A quick lunch for me is at a conveyer belt sushi place. They are so popular here that several grocery stores have an area. It isn’t the absolute best sushi but it is fast and good and inexpensive
Like most trends I thought they were everywhere until my sister was visiting from New England and when we suddenly found ourselves starving I suggested we hit up a conveyor belt sushi. She gave me a look of bewilderment.
Dishes are priced, $1.00, $2.00 or $3.00. They are on a conveyer belt that you help yourself to as they pass by.
There is conveyor sushi etiquette of course. You lift the lid and bring it to your face to look more closely or smell; you buy it. You do not put it back on the line. I have seen almost sushi brawls with a breach in etiquette!
Brunch for me is Dim Sum. You won’t find me on a Saturday or Sunday waiting out in the rain at some fusion breakfast bistro, but I will agreeably wait 45 minutes at my favorite Dim Sum Place.
If you don’t have a large Chinese population in your community or you aren’t familiar with Dim Sum, I truly do not suggest going alone your first time. In my experience many of the Dim Sum hostesses do not or choose not to speak English. So if you ask what is in the little tins the answer all sounds like shrimp and pork to Caucasian ears.
The ladies don’t even stop their carts with some dishes to Non Asians. Dishes like chicken feet or tripe soup I think are an acquired taste. Aside from the odd specialties, the little dumplings and buns and noodle dishes are delicious.
If your only experience with mobile food is off of airline or hospital carts, try a new movable feast!
What kinds of foods are unique to where you live?