Restaurants and Waiting

Last Saturday we went on a day trip and on the way back stopped at a restaurant to eat lunch.  This is our first dining out experience since we have lived in Cameroon.  We arrived at the restaurant at 1:30 p.m.  First our drink order was taken and someone at the restaurant ran into the local commerce area and bought what everyone ordered (soft drinks and bottled water).  We were served our beverages and then it was time to order.  We were asked if we would like chicken or fish served with fried plantains.  Everyone placed their order and again it was time to go buy the ingredients for the meal.  We were told that many restaurants can’t afford to buy things to have on hand so it is bought and prepared by order.  We were all getting hungry and the boys were getting restless waiting.  Our family style lunch was finally ready at 3:45 p.m.  We ate some chicken with red sauce on it, fried plantains and fish (the fish is cooked and served whole) David even was daring enough to eat the fish eyes, considered to be quite a treat.

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2 Responses to Restaurants and Waiting

  1. Pop-Pop says:

    I guess meal time out can become some quality family time. Not quite like McDonalds, where everyone grabs their grub and chows down.

  2. Lisa says:

    Wow! So, I guess that makes a person think cooking at home is a treat since you get to eat so much faster. I made some fried plantains last week and thought of you. I fried them in butter and sprinkled cinnamon sugar on them. Delish! If you come across any good recipes for them – please send them to me. I love plantains. Remember our meal at Liz and Tony’s?? Ah, the decadence! Love you friend!

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