Fish Fish in USA (Pt 13)
Well, I'm not going to talk much about my "business trip". Unluckily, I don't have much time for visiting the towns I went. Anyway... here are some of the foods I've tried in US during the routine.
FOOD... FOOD... FOOD...!!!
In one of the airport, I saw a shop selling peanut butter. I'm a big fan of peanut butter... and I have read in guide book that peanut butter sandwich is common snack food in USA.
So, I lined up... and bought this blackberry jam with smooth peanut butter sour dough sandwich. It was my first time to experience sour dough. Hmmm... indeed it was sour. COLD and HARD! It would taste nice if the sandwich is being toasted first. One of this for US$3.70.
The guy in front of me, was buying a same price sandwich with a credit card!! -_-" I was very surprised... as usually for such a small amount of money, you won't see people using credit card as payment in Japan.
When I told my friend back in Japan, she scolded me for not using credit card. According to her... US is a society use their cards more than cash... In fact, Americans prefer the payment by credit card... as they will have way to trait back their customers.
Hmmm... interesting fact. But I wonder how true it is. Any of you kind enough to confirm this? ^_^
Tee hee hee... brand Bluebird for a can of drink... Bluebird sound more like a sport car name for fish fish. I broke my rule... usually I don't take canned drink, but I drank quite a few of canned drinks in US just to see what the different is.
One of my dinner, I had salad bar... Errr... the vege were not that fresh. But anyway, just wanna try the taste. It was quite amused to notice how broccoli and cauliflower are eaten raw in America. I tried... actually taste better than raw cabbage. I hate raw cabbage.
I usually like onion soup in Japan. Just to have a comparison, I ordered this. Hmm... taste so so. The bread inside this onion soup too much. And there were too much cheese as topping. I get satiated after I finished 1/5 of it.
Pretzel... another thing introduced in the guide book. Seem like another type of American snack. I spotted one. So, I bought to try it.
You can't see the exact size from here... but I can tell you it is HUGE!! Triple size the one in Japan. This one was a cheese pretzel. It actually smell quite good. But after a few bites... I decided it was too much for me then.
*sigh* Why can't they just make all the food size 3 or 4 times smaller?? It is a hard choice for a greedy fish like me who like to try many things... but at the same time hate to waste unfinish food.
Noticing how all the foods served in BIG portion... I decided to get a pick-and-pack lunch for one of the day in a supermarket.
Hohoho... I was jumping happily like a kid. This was so much fun... can just get only a small scoop of rice, one piece of tofu, a small cut of egg plant... etc...
Some of them I have no idea what they are... I just wanna try. Like the palm-like vege. Yummy!! And the long grain black rice? Unique... cold and sweet.
Ah~ such a nice meal.
It ended better with this choice of fruits from fish fish. I love the bing cherry. So big and sweet!! Lucky people in USA... can get nice and large amount of fruit with cheap prize. In Japan? Forget about it... fruit are expensive things!!
Oh~ I past by one lovely looking cake house in a late afternoon. Hmm... my chocoholic spirit was attacking me.
Oops... I bought this lovely chocolate mousse. Hmm... the nice tempering gave a very good shiny surface to the chocolate coating...
Inside it... the mousse what sinfully good. Ah~ I admit I was kind of having an... eh hem... from it. :P
The supermarket in US are cute. I especially like the layout of the colourful veggies on the rack. Ai yar~ really wanna to buy them... but I couldn't. *sigh*
A dinner at a "family restaurant" was kind of a shock for me.
I didn't realise the mistake I've done until the food came.
I ordered an egg-plant pasta as above...
... and a plate of onion rings.
Man~ super regret... The portion is enough for 3 people to eat full full...
Once again... stupid fish had to waste her food. -_-" The pasta actually quite nice taste... but the eggplant was terrible... BITTER!
The onion ring was not bad too... but the outer batter kind of too oily... if I'm gonna chomp all of this down... I know I am going to suffer for the night.
My final visit to a laboratory. I decided to have a simple lunch there. How glad I was to see a "normal" size food to choose...
Well, French fry... of course I wouldn't miss a try on it before I left US.
Woohoo!!!! I LOVE IT!!! Surprisingly... this plate of French fry was really yummy. The outer crunchy part was so crispy yet not oily... and the inner layer was very soft. I finish this in a very quick speed. Not even a single of them left.
Also, after days by days of rich pasta and creamy cheesy stuff... I need something "milder". Delighted to see this soup pasta in the canteen too. I had a small bowl of it. Yum yum~~~ so much like the chicken soup noodle back home.
I could even sense my stomach was happily enjoying the meal...
Next post... my final dinner in USA. ;)