I hate food in Egypt, I’m sure I’ve mentioned that before, but I do. I have more recently, however, discovered Egyptian junk food. Or maybe I should rephrase that: I’ve discovered junk food in Egypt since its mostly Pepsi, ho-hos, and Doritos. In the states I’m usually loathe to eat such but here in Egypt I’m faced with a decision between garbage I know tastes good or taking my chances with whatever food may be at my destination.
Here at work I have found that my lunches are often exactly like what I’m eating at the moment: a bag of Molto mini croissants (omg, tiny croissants with a nutella-like cream inside, yum,) a bag of Doritos, two ho-hos, and a can of Bebsi (Pepsi.) What I’ve been kicking myself recently with is that each time I walk from my office to the corner snack kiosk I walk past a fruit-seller. Wtf, why don’t I turn and buy some guavas, apples, bananas, and grapes rather than eat this crap? I don’t know, maybe its a distrust of Egyptian produce or the inability to buy two guavas and a banana and that instead I must buy 1/4 or 1/2 kilo at minimum.
Tomorrow, tomorrow I shall embark upon my fruit adventure because my current diet is only giving me puffy fingers and PVC’s. Plus I do, really, hate junk food. I just hate Egyptian food more.