Because of living with a family, I eat my meals with them and have little control over my diet. This causes me to crave different ridiculous foods that may seem abnormal.
When I woke up for the bus for Apia, I began to crave a peanut butter sandwich. I decided as soon as I arrived in Apia, that is what I would have. After being awake for several hours en-route to Apia, I began to think of hot dog vendors. I wished there was one on our ferry. Instead, the little shop sold noodles. It was 6 in the morning and a hot dog was all I could think about.
I arrived at the Peace Corps office, craving both items that were on my mind all morning. I went to the shop, and bought all the ingredients. I laid across the table 2 slices of fresh bread full of peanut butter (made in the USA) and cooked hot dogs in boiled water. The meal tasted phenomenal at 9 in the morning. It was quite frankly the best breakfast I have had in a long time.
For lunch, I was going to be at the McDonalds party-and not being one to give up the chance for free food, I went off my ban on McDonalds food (I had heard horror stories about people getting food poisoning there.). I was curious about the Samoan burger that I had seen advertized in the newspaper and in posters throughout the restaurant, so I ordered it. I don’t know if my taste buds have changed, or I just craved a burger, but my meal there was fantastic!
A Samoan burger is an Aussie burger (has an egg on it) but made in a McDonalds in Samoa. (They also have local food on there and have taro pie-a twist on the normal apple pie.)
For dinner, I went to a birthday party which was catered. There was a seafood soup, fish, chicken and other meats cooked in a delicious fashion and was amazing.
Today was by far the best eating that I have had in awhile.