Going Back to My Roots

I enjoy all types of cuisines, but after eating one type for while, that food can get boring!

For example, when we traveled to Italy this summer, our family slowly got tired of Italian food. It tasted delicious for our first few meals, but after a while, the creaminess of the Italian dishes overwhelmed us and our taste buds longed for Chinese food. Why?  Well, Chinese food is the exact opposite of Italian food, which has lots of rich flavors.  When you’re craving something plain and simple, Chinese soups and dumpings are perfect.  When my family finally ate Chinese food at home, it tasted so satisfying that it put a huge smile on my face!

This also happened to us when we visited San Diego. Every supper was either Italian or American food. My grandparents traveled with us and I could tell that they were getting a little tired of eating Italian and American food. The last day, we ate dim sum and I could tell by my grandparent’s facial expressions that they were relieved.

I am sure there are other examples of my family’s problem and not just with Chinese and Italian food. So, be aware of the foods you eat.  One last question: Have you ever eaten a food that gets overwhelming after a while? If yes, do you have a food that you eat to balance it out?

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Cathy says:

    Nate, I just love reading all of your blog entries! Keep ’em coming!


    1. n8chen says:

      Thanks, I really enjoy writing them!


  2. Luke says:

    This is your new cousin Luke, and though it’s only been a few days, I’m getting a bit tired of milk. I could really go for a big steak. Hook me up couz!


    1. n8chen says:

      Hi Uncle randy, I know that Luke can’t type yet, but I know that you can, so I am guessing that you were the person who replied as “Luke”!


  3. Eric says:

    don’t eat too much red bean paste in one setting … balance it out with gatorade


    1. n8chen says:

      I don’t think gatorade can balance out red bean paste very well!


      1. Matthew says:

        nate is right


  4. Aunty Corrinne says:

    You know what I NEVER get tired off? Singaporean Street Food… no amount is too much… that makes me sound like a glutton, huh?


    1. n8chen says:

      What’s Singaporean Street Food


  5. CC says:

    I never get tired of dintaifung mini soup dumplings – you know that Nate 🙂


  6. Kelsey McMillan says:

    Great blog, Nate! For me, all similar good gets old quickly if I have it over and over, so I always try to diversify what I cook at home and what I eat when I go out. I’m not sure I have an answer to your final question, but it’s one I will ponder this week!


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