Friday, August 15, 2008

Food obsession

Most recent craving: the eggplant from my fave Hunan resto in Shanghai... mmmm

 Is it only me, or do people in general get all food obsessed when they are on a holiday? Lately I have almost scared myself with my constant thoughts on food. When I go to bed I am looking forward to breakfast. When I have breakfast the next morning I am already thinking about lunch. And when I am eating lunch I am normally in the planning stage for dinner. Geeez?! Not only is this food-obsession a bit… odd, but it is also a bit unusual? Normally I eat what is served. No fuss. I don’t enjoy cooking for hours. Tuna-pasta-pesto (a la 9 mere minutes) is a standard meal in my world. But during a holiday, I suddenly turn into a really picky chef, who gets disappointed when she realises that we don’t have any fresh basil at home. And I don’t even normally eat basil?!

Another, slightly worrying thing is the fact that I am actually ‘longing for food.’ Before I went on a holiday to Sweden I wrote long lists of all the food I wanted to eat so that I wouldn’t forget anything (OK, I was bored on the airplane, but that’s still no excuse). Now, I am writing mental notes of food that I miss from China. I am even considering visiting Sweden’s first (and only I believe?) baozi restaurant, and I don’t even like baozi (a standard Shanghai breakfast –a steamed bun with a filling)?!

Since today is MY day, things are even worse. When I woke up I got breakfast in bed, followed by Swiss chocolates with my morning coffee. Soon I’ll be making the standard, Swedish cake, and tonight my friend’s have prepared a ‘surprise meal’ for me?! I am as excited as a five year old the night before Xmas.

Am I in need of a hobby?! 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The way you described your food cravings, it sounds like you might be pregnant. You know, eating for two and all.

Jonna Wibelius said...

Hm... that would make sense. But I know I am not preggers. Just greedy.

Jonna Wibelius said...

Hm... that would make sense. But I know I am not preggers. Just greedy.

Pingu said...

Oh I'm even worse. I went to hk to work (not even holidays) for 4 weeks and I must have gained 2 kg while I was there. The food was sooo good (and free). I normally don't eat breakfast, but when I was there, I'd have breakfast and a few snacks in between...

*sigh*

I'm back in Perth again for holidays and I'm already thinking of the fish and chips in Freo...

sarah griz said...

Haha, I guess the thought of "vacations/holidays are made for eating" is the same everywhere. I just came home too and, like you, was thinking about the next meal every time I ate. That does not work well with the "get fit before China" plan!