Funky food: the spew doughnut

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Today I decided to go to this doughnut chain store called J-Co, which is super-dooper popular here in Jakarta.  People crowd and queue up to get some of its sugary goodness.

The doughnuts are all the colours of the artificial colouring rainbow, but I had never actually ventured close enough to see what the flavours were.

Until today.

The doughnut that first caught my eye was the one THAT LOOKED LIKE SOMEONE HAD REGURGITATED A PIZZA ON IT.

"Apa ini?"

"Pizza doughnut"

"Mau ini."

I had to have one.

How could you say no to this?

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(I'm obviously talking about the one in the middle with the chunks on it… the other two are Oreo and choc-mint.  Boring flavours.)

It was sitting next to the cheese doughnut, and another one that looked like diarrhea doughnut.  I'll try them some other time.

So, the taste test.

I thought the doughnut itself might be savoury, but no, the usual super sweet doughnut.  The glaze tasted weird… kinda like sweet but spicy tomato with sausage flavour… I think that sauce on the top is sambal (chili).  The chunks of sausage were what really pushed it in to "WTF???? WHY???" territory.  Yes people, that's meat on a doughnut.

It didn't taste unpleasant.  Just sweet, and really bloody weird!

There's quite an obsession in Asia with sweet/savoury combinations… lots of sweet cheese rolls, corn or peanut butter in sweet foods… some of it is fine, but some of it my meek Western tastebuds just can't understand.

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