Thursday, July 29, 2010
I've been going to a vietnamese-chinese restarant called Phoung Trang with my family since who knows when (middle school?). Usually when we go as a family (cousins, uncles, aunts, dad, etc) we order the usual that would feed a family of 5-6, so there was no need to look at the menu. Plus...I was picky.
Fast forward a few years.
When my cousin invited me to go with her a few weeks ago, it was the first time I gazed through the menu with my new perspective on food. Before I ever discovered food blogs, I never appreciated food like I do now. I love to try something new, I like discover a new plant or cuisine from a different culture. I like to savor and admire my food rather than demolish it in a minute flat. Food brings people together that's for sure, everything I do revolves around food. I can't stop thinking about it, smelling it, and tasting it (duh). Food is fascinating to me.
(on the tangent) But cooking shows like (I forget the name) on the food network really pisses me off! "That bacon in his soup was too soft, I expected it to be crispy, not fatty."
WTH? first of all that bacon is in a damn soup! of course it's gonna be soft doofus! and since when was bacon not fatty?! GAH! critics! Some people just like to talk, it hits a nerve sometimes...but I digress.
Anyway where was I? Oh yeah. After gazing at the menu, I vowed to myself that I would BE BACK.
mmmmm, my favorite!