Confessions of a (Very) Picky Eater

The Rafskellar

Everyone is nervous about starting college. Some are worried about adjusting to more difficult school work. Others are afraid of being away from home. Some are unsure how to handle their newfound free time. For me, the most terrifying part of college was the food.

I have always been a very picky eater, so I was nervous about moving to a new place with all new food options. What if I couldn’t find anything I liked in the cafeteria? What would I do then? “Try something new!” was the answer my friends and family gave me, but that was absolutely out of the question.

However, I am pleased to report that with my first year of college over halfway over, I am doing just fine! I have found plenty of food I like on campus, and….I’ve even tried some new dishes. Continue reading


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Panda Cuisine in Lexington, Ky.

I went to the Panda Cuisine yesterday with my Chinese friends, and absolutely love the Chinese food there! We ordered Mapo tofu, Panda’s fish delight, Yu-shiang garlic eggplant, Pork ribs with torso and Garlic green beans. Among all dishes that we ordered, I especially enjoyed the Yu-shiang garlic eggplant and Fulin’s fish delight.

Yu-shiang garlic eggplant is a spicy dish and is one of the most popular home style dishes in Sichuan province, China. The dish has a very soft taste just like marshmallow because the eggplant is cut into strips and stir-fried in the wok before serving. Continue reading