Describe an occasion when you ate something for the first time / Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for first time
- When you had it?
- Where you ate it?
- What was it?
- And how you felt about it?
I will like to talk about a time I eat a dish for the first time. Sometimes last year before the lockdown, my husband and I were invited to a dinner party organized by his boss for his employees. I had to put my best self forward because it’s my first time attending the party. I have always been busy anytime the party was planned in past years. I wore a dress bought by my husband showing all my curves. My husband always likes the dress.
We were welcomed and shown to our seats. There were different types of delicacies served that night but a particular one caught my attention as I have not eaten it before, and that is Ghana jollof rice. I beckoned to a waiter to serve me and he came back with my food almost immediately. It is a bowl of long-grain rice garnished with vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage and green pea. The taste is delicious and very dii from Nigerian jollof rice which I have eaten before. I enjoyed every bit of it. I felt so good with myself for trying out a new delicacy and I was not disappointed.
I would like to talk about the first time that I had Katsu Chicken Curry. I had this meal during my master’s program at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. I ate this chicken curry at a Japanese restaurant directly opposite our Medical Science building.
The Katsu Chicken Curry had rice with specially prepared chicken and curry sauce. It also had green peas, carrots, and other vegetables together with the sauce.
It was actually my first time trying an Asian dish, and I really felt so satisfied, and I enjoyed the whole experience. I found it to be a little bit spicy. This is because I didn’t know that Asian dishes would be that spicy. I was totally happy and satisfied with my meal, and after that experience, I visited the restaurant more often.
Follow-Ups for Describe an Occasion When You Ate Something for the First Time
Question 1:- Do you like to try new food?
Answer 1:- I really enjoy trying new foods. This includes trying out new recipes. I often google about different foods eaten in different regions of the world, and I try out these recipes during my free time. I absolutely enjoy cooking, and that is the primary reason why I love trying out new food.
Answer 2:- Yes. I always like to try new food when being exposed to it. Many times, I go online searching for a new kind of Nigerian soup or food to cook. If the recipe is within my reach, I try to cook it. I may not get it well the first time but with practice, I will get it.
Question 2:- What kinds of foreign foods are popular in your country?
Answer 1:- A lot of foreign meals are very common in my country. However, I think that recipes made from rice are more popular. These recipes include foods like fried rice, coconut rice, and Asian Curry.
Answer 2:- Hmm. I will say Chinese rice. I have only tried it once but its quite common. Cities like Lagos, Abuja and Portharcourt has prestigious Chinese restaurants and Nigerians do patronize them a lot.
Question 3:- Do you like to cook at home?
Answer 1:- I absolutely enjoy cooking at home. When I cook for myself, I have the liberty to make the food to my taste. For instance, I can decide to make it spicier, saltier, or sweeter. But then, if I don’t make my meal at home, I am usually restricted and would not enjoy the food as much as I will if I had made it myself.
Answer 2:- Am a bit lazy when it comes to cooking but as a mother, I have to cook for my children every day. Homemade foods are less expensive and more hygienic. Children need to eat good food for growth and good health.
Question 4:- Is it expensive to eat out in your country?
Answer 1:- It is costly to eat out in my country. It is more economical to make your food at home. Most restaurants charge a lot of money for a complete meal. Sometimes, they also include value-added tax to your meal, which makes the price of the food more expensive. Also, most restaurants and cafes serve small portions of food. In that case, you would be paying more for little. Generally, it is more advisable and more economical to make your food at home in my country.
Answer 2:- Well, to some extent it is. Sometimes when I visit restaurants, I feel like am wasting money as food are on the high side. So I just reduce the number of times I visit restaurants.
Question 5:- What’s the difference between Indian food and western food?
Answer 1:- Personally, I believe that the significant difference between Indian foods and western meals is that Indian foods are spicier. Also, I think that the Indian kitchen has many recipes, and there are variations in food. I also feel that Indian foods come with various sauces, and I find the western meal almost the same. For instance, most western foods are potato, bread, rice, etc. Most Asian meals, especially Indian food, come with more variation.
Answer 2:- This is a tricky one as I have not tried Indian foods but I think compared to Western foods, Indian foods are more traditional and homely. They are likely to be less expensive too.