• @Ultraviolet@lemmy.world
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    1306 months ago

    If Mexican food gives you the shits, you need to eat more fiber so your digestive system doesn’t immediately panic on contact with beans.

    • @kautau@lemmy.world
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      466 months ago

      My guess is it’s the cholula, or Taco Bell, or ordering deep fried chimichangas, or other Tex-Mex, most freshly made authentic mexican food is simple ingredients that should definitely not cause someone to have the shits

      • @gkd@lemmy.ml
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        176 months ago

        Japan has Taco Bell so that’s definitely an option if you want to really make use of those toilets.

        • @daltotron@lemmy.world
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          76 months ago

          yeah, but their taco bell kind of sucks major ass because they don’t have access to the same ingredients, or something along those lines, I can’t quite remember.

          • @kautau@lemmy.world
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            66 months ago

            It wouldn’t surprise me. Japan does rice and beef very well. But tomatoes and lettuce are far less common in Asia. I’m actually traveling to Japan early next year at some point. Will try Taco Bell and report back

            • @daltotron@lemmy.world
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              36 months ago

              Tell me whether or not they have any good black bean tacos. I’m interested in their bean variety, because I’m not sure to what extent they have the same beanage as over here. I have to expect that they have some level, as otherwise you’d get no bean paste pastries, no miso soup bean stock, yadda yadda. I expect a full report on my desk by may 2024.

    • @BarrelAgedBoredom@lemm.ee
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      166 months ago

      Some people are sensitive to an enzyme in beans as well, I’m blanking on what it’s called atm. But I’m a vegetarian that eats beans like 3-5 times a week and my poops are legendary the day after eating them. Lentils too, to a lesser degree

      • Punkie
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        56 months ago

        I lack that enzyme genetically. I am allergic to alcohol, and so when my stomach can’t digest beans corn, or even eggs, they sit in my intestines, start to ferment, and I am in a world of hurt.

      • @Holzkohlen@feddit.de
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        26 months ago

        But good shits are the point. Fiber takes on water in your gut which increases the volume of the shit in question and it makes them super soft or lose shape entirely. Pretty much all my shits are like that because of my high fiber intake.

    • southsamurai
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      116 months ago

      Man, it ain’t the beans, it’s the peppers and/or spices.

      Seriously, I’m not fucking with you. Beans are great insoluble fiber, and they reduce the effect of the other ingredients to some degree. This is a widely used way for IBS sufferers to reduce the impact of the effect. Extra beans, as long as you aren’t sensitive to the beans themselves (which is a thing), or added dairy (again, if that isn’t a trigger for you), and doubling up the tortillas all help to some degree.

      If the dish is also fatty, that’s going to end in your end not ending well. Since what a lot of people think of as “Mexican” tends to be like what you get at Chipotle or Taco Bell, the fattiness is assumed.

      • @zeppo@lemmy.world
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        46 months ago

        I eat hella hot sauce and peppers and… yeah. They’ll do that to you. My mouth is fine with any amount of spice but when it contacts any other part of my body (or I inhale a tiny bit!) I realize holy shit, this stuff is caustic.

    • R0cket_M00se
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      46 months ago

      It’s usually the reaction to spices not the fiber of beans.

  • FartsWithAnAccent
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    636 months ago

    Mexican food never gives me the shits, is this just a meme promoted by people who never get enough fiber?

    • @dumbcrumb@lemmy.world
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      396 months ago

      Yea Im pretty sure all the people who talk about mexican food and tacobell giving them shits just have shit diets. Ive never had these problems either.

      • FartsWithAnAccent
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        96 months ago

        Even Taco Bell doesn’t usually give me the shits, unless I drink soda from one of those nasty ass dispensers fast food joints regularly neglect cleaning.

      • @BCsven@lemmy.ca
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        66 months ago

        There were some social media posts about taco bell management telling workers to still serve the food that was marked as expired, so the shits might be compromised food ingredients.

        • FartsWithAnAccent
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          16 months ago

          This is a real risk at pretty much any fast food place and plenty of regular restaurants. Gotta keep an eye on how the management runs stuff (or just make your own food).

          • @BCsven@lemmy.ca
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            26 months ago

            Since COVID we have made 99% of our food from scratch (i.e. making my own thai curry paste from scratch, grinding my own spices, etc)…I’m now almost always very disappointed by meals outside the home…especially with the price hikes.

    • @EnderMB@lemmy.world
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      76 months ago

      As a long-time IBS sufferer, I’m always happy to see memes about getting the shits, because it makes me feel less alone.

      Since everything seems to fuck my stomach up, I eat mexican food all the time. If I’m going to spend my evening on the toilet, I may as well enjoy myself!

    • @Acters@lemmy.world
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      36 months ago

      From personal experience, the green and red sauce causes me problems. Even Chipotle’s red and green sauce affects me, so it’s not about the cheap or expired stuff. Just my body rejecting it. Anything spicy does me in, but not all spices or hot spice.

    • @Grumpy@sh.itjust.works
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      26 months ago

      I feel like it’s more rooted in racism than actually foods. Plenty of other cuisines have more fiber and more spices. Mexican isn’t really special in its ingredients or it’s preps.

      Then why specific hate for mexican? I really can’t come with any answer than racism.

      Internet is weird. Some stereotypes and racism are easily accepted and considered funny.

    • @JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works
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      26 months ago

      I’m guessing some Mexican fast food places also don’t have the greatest sanitary conditions, so are more likely to give you the poops.

      • FartsWithAnAccent
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        6 months ago

        I assure you: This is true of all fast food genres, they’re fuckin nasty.

        • @BCsven@lemmy.ca
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          36 months ago

          Yep my kid gave their coworker a WTF when they used the restaurant toilet plunger on the veg prep sink

  • @tigeruppercut@lemmy.zip
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    466 months ago

    While the lack of mexican food in large parts of japan is indeed tragic, the fact that you can go to any countryside izakaya (pub/restaurant) and get bottomless beers and whiskey sodas for 2 hours for like 20 bucks means that the fancy toilets are getting explosive diarrhea on a regular basis.

      • @UtMan1988@lemmy.world
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        126 months ago

        A quick Google search of “Mexican Restaurants in Tokyo” brought up over 30 results in Tokyo. Hell, the other day I was watching the original Iron Chef from the 90s, and they brought in a Japanese Mexican Chef as a challenger.

        • @guy@lemmy.world
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          276 months ago

          There’s over 30 Mexican restaurant results for my city at 1% the population of Tokyo. Sounds like it’s pretty lacking to me

        • Patapon Enjoyer
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          216 months ago

          I might have expressed myself wrong, it’s not that there aren’t Mexican food places at all, it’s that they’re much more rare than in the west (and the US specifically), and usually not great.

          Plus, 30+ restaurants in a city as gigantic as Tokyo is not much at all.

        • @Perfide@reddthat.com
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          56 months ago

          There’s over 30 mexican restaurants in my town of less than 30,000 people.

          Tokyo is LITERALLY the biggest city in the entire world. 30ish restaurants is absolutely a needle in a haystack.

        • @EnderMB@lemmy.world
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          36 months ago

          Even if it were hard to find a good restaurant nearby, Greater Tokyo is fucking HUGE! I would be shocked if you couldn’t find pretty much all cuisine in or around Tokyo.

    • @ursakhiin@beehaw.org
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      36 months ago

      I was in Japan this year and didn’t see any Mexican food in the 3 major cities I visited. I’m not saying it does not exist but it’s definitely not common if it does.

      That also makes sense, though. Food in Japan, even the foreign food, has a specific palette it’s targeting. Mexican food is extremely different from Japanese food.

      Typically, any food that is introduced to a new culture is successful once it’s adapted to that cultures palette. Any Mexican food being successful in Japan would likely be more akin to the Mexican/Asian fusion places we have in the States than traditional Mexican food.

    • @lolcatnip@reddthat.com
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      26 months ago

      Tangential anecdote: when I visited San Luís Potosí, I ate several meals at a place called Café Tokio. It was good but there was nothing Japanese about it beyond the name.

    • @stillwater@lemm.ee
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      516 months ago

      I’m not sure what’s worse, suggesting Mexican food makes people go to the bathroom or suggesting Taco Bell is Mexican food.

      • 𝕾𝖕𝖎𝖈𝖞 𝕿𝖚𝖓𝖆
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        I can see how I insinuated that taco bell is Mexican food, but I don’t actually think taco bell is Mexican food. Far from it. But it’s been memed for like 15+ years that taco bell gives you life-altering shits.

        I seriously remember seeing this in high school as early as '07, but I’m sure it was probably going around before then.

        I live in the OKC metro and if you’re looking for real Mexican food here, you’re pretty spoiled for choice. I won’t suggest we have the drop on Mexican food, but you can find some really great places here without having to look hard. Taco Bell is great because the food actually tastes pretty good and there are like four within a five minute drive of my house.

    • @KreekyBonez@lemm.ee
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      116 months ago

      “I’ll have the chicken”

      “and how would you like that cooked?”

      “aight I’m-a head out”

          • @31415926535@lemm.ee
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            26 months ago

            KFC in Brooklyn. Empty restaurant, staff noisy, raucous in back. Ordered chicken, looked kinda pink, tasted weird, but ignored instincts, kept eating, cuz hungry.

            Next week I spent in apt puking guts up, sweats, feverish, feeling like death, huddled in a ball, head pressed against wall.

            • @BCsven@lemmy.ca
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              16 months ago

              Not sure what your health board is like, but a report of this in most places gets a food investigation / health department visit.

            • @zeppo@lemmy.world
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              16 months ago

              I went to some hipster restaurant and got a fried chicken sandwich. The piece of chicken was… weird, about the size and shape of a baseball. Perfect in the outside but the inside was kind of wobbly like thick jello. I’m not sure who tf deep fries a 4 inch thick piece of chicken and doesn’t just cut it in two.

              Also one time we went to this Mexican restaurant and the beef in the tacos was clearly soft and pink like it had barely been cooked at all. They told us it was their “seasoning” that made it look like that…

  • @spauldo@lemmy.ml
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    206 months ago

    Some of the best Mexican food I’ve had was in Okinawa.

    Where I really miss Mexican food is Spain.

  • @Imgonnatrythis@sh.itjust.works
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    176 months ago

    This is where the US steps in. I regularly eat about a weeks worth of carbs and cheese and then hit up my favorite Indian and Mexican joints and proceed to apologize to my Japanese toilet.

    • @words_number@programming.dev
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      06 months ago

      The point is imagining that others would look up to you*

      *While in reality, literally not a single person on earth gives even the tiniest fuck about you wasting money on a useless, annoyingly noisy and wasteful fucking car. Exceptions are 5 year olds and people who never exceeded that intellectual level.

      • Punkie
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        36 months ago

        The rich don’t want to impress you, they want to impress other rich people.