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November 13, 2005

Foreign Food

A while ago I talked a little about the culture shock I experienced from there being new foods and tastes and very little familiar. It hit hard for me as I’m not only a picky eater but also a vegetarian. Having worked that out of my system I figured I would focus this post on some of the food related joys I have experienced.

As a Canadian I’ve been exposed to a dish called to poutine for much of my life. Pouting involves to foods that I very much enjoy, french fries and cheese with one that makes me shudder, gravy. In scotland they would look at you strangely if you asked for such a dish. Instead they serve Chips and Cheese, the parts I want without the scary gravy stuff.

My great joy since moving here though, has been the prevalence of East Indian food. Since discovering the New Asian Village in Edmonton I have been moderately addicted to the stuff. Finding that there are countless Indian restaurants to choose from here, most of which deliver has been a frequent delight. The prices and quality varies as one would expect but some of the delivery is remarkably good and very reasonable.

The fact that I can chose to order delivery that will feed two people for about three days and be exceedingly tasty for under £20 makes me a happy man. The fact that I can also walk to two other restaurants for very good food is wonderful. One has fun ambience and a wooden camel that is life size if not larger. The other is less than 2 blocks away. The food is amazing. The service leaves something to be desired though. Still, options and good food....yum.

Posted by Bluerevolutionist at November 13, 2005 11:22 PM


sounds good dan- but what sort of food are you eating? mostly 'north' indian cuisine, i suppose....vegetarian food in India rocks, by the way,

Posted by: akr at November 15, 2005 04:29 AM

I couldn't honestly say. I think a good portion is the somewhat UK-ified fare. I can't comment about the authenticity but I do look forward to trying the real thing.

Posted by: bluerevolutionist at November 20, 2005 01:36 PM

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