Food sickness

23 August 2014

Week 3, day 1 in Austin, I finally cracked.

I broke down and bought my first Asian meal.

Honey shrimp with walnuts, orange chicken, served with a side of fried rice

菜飯 (cai fan, or economical rice in Singapore) has never tasted better.

This plate costs $8.50, which is bloody expensive by Singapore’s standards, but it was my best food expenditure so far on this trip lol.

There is only so much BBQ, tacos and tortilla chips I can take. I NEED MY COMFORT FOOD.

When I left Singapore for Japan, the only thing I miss about Singapore (apart from family and friends la, obviously) is the food.

Now that I’ve left Japan for USA (for 3 months, but still!), I’m also missing Japanese food so badly! My favorite sushibentosoyako-donudonTEMPURA… GYU-DON!!! Gahhh, I can’t take it!!!

When I told Fu I miss gyu-don (bowl of rice and beef), he went, “Seriously?! You miss gyu-don?!!”


But his reaction is not surprising, considering the fact I started eating beef for the first time in my life just less than a year ago. I used to find beef too “smelly” for my tastes, and gyu-don was the one that changed my opinion forevermore.

But sigh! No gyu-don for the next 2.5 months :C

Know what? I think I’ll go do a post on gyudon awesomeness. Cannot eat but at least can talk about it, look at it, dream about it…


edit: gyudon post is up! :D


  • Reply Dale 27 August 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Haha that’s quite funny! But those honey glazed shrimps sure looks good….

    • Reply Rin 28 August 2014 at 4:07 am

      … and they tasted so good too… :3

  • Reply Ly 26 August 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Next time, come down to Houston instead. We are big on the asian population down here, where my city has a ton of different asian food for all your cravings. Houston doesn’t have much scenery like Austin, but we are known for the city of foodies and shopping. You would have to use Yelp — to look up restaurants if you’re picky. But if you’re adventurous, you can’t go wrong with hitting up China town or Korea town here. (even though, there’s lots of other types of asian food in China Town. It’s just call China town to make it easier to the non-asian people, I think.) but of course the real countries are always better in the way they would prep their food, without needing to bland down their authentic taste. I love eating asian food! My mouth always waters for something exotic to eat most of the time anyway. You’re not alone! Haha!! =D

    • Reply Rin 27 August 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Yup, we drove over to Houston a couple of times! (I wrote about one of them here)

      The variety food is definitely much better than Austin!

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