While at lunch today it was interesting to notice the different foods served which were quite out of my comfort zone. We were served eel, blood, stomach, squid, and other foods. I like the challenge of trying new things but couldn't handle the texture of the food or the thought of what I would potentially be putting in my mouth. When I heard the soup with the blood and stomach was a delicacy in China I couldn't believe it. I have grown up trying what I thought was new and exciting entrees, but this meal really threw me for a loop. I also was struggling to use chop sticks at this meal, because the dishes were slippery. The waitress came and brought me a fork. This was a kind gesture, but it made me feel embarrassed. I want to fit into the culture and adapt to their ways so to me struggling is okay, because I don't expect to be perfect. I just didn't like my struggle to be pointed out, and assume I should go to my usual setting. In a country so different from what I grew up with it's hard to be similar when so many differences/obstacles exist.
Lunch with Eel
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