When I was in Saudi Arabia
April 20, 2013 11:43pm CST
One year ago I went to Mecca to do worship pilgrim. I never visited there before, so it was very strange for me, especially the food. The size, the taste, and how to cook, is different. But the most different was the size or the portion to eat. At the first time after praying in Masjidil Haram at Mecca I bought meal in a restaurant near the mosque, exactly in Al Sofwa plaza. I ordered 2 plates of chicken rice, for me and my husband. After few minutes, the waitress gave my order. I was really surprise because the size of meal was big. A plate of rice and a chicken ( big one). Looking them, we decided to eat one piece, and another we wrapped and take home. Eating the meat was very satisfied, it was more than enough for two person, even there was some left and enough for two persons more. Wow...really good. At that time I saw that there were many Arabian ate the meal and just for one person. So, for Indonesian people it's for four persons.
21 Apr 13
I've never been to Saudi Arabia, but you're story is not a surprise for me. When I was at a fastfood ordering my cravings, a foreigner who's behind me, was asking the fod attendant on what sizes the chicken the restaurant serves. It had caught my attention because he was comparing it, in the end he ended up three chickens and he ate it all- only by himself. It so happened that a classmate of mine knows the foreigner and he introduces me to him, then the foreigner explained that the chicken sold here in the Philippines are way much smaller than those that are serve in the resto's in their country. He further explained that he can't get a full stomach if he only take one. With your sharing, I have understood that it is not only the Philippines, so serve a small portions of chickens. And yes, the impact of food proportions can be seen in the structure of individuals who are living in a country.