(Closed) What was the worst meal you ate out of politeness?

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Post # 2
1700 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Persian stew with preserved limes that made everything taste like the pith, and every luncheon meat sandwich that I’ve been forced to eat out of politeness. 

Post # 3
7430 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I was visiting my SO at the time’s grandmother, and she made polenta for dinner one night. I had never had it before, and I have a really hard with the texture of certain foods. I nearly vomitted while I was choking it down. I didn’t want to be rude, so I finished my whole plate 😖

Post # 4
454 posts
Helper bee

Eggs made into bread topped with cheese – the only thing that grosses me out more to eat than cheese is eggs, to the point that prior to this I can’t remember the last time I ate eggs. I took as big of bites as I could swallow without chewing and eventually had to swallow it down with water, too, since it was so gross to me my mouth had gone dry. 

Post # 5
3434 posts
Sugar bee

Something involving rice, shrimp and bananas that some dude made me as the first “Come over and I’ll cook date.” Bananas!

Post # 6
2179 posts
Buzzing bee

OP, that sounds good to me, not a huge a fan of ham though. 

Um, I really like food and pretty easily pleased. One of my ex’s fathers made french fries topped them with sugar instead of salt, not on accident. I had a handful. 

My friends took me to an ethiopian restaurant and all I remember is eating sponge like pancakes that tasted sour and a few bites of toppings. None of it was good to me. I have branched out a bit in my tastes now though I would still be cautious about this style of food and probably do more research. 



Post # 7
329 posts
Helper bee

My aunt made me pasta with bitter melons once. Bitter melons are very appropriately named. 

Post # 8
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Honestly, any food my future father-in-law or mother-in-law makes. My Fiance and I literally left their home puking after having dinner with them on thanksgiving, and on several other occasions we get horrible cramping. 

Post # 9
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I was 14. An elderly gentleman from our church invited us over. He gave us skinless baked chicken breast covered in some sort of blueberry sauce. It was the oddest thing.

Post # 10
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Um, it’s not that the food was bad, it just didn’t match the hour for us. As my grandparents got older, they started eating all their meals earlier and then started having their main meal mid-day rather than in the evening. Then, that got earlier and earlier, too. It wasn’t uncommon that my son and I would get there in the morning, only to find that she had dinner ready for 11:00 a.m. Pot roast, barbecue chicken, TROUT, etc. They were my world and just the most totally awesome people you could ever have met, but it was 11:00 in the morning…

Post # 11
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Something called “bushmeat” in Africa…you can’t say no because you don’t want to be rude but you literally are eating whatever they killed in the bush…….true story 

Post # 12
1287 posts
Bumble bee

Ugh, cubes of chicken cooked in literally 5lbs of a variety of cheese that should not have been melted in a pot over white rice…. And for her kids, she put soy sauces on top of that. SO GROSS!! The same person also once made spaghetti using ramen noodles instead of pasta. She’s 100% white American so she’s just a terrible cook because cultural barrier was not an issue! Sweet person so I ate it..

Post # 13
480 posts
Helper bee

To be quite honest, I have no idea what it was I ate. I just know it was one of most foul tasting dishes I ever had the misfortune of (trying to) consume. DH and I were invited to dinner by an elderly woman that lived next door. She was going to prepare a surprise, and a surprise it was! I only remember a huge casserole dish with fluffy pink stuff and a strange texture. It had an even stranger taste. Darling Husband hated it too. We focused on some sides I no longer remember. I recall pushing the pink stuff around my plate to make it appear I was eating it, but in the end just couldn’t. It was a very embarassing evening.

Post # 14
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

bibber:  Mother-In-Law makes macaroni and cheese with American cheese. It’s horrid. I have had it once and ate it out of politeness. I grew up with the real deal homemade from scratch Mac and cheese my momma made. So it was rough to eat the plastic cheesy noodles ha

Post # 15
4981 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Tatar with raw egg (yuck to me) and a friend’s father’s hunters deer stew. They would NOT take no for an answer, gagged on that one. 

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