MULTICULTURAL EATS IN AIX: ASIAN
The good thing about being in France is that it, like America, is a place that many different people of many different origins call home. This is very good for American students, students from Cali in particular, because people of different origins means a wide variety of food. We all know that the bottom line of any study abroad experience is the food. You can love France until the cows come home but you can only sustain yourself on a bread and cheese diet for like two weeks, tops. Trust me…..trying to go longer than that results in certain death.
Walking around Aix one can find many different offerings from many many different countries. Personally I have spotted Thai, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Indian, Viet, Chinese, Italian, and many many other exotic choices like Senegalese and Palestinian (?????)
Me and my friends decided to try one of the Asian restaurants here in town called LE NIRVANA… you know like the band….and the state of being. One of the major draws to this restaurant was the fact that not only did it represent Chinese cuisine but Indian and Thai as well. We figured we might aw well knock out as many as we could with one stone.
The restaurant itself was hella cool and it reminded me so much of Princess Garden back at home with dragons on the wall and the super heavy wood chairs. The food was good too and not that expensive in comparison to the other bullshiteries that can be found around Aix. I got duck with black mushrooms.
The owner was hella friendly too and when he found out we were from California he gave us free drinks because he said that he loved California. I felt obligated to drink the wine that he gave us because I didn’t want to be rude but ahhhhh still not feeling the whole whine thing. It was hella funny though because I’m pretty sure that he slipped ruffies in our drinks and he was planning on harvesting our organs for the black market. We also think that the Asian restaurant thing is just a cover for the illegal drug operation that was going on in the back cuz the owner kept disappearing alone in to the back of the restaurant, only returning to escort men with large black briefcases into secluded areas. So drugs or illegal sex trafficking. Either one…not really on the up-and-up.
All in all it was a pretty good experience!