When I worked in India, I made friends to a few colleagues in the Bangalore office. They shown me show me around town on weekends and we had lots of fun together. One of them is visiting Vancouver for work, so it is my turn to be the host and show him the city. We had a welcome lunch with other team member at Cactus Club today. This friend of mine is a rare Indian because he eat beef. He is the one brought me to try the illegal off-menu Indian deep fry beef in Bangalore. We recommended him to have steak for lunch. At first he wanted have the steak well done, luckily we stopped him or his steak would be like shoe leather. It would taste best with medium-rare, but we afraid he may not like the blood juice, so we ordered him a medium instead. This is his first time travel outside of India, so this is his first time to have a real steak. He like the steak a lot and complain that he could not find such a good steak in India.
When I was in India, I told him about my guns and I promise to bring him shooting when he come over. So tonight we went to shooting range after work. Due to various delay, we had dinner at McDonald to save time. It turns out having a hamburger in McDonald is a new experience to him. The McDonald in India don’t serve hamburger, they only have chicken, fish or veggie burger. The funny thing is somehow he think hamburger is made of ham instead of beef. I have to explain to him hamburger is not made of ham. The name comes form where it is invented, which is Hamburg, Germany. Other than serving hamburger, our McDonald is pretty much the same as the Indian McDonald. The next food I will get him to try is sushi. He still haven’t overcome the idea of eating raw fish. I guess we should start with California roll then slowly work the way up to sashimi. It is always fun introducing new cuisine to people from different culture, whether he like the food or not.