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  • Bread

    5 29.41%
  • Noodles

    1 5.88%
  • Pasta

    2 11.76%
  • Potatoes

    8 47.06%
  • Rice

    1 5.88%
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Thread: Rank your starches

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    Rank your starches

    Hello carbohydrate fans,

    My ranking is as follows:

    1. Pasta
    2. Potatoes
    3. Noodles
    4. Bread
    5. Rice

    Pasta is clearly the best and is impossible to get bored of or not be in the mood for.

    Potatoes, yeah, stunning variety and just an all round feel good food. Always welcome.

    A good noodle is better than a good rice or bread. Big chunky udon fuckers in a big bowl of soup. A pot noodle. Oof.

    Bread is broadly overrated but is above rice because you'd obviously pick it if you could only ever have one again. It's at its best when it's cheap as fuck and surrounding similarly cheap as fuck cheese, or as one of the poncey sourdoughs. Generally replaceable tho.

    Rice is never the highlight is it? Risotto is good. I love this shit too.

    Honourable mention goes to giant cous cous which is up there but pretty niche and didn't really fit the spirit of the list.

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    1. Bread
    2. Potatoes
    3. Pasta
    4. Rice

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    Potatoes
    Bread
    Rice
    Pasta
    Noodles.

    Love them all but the BIG THREE are miles ahead of the other two. Rice and bread are fairly even but convenience and versatility nudges bread just above. I'd happily eat a bowl of plain rice though.

    I'm also a fan of bulgur wheat.

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    My mate asked me a similar question recently of which one would you lose of the big four (fuck noodles) if you had to choose one. Think we all agreed probably potato. Potatoes are still great so it's a hard choice but rice beats it because imagine Chinese or Indian food without rice. Fuck that, I'd rather live without chips and mash.

    My ranking would be:
    1. Pasta
    2. Bread
    3. Rice
    4. Potatoes
    5. Noodles

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    Bread (improves every dish)
    Pasta
    Rice
    Potatoes
    Noodles

    But really they're all solid contributors.

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    Bread
    Pasta
    Spuds
    Noodles
    Rice

    If I had to wallop one out of existence, it'd be rice. I just don't tend to eat that much of it.

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    Bread is king. Noodles v underrated.

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    I'd like to say bread is last, but as a conduit for other things it's pretty much essential. British bread can do one, though, utter rubbish.

    Potatoes are at the top. Chips, mash, wedges, roasts, jackets, dauphinoises, puree, waffles, smileys, hassleback, croquettes. I've never yet found a bad potato dish. Well, actually, that's a lie, I've had stovies. But aside from that.

    1 Potatoes
    2 Pasta
    3 Rice
    4 Bread
    5 Noodles

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    I'm intrigued as to why Giggles has excluded noodles entirely.

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    They’re so bad they go with the other omissions.

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    My favorite Asian dishes tend to be rice-less so although itís nice it has to be the first to go.

    Noodles are probably my favorite but i donít eat them often enough for them to be my #1

    Bread is great. At least any thatís made in France, which is also just a great place

    Potatoes manage to avoid last place due to Sarlandaise and french fries.

    1. Pasta
    2. Bread
    3. Noodles
    4. Potatoes
    5. Rice

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    I think it's important to note that British bread isn't real bread.

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    Bread is bread and whichever you like yourself is the best one. I’m sure some yoke baked in a hole under hot stones in Portugal makes for a better Instagram story than a sliced pan but I know which one I want to make a rasher sandwich out of.

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    I think a lot of you are just thinking of a loaf (whether it be Hovis or some fancy sourdough) and forgetting about pizza and burgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggles View Post
    Bread is bread and whichever you like yourself is the best one. I’m sure some yoke baked in a hole under hot stones in Portugal makes for a better Instagram story than a sliced pan but I know which one I want to make a rasher sandwich out of.
    Yeah and you're wrong.

    Boydy is also correct.

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    Potatoes is the correct answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiků View Post
    Yeah and you're wrong.

    Boydy is also correct.
    I’m only wrong if I’m picking bread for you to eat.

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    1. Potatoes
    2. Bread (as long as it's not British or Dutch)
    3. Pasta
    4. Noodles
    5. Rice

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    British and Ireland have tremendous breads, which covers quite a lot of affiliates like scones and crumpets and that.

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    Boydy got me dreaming up an Indian curry with mashed potato. You could make a pool of curry and make Stone Henge out of bits of naan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    British and Ireland have tremendous breads, which covers quite a lot of affiliates like scones and crumpets and that.
    Good shout, I forgot about those in my Germanically narrow definition of what constitutes bread.

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    1. Potatoes
    2. Bread
    3. Pasta
    4. Rice
    5. Noodles

    You just can't beat good chips.

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    1.Potatoes
    2.Rice obviously
    3. Bread
    4 Pasta
    5. Noodles

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    1. Noodles

    From super noodles all the way Singapore style. Adds to every dish and can be eaten alone. The fact its rated so low by you guys here says it all.

    2. Pasta

    Similar to the above. So many variations. Absolute don of a food.

    3. Bread

    To be honest bread is made better by the items put inbetween it. No hate here though. Soda bread and sour dough are of.

    4. Potatoes

    Overrated. Chips are decent. But oven chips are fucking shite showing how fragile this vegetable is. Even crisps arent that great.

    5. Rice

    Tbh I prefer rice to potatoes. However, where rice falls short is you have it with something and you could easily just scrap rice and increase the something and you're alright.

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    Pasta
    Bread
    Potatoes
    Noodles
    .
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    Rice

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    Pressed the wrong answer. It's potatoes, for all the reasons Jim laid out.

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    Rice
    Potatoes
    Noodles
    Bread
    Pasta

    Tough to rank. They are all amazing.

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