LOL That's too funny! I must say Kimchi smells a lot worse than it tastes It must have been an unforgettable experience for the whole class, and probably made all the classmates not wanting to try Korean food ever! lol
One time, my brother had to do a report on a country for 6th grade so he did S. Korea because of me (I'm adopted from there). He took kimchee in as an example of their native food. Just last month, we ran into an old classmate of his who said he still remembers the way that kimchee smelled. This was over 20 years ago! XD
LOL@ scary kimchi. I don't blame you for being scared though, it is likely what ever spice that you are allergic to could be in the other curry or spicy food too. How cool...I absolutely love Korean food! The main purpose of my trip to S. Korea was to eat...well....to see the sakuras too...but mainly to eat! lol One day, when you get up your courage, you should give it another try, just make sure you know what it is before you bite into it
That is pretty awesome Dubai has such diverse cuisine. We have a Moroccan friend who makes us some of her native food, although it's kinda hard because my mom is a vegetarian.
The first time I noticed I was allergic to curry was some curry Udon. Then I tried Thai curry and same thing. I'm not sure what to make of it and I haven't been brave enough to try Korean food in a long time. First and only experience with it was a little traumatic. I was 6 and the very first thing I bit into was a roasted pepper. >.< I think that and the kimchee scarred me for life. And ironically, I'm Korean.
The great thing about Dubai is we have pretty much all the cuisines of the world here due to its really diverse population. Of course Indian/Pakistani and Arabic cuisines are prevalent, but pretty much every cuisine you want can be found here. (Not that I am saying they are all great )
Hmm...I wonder if you have the same allergic reaction if you were to eat Korean or Japanese curry?
I think it must be a specific ingredient in curry because every time I take a bite of someone else's curry, my tongue swells up. I like the taste of mild curry though. My brother loves it super spicy. Although I think he does it on purpose so he doesn't have to share with the rest of us.
Aside from the Indian restaurants, what other kinds of foods does Dubai have? I admit I don't know much about Dubai, cuisine-wise.
haha funny! but what a torture! lol
Yup, that's about right, we ate out a lot while living in NYC, but I don't think we even covered a tenth of it! What a bummer you are allergic to curry I love indian food! Thank goodness as there are gazillion Indian restaurants in Dubai too...at least I learned the difference in the regional Indian cuisines You just can't stand the spiciness of it or is there a specific ingredient you are allergic to?
My mom does this to me frequently. She leaves Food Network or the Cooking Channel on half the night, I wander out around 1 AM and watch just enough to start drooling. :)
They say you could eat at a different place in NYC every day for every meal and still not eat at every restaurant they have. I believe it. My brother introduced us to a great little Ukrainian restaurant called Vesalka. I can't remember where it is, though, I'll have to look it up. Otherwise, I think he mostly eats Indian food because there are a lot of Indian restaurants by his apartment. I can't, I'm allergic to curry, which is a bummer.
Haha...I think I prefer certain American Chinese dishes that you can't get anywhere else, one of the example is General Tso Chicken. I always go back to my favorite chinese take-out for it when I go back to NYC. *drools* I don't care for "mainland" Chinese unless it's provincial cuisines like Szechuan or Yunnan etc. Love Japanese! I can eat sushi everyday! My favorite fried noodle is Malaysian "Char Kway Teow" YUM!
haha...I think it's late for you in the west coast now...not a good time to feel hungry