Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bean Burrito-no red, no onion


Ever since I was a kid, my standard order at Taco Bell has been "one bean burrito--no red, no onion--, a regular nacho, and a small Mountain Dew." With a few rare exceptions, I have ordered this same meal for about 20 years. I don't eat at Taco Bell often, but when I do, that's what I get. And, I have a special way of eating it, too. I eat the chips plain and use the nacho sauce as a dip for my burrito. Mmmmm. . . so good!

I have have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. . .you can find just about anything you're looking for in Singapore. In this case, what we found was Taco Bell! Josh heard that there was a 3-in-1 KFC (a KFC branch that serves KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell items) at Shaw House on Orchard Road. Under "normal" circumstances, we wouldn't go out of our way to eat Taco Bell, but life here isn't exactly "normal." So, last night we made the long trek across the Island to see if the rumor was true.

Sure enough! On the 5th floor of Shaw House we found a sight for sore Californian eyes. . . the Taco Bell logo. Though the menu was VERY limited (there were only 5-6 Taco Bell menu items) I was able to get a bean burrito and a side of nacho cheese (no nacho chips on the menu). It had the delicious taste of familiarity; it tasted just like every other bean burrito dipped in nacho cheese sauce I've consumed in the last 20 years. =)

It took us over an hour to get there, and an hour and a half to get home, but I must admit, the familiar taste was worth every minute!

Now, if only we could find an In-n-Out. . .

7 comments:

tenthstreetplace said...

Hahaha!
Every time I go to Taco Bell, I order a Bean Burrito no red sauce, no onion, in memory of you! =)

Christianne said...

SO DO I!!!! And I also get the side of nacho cheese! You taught me to eat it that way our first year at Biola. :)

This was a great and very familiar story to read. It's so fun to learn how your American sensibilities are faring in Singapore!

And, I definitely feel your pain about the In-N-Out cravings!

Sharon said...

Bean burrito no red and no onion is the way to go!!! I just don't go to Taco Bell very often. :)

Elizabeth said...

haha good luck with in n out... they dont even have those in nevada...:P

Is it nap time yet? said...

I would definitely miss the In-n-Out more than Taco bell, too!

Live from London said...

I never thought it would happen here either... but I've actually found a legit Mexican food restaurant. But I still wish there was a Taco Bell that might give me a more affordable option... if you know what I mean :) Enjoy! It's so funny, I was just talking to my friend Israel the other day and he said "Orchard Street" meaning "Oxford Street" when he was giving directions to someone... then caught himself saying "...wait, that's in Singapore." There are plenty of things here that remind me of you guys, including the picture of Caleb in my guitar case :)

tacoaddict said...

American who loves tacos?You must try the burrito at raffles place basement then.I drop by Singapore for work quite a few times and had my fare share of wraps there already. Although abit ulu,that being one must really search for the stall,the end result is very satisfying.I think it's mexican, called senor something.