Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for the first time


Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for the first time

Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for the first time


Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for the first time.

You should say:

  • – When you had it?
  • – Where you ate it?
  • – What it was?
  • – How did you feel about it?

Sample Answer 1


  • Being a food enthusiast, I have this uncanny knack for trying new cuisines.

When you had it?

  • Last month I got a chance to eat a famous Japanese dish for the first time.

Where you ate it?

  • I ate it at my friend’s place. He had recently come back from a business trip from Japan.

 What it was?

  • It was a Japanese mouth-watering delicacy by the name of Sushi.

How did you feel about it?

  • Since I was trying Japanese food for the first time, I was a bit apprehensive.
  • However, when I had seen the rest of the friends enjoying their meals, I too tasted it.
  • The taste was not only delicious but also unusual.
  • That was the day when I developed a liking for rice-based food items.
  • The main ingredient of Sushi is vinegared rice, coupled with assorted spices.
  • I was mesmerised by the taste, that’s why I rushed to nearby Japanese restaurants the very next day to have it again.
  • To my dismay, none of the restaurants in my city was serving it
  • To exercise my taste buds, I watched numerous videos for its correct recipe.
  • By god’s grace, I was able to find the original recipe on a Youtube channel.
  • With a little bit of practice, I was able to cook it authentically.
  • Now, this dish is an integral part of my kitchen’s menu.
  • Whenever I get bored of eating the regular fast food items, I try Sushi.
  • The love of Sushi has increased my knowledge of Japan too.
  • Now Japenese culture is not alien to me because while reading content related to Sushi, I have gained immense knowledge regarding Japan.

Sample Answer 2


As far as eating is concerned, I am a person who shies away from doing experimentation. However, recently I exercised my taste buds 

by eating a special delicacy

When you had it?

Last month the state government provided a relaxation from the lockdown. Since I was in a state of depression because of remaining indoor for six months, I decided to unwind myself by going for a long drive with my friends.

Where you ate it?

During the drive, we took a halt at one of my friends’ hometown called Kotkapura. There he took us to a famous eating joint in his hometown. 

 What it was?

That restaurant serves a unique mouth-watering delicacy by the name of Atta Chicken. Its recipe is also beyond the conventional domain. The first step is to marinate chicken with special ingredients, firmly covered in a muslin cloth with a rich casing of kneaded flour and baking in a slow-fire oven. After the hardening and blackening of the flour shell, the chef cracks it up gently, and the dish is ready. 

How did you feel about it?

Although I was apprehensive about trying it, at my friends’ insistence, I tasted a bit of it. It was so tasty that I ate one portion.

The best thing about this chicken is that it contains more proteins and fewer empty calories. So you can have it without fear of gaining weight. Moreover, the slow baking process makes it more alluring.

I am so mesmerized by the taste of this food item, that twice a month I go to Kotakapura city with my family to taste it.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for the first time”.

1. Do you like to try new food?

Being a food enthusiast, I have this uncanny knack for trying cuisines of various nations and cultures. Due to this habit of experimentation, I have tasted the cuisines of more than fifty nations. During my leisure time, I learn to cook different food items to exercise my taste buds.

2. What kinds of foreign foods are popular in your country?

In my country Italian and Chinese food items are popular. In every nook and corner of the cities, one can find eating joints selling pasta, pizza, lasagna, Manchurian and spring rolls etc.

3. Do you like to cook at home?

Being a fitness conscious person, I like to cook at home. Because when we eat outside food, we are not sure about the ingredients used while preparing. However, when we cook at home, we can make the dish according to our choice. Apart from this, we enhance our culinary skills too.

4. Is it expensive to eat out in your country?

No, it is not expensive to eat out in our country because numerous street markets offer quality food items at reasonable prices. However, for fine dining, we need to pay a high cost.

5. What’s the difference between Indian food and western food?

Indian food is based on the concept of Ayurveda and is highly nutritious. Whereas western food is more of convenience food with more focus on taste and it lacks nutrition.

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