"Loss Of Appetite" Blue Curry
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What does one call blue-dyed curry served in Tokyo's fashionable Harajuku district? "Delicious!", if you're a customer; "Loss of Appetite Curry", if you're the restaurant. What's especially notable about this blue food is the shade of blue dye used: no way this could be blueberry… more like recycled 1950s plastic.
Both Tea Room 2525 and Cafe Cinnamon served up versions of the incongruously tinted dish in 2012 and if diners weren't conflicted enough just seeing it, imagine how they felt when something that looked so cool actually tasted hot.
Blue Cafe Latte
(image via: Only In Japan)
Jonelle Patrick of “Only In Japan” discovered the above ad for a Cafe Latte flavored & colored with Blue Curacao but she hasn't worked up the courage to actually try it. Why? “I'm frightened of any food that's BLUE,” she admits, and we've all been there, have we not?
Thai Blue Rice Pudding
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This Thai dessert employs blue dye naturally sourced from local fruit to dye sweet glutinous cooked rice. Topped with a thin slab of sweet fried custard, this dish looks dee-lish… and in this case at least, the blue isn't (very) off-putting!