A lot (too much actually) of my focus with getting accustomed to living here has been the food. My in-laws get on me about not eating Filipino food. What I have tried to explain to them that it is not that I do not eat most Filipino food, I don't eat much of American cu sine either. I am a picky eater. I do not eat seafood (of any type), onions, mayonnaise, sweet potatoes, etc. I do not like fat on meat and have been know to cut the tiny pieces off chicken breasts before cooking them. I am living in an island nation which of course takes advantage of the fact that there is tons of gorgeous seafood right off the coast. This leaves me with few options for food or even grocery shopping for that matter.
Cheese is sold here namely in an aisle--non refrigerated. This is due to the fact that much of it is "cheese food". I have been going to Santis for my cheese fix. Love, love, love it. Cheese from Germany, Italy, France. In addition there are tons of cold cuts (prosciutto, dry salami), meats (lamb from Australia, all beef hot dogs), dried mushrooms (cannot live without porcini), heavy cream, etc. I love it. I am in heaven there.