Thursday, June 5, 2008

Arabic Food

I realize it sounds like I complain a lot about the things here (people, food, heat, etc.), but really it is just my own way of dealing with the strains and frustrations of how seriously aptly named the term "culture shock" really is. I try to show all the things we've been doing, but really, this blog is my only outlet to voice my frustrations.

That being said, there are definitely some things here that I will never find back home, one of them being Arabic food! Last night I ordered food for "take away" (to go) and Stu brought home yummy goodness. Anyone who has ever witnessed me eat a meal knows (to my Dad's dismay) that I like to dissect everything and eat in strange ways. I just love the act of eating, and when I get to actually assemble each and every bite (like last night), it is a meal made in Heaven.

Below is my lunch (don't worry, I'm not going to eat all of that!): On the left is the Heavenly garlic spread that comes before the meal, with Arabic bread (kinda like pita bread), then of course olives and pickles (I like them better here than back home, but Stu hates them! haha), onion, and tomato (the four of which are staples in EVERY Arabic meal you get, including breakfast), and of course, Hummous (the correct spelling here, heh). Freaking yum.

1 comment:

  1. I don't like pickles, olives and onion (LOL) that's why I think it is impossible for me to ever like usual arabic food. Good for you that you are enjoying it!