Eating away from home is always “interesting”, to say the least. We have eaten in some of the finest establishments that can be found, and we have eaten what was cooked by the side of the road. Fredna has even tried mouse-ka-bobs! Really!!
We had lunch today in a newly-opened Chinese restaurant close to our house. “Interesting” began when we walked into the spacious room that had been converted to a dining room from an old, large house. The ceilings were very high, the floors were tile, and it seemed there was nothing between the two to catch sound. The noise from the crowd that had gathered for lunch was almost deafening.
“Interesting” kicked up a notch when they brought us one menu. There were more, but I suppose they felt we could share the one - even though Fredna and I were sitting across from each other at a large table. The waiter did bring me a separate menu when I asked for it. The menu was written in Chinese, but it did have the translation written below each menu item. One line said, "The paint of a chicken". Another said, "Warm balls of fish eyes, drain the grease". Line after line was written as if someone was translating Chinese to English with a kindergarten education. “Interesting” reached a whole new level when we asked the waiter to describe a certain item. Now, you must understand that the waiter was Malawian with minimal English skills. When he was unable to express himself properly, or maybe he just didn't know what the food item was, he called a Chinese person over to help out. The Chinese person didn't speak Chichewa, and his English was nowhere near the level of the waiter. But he did try to explain what we were interested in. The funniest part was when they both were trying to make the other understand what they were saying. In the midst of all this, I asked if they had fried green tomatoes. Oh boy!
After the adventure of this meal I can truly say that I am ready to stay home for a while and enjoy leftovers! For those of you who know me, you know that I don't like leftovers.
So, what's for supper, Fredna?
Leftover pizza - African style!
Oh boy! (said in Hee Haw fashion!) By the way, can anyone tell me what organ with two large vessels lies just under the skin of a chicken? Maybe they just said it was a chicken!