I found pumpkin pie in Shanghai. It was, without a doubt, the worst piece of pumpkin pie I’ve ever eaten. But that is ok.
The texture of the pie was good.
The color of the pie was perfect.
The flavor was off as it was likely missing at least clove, and perhaps other spices.
But it was still a taste of home.
One of the challenges of expat life is missing favorite foods. It never occurred to me that I could find a pumpkin pie in China, so when I did I couldn’t resist eating it.
I still miss pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks, and diet Mountain Dew.
I have found a great source for turkey so I will be able to have a little taste of an American Thanksgiving dinner next month.
What food do you miss if you are an expat? Or would you miss if you couldn’t find it?