There was a lot of food I hadn't tried before I moved to New York. I'd never eaten a samosa, bibimbap, or a chicken foot, but even I am shocked by the fact that I'd never tried guacamole until I lived here. It had been around me all along, but I'd never tried it. And then one day I was a guest of a guest at a party, and there was some guacamole sitting on a coffee table, and I went for it. Well, now I can never go back. I like it on my salad, on some nice tostones, and of course, on the tacos.
As much as I like the guac, though, the thing that really blew my mind was falafel. How had I never eaten falafel before I moved to the city? Now I live in a neighborhood where I can get as much falafel as I want. Sometimes I even eat a falafel burger. That's basically just a giant flat falafel. On Sunday afternoon, at my spot here in Astoria, I had a delicious falafel wrap with tomatos, cucumber, hummus, tzatziki sauce, and feta cheese. And while I was eating it, I thought, "this is amazing." And that was an understatement.
So what blew your mind the first time you ate it?