I have written before about how I cannot eat many rich foods due to my lactose intolerance, while my recovery from cancer has left me as someone who gets indigestion very easily.
I used to love eating out – anything for an excuse to dress up, avoid the washing up and have someone else cook (although my OH does most of the cooking for our family). The above factors, however, have made eating out less appealing and now that I’m vegetarian, my meal choices have narrowed still further.
Going out as a family we have the added problem that 2 of our number is vegan. They describe perusing a menu nowadays as being like “where’s Wally?” – the challenge being to find the one option that they CAN eat!
The types of food I look forward to eating in restaurants is cuisine from other countries: Chinese, Thai, Italian and Indian. A little while before we went vegetarian, my OH and I enjoyed a wonderful Vietnamese barbecue where we cooked the meat we ordered on hot plates set into the surface of our table.
I still love good old fish and chips, about the only take-away food I had growing up. Eating hot chips wrapped in paper beside a windswept beach when I’ve just been for a lovely bracing walk is something I particularly enjoy.
When I was in Camden with Eve in summer 2019, we had a delicious lunch at Byrons. I was impressed with their meat substitute burgers – in a blindfold test I wouldn’t have been able to identify meat versus vegetarian. As an accompaniment to a burger, I usually choose sweet potato fries rather than the potato variety.
Wagamama is another favourite place to eat out – my family love their Asian fusion food options. At my first Eroticon, that’s where May and I went out to eat. At my second Eroticon, Luv Bunny and I went to Rossopomodoro, an Italian restaurant, where I selected risotto, a go to option for me which I really enjoy.
For dessert I’m always going to have to avoid cream or anything milky, which has knocked many of my favourite varieties of cheesecake & torte off the list. I love fruit and meringue and I adore a well made cake, and thankfully these are available without the components which upset me. Ice cream makers are, thankfully, creating alternatives to milk based ice cream and fruit sorbets are heavenly. So far I am still able to eat milk chocolate without ill effects – long may this continue!
This post is submitted for #Tell Me Something True for the prompt What’s your Favourite thing to Eat?