Stupid Thursday Questions: Powers of Suggestion Edition
SF Weekly reviews a new dim sum place.
The reviewer states “The most puzzling dish was a basil taro cake that had no trace of basil, and although there were dried baby prawns on top, it tasted exactly like a blueberry bagel. (I would eat a bite of something else with an entirely different flavor and come back to it, but it was always blueberry bagel. Mystifying.)”
I went there today and the place was really good but the reviewer was right about the Taro Cake. It really did taste like a blueberry and had the consistency of a chewy bagel or muffin.
The question is whether I thought it tasted like a blueberry bagel because the taro cake did taste like a blueberry bagel. Or whether the taro cake tasted like a blueberry bagel because I did the review before going to the restaurant.
Today’s Stupid Questions is when was the last time your were the victim of the powers of suggestion?