I had had enough of Asian food by the time I left Shanghai in December. I was missing the vegetarian diet, foods cooked in an owen (Asian kitchens don’t have owens), proper bread, candy, etc.
However, the grass is always greener on the other side, I’ve started to miss especially all the spicy korean food, sticky rice on almost every meal, trying new foods all the time… There’s one Korean restaurant in Helsinki, it’s really good but rather expensive. Chinese food is of course available everywhere but it’s made to suit western taste and it’s rarely the stuff you could find in Shangai.
I really missed all the sweet stuff from Finland while in Asia, although there were some goodies available. I’m relly picky when it comes to the high sugar, high calorie things. If it’s just okay it’s not worth eating. In Shanghai I ate so many Snickers bars that I haven’t felt like having one since then.
Especially in Korea many coffee places have all kinds of local things that taste great!
Eating together and sharing food with other people is important and a lot more fun than the Finnish eating habits…
There are some foods I don’t really miss, inluding intestines, lungs… In general everything’s worth trying, but sometimes one try is enough.