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The Grasshopper Den

  • Date Submitted: 03/16/2011 08:01 PM
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After a long hard day at Cross Country race, a group of teammates and I planned to head out for dinner. Mark, Tien, Earl, and I decided to dine at a restaurant called “The Grasshopper Den”. It was the only restaurant in town which served a variety of exotic dishes from countries all over the world. What also appealed to us was the fact that the restaurant was located next to a waterfall and a fabricated jungle like environment. The ride was a short one; it took less than five minutes in total, which made it even more convenient on our appetite to eat.

The parking lot was located a good two minute walk on a dirt path from the actual restaurant. Wild plants and flowers grew on both side of the path and insect and wild animal noises made the change from normal suburbia to something equivalent to the dense jungles in South America. The actual building gave the impression that it was made of bamboo but in actuality the bamboo was just there to add to the effect. The actual building structure was built from stone. Well placed overgrown grass and trees surrounded the building in a semicircular formation.

The front doors were made of glass and were tinted a very calm shade of green. Directly after we entered there was a foun

When it came time to order the food most of us were left undecided on the main course so we all settled on some appetizers. Mark ordered some Bola Cutlis which basically are deep-fried beef meatballs. Bola Cutis is a traditional Sri Lankan finger food served at cocktail parties. According to Margaret Visser people who eat with their hands believe that eating with hands adds to the experience of eating (Visser 103). Tien ordered Taiwanese Cold Noodle Salad which is exactly what it sounds like; cold egg noodles tossed with dressing, served with Shredded Lettuce. Next Earl ordered Goi Ga which is a Vietnamese marinated Cabbage with Chicken Salad. It is crispy and crunchy salad contains lots of vitamins and proteins for the health...

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