If you had to eat the same food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?


This week, we asked our readers: If you had to eat the same food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? These are some of our favourite answers!

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A healthy food

Quinoa. I’d gladly eat it for the rest of my life. Firstly, quinoa contains a range of essential nutrients. A 185-gram cup of quinoa has more than 200 calories, plus a lot of proteins and vitamins, which provide us with energy and help us to stay healthy. Secondly, quinoa can be combined with other foods, be they sweet or savoury, so it caters to all of our taste buds.

Ally Chan, 15, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School

Hitting the Big time

If you eat any food repeatedly for the rest of your life, it won’t do you any good. That’s why I would choose the Big Mac. It’s the tastiest food on the planet, and I wouldn’t get bored eating it. McDonald’s wouldn’t be that popular if the food wasn’t tasty – think about it.

Aldrin Cheung, 14, Munsang College


Rice is right

Rice. No doubt about it. It has lots of nutrients, such as protein and calcium – you don’t get these from other basic food. I eat it every day and still enjoy the taste, so it wouldn’t really be a problem.

Darren Ho, 17, Workers’ Children Secondary School

Sweet memories

Sesame seed balls, a dessert made by my grandpa. Every piece is precious and the sweet taste reminds me of his love and care. If I had to eat this for the rest of my life,
I’d recall all of those happy memories.

Fiona Liu Yee-ting, 14, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

Something to sink my teeth into

Please surround me with ice-cream sandwiches. It’s very sweet and has all the energy I need. Although my teeth would end up looking terrible, it’s worth it. It may be unhealthy, but I’d be living a very happy life.

Ross Chan, 16, HKBUAS Wong Kam Fai S&P School

Cow aren’t sacred anymore

Beef. A cow releases an average of 100kg of methane – a greenhouse gas – each year. Their continued existence is a severe threat to our planet. With an estimated two billion cows on Earth, we cannot afford to let this destruction of our natural environment continue. Beef is also delicious.

Alistair Tan, 16, Hong Kong International School

Taste the fruits of your labour

That’s a tough one. I’m indecisive by nature, but if I had to settle for one food, it would probably be lychee. The sweet taste of lychee has always been very special, especially because the fruit is not available all year round. It also works with cakes, sweets, and many other foods. It gives a lot of satisfaction when you peel back the skin and taste the fruits of your labour – literally.

Leeann Tong, 16, Sha Tin College

A delicious explosion

I simply cannot decide because I am so into different types of cuisine. If I had to choose, then ham and cheese sandwiches would probably be at the top of the list. The flavour of lean and smoky ham is so good, and with cheese sprinkled over it, always makes my mouth water. And the crunchy bread combined with the delicious ham and melting cheese causes an explosion of flavours and textures in my mouth.

Rachel Wong, 18, Maryknoll Convent School

Simply bowled over

Burrito bowls. They’re better than regular burritos, because they offer the same fresh goodness minus the mess. My life changed forever after I took my first bite of a burrito bowl. Something about a mush of guacamole, tomatoes, rice, cheese, chilli and chicken really gets me. I could survive on a bowl a day, as long as the guac isn’t extra.

Julia Kan, 17, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Massachusetts, United States

Bubbly days

Technically it’s a drink, but I’d choose bubble tea. There is nothing more satisfying than the cold silky tea running down your throat. The “boba” is the perfect blend of chewy and sweet. What a delight!

Charlotte Fong, 14, International Christian School

Edited by M. J. Premaratne