lunching on foreign food

fish sushi
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Little gyoza parcels

Dipped in spicy sauce

And curry fragrances

Permeating English air.

The stir fry sizzles

And the sushi rolls are dropped

In tiny dishes

Filled with hot wasabi

Mixed in salty soy sauce

For a perfect war

With something bland

Like egg and chips

Or anything potato based,

Plain, of course,

Except for ketchup dips.

British people have a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to food, and sometimes I think it’s a bit undeserved. Sure, there are Brits who go abroad and order egg and chips for every meal, but a lot of us are quite adventurous.

I like to watch a UK food blogger called Grackle and she eats so many different foods – and it makes me feel so jealous, and hungry.

I live with one of those food phobic Brits who will only eat chips, and so it means I’m limited in where I can go when we go out to eat. It’s only when watching Grackle, I realise how much there is out there and how much there is that I still need to experience.

I might need to go on a few solo restaurant trips just to try some things out!

Much Love

Rachel xx

One thought on “lunching on foreign food

  1. Margot Kinberg

    I always think it’s interesting how some people have such adventurous palates and some don’t, Rachel. There are plenty of Americans who won’t try anything other than fried chicken, white-bread sandwiches with mayonnaise, and hot dogs. I feel for people like that when they’re adventurous enough to travel, but not adventurous enough to try different foods. And you know what, if you want to exercise your palate, I say go ahead and try a different sort of restaurant either alone or with an equally-adventurous friend. Why not?

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