If you could only eat one kind of food for the rest of your life, what would you choose? Could you really eat it every day? Since there are so many different food options in the world, it would not be an easy choice. But many Americans think the best choice is Mexican food.
Mexican food is mainly made of meat, cheese, corn, beans, and rice, but there are many different ways to prepare it. Usually, the ingredients are served in a tortilla. The Americanized version of Mexican food is called Tex-Mex, but most people prefer Mexican food to be authentic.
Brian wants to eat Mexican food with Kellie, but she wants to get Thai food. Find out what they choose to eat in today’s English lesson about a spicy cuisine.
Brian: Kellie, do you want to go get some tacos?
Kellie: Yeah, I was kind of thinking about Thai food.
Brian: Do you not like Mexican Food?
Kellie: No, I love Mexican food. But I spent some time in California last month, and I went to all of these restaurants. And it was so good. The taste was just so different than anything I’ve had here.
Brian: So, you don’t like Americanized Mexican food?
Kellie: Actually, in California, I think they have the best Mexican food. It’s really spicy, which I like. And it’s authentic.
Brian: Yeah, I have been there too, and I think it tastes really good. I feel, though, if you find the right restaurants in any city, there are always immigrants. And sometimes they make (it) also very authentic, and it’s not Americanized in any way. There’s this great food cart, and it’s all authentic. In fact, they don’t even have tacos or burritos. It’s pure Mexican dishes.
Kellie: Well, that sounds good. Let’s try it.
Brian: Alright, let’s try it. If it’s not good, I’ll buy you Thai food afterwards.
Kellie: OK, that sounds good.
重点解析 Key Phrases/Words
1. Americanized 美式化的，美国化的
2. authentic adj. 真的，真正的，可信的
3. food cart 餐车，美食车，小吃车