Thursday, May 02, 2013

Food types

I am not really the food type. But I do have different types of food. Just to try. I have a good sense of taste. That is to say I can taste different tastes. Does not necessarily mean that I like a certain taste. I like all of them lightly, none of them largely and that is why I am not really the food type.

So this post about taste-buds and food types comes because after a long time I tried a cuisine that was completely new. Newer than the Ethiopian eat-able plate in Pittsburgh or the potato soup in a bread bowl in Prague. I had Ghanian food.

We have a Ghanian at our workplace (he blogs as well, but differently) who had been planning this for a while. And then in the middle of the day, we took the tube to the end of the district line. Our Ghanian friend had ordered the food before we arrived and there was loads of it. But since it was he who ordered, I don't know what we ordered. I understood someone of it but I can't really name any of it.

Different types of fish, meat, turkey and a chicken like bird called Guineafowl. But I barely ate the meat stuff, I was more interested in the "sides" which I think actually make up a cuisine.

The sides has something that looked like lentil powder but was a cereal of sorts, thought it might be cassava, some kind of beans, plantain, yam, a gooey semi solid made of rice which had really no taste but I loved it. It tasted like an Andhra sweet called chalimidi, except this wasn't sweet. And then a kind of rice, I think called jollof according to wikipedia.

I wish I tasted some dessert. But unfortunately, I don't think I ate much, like always.

It was quite an experience. I want to try it again, may be without a Ghanian. So I can order whatever and then guess what I would get !

And now I want to have chalimidi ! Damn!

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