Saturday, April 9, 2011

Instructions for my Husband: Asian Food Does Not Include Indian Food

I know that technically India is considered part of Asia, but for food ordering purposes if I say, "I feel like Asian," you can not always say you want Swagat and then act surprised when I'm like "I don't feel like Indian."

Asian means Chinese, Japanese, Thai and even... Malaysian. There may even be some other exceptions if anyone wants to suggest other Asian places I've left off my list. Oh, like Vietnamese. If I feel like Asian, I probably feel like Vietnamese. But there aren't any good Vietnamese places that deliver since Saigon Grill doesn't any more 'cause of the whole controversy, and Monsoon closed.

What say you? Does Asian food include Indian food? Or shouldn't a husband know what a wife means regardless of the words she's saying?

This is my ninth post in my ongoing series of Instructions for My Husband.

8 comments:

l.e.s.ter said...

Just a thought, but you could differentiate between Indian Asian and normal Asian by either saying "I'm in the mood for Pan-Asian tonight" (the former) or "I'm in the mood for Asian tonight" (the latter.) Just a thought.

Rock-Ville said...

You left out "Korean" in your run-down of "true" Asians, which is a glaring omission seeing as your brother used to date one. You could say "I'm in the mood for non-subcontinental Asia Asian food tonight", which will not only rule out Indian, but Pakistani, Nepalese, Sri Lankan, and some others, all of which I'm sure you would not want to eat when you say "Asian food".

New York City Mom said...

that is a glaring ommission - i love korean food. i guess we just never order it in.

Anna said...

Rock-Ville - you are so right. If I don't feel like Indian I certainly do not feel like Pakistani, Nepalese or Sri Lankan food.

mutterschwester said...

Absolutely. If you want Indian, you say Indian. And actually, we never say just Asian - it's either Sushi or Chinese. We haven't ordered in Korean; I can't imagine it would be worth it compared to in-house. I don't have my own Korean BBQ. But Mmmmm. Some good Bibimbap is always welcome here.

And boy do I wish I knew where I could get some good Indian over here. The best I've had in NJ was my own Dahl, and that's nowhere near what I'd like to have!

Anna said...

Good Asian, and pan-Asian, food is sadly not nearly as prevalent in Jersey as it was in the Big City. But I'm hoping to eventually search out some good places!

A Mommy in the City said...

Asian food does not include Indian Food! You have it right!

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

When i say Asian, I don't mean Indian. If I want Indian, I will specify it. But, I usually expect my husband to know what I'm talking about with a few incomplete sentences and a grunt. Because...I'm an awesome wife.

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