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!
One thought on “lunching on foreign food”
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?