Ex-Google MD Parminder Singh’s X handle is quite popular amongst foodies. From tweeting about Peranakan cuisine to expressing his love for rusk, his posts are quite a food fiesta by themselves. This time, Parminder Singh shared a hilarious anecdote from his trip to Google’s Beijing office. There, the Ex-Google MD munched on a crispy snack which he thought was Kurkure. Read on to know what it really was!
Ex-Google MD Parminder Singh Ate Duck Tongues Assuming They Were Kurkures
I was in the cafeteria at Google's Beijing office when I spotted a large plate of what looked like fried 'kurkures'. I helped myself with a generous portion.
A colleague commented, “Wow, I didn't know you were a fan of these.”
“Yes, of course. I grew up eating something similar…
— Parminder Singh (@parrysingh) January 21, 2024
In his post on X, Ex-Google MD Parminder Singh narrates an incident where he dined at the cafeteria at Google’s Beijing office. There, he spotted a large plate of what looked like fried ‘Kurkures’. Of course, we know how crispy, masala-filled Kurkure chips really are! So, it wasn’t a surprise that the Ex-Google MD just divided into the bowl of “Kurkures”.
As he helped himself to a generous portion, a colleague looked at him munching. And then exclaimed that she didn’t know he was a fan of this snack. To this, Parminder Singh shared that he grew up eating a similar snack in “Really?” she asked, surprised. She further asks him if duck tongues are common in India. That’s when it hit the Ex-Google MD that he had been relishing crispy duck tongues for all his time.
Just for the record, I’m happily adventurous with my food. I have eaten everything from snakes to insects, and of course duck tongues! But when I expect kurkure, I want kurkure!
— Parminder Singh (@parrysingh) January 22, 2024
After this incident, whenever he sees a plate of Kurkures, he double-checks to make sure it’s not “Chinese tongue-di kabab”. He goes on to mention in the comments section that while he is happily adventurous with his food and has eaten everything from snakes to insects to duck tongues when he expects Kurkure, he wants Kurkure.
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His food mix-up post generated lots of chuckles on X. Many took to the comments section to share their opinions and similar food mix-up stories. Political analyst, Tehseen Poonawalla commented that he loves duck tongues and actually finds them to be yummy and addictive. Parminder Singh quipped that he didn’t mind them either. However, when he craves Kurkures, he doesn’t enjoy eating tongue di kebab.
Sir it happened with me also .. in 2012 i went to Hangzhou and thought of buying some chips ( coz i thought every chips is made of potato ) .. i bought 5-6 packets but later on i realise they were made of octopus and duck 😂😂 Even Cheese is made from animal skin ..
— ABC (@varungosai52403) January 21, 2024
I had a Colombian colleague offer me some chocolate covered snacks once and they turned out to ants covered in chocolate. I didn’t mind the taste though, they were crunchy.
— Harman Dhillon (@MajhaBeats) January 21, 2024