Universal Appetites



By Student Blogger Sarah from South Korea

Sarah Jang

If there are universal themes in literature class, there are universal favorites in the kitchen: food! We often do not realize that our day is predominantly filled with thoughts of eating.

You wake up in the morning and eat breakfast. You later wonder what you are eating for lunch.After lunch, your remaining hunger calls for snack time. What is a few hours after snack time? Dinner time!

Universally, we all share similar eating routines. However, our appetite may call for different foods. Let me tell you what foods in America please my appetite the most, and some maybe you should try.


First off: Oreos. Let me tell you, there is nothing better than coming home from a rough day at school to pour some milk in a glass and dunk Oreos in it. And then it requires some patience: you generously wait for about ten seconds for Oreos to fully bathe themselves in milk, and after the long wait, you consume. Yum!

Since I started writing about junk food, I will list some of my other favorite junk foods that brighten my day and mood:

Rice Krispies

  • Rice Krispies Treats
  • Salted Caramel Gelato
  • Hot Cheetos
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Chips Ahoy Cookies
  • Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt 

If meal recommendations were what you were looking for, I’ve got some for you. On Newbury Street in Boston, the French restaurant La Voile is the place to go to for premium, quality escargots, and as a bonus, the atmosphere of the restaurant will enchant you.

I am also in love with In-N-Out burgers, but I believe they are more common near the West Coast, or California.

Everything I have ordered at Cheesecake Factory has been successful. Some of the most memorable dishes I had there were Hawaiian pizza and different kinds of pasta. Their bread and their cheesecake, which the restaurant is named after, were simply amazing.

Cheesecake Factory

These are the many different kinds of food I personally care for, however, your tastes might be slightly different, which is 100% fine. All that I would recommend to you is be willing to try different food in a different country.

Often times, we only want to eat what we are used to: foods from our own culture. But you never know what you might truly like unless you give it a chance. Or sometimes, it is an acquired taste. My Host Sister from China, Linda, did not like avocados at first, but after I advocated for avocados, she tried them several times, and now, she is the biggest fan of avocados. Food is just another tool to learn more about yourself, and what you like and what you don’t.