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From Around the World
How do you go around the world without leaving the table? Yes, first is by reading and another way is going around the buffet table in Canada.
Attending a meeting last time with the simple instruction being "to bring snacks" was really NOT that simple.
Just for us to be sure we had something to eat in case the South Asian snacks were too hot to handle or MSG-laden or greasy snacks were abound - we decided to bring empanada. In case no one gets a piece, we were thinking we can take it back home :)
Fortunately, the Latino-blooded foodies loved them. The Jamaicans thought they were Jamaican patties. And Indians surprisingly tasted some of it as they resembled samosas (not really, not even in their size) and Greeks - maybe they thought they were spanakopita? Am not really sure.
People would go around asking what they think is inside what they're eating. At the end of the night, everyone has made themselves culinary experts of global cuisine. And for us, we had an empty tupperware with all empanadas zeroed out :)
I guess Man didn't really progress as we continued to eat more weird food as time went by. Here's a website of weird food from around the world. Actually, just like Prehistoric man, we eat what we find around us, right? Maybe one thing to follow - as long as it is not moving when we eat it :)
The longest entry in that website is provided for "Durians" - what we Filipinos call as "hell when you smell it, but heaven when you taste".
A factoid in the website too is that among the South East Asian countries where Durians are abundant - it was mentioned that it is banned (in buses- thanks JET) in Singapore :) heheh among other things including chewing gum. (see inset box from Wikipedia)
I suddenly missed my "big little" sister in Singapore. May, kamusta na ba diyan, lah? Hang on there.
Both of us weren't able to go home during the wake and interment of our dear lola.