Back in March of 2005 I arrived in Korea for my first teaching job. It was my first time ever being in an Asian country and culture, and I experienced some culture shock.
One of the biggest culture shocks was how eggs can sit out on a counter or table during the summer heat and humidity. I immediately swore to myself in my head that I’d eat nothing that had eggs in it during my time in Korea (looking back now, I laugh, and call myself a moron for being so uptight, lol).
I quickly got over my cultural food phobias. I had to because I was living in a two-street hamlet (village is too big a word for where I was) next to a mountain on an island! Korean food was the only food available, and after a few months I adjusted my thinking and my old food ‘taboos.’
Looking at this picture makes me think about how overly sensitive many of us in Canada, and America, are about the conditions in which we buy and eat food.
And besides . . . what harm is there if you have to spend a little quiet time on the porcelain throne after a nice street snack, lol.