This weekend I was lucky enough to host some new PCVs in Shkoder. These newbies have been in Albania for just 3 weeks so in order to integrate them into real life in Albania, we made sushi! Okay so maybe sometimes you want to relive the glory days of international cuisine in America rather than eat qofte and pilaf for the 14th day in a row. Give in to your cravings, that’s what I say.
One of my fellow PCVs up here in northern Albania was actually a sushi chef before he joined the Peace Corps. I know, quite a natural transition, right? Regardless, I thank my lucky stars that he has sushi paper, rice wine vinegar, and chopsticks just casually in his apartment in the village of Vau Dejes.
Who would’ve thought that I’d learn how to make sushi while living in Albania as an English teacher. I’m not complaining though. In fact, I think it might have to go on my resume. “Expert sushi roller”. Is it roller or maker or chef? Maybe just “expert sushi consumer”
“It’s not better. It’s not worse. It’s just different.”