I’m supposed to be posting on the last segment of my Macau trip. But I thought I’d write about this issue first.
Now, my family and I eat out quite a lot. And in general we tend to lean towards foods that are more full bodied and stronger in flavor. We like our food creamy, salty, sweet, sour etc. No bland stuff for us thank you. Of course over the years, we’ve mellowed out a bit and have taken to switching to healthier options (less salt, less oil, less sugar) but most of us haven’t totally transcended to healthy eating and we still enjoy our sinful roast porks and as for me… I still love my desserts.
So… it is to my utter surprise that of late, I find myself complaining that the food served outside is very salty!
Its not just at one or two place, but quite a few. Some at restaurants, some at hawker stalls. At one particular outlet, our soup was just too salty that all of us couldn’t stomach it. The outlet gladly changed it for us (i think by watering it down), but commented that their chef thought it was fine!
My grandpa is champion of salty foods. He has a very high threshold for salt. And yet, even he is finding his food salty!
I am appalled. Is this the current trend? Why the heavy hand in using salt? Is it to cover up for the lack of flavor? Is it to slyly encourage us to order more drinks?
So what I’m curious to know is, do you my dear readers, agree with me that our restaurants and hawkers are being too overly generous with their salt? Or have my tastes buds gone haywire? What say you?