Monday, February 1, 2010
I love Chinese food, I really do. That's why PF Changs has always been one of my favorite restaurants. But for some reason I can't eat their anymore. About 4 years ago I ate there and got really sick. I thought it was just a one time thing, maybe I got something bad. But every time I've tried to eat there since, I get sick. It starts about an hour after I eat. I'm doubled over with stomach pain, then a hammer pounding head ache. They both last for hours. I wish I knew what it was.
I don't mean for this post to be a negative post about PF Changs. I think their food is delicious and everyone in my family loves it and it doesn't make anyone else sick. In fact most everyone I know loves PF Changs. But for some reason, my body won't tolerate it.
This is such a phenomenon to me! Nothing ever makes me sick. I have literally traveled the world eating food from all walks of life. I have eaten in some of the scariest dives and/or hole-in-the-wall "is this really a restaurant?" kind of places. I have never gotten sick. In fact, on our 2 week family vacation to China, I was the only one that didn't get sick the entire 2 weeks. And there were days that I wasn't sure what species of food I was eating. On a side note...McDonalds never tasted so good as it did in China!!
So here's my question...Does anyone else get sick from PF Changs? Or does anyone out there have any idea's what PF Changs might use in there food that would be making me so sick? I even tried eating at Pei Wei this weekend, and it made me sick as well. I know it's not MSG. PF Changs doesn't use MSG and I eat MSG all the time and it never makes me sick. So, if anyone has any thoughts I'd love to hear them.
Jake eating a chicken head in China! I didn't try that, maybe that's why I didn't get sick?
Just for fun...my family, or part of my family, on the Great Wall of China!