When you live in a different country, you can’t always find your favorite foods. These are the foods I miss from the US. After making this list, I realized that it’s the common everyday foods that I miss. Stuff that I would happily eat every day and never get tired of. I do miss my favorite DC restaurants too though.
I ate salad constantly when I lived in DC. I made my own and sometimes went through two big bags of fresh spinach in a week. The best salads though were from the Whole Foods salad bar. They have a huge selection of beans, grains, cheeses, dressings, greens, etc. Their caesar dressing is filled with parmesan cheese and consuming it with the other dozen toppings is a euphoric experience. It was basically my favorite thing to eat ever. Salads are possible in Korea, but they’re usually expensive to construct and not that great.
I used to eat canned beans all the time, especially chickpeas. These are hard to find. I would put them on salads, in pasta (delicious), even make them into sandwich spreads or burgers. Basically eat them all the time.
Maybe this should be included under beans, but I really miss hummus. I eat it here occasionally at Jordanian restaurants, but that’s a far cry from going through big delicious tubs of it every week.
Fruit and sandwiches are both things that I eat regularly in Korea, but I miss the variety, quality, and ubiquity of them in the US. (Well fruit quality isn’t too much different here, but it’s kind of expensive.)
I don’t know if I’m quite as obsessed with pesto as Rachel, but it’s sooooo gooood. I haven’t found any here that I would consider great. The pesto toast from Melaka was excellent.
So this is just what I miss. You’ll notice that there are no drinks, no desserts, and no heavily processed foods. I find that I can find everything I need in those categories everywhere I go. What foods do you miss when you’re away from home? OR What foods do you think you would miss?