545. Moules Marinieres
Now you may think these mussels are from Bruges too, it would seem logical, moules is pretty much the quintessential Belgian dish (well, other than waffles, and chocolates, and beer… ok so Belgium has a lot of famous foods). But no, these moules were actually eaten in Tufnell Park in North London, at an Italian restaurant. It doesn’t make much sense, but hey, I take the opportunity to try foods from the list whenever I can.
Personally I don’t really ‘get’ what the big deal is with mussels. They always seem to be one of those foods where people adore them and obsess over them. I like them, I think they taste ok, sometimes they can even taste good (like when they’re in a spicy coconutty kind of broth, those are good), but I really don’t find them to be anything amazing, and when you combine that with having to make a big effort for a tiny piece of food I just can’t be bothered. Maybe I’m just a lazy eater.
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