After walking at Corniche beach with Ryan yesterday, he treated me to dinner at Subway. Then we met up with Noel (who also went jogging) and treated us to this Indian Restaurant to try out this veggie noodles. I guess I’m not the only one turning into a health buff. 🙂
Noel said there’s this noodles that resembles and tastes like “Lomi,” a kind of noodles in the Philippines which is famous in Batangas. It’s a thick, flat noodles in a clear, kind of sticky, slimy white soup. He forgot the name of that noodles on the menu so he asked the Indian waiter which noodles it is as he described it.
Noel: Brother, which noodles here has thick noodles with white sauce? I can’t remember if it’s the Hakka or the Szechuan noodles.
Indian waiter: Hakka is blah, blah, blah, a little bit spicy, blah, blah. Szechuan noodles is red, a little bit spicy, blah, blah, blah.
Noel: No, that’s not it. (Thinking long and hard.) You know, in the Philippines it’s called Lomi.
Me: E di lalong di nya naintindihan...(The more he wouldn’t understand…)
Ryan: Brother, you know, it’s slimy.
Indian waiter: (Blank stare.)
Noel: Masyadong malalim ang English mo, simplehan mo lang. (You’re English is too deep, make it simple.)
I was trying to think of a much simpler term than slimy. Sticky? Gooey? Viscous? The more that the waiter wouldn’t understand me.
Me: Don’t you have pictures of the dishes in your menu so we can show you which one it is?
Indian waiter: No, we don’t have. No problem, order what you want and if you don’t like, you can return. No problem.
Noel: Okay, we’ll just try. We’ll have the Szechuan and instead of Hakka, make it Singaporean noodles.
He then turned to us and said, “Baka yung Singaporean noodles yun.” (It must be the Singaporean noodles.)
Alas, when our order came, nothing resembled our famous Lomi. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the noodles even if it’s not “slimy.” 😉