EXOTIC FOODS STRANGERS HAD ME TRY THIS WEEKEND
I'm living in a house where the downstairs is rented out to vacationers, and this past weekend a random group of Polynesians were staying there.
- •I think it's part of the Polynesian culture to revolve around food (and family/friends).
- •Shoyu Chicken & RiceChicken cooked with soy sauce (I think shoyu is Japanese for soy sauce?), ginger, sugar, and water. Honestly so good.
- •They kept saying, "You sure you no want? We got choke food."Translation: Are you sure you don't want food? We have so much!
- •Filipino Pork Adobo & RiceIt was pretty tasty, but a little too vinegar-y for my preference.
- •The guys explained to us that in Polynesian culture, it's very very common that the men prepare the food.
- •Samoan PalusamiCorned beef with coconut milk, wrapped in taro leaves.
- •Ok not exotic, but Green Tea Lychee w/ GinsengIf you've ever had those little Lychee jellies, it tastes like that with a hint of green tea.
- •Since my name is Hawaiian, they kept trying to talk to me in Hawaiian...soooo I was pretty lost in conversation.
- •Grilled Oysters w/ Lemon, Shoyu & TobascoSlimy and fishy, just as an oyster should be.
- •Their last night, they gave us big ziplocs full of food and rice. SO. MUCH. RICE.
- •A plate of food in Hawaii isn't complete without rice.
- •So in return, we baked chocolate chip cookies for them since they were celebrating birthdays.