I have no tastebuds

I thought the Coke tasted a bit flat yesterday, but maybe the warm weather got to it. I thought the beef bourguignon didn't quite turn out right, but maybe I'm just a bad cook (plus the cousin had certain views on the recipe I followed).

But when today's green tea and sashimi left the same sensation of a missing taste over lunch, I knew my tastebuds were in revolt. So much for getting better. It's very frustrating to try and obtain a taste, any taste, when every successive attempt seems more futile. Besides the Japanese food, I tried mint tea, a mini Milky Way and a mini Mars bar, and some pizza. Only the pizza yielded some flavour because I sprinkled chilli flakes all over it. The only thing that tasted "right" today was water.

My mom says I should try to eat and drink stuff that is sourish, so maybe tomorrow will be all about tom yum soup and lime juice.



At 5/20/2008 6:58 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no! I never meant to make you feel bad about cooking... In fact, damn it, I think it's fantastic that you chose to tackle cooking on the verge of getting better. Usually I just moan enough on the phone to get someone to be nice to me. Get well soon!

At 5/20/2008 7:07 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh... and here's my recipe for chicken soup, from a now defunct blog I never bothered to update in.


Just squirt some lime over it for fun. Get your mom to make it for you.

At 7/09/2008 11:20 pm , Blogger Tym said...

Related readings: A Matter of Taste from the New York Times and The Nose That Never Knows from Slate.


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