Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Eating the Globe: Belize

This was an unusual meal.

I had to go to court this morning for a routine hearing. The highlight was seeing another lawyer bring his dog into the courtroom. I don't think it was a therapy dog. I think it was just his pet. San Francisco is a very open-minded place.

The hearing ended early and it was the first dry day in a long time, so I walked over a mile to a Caribbean place that served Belizean burritos. I paid for it with a foot blister from walking in my dress shoes.

As a former British colony, I don't know how burritos ended up in Belize (formerly British Honduras). Is it a Mexican influence? Or gringo tourists?

Here are the ingredients, per the menu:
Sautéed fresh spinach with Bay shrimp, cumin rice, garlic yogurt sauce & salsa fresca. Served with black beans

It was so-so. I couldn't eat it with my hand because the water from the beans soaked the tortilla. So I had to eat it with a knife and fork. Very civilized.

Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga

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