#108 – Parsley

For years as a kid I would curiously bite in to the sprig of parsley that was sitting on top of my restaurant food and then complain at the the horrible taste in my mouth.

“That’s just a garnish. You aren’t supposed to eat it.”

“It’s such a waste! Why can’t they garnish my food with something good like chocolate?”

Today’s Biff is first in line.

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18 thoughts on “#108 – Parsley”

  1. Ray A. says:

    Actually, you’re supposed to chew on the parsley AFTER your meal — it’s a natural breath-cleanser. Kind of like organic Listerine (and, admittedly, not much tastier) …

  2. Riffles says:

    Ehh, needs more dog.

  3. Noir The Sable says:

    *Cue obvious follow-up joke about Koreans*

    Actually, contrary to the stereotype, we don’t eat dog.

    Often.

  4. zeldadude says:

    This reminds me of the time my grandma had lump of wasabi by mistake thinking it was her garnish (turns out she ate it with her soup not noticing it). She start freaking out and had a sip of her water. Not the best choice on that right their grandma, not very good at all.

  5. Psychlycan says:

    My only memory with garnish was the one time it came with a slug attached. Got a free meal with it in response though.

  6. DTLe says:

    I wonder if he ordered the “pea” soup…

  7. LibraryLady says:

    I kinda like parsley, freshly chopped and sprinkled over things like fish, chicken and such. The garnish always seemed like something else to get stuck in your teeth.

  8. Acies says:

    In Chinese restaurants, the parsley is replaced with cilantro. Cilantro is yummy =3

    Sometimes they would make the garnish with other easily edible items, such as carrots. And then i would try to eat it… then my parents would be like “noooooo!!! Stop!! They reuse that piece of carrot for everyone’s dishes!! You don’t know where it’s been!” So no, it’s not a waste >.>

    1. Carlynda says:

      Your cariunm must be protecting some very valuable brains.

  9. pbarnrob says:

    I tend to eat the parsley.

    In DaNang, we had to count the puppies every day when MamaSan (the cleaning lady) went home. GranPapaSan craved them (and they were better-fed than many locals!)

  10. Radical Edward says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if I was fed a dog soup. I might feel bad, because I just realized that our neighbor’s French Bulldog died of a heart attack this past February.

  11. Enya W says:

    Why is the dog’s tail wagging in the last panel? Does he know something we don’t?

    1. Mahnarch says:

      He knows that ain’t soup.

  12. SurveySays says:

    Thats a lot of soup. he’s going to need a doggy bag. hahaha….ha….ha. hmm.

    1. Arcan says:

      I was going to write some sarcastic comment about soup in a bag, but I couldn’t think of anything good. So you get this instead.

      And yes, I realize you were punning.

  13. Bridget says:

    Having worked at restaurants, I can tell you never eat the parsley. They are usually pretty good about not putting the slugs on plates, but there are frequently slugs in the bin when the parsley comes in to the place.

    1. c says:

      I would totally view that as a complimentary pet slug with my order.

    2. Octothorpe says:

      On a side note, one time I picked up a stick in the dark. It was wet, but it hadn’t rained in a few days. I took it to the light and found about five slugs on tha small, half foot stick. Thank goodness my finger didn’t find one of them when I picked up the stick. >u<

      ~#

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