These past few weeks both myself and my boyfriend have slowly been loosing our interest in Sichuan food. I’m not sure how it kind of started… just lately, when I think of spicy food I automatically think ‘Aw no, not today.’
Since coming to Chengdu, I’ve loved the food here; the spiciness and numbness, it’s very different from Irish food… haha the only time we would eat something spicy is if my Mum accidentally bought the wrong curry sauce! So I’ve grown up eating food which is nothing remotely like Sichuan food.
I’m guessing maybe my lack of interest is due to the weather warming up… when the temperature is in the late 20’s; the last thing you want is something like Hot Pot, which can be very spicy and hot.
Recently we’ve been moving away from the spicy dishes, and eating food which originate from other provinces. We have also ended up going to a Western restaurant more often called ‘Peter’s Tex-Mex’. A Texas/Mexican restaurant where they serve fajitas, burgers, salads… so not a hint of Chinese food! Of course this is way more expensive that Asian restaurants, but sometimes you just need a change.
So last week when we finished Uni for the day, we cycled to a Peters nearby. It was such a good/sunny day we decided a bike ride would be nice. The restaurant has ok food, not amazing… but my boyfriend has fallen in love with their salads. It’s not spicy…it’s not hot… so it’s a welcome change!
I do hope that this pickiness will change though… but I do miss my Irish food (as always), and especially garlic chips with cheese that we used to get from our local take-away chip shop. If only Chengdu would do a take-away chip shop… the locals wouldn’t really know what to make of it, but I’m sure us Westerners would love it! Although I do know they would charge us a fortune just for a bag of chips…..
Unfortunately you have to pay the price for the comfort of home sometimes.