In the February wrap up post I mentioned doing a bit more personal blog posts and this is one of them.
I wish I was adventurous when it comes to my palate. I’ve often thought I’d be that person who wouldn’t turn up her nose at some foreign dish, but alas I’m not. I’m not going to be that girl who announces “I’m ordering Ethiopian for lunch. Do you want anything?” You may be asking yourself what brought this on and it was yesterday’s lunch. A co-worker was saying he was craving a sandwich from this Vietnamese restaurant that another co-worker took him to. Being the admin assistant for a non-profit means I’m often stuck having someone pick up an order for me if I forget lunch or wait until everyone in the office returns so I can sneak out. It was going to be one of those days where I’d be stuck and I was starving. I handed them money and waited to see what they brought me. Until yesterday I hadn’t eaten Vietnamese before.
They brought me Banh Mi Thit Nuong which is a Vietnamese sandwich with grilled pork. It had cucumbers, carrots, lemongrass, sliced jalapeños and cilantro with a sauce. It was good, but I couldn’t help but think I might be eating the husky! I know dog meat in some countries is ah enjoyed, but I couldn’t enjoy the sandwich without thinking of the husky. I forced half the sandwich down and then saved the rest for my dad since he said it looked good. I was brought this spring roll and I couldn’t eat it because the bean sprouts looked like worms and that freaked me out. I could not get past that. Plus I was trying to figure out if you could eat the shell which turns out you can.
And as much as I wanted to enjoy the meal I really couldn’t. So there…I won’t be that adventurous girl eating, craving, and enjoying lovely foreign meals. That makes me sad.
What about you? Are you a fan of foreign meals? If so, what’s your favorite?