I was so excited to make the famous Klingon dish Gagh out of The Star Trek Cookbook. Couldn’t help it. This food geek just had to know what goes into this dish!
Neelix came up with a Cardassian version with yamok sauce. Well I also just had to see what yamok sauce is!
It all seemed too easy. Which always makes me nervous. You combined 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce with 1/4 cup soy sauce and 1/4 cup of tahini (or a sesame-seed dressing).
You put the sauce over cooked and chilled udon noodles.
OK, I might be geeky enough to make this classic Star Trek dish but not enough to like it. Blech! Reg took one sniff of it and refused to eat it and he is a bigger geek than I am! Perhaps it was the use of all those bottled sauces (which I rarely like) or the wet cold goopiness… Regardless, I could barely eat a few bites and wasted at least $6 on this dish.
Yes, it is fun to play with food but with having to pay off our roof by next winter… I am reassessing just about everything. I have put in a loan request for Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook though because the ratings are much better for the cookbook. Still, I going to meditate on where I want to go with my food because wasting food and money is not my style.
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~ Suzie the Foodie
Cathy Webster (Olliffe) says
Well, at least your photos make them LOOK good!
Debra She Who Seeks says
Might it be better heated up? Probably a long shot, I know.
Emily Malloy says
Seems to me the whole point of Gagh was that it was kind of digusting (to non-Klingons)…which certainly makes your point valid. Why would you want to waste time and money on something you won’t want to eat?
Still like the idea of the cookbook though. Too bad the execution of the concept doesn’t live up to the potential.
Suzie Ridler says
Thanks Cathy! Debra, I wondered that too but no, I don’t think so. JC, I thought they might end up kind of tasting like Shanghai noodles. I even added hot sauce to them. Nope. I never make food I don’t want to eat. On paper they sounded like they might be good.
Too cool, Star Trek is on TV right now as I type! My favourite line….Are you out of your Vulcan mind? The noodles look quite interesting to say the least my very adventurous foodie friend. I’m thinking they need some green onions and some flank steak to pep em up a bit. Can’t wait to see how the cookies turn out.
Ha, ha, ha! This stuff is definitely not so great. One of the participants in my Kick The KD program mentioned trying to cook with this cookbook prior to her taking the class. As a joke, we made a big bowl of it to serve at the KTKD graduation event. Everyone definitely thought it was funny, but not tasty at all! 🙂
Zedral Z says
It *does* sound good on paper. I’m tempted to try it, but I probably won’t!
Malaena Medford says
Looking at these ingredients and hearing the description just makes me want to have you prepare this dish just so I can mess around with it. I am like Remy on Ratatouille, I can smell something and make it wonderful with very few ingredients most of the time. Good job though, I want this cookbook. If not to try it, maybe I can improve the recipes.
East coast Chris says
Haha how many years later?? And I wonder if any of you will see this. You are still the leading expert on what this stuff tastes like it seems! Thanks for trying it out and leaving us a great review so we don’t have to try it ourselves LOL hope everyone is doing well on these comments !