Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mt Nacho


We scaled its heights - and grimaced. I didn't really know what I was letting us in for when I ordered this starter. (Yes, it was an 'appetizer', not the main dish.) I thought it was a typical menu illustration where the picture has been magnified a hundredfold. It was, but that didn't mean the original was a rational size. I have a little more respect for menu illustrations now. Needless to say, our meal ended here.

(We had also ordered some corn and cheese poppers. They were only marbles, in comparison, and disappeared as soon as they appeared on our table.)

The dish itself underwhelmed, despite its overwhelming proportions. Beans in a hot cream sauce with some vegetables and lettuce swimming in it? Nah!

Want to try some brilliant (literally - look at the colour) potatoes? Here's my post on The Great Vega'n Vegetarian Project.

19 comments:

  1. From the looks of it I can understand how you felt.

    I cook potatoes often and it is beloved in our household. And those stunning potatoes I have to have them - soon.

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  2. Well Well! Looks like a normal American size appetizers to me! :D

    Our appetizer platter for 4 contains 4 Mozzarella cheese fries with Marinara, Nachos with chili cheese on top, 4 spicy Chicken Wings, Celery with Blue cheese dip and huge portion of Onion rings with more dip! Yeah! We pack most Entree` of Burgers and slammers home for dinner and we donot step into that restaurant again for a month! ;D

    Hot cream sauce in Nacho? Hmm..! Not a usual Nacho recipe but probably Indianized Nacho. Great color though.

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  3. It does look like a mountain, almost like a volcano with sauces pouring out ;)

    www.ruchikacooks.com

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  4. So do u had any room for other course of meal? I love the spicy sauce they poured over but definetly the appetizer is for a family of 4 :)

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  5. Well, Sra, I am pretty speechless. Thank goodness you did not make this, for it is just plain fuggly. Even here, where everything is ginormo, this would be a stretch. ; D Shame to have to pay hard-earned money for such piece of work.

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  6. I had nachos the first time I went to movies out here and never touched them since. The salty chips, the fake yellow cheese and the spicy peppers on top somehow did not do it for me as they did for my friend.
    Going to check the potatoes now. :)

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  7. I think I know where you had this....I've been there once and hated everything they served.

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  8. OMG! I would feel full just by the looks of the mountain!

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  9. Hi hi i would have loved to see you face when this arrived on our table :-)

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  10. I never order nachos in restaurants...too greasy and not worth it. Way better made at home with your own toppings!

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  11. I dont think you will have nachos for a long time now :)

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  12. I love Bean and Nachos..:) and looking at the size of it, no wonder you had no room for anything else!

    Which restaurant is this Sra>

    Siri

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  13. Hi sra!! long time...thanks for the concern when i disappeared....well i am back again....how have you been?As usual i enjoyed your humorous post and the mountain ofcourse!!

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  14. I agree with Asha, it looks like the same size as a typical ameriacan restaurant. I love cheesy nachos, if it wasn't for the ginormous portion size, I would get it all the time.

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  15. Just wanted to let you know that the My Legume Love Affair 20 roundup is now live. Thank you for submitting your awesome recipe.

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  16. Whoo, lots of calories...I would just made 'pass on it'.

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  17. thanks, folks, for the comments, just too lazy to reply

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