Duplicating foreign food experiences?
Posted 13 June 2002 - 01:03 PM
Posted 15 June 2002 - 09:06 AM
But I want to see Vietnam out the window when I eat Vietnamese. I want to smell Vietnam. I want to see women in their ao dais scooting past on their motorbikes, smell durian and fish sauce--look around and see Vietnamese families tearing at their food, smoking 555 cigarettes between courses. It's so much part of the experience. I'm less picky about Japanese--which has been transported fairly well in certain cases in NY for instance--where large numbers of Japanese business people demand that everything be just so--but it just ain't the same is it? So I generally eat what's good--where it's good--whenever possible. Good food of almost every nationality is eadily available where I live--and I partake happily. But I'm not looking for magic when I do. When I find it--like at Salumi in Seattle (real Italian!) I am overjoyed.