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More than twenty-four varieties of hasperat available!
March 16, 2014 11:57 PM   Subscribe

Hasperat is a well-known spicy Bajoran food resembling a burrito. It is made using a specially prepared brine, which if made correctly causes the eyes to water and sears the tongue. Another method of serving hasperat is in a hasperat soufflé. And now, you can make hasperat at home, or any number of other tasty Star Trek treats!
posted by moink (41 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
...I kinda want to make hasperat now, but I'm thinking spicy brined cabbage might be a bit one note...hmmm garlic? A paste rolled up in the tortilla like avocado mash?
posted by The Whelk at 12:15 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


We recently went to a Trek-themed murder mystery dinner in which many "authentic" dishes were served.

They were all pretty gross, TBH
posted by Doleful Creature at 12:24 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


I tried to make a tumblr similar to this, but for all science fiction film food, but foodreplicator does it so much better than I ever could that I just stopped trying and followed them instead.
posted by Mizu at 12:36 AM on March 17


came for the heart of targ, stayed because dang those Sisko dishes look delicious
posted by young_son at 12:36 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Why can't the replicator make perfect food, just like the original version?
posted by Bwithh at 12:41 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


no yamok sauce though :/
posted by young_son at 12:49 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


I found a copy of Cooking with Neelix in a comic book store once. Luckily I had a friend with me to keep me from buying it.
posted by heathkit at 12:56 AM on March 17


So.. Hasperat is basically.. a kimchi burrito?
posted by mrbill at 1:01 AM on March 17 [12 favorites]


There are Korean Hawaiian fusion places that do kimchi tacos. I would eat the crap out of a kimchi burrito. Put a little ginger marinated tofu in there, some lime, some crema? Heck yeah.
posted by Mizu at 3:00 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


Kimchi tacos (and, I assume, burritos) are kind of one note.

Make it a kalbi burrito topped with kimchi, and then we're talking.
posted by ardgedee at 3:50 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Sorry, I'm on a strict gagh and blood wine diet.
posted by Cash4Lead at 3:58 AM on March 17 [5 favorites]


I hope they can make a proper cup of Raktajino.
posted by dr_dank at 4:28 AM on March 17 [4 favorites]


Meanwhile, I can't even get a semi-decent glass of kanar. It's enough to make an honest tailor do something terrible.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:30 AM on March 17 [5 favorites]


I wanna see how she renders a cellular peptide cake with mint frosting.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:32 AM on March 17 [10 favorites]


Fresh gagh

1. Grab a shovel.
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:41 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


but I'm thinking spicy brined cabbage might be a bit one note

I recently attended an event at the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, DC, on the preparation of kimchi (with a free buffet afterward), where I discovered it is surprisingly versatile.
posted by solotoro at 4:51 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I can vouch for the 'Cooking with Neelix' cookbook. It's worth it, just for the Plomeek soup recipe alone. Seriously.
posted by KHAAAN! at 4:58 AM on March 17


It's worth it, just for the Plomeek soup recipe alone.

Do share.

gagh

See, I never understood this. I swear there were several instances in TNG when some member of Starfleet or another pointed out "oh, we're living in the future; we're more enlightened; everyone's vegetarian now" (which apparently allows for replicated meat). But then you see members of Starfleet choosing down on gagh left and right, which is clearly alive.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 5:31 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


Gagh or GTFO
posted by dry white toast at 5:47 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Also, gagh always makes me think of sushi in the 90s in the US. Back then, the more "cosmopolitan" folks loved it, while others were like "eww, raw fish? no thank you". But times have changed, and even rednecks love sushi now. So what are we to do in the future for "exotic" cuisine, but to up the ante to a pile of live worms?
posted by escape from the potato planet at 5:58 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Khan's Plomeek Soup:

1 cup finely chopped onion
5 cups chopped celery
4 cups peeled & chopped carrots
1 cup butter
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)
1 teaspoon ground pepper
Salt to taste

In an 8 quart soup pot, sauté the the onions in 1/2 cup butter. When the onions are transparent, add the remaining butter and carrots. Let the carrots brown on low heat for about 30 minutes. Then add the celery, letting it cook another 10 minutes to soften. Then add the broth, salt, and pepper, stirring thoroughly. Cover and let simmer for about an hour. You can serve it as is, or add the heavy cream, stir, and let it heat for another 5 minutes. Serves eight.
posted by KHAAAN! at 5:59 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Thank you, but VULCANS ARE VEGETARIAN THAT IS NOT CANON
posted by escape from the potato planet at 6:00 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


There's a vegetarian version, of course, but my genetically-engineered taste buds prefer the carnivorous version.
posted by KHAAAN! at 6:04 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


I'm laughing at the superior gastronomy.
posted by Cash4Lead at 6:12 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


...?!

Chicken Broth!

N-no sir! You can eat vegetarian, it's healthier, you can try hummus--

FULL CUP OF HEAVY CREAM, DAMN YOU!
posted by KHAAAN! at 6:20 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


So what are we to do in the future for "exotic" cuisine, but to up the ante to a pile of live worms?


Gagh isn't just live worms- there are actually 51 different varieties!


-Torgud gagh wiggles
-Fiden gagh squirms
-Meshta gagh jumps
-Bithool gagh has feet
-Wistan gagh is packed in targ blood

etc.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:41 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


The actor who played Jake Sisko actually owns a cafe in California, but I don't think it serves cajun food. Which is too bad, because damn did that food look good.
posted by jetlagaddict at 7:57 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


My local Chinese place does a fair Gagh. They label it 'hot and spicy soup' for some reason.
posted by mikelieman at 8:08 AM on March 17


How long has this bird been dead? It appears to have been lying in the sun for quite some time.

Well it's not dead, it's been replicated. And you do understand that we cook most of our foods?

Ah, yes... I was told to prepare for that. I shall try some of your burned, replicated bird meat.
posted by XMLicious at 9:29 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


You Trek guys are lucky. All my food replicator serves me is a hot liquid that is almost but not quite entirely unlike tea.
posted by happyroach at 10:11 AM on March 17 [10 favorites]


On the other hand, your steaks are made from cattle who want nothing more in life than to be slaughtered and cooked for you and point out the choicest and tenderest bits of their anatomy for the purpose.
posted by XMLicious at 11:31 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


Pleasure is irrelevant.
Nutritional Supplement 13-Alpha is required.
This list is flawed.
State your response.
posted by Hairy Lobster at 11:32 AM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Now who's going to be a responsible and sustainable pet owner and make their own Feline Supplement 221?
posted by Mooseli at 1:15 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


I swear there were several instances in TNG when some member of Starfleet or another pointed out "oh, we're living in the future; we're more enlightened; everyone's vegetarian now" (which apparently allows for replicated meat). But then you see members of Starfleet choosing down on gagh left and right, which is clearly alive.

The one redeeming bit that I recall from the Masters of the Universe 1987 live-action He-Man film with Dolph Lundgren is a scene where a small group of the characters, who have been transported to California in the 1980s via The Plot Device, are eating buckets of KFC and some of them are like, "What interesting and tasty food this is! And these convenient little sticks it's on!" and the veteran old campaigner Man-at-Arms responds, "Those aren't sticks, they're bones." to the gagging horror of the others.
posted by XMLicious at 1:45 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


The closest thing that I can think of to anyone saying that the Federation was all about the veganism was an episode of either TNG or DS9 in which Keiko is apparently flabbergasted that Miles' mom made non-replicated food.
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:08 PM on March 17


I swear there were several instances in TNG when some member of Starfleet or another pointed out "oh, we're living in the future; we're more enlightened; everyone's vegetarian now"

Vulcans are vegetarian (and Vulcans may consider that a more enlightened practice), but I don't recall anything in ST about humans, or Federation races generally, being vegetarian.

[This is possibly what escape from the potato planet was saying too, although I'm not sure if I'm reading that comment right.]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 2:26 PM on March 17


No, I think that humans are supposedly vegetarian too (at least, they replicate their meat instead of getting it from live animals), at least according to a few lines in a few episodes. I could be misremembering.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 2:57 PM on March 17


Ah, I should have checked Memory Alpha before I posted. Looks like you (and Halloween Jack) are right after all. From the Meat article:
William Riker once stated that Humans no longer raise animals for food, indicating they are not butchered for their meat. However, Miles O'Brien once stated his mother used real, unreplicated meat when cooking. (TNG: "Lonely Among Us", "The Wounded")
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 3:51 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


The scene with Kurn I linked to above also has Picard saying that he's serving real non-replicated caviar from his private stash.
posted by XMLicious at 4:33 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


All I know is, KLINGONS ARE DECIDEDLY NOT VEGETARIAN!



#deepspacestationk7ex-foodservicerepresent!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:13 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Man, Star Trek is pretty much straight up Federation propaganda, but they screwed up big time by depicting Sisko's restaurant. The very existence of that places leads to some disturbing questions about where the waiters are coming from and so on...
posted by save alive nothing that breatheth at 2:32 AM on March 18


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