What is your most memorable food memory during your time abroad?
My most memorable food memory during my time abroad is eating street food with my fellow interns and friends I met on my internship.We were taken to this market in Delhi that had food stations and booths from all over India-Rishakesh, Agra, Punjabi, Uttarakhand, Mumbai, and other regions of India from the North, Central, and South. We also got to experience some indo-chinese cuisine which is extremely popular in India for going out to restaurants-I can confidently say that chow-mein is my favorite dish to get at restaurants now.
We walked the alleys of the market and sit down to try golgappas-a round shaped small crispy and fried bread that is small enough to easily fit in your mouth, filled with a sweet and tangy sauce. We also of course ate samosas-an indian favorite that is a pyramid-shaped fried pastry dough filled with curried potatoes, peas, and aromatic spices. In addition, we tried indian lemonade that was lemon juice, cumin, sugar, and salt-a juice that tasted sour yet almost garlicky in how strong the flavors were. Lastly, we tried “momos” which are steamed dumplings-something that you would find in the states, however ended the meal with familiarity-leaving our taste buds satisfied and our tummies full.