(Dim)something strange is going on.
December 11, 2009 6:13 PM Subscribe
This is a should I eat it?*
question of sorts. Exactly how is my Chinese take-out place attempting to kill me?
posted by emelenjr to Food & Drink (14 answers total)
Every time I order dumplings from the Chinese place up the street, I like to warm up the little plastic cup of sauce that comes with the order. I take the lid off, and stick the cup in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
Invariably, about 10 seconds into it, there's a zzzzzzzzap noise and occasionally a flash. I usually (stupidly?) let the microwave keep cooking until I hear a second zap, and then I take out the warmed sauce.
I know there's nothing metallic in the cup—no metal rim, for example. So what's in the sauce that could be causing the arcing? No other food does this in my microwave.
*I'm eating it.