Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 29

Thread: Me and fish sauce

  1. #1
    stark Guest

    Default Me and fish sauce

    I've tried everything: masks, clothes pins, mentholatum. I just can't
    get around the smell. Mine's a good brand, Three Crabs or something
    like that; and granted the taste is mild, just a salty, rich taste
    that makes a good dipping sauce. But that smell! I'm not a neutral
    scent fanatic. I don't mind the smells of frying permeating the house,
    or a long braise or even sauteeing onions and garlic. My wife must
    have some hound dog in her genes; she can tell if I've looked at a
    clove of garlic within the past three hours. She didn't mind the smell
    of my simmering fish sauce; in fact, she kinda liked it. Me? I was
    ready to abandon ship, sell the house or raze it and rebuild. Naw!
    Just dump the fish sauce and note it as another "cannot do."

    How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    rotting beneath your house?

  2. #2
    George Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    stark wrote:
    > I've tried everything: masks, clothes pins, mentholatum. I just can't
    > get around the smell. Mine's a good brand, Three Crabs or something
    > like that; and granted the taste is mild, just a salty, rich taste
    > that makes a good dipping sauce. But that smell! I'm not a neutral
    > scent fanatic. I don't mind the smells of frying permeating the house,
    > or a long braise or even sauteeing onions and garlic. My wife must
    > have some hound dog in her genes; she can tell if I've looked at a
    > clove of garlic within the past three hours. She didn't mind the smell
    > of my simmering fish sauce; in fact, she kinda liked it. Me? I was
    > ready to abandon ship, sell the house or raze it and rebuild. Naw!
    > Just dump the fish sauce and note it as another "cannot do."
    >
    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    > to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    > pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    > rotting beneath your house?


    You must have some particular sensitivity to its odor. I open the bottle
    and pour out the small amount and proceed without even thinking about
    it. Maybe open the bottle and dispense what you need under the range
    hood the next time?

  3. #3
    George Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    stark wrote:
    > I've tried everything: masks, clothes pins, mentholatum. I just can't
    > get around the smell. Mine's a good brand, Three Crabs or something
    > like that; and granted the taste is mild, just a salty, rich taste
    > that makes a good dipping sauce. But that smell! I'm not a neutral
    > scent fanatic. I don't mind the smells of frying permeating the house,
    > or a long braise or even sauteeing onions and garlic. My wife must
    > have some hound dog in her genes; she can tell if I've looked at a
    > clove of garlic within the past three hours. She didn't mind the smell
    > of my simmering fish sauce; in fact, she kinda liked it. Me? I was
    > ready to abandon ship, sell the house or raze it and rebuild. Naw!
    > Just dump the fish sauce and note it as another "cannot do."
    >
    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    > to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    > pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    > rotting beneath your house?


    You must have some particular sensitivity to its odor. I open the bottle
    and pour out the small amount and proceed without even thinking about
    it. Maybe open the bottle and dispense what you need under the range
    hood the next time?

  4. #4
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    stark <[email protected]> wrote:


    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope?


    I find that a little fish sauce enhances the flavor of dishes. A lot of
    fish sauce makes it inedible to me. When I go to the local Vietnamese
    place, I specify "no fish sauce". If it is a main ingredient, I
    negotiate a substitute. I only remember one time I had a problem with
    fish sauce in Thai food, and I still ate the whole bowl of soup.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  5. #5
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    stark <[email protected]> wrote:


    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope?


    I find that a little fish sauce enhances the flavor of dishes. A lot of
    fish sauce makes it inedible to me. When I go to the local Vietnamese
    place, I specify "no fish sauce". If it is a main ingredient, I
    negotiate a substitute. I only remember one time I had a problem with
    fish sauce in Thai food, and I still ate the whole bowl of soup.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  6. #6
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    On Jun 9, 5:25*am, stark <starkra...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    > I've tried everything: masks, clothes pins, mentholatum. I just can't
    > get around the smell. Mine's a good brand, Three Crabs or something
    > like that; and granted the taste is mild, just a salty, rich taste
    > that makes a good dipping sauce. But that smell! *I'm not a neutral
    > scent fanatic. I don't mind the smells of frying permeating the house,
    > or a long braise or even sauteeing onions and garlic. *My wife must
    > have some hound dog in her genes; she can tell if I've looked at a
    > clove of garlic within the past three hours. She didn't mind the smell
    > of my simmering fish sauce; in fact, she kinda liked it. Me? I was
    > ready to abandon ship, sell the house or raze it and rebuild. Naw!
    > Just dump the fish sauce and note it as another "cannot do."
    >
    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? *How do you explain
    > to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    > pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    > rotting beneath your house?


    I totally agree with you- I won't buy it, especially after watching a
    show that showed how it's made- yuk!! I just do without...

  7. #7
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    On Jun 9, 5:25*am, stark <starkra...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    > I've tried everything: masks, clothes pins, mentholatum. I just can't
    > get around the smell. Mine's a good brand, Three Crabs or something
    > like that; and granted the taste is mild, just a salty, rich taste
    > that makes a good dipping sauce. But that smell! *I'm not a neutral
    > scent fanatic. I don't mind the smells of frying permeating the house,
    > or a long braise or even sauteeing onions and garlic. *My wife must
    > have some hound dog in her genes; she can tell if I've looked at a
    > clove of garlic within the past three hours. She didn't mind the smell
    > of my simmering fish sauce; in fact, she kinda liked it. Me? I was
    > ready to abandon ship, sell the house or raze it and rebuild. Naw!
    > Just dump the fish sauce and note it as another "cannot do."
    >
    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? *How do you explain
    > to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    > pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    > rotting beneath your house?


    I totally agree with you- I won't buy it, especially after watching a
    show that showed how it's made- yuk!! I just do without...

  8. #8
    Victor Sack Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    stark <[email protected]> wrote:

    > But that smell!


    How do you use it, then? You should never put it into a hot pan by
    itself. It should be mixed with some other liquid first, then it will
    not smell so much, if at all.

    Victor

  9. #9
    Victor Sack Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    stark <[email protected]> wrote:

    > But that smell!


    How do you use it, then? You should never put it into a hot pan by
    itself. It should be mixed with some other liquid first, then it will
    not smell so much, if at all.

    Victor

  10. #10
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    On Jun 9, 7:25*am, stark <starkra...@bellsouth.net> wrote:

    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? *How do you explain
    > to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    > pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    > rotting beneath your house?



    The only solution is to just not use it. I'm used to the smell and
    tthe rfesulting taste, so the smell portion of it doesn't get to me in
    the least.

    -sw

  11. #11
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    On Jun 9, 7:25*am, stark <starkra...@bellsouth.net> wrote:

    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? *How do you explain
    > to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    > pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    > rotting beneath your house?



    The only solution is to just not use it. I'm used to the smell and
    tthe rfesulting taste, so the smell portion of it doesn't get to me in
    the least.

    -sw

  12. #12
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    George said...

    > stark wrote:
    >> I've tried everything: masks, clothes pins, mentholatum. I just can't
    >> get around the smell. Mine's a good brand, Three Crabs or something
    >> like that; and granted the taste is mild, just a salty, rich taste
    >> that makes a good dipping sauce. But that smell! I'm not a neutral
    >> scent fanatic. I don't mind the smells of frying permeating the house,
    >> or a long braise or even sauteeing onions and garlic. My wife must
    >> have some hound dog in her genes; she can tell if I've looked at a
    >> clove of garlic within the past three hours. She didn't mind the smell
    >> of my simmering fish sauce; in fact, she kinda liked it. Me? I was
    >> ready to abandon ship, sell the house or raze it and rebuild. Naw!
    >> Just dump the fish sauce and note it as another "cannot do."
    >>
    >> How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    >> to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    >> pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    >> rotting beneath your house?

    >
    > You must have some particular sensitivity to its odor. I open the bottle
    > and pour out the small amount and proceed without even thinking about
    > it. Maybe open the bottle and dispense what you need under the range
    > hood the next time?



    I used required fish sauce to make Thai chicken satay. It smelled putrid
    after 24 hours of marinating but bbq'd up delicious! Now it's a GOUT ATTACK
    waiting to happen.

    Andy

  13. #13
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    George said...

    > stark wrote:
    >> I've tried everything: masks, clothes pins, mentholatum. I just can't
    >> get around the smell. Mine's a good brand, Three Crabs or something
    >> like that; and granted the taste is mild, just a salty, rich taste
    >> that makes a good dipping sauce. But that smell! I'm not a neutral
    >> scent fanatic. I don't mind the smells of frying permeating the house,
    >> or a long braise or even sauteeing onions and garlic. My wife must
    >> have some hound dog in her genes; she can tell if I've looked at a
    >> clove of garlic within the past three hours. She didn't mind the smell
    >> of my simmering fish sauce; in fact, she kinda liked it. Me? I was
    >> ready to abandon ship, sell the house or raze it and rebuild. Naw!
    >> Just dump the fish sauce and note it as another "cannot do."
    >>
    >> How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    >> to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    >> pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    >> rotting beneath your house?

    >
    > You must have some particular sensitivity to its odor. I open the bottle
    > and pour out the small amount and proceed without even thinking about
    > it. Maybe open the bottle and dispense what you need under the range
    > hood the next time?



    I used required fish sauce to make Thai chicken satay. It smelled putrid
    after 24 hours of marinating but bbq'd up delicious! Now it's a GOUT ATTACK
    waiting to happen.

    Andy

  14. #14
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce



    stark wrote:
    > <snip>
    >
    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    > to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    > pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    > rotting beneath your house?


    Since I use it frequently, no it doesn't bother me. Had some on noodles
    at lunch today.
    Anyone who eats at our house and *doesn't* like fish sauce doesn't get
    any. Why would I explain anything to anyone any way

  15. #15
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce



    stark wrote:
    > <snip>
    >
    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    > to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    > pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    > rotting beneath your house?


    Since I use it frequently, no it doesn't bother me. Had some on noodles
    at lunch today.
    Anyone who eats at our house and *doesn't* like fish sauce doesn't get
    any. Why would I explain anything to anyone any way

  16. #16
    BoboBonobo Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    stark wrote:
    > I've tried everything: masks, clothes pins, mentholatum. I just can't
    > get around the smell. Mine's a good brand, Three Crabs or something
    > like that; and granted the taste is mild, just a salty, rich taste
    > that makes a good dipping sauce. But that smell! I'm not a neutral
    > scent fanatic. I don't mind the smells of frying permeating the house,
    > or a long braise or even sauteeing onions and garlic. My wife must
    > have some hound dog in her genes; she can tell if I've looked at a
    > clove of garlic within the past three hours. She didn't mind the smell
    > of my simmering fish sauce; in fact, she kinda liked it. Me? I was
    > ready to abandon ship, sell the house or raze it and rebuild. Naw!
    > Just dump the fish sauce and note it as another "cannot do."
    >
    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    > to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    > pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    > rotting beneath your house?


    You said it well.

    --Bryan

  17. #17
    BoboBonobo Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    stark wrote:
    > I've tried everything: masks, clothes pins, mentholatum. I just can't
    > get around the smell. Mine's a good brand, Three Crabs or something
    > like that; and granted the taste is mild, just a salty, rich taste
    > that makes a good dipping sauce. But that smell! I'm not a neutral
    > scent fanatic. I don't mind the smells of frying permeating the house,
    > or a long braise or even sauteeing onions and garlic. My wife must
    > have some hound dog in her genes; she can tell if I've looked at a
    > clove of garlic within the past three hours. She didn't mind the smell
    > of my simmering fish sauce; in fact, she kinda liked it. Me? I was
    > ready to abandon ship, sell the house or raze it and rebuild. Naw!
    > Just dump the fish sauce and note it as another "cannot do."
    >
    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    > to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    > pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    > rotting beneath your house?


    You said it well.

    --Bryan

  18. #18
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    Arri London wrote:

    > stark wrote:
    >> <snip>
    >>
    >> How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    >> to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    >> pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    >> rotting beneath your house?

    >
    > Since I use it frequently, no it doesn't bother me. Had some on noodles
    > at lunch today.
    > Anyone who eats at our house and *doesn't* like fish sauce doesn't get
    > any. Why would I explain anything to anyone any way


    I was staying with a friend for a couple days a few months ago. We'd been
    shopping, and I picked up a can of sardines for snacking. Later that day
    or the next, I was sitting at his dining room table with my laptop,
    reading newsgroups and he was in his office, doing whatever, when I
    remembered the sardines. I got them, and within a minute of my opening
    the tin, he was *jogging* all around the house, opening windows and
    doors and turning on fans. Crissakes! You'd have thought I'd opened a
    jar of skunk.


    --
    Blinky
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project --> http://improve-usenet.org
    Found 5/08: a free GG-blocking news *feed* --> http://usenet4all.se


  19. #19
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce

    Arri London wrote:

    > stark wrote:
    >> <snip>
    >>
    >> How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    >> to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    >> pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    >> rotting beneath your house?

    >
    > Since I use it frequently, no it doesn't bother me. Had some on noodles
    > at lunch today.
    > Anyone who eats at our house and *doesn't* like fish sauce doesn't get
    > any. Why would I explain anything to anyone any way


    I was staying with a friend for a couple days a few months ago. We'd been
    shopping, and I picked up a can of sardines for snacking. Later that day
    or the next, I was sitting at his dining room table with my laptop,
    reading newsgroups and he was in his office, doing whatever, when I
    remembered the sardines. I got them, and within a minute of my opening
    the tin, he was *jogging* all around the house, opening windows and
    doors and turning on fans. Crissakes! You'd have thought I'd opened a
    jar of skunk.


    --
    Blinky
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project --> http://improve-usenet.org
    Found 5/08: a free GG-blocking news *feed* --> http://usenet4all.se


  20. #20
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Me and fish sauce


    "stark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:79f23024-6a05-4[email protected]..
    > I've tried everything: masks, clothes pins, mentholatum. I just can't
    > get around the smell. Mine's a good brand, Three Crabs or something
    > like that; and granted the taste is mild, just a salty, rich taste
    > that makes a good dipping sauce.


    Three crabs is the best I have ever tasted. I used to use Tipparos because
    it was easy to find. But I got some 3 Crabs mail order and am hooked.
    Crying Baby brand is supposed to be even better. I will get some when I and
    out of the 3 Crabs.

    >But that smell! I'm not a neutral
    > scent fanatic. I don't mind the smells of frying permeating the house,
    > or a long braise or even sauteeing onions and garlic. My wife must
    > have some hound dog in her genes; she can tell if I've looked at a
    > clove of garlic within the past three hours. She didn't mind the smell
    > of my simmering fish sauce; in fact, she kinda liked it. Me? I was
    > ready to abandon ship, sell the house or raze it and rebuild. Naw!
    > Just dump the fish sauce and note it as another "cannot do."


    Seems I know way too many people who cary cans of Glade around wherever they
    go. They never are invoted to my home for dinner. I made the mistake of
    this last Christmas and said person destroyed my dinner.

    > How about you? Do it bother you? How do you cope? How do you explain
    > to guests that your sewer system is fine and that neither you nor your
    > pets are flatulent or dead and that so far as you know there's nothing
    > rotting beneath your house?


    I don't. If they don't get it they don't get it. You simply cannot change
    a thing about them. Don't even bother with them it is a lost cause.

    Paul



Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32