I am definitely reverse culture-shocking. When I wake up in the morning, I’m still sorta thinking in Cantonese (that and it’s also ridiculously early – 5am). I am wondering where all the people are when I go out, especially all the Asian people. 🙂
But perhaps slightly comical is the food situation. On Wednesday when I was at SFO on a layover, I phoned my new roommate (woohoo!) to let her know about my arrival time, etc. She asked a really great question that’s typical for someone coming back from overseas – “What one or two things are you most looking forward to eating when you get back?”
I was stumped. I couldn’t think of anything. And I kept thinking for the next flight, and really, came to the conclusion that I didn’t really miss much. I could very happily live in Hong Kong and eat what I really like. I mean, aside from all the great Chinese food – there’s also amazing sushi, Korean food, and deep-fried McD’s apple pies. What else do I really need?
This is where I need some help from you, lovely reader (all 4 of you) – what foods should I get excited about eating here?? Remind me what I like! 🙂
*what has also been a little trying is that my refrigerator had a bit of an issue and is at the repair shop. It should be back tomorrow, so that should help, because I’m interested in making jook (congee) and some other stuff that I ate a lot of in HK. But I digress. Suggestions for other things I like in the States?