"This tastes like a spring roll."

Tripping HQ had the pleasure of hosting two sweet girls from Taiwan this week. Students from Taipei, Joanne and Ariel have been studying abroad in Chicago for the past year. Their visit to San Francisco marked their final days in the States and we were happy to send them off in style. As the girls had never tasted Mexican food before, we took them to Tommy's on Geary, a local spot famous for its legendary margaritas. After carefully studying the menu, Ariel and Joanne both decided to order chimichangas (deep-fried burritos - very delicious, not very healthy). Soon after our orders arrived, we asked what they thought of Mexican food. They chewed thoughtfully for a moment before responding in unison "It tastes like a spring roll!" It made us laugh and appreciate the fact that we were having Mexican food that tasted like Chinese food in America with travelers from Taiwan. Isn't cultural exchange amazing?