10 Foods That Are Actually Much Better At Restaurants

Cooking at home can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, allowing us to explore our culinary skills and create delicious meals. However, not every dish is worth the time, effort, and ingredients required to recreate it in our own kitchens.

1. Tamales

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.

According to a Texan food enthusiast, tamales are a significant part of life but are not worth the effort to make at home. Although the recipe and ingredients are easy, assembling the tamales is a nightmare. The process takes four creative minds and 92 artistic fingers to get the desired shape and consistency. After struggling with sticky masa, they concluded that paying some nice Abuela for a delicious tamale was better than going through the tedious process at home.

2. Baklava

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.\

Baklava is a delicious Middle Eastern pastry that many enjoy, but making it can be daunting. A cooking enthusiast has expressed their dislike for making baklava despite their love for the dessert. With layers upon layers of thin, delicate phyllo dough, it's easy to get frustrated with making it at home. The individual finds it too much imagination and skill to make and would rather leave it to the experts or a specialty bakery to get their baklava fix. 

3. Bloomin' Onions

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

The delicious Bloomin' Onion, a popular menu item at Outback Steakhouse, is loved by many for its crispy exterior and flavorful seasoning. However, a culinary explorer found that making it at home was not worth the effort. The explorer and their spouse attempted to make the dish with huge onions that were parboiled, chilled, and then deep-fried. However, the effort required to prepare just one or two onions was not worth it, and they concluded that it would only be worth the effort if they created 20 or more onions.

4. Doughnuts

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.

Doughnuts are a beloved treat, but have you ever thought about making them at home? A food lover has shared their thoughts on the matter and doesn't think it's worth the effort. According to them, their local grocery store sells doughnuts for only $0.69 each, which taste just as good as those from a doughnut shop. The user believes that the cost of the ingredients alone would exceed the price of the store-bought doughnuts, not to mention the time and effort required to make them. Therefore, they leave the doughnut-making to the professionals and enjoy their affordable and tasty store-bought treats. 

5. Cheesecake

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.

A dessert lover suggests that cheesecake is not worth making at home, especially if you shop at Costco. This individual's friend was known for her delicious homemade cheesecake, but even she believes that the ones sold at Costco are just as good, if not better. While the taste may be debatable, the convenience of purchasing a pre-made cheesecake from Costco is undeniable. This individual's feline companion also seems to enjoy the cheesecake experience, as it likes to sleep in the lids.

6. Angel Food Cake

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.

The tediousness of making Angel Food Cake from scratch deterred a baking enthusiast from ever attempting it again. Even though it tasted exactly like the boxed mix, the amount of time and money spent on the scratch ingredients made it not worth the effort. It took longer to make and cost seven times more than the boxed version. From then on, they decided to purchase the boxed Angel Food Cake mix was smarter and more efficient.

7. Kimchi

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock

Kimchi, a Korean staple and beloved side dish, is known for its spicy, tangy, and umami flavors. However, making it is a time-consuming and messy process that can take up to a whole day. A dedicated user who has attempted to make it at home understands why Koreans typically set aside a day for the task and make enough to last for half a year. Despite seeing artisanal kimchi for sale at a farmer's market, they couldn't help but laugh, knowing that making kimchi is the opposite of small-batch production. It's all about making as much as possible and controlling fermentation.

8. Scotch Eggs

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.

Have you ever tried making Scotch eggs at home? A daring cook attempted to make them for their family, and while they were impressed by the dish's presentation, the individual needed to be convinced it was worth the effort. Even though the yolk oozing out made for a mesmerizing sight, the dish's taste was only okay and not as amazing as their family seemed to think. 

9. Croissants

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.

Croissants are one of the pastries that seem impossible to make at home. An aspiring baker insists that they're not worth the effort. Despite their best efforts, their homemade croissants were far from the light and flaky perfection of the real deal. It was a time-consuming process, and the results were just okay.

10. Sourdough Bread

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.

A skeptic states that making sourdough bread is not worth the effort for them. They find maintaining a sourdough starter for something they will only make that occasionally appealing. They are content with their quick bread and prefer to let the bread gurus have their thing. Sourdough bread may be delicious, but for this person, the hassle of maintaining the starter outweighs the reward of the finished product.

“Trust Shattered” No One Will Ever Trust You Again If You Do These 10 Things

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.

Trust forms the foundation of any healthy and meaningful relationship. The delicate thread binds individuals together, fostering openness, vulnerability, and a sense of security. However, trust can be fragile and easily shattered by certain behaviors and actions. Recently people shared some of the fastest ways to lose trust in others.

Ready to make your first budget?

Enter your email and get the free template


“What Were Boomers Thinking?” 10 Cringe-Worthy Modern Things Future Generations Will Wonder About

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

As time moves forward, certain practices, beliefs, and customs become outdated, irrelevant, or downright embarrassing to look back on. Now we will explore the opinions of various individuals about the current state of affairs and how people in the future might look back on them with disbelief. 

“Blood Clots Are Unpredictable?” 20 Breathtaking Scientific Facts That Don't Seem Real

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.

Are you ready for a scare? Buckle up for a ride through some of the scariest scientific facts out there.

“Yes, Everyone Has A Gallon Of That” 10 Weird Things Foreigners Believe Everyone in American Has

Image Credit: Adobe Stock.

“Is America The Best Country?” 20 Terrible Things About The USA Many Don't Want to Accept

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

The American culture is diverse and unique, but some aspects of it can take time to accept by people from other countries. Recently on an online platform, people have shared their thoughts on some of the challenging aspects of American cultures, such as casual debt, limited vacation time, school mascots, zero-tolerance policies, and more.

[mashshare]

How I make $11,000 per year renting out my spare rooms?

Get access to my FREE guide now.