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WTF – Freeze Dried Corn

September 27, 2014

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Thanks so much, Rachel. Remind me to not accept any more of your interesting things to try in the future. Errrggghh.

No, but really, this was fun to try. I don’t mind that it wasn’t great. At least I can say I tried freeze dried corn! The experience is less for the taste than for the story. Like Mountain Dew chips. I like being able to say “I ate Mountain Dew chips and it was horrendous!” and then tell people how I tricked friends into having them as well, more than I liked the chips themselves. That’s why I try to encourage people to not be afraid of trying new food when they travel. So what if it’s weird? So what if it’s the worst thing you ever ate? So what if you had explosive poos for the next few days. Isn’t that a great story to tell? The immediate food experience isn’t as important as the secondary one, when you tell your family about the fun you had with it.

Ok, I’m gonna stop now. I’m trying to write something interesting about freeze dried corn, which was not interesting. Not tasty at all for us. Will not eat again. But I can at least remember hanging out with Rachel when I think about this food. Thanks Rachel: I’ll forever remember your association with bad foods :)

Ooh! I finally thought about something interesting! When we were on our road trip, we brought a bunch of freeze dried vegetables with us for the car ride, because we were trying to be healthy. Freeze dried broccoli, beans, and okra. Orka? How do you pronounce okra? Is it like Oprah? I never had to say the word out loud, except for my asking other people how to pronounce it. Anyways, we had lots of that stuff in the car on our road trip and it was great! So much better than regular chips. I wouldn’t add corn to that list, though. Dried beans, though? Damn delicious!

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  1. A-maize-ing.

    5 years ago
  2. Ah, Simon, they should call you ‘Pop-Corn’ – you are the father of corny jokes.

    5 years ago
  3. This is off-topic but I have been meaning to ask you about making a music monday drama ost/soundtrack special? I just finished watching It’s Okay, That’s Love, and I think it has some of the BEST choices of soundtrack in the drama world.

    5 years ago
  4. Rehydrate in butter!!!

    5 years ago
  5. I would love to unkernel that and mash it into a powder and experiment with it! Corn pancakes, corn popsicles, corn cookies, corn chocolate, corn milk, cooooooornnnnn….CORN FLAVORED CORN!

    5 years ago
    • Use it like food fairy dust, sprinkle it everywhere for a new experience… Picture a spice rack with X powder flavors made from freeze dried veggies. Salt, rosemary, pepper, ah turnip dust of course let’s add some of that.

      5 years ago
  6. Down here in the South we say okra as Oak (like the tree) rah. :3

    5 years ago
  7. Have they invented the corndog yet in Korea? If not you two could make a fortune.

    5 years ago
    • Hahaha! I think I’ve seen them here. Yes! I have! I remember now: they sold it as streetfood and sprinkled sugar on it after deep frying it. Then they put ketchup on it.

      5 years ago
  8. After reading Omnivore’s Dilemma, corn has pretty much been ruined for me. >.<

    5 years ago
    • I know right!

      No matter what you what you eat, you’re eating corn anyway.

      5 years ago
  9. I have been traumatized by Japanese corn products. Seriously. Corn tea was one thing, a horrible thing, but that warm corn drink thingy they had at the karaoke place has ruined corn for me for a very long time. I still get chills thinking about it.

    5 years ago
  10. I know this is entirely off topic, but I don’t have Facebook or Twitter so this is the only place I can share stuff with Simon and Martina and hope they see it. I found this the other day and thought of you guys. It combines your two favorite things in the world: Hello Kitty and Superheroes. Check it out and let me know what you think.

    http://9gag.com/gag/amLrGB2?ref=fsidebar

    5 years ago
  11. Dogs are able to eat corn but like people they can’t digest it. It’s basically just a low cost filler in dog kibble.

    5 years ago
  12. Corn is amazing with mayonnaise, chili and cheese! ^^ I love Rachel and Jun

    5 years ago
  13. Simon is such a cheater, I wonder if he’ll never grow out of it xD

    5 years ago
    • “Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.” – Some Person

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up being ninety years old, in a nursing home somewhere, and Simon would stick a broom in Martina’s wheel chair while they race down the hall. But, it all works out in the end, because Martina would pour her prune juice in his pillow. Theirs is a timeless, playful love. And it cracks me up to watch. x)

      5 years ago
  14. Cue corn tidbits explosion!

    For the record, if Rachel suggests going on the roof of a building, decline at all costs!!!
    It’s an unforgettable memory that will stay with you for over a decade! (I can confirm this lol) Love ya Rachel ;P

    5 years ago
  15. So funny, because I saw freeze dried corn in H-mart in New Jersey and I was wondering what would it taste like.

    5 years ago
  16. You guys should try rehydrating it by putting it in water for a few minutes and see how it tastes then!

    5 years ago
    • I was wondering if there should have been some sort of re-hydration step in there somewhere.

      5 years ago
      • A lot of people suggested that, but Rachel told us it’s supposed to be eaten “as is” or cut off the husk and added to soup! I actually thought it tasted great, it was just messy!

        5 years ago
  17. It’s survivalist food. Good for taking on a hiking camp overnight, good for the end of world. If you are not desperate for food eat something else. Something yummy.

    5 years ago
  18. This remind me of China. So much corn products everywhere: corn ice cream, corn jello, corn candy, corn drinks ++

    5 years ago
  19. This… this is just so wrong. Some things should not be done. This is one of those things. How could they do this to sweet corn? T.T I love corn so much and this… so strange. And it’s powdery?! Seriously! I can’t even imagine myself being able to eat that. I’m such a pig already (not because I eat a lot, but because I spill like a stinking toddler on booze). So I’m pretty sure a tiny bit would make it into my mouth and the rest I would be cleaning up for hours.

    5 years ago
  20. I have a certain friend who likes to put corn in her milkshakes, which I guess is understandable because corn is usually sweet. I wonder what she would do with dried corn. Maybe she could mash it up, as kakapo said, and use the powder to make hot corn milk or something. She’s a funny person.

    She also says that the skin of the kernels make a sort of mushy pudding when you blend then up with milk. Bleh :p

    5 years ago
  21. Perhaps instead of calling them okra, call the lady’s fingers? =DDD

    5 years ago
  22. *drool* corn…..

    5 years ago
  23. Nasty food stories really are the best, haha. The fun in telling them makes up for the short-lived unpleasant experience of eating it.

    5 years ago
  24. So did Leigh get her drinks?

    5 years ago
  25. Reminds me of the freeze dried food NASA sells at The Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Perhaps freeze dried corn is for the astronauts? Personally, I wouldn’t eat it unless it was absolutely necessary. Like an emergency or something.

    5 years ago
  26. Hilarious video, and that corn looks about as tasty as packing peanuts. Mmmm, that’s good eaten right there, I’ll tell you hwat.

    5 years ago
  27. I think there are some freeze dried corn in instant foods in the US (mostly for camping) but there is a company that does freeze dried foods. They have freeze dried corn that is off the kernel: http://www.iherb.com/Just-Tomatoes-Etc-Organic-Just-Corn-3-oz-84-g/37746?gclid=CjwKEAjwhqShBRDS95LciqqaonISJADj1rga5xWANoI7G7dLbDsoqu7Bz3SZh79aqfwdB0xRlAxrYxoCHT7w_wcB

    5 years ago
  28. Martina & Simon, how many mistakes happened when recording this? xD

    5 years ago
  29. I really don’t want to be ‘that nagging person’ but it’s not just ‘filler’ food for dogs AND cats, but it’s just unhealthy. Carnivore’s digestive systems are shorter, so eating corn is liking just eating for nothing and making the body work for needless digesting and phantom absorbing. I would really recommend not giving Spudgy & Meems corn or other (hidden)sugary stuff… And let’s face it Japan’s MGO D:

    5 years ago
    • We don’t give them corn, usually. we read the labels of their food here in Korea, and oftentimes we just make them food instead.

      5 years ago
      • Y’all haven’t tried the French fry yet? It’s a hotdog on a stick but instead of a cornmeal coating its coated in french fries and is then covered in one of many sauces: ketchup, spicy Asian mustard, wasabi mayo, red chili paste, etc. I have seen then in several different places in Seoul including the stand next to free market on the corner closest to the playground. There’s a WTF idea for you.

        5 years ago
        • Yes! We tried that as well. It was pretty intense :D We should probably make a video about it!

          5 years ago
  30. Oh-kra.

    5 years ago
  31. I can’t watch the video yet because my vpn is acting up :(
    are there any other Shanghai nasties out there?? I’d love to hang out with some like-minded people :D

    5 years ago
    • Cool! Thank you for watching us illegally! Woot :D What VPN do you use? Or is that taboo to ask? I don’t know VPN protocols :D

      5 years ago
  32. Ohk-ur-ah
    Okra
    or as my family says it ohk-rah

    5 years ago