffle was probably made with hasperat spices. The cream was either a mistake (yours or the prop department's) or it was the uncooked ingredients.

    Memory Alpha. They even have a damn picture of it looking very burritoish. :p
     
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  20. CaptainSerek

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    There is also the debate of replicated food versus fresh food. Fresh tends to be preferred although replicated is more practical.