NTU's canteens enjoy a wide popularity and a good fame especially among students which we may think it really deserve. True, most canteens in the university are rationally lay out and clean, staff are polite and considerate, food are cheap compared to those served in food court from outside and we can easily find something from our own countries to be delicious.
Will you believe me if I tell you having food in NTU canteen may be dangerous? For me, who have been cheerful for coming across with so many seductive lunch choices in Canteens, it is hard to believe.
Last week we, as usual, went to Cafe by the Quad to enjoy our dinner before having our Foundation course in SBS Building. As you know, that's a pretty nice Cafe with a pond and small fountains outside. The decoration has a white and blue tone, which coincide with the theme of the cafe :seafood.
I ordered my shrimps and couldn't move my eyes away from them: Lovely fresh nice little things. At the cash counter, I saw the drinks served. I ordered a glass of purple water. I didn't know what that sour sweet liquid was.
It was after having the dinner that I found a sentence writen on the paper cup of my drink: Rich in Vitamin C! God, haven't anyone tell the Cafe that most seafood can become poison when having together with Vitamin C?
I didn't feel good for the whole class though I knew it was just the realization that frightened me. I am a girl and I didn't eat too much. But I do remember the news came out in China that a man died because of taking Vitamin C and Seafood together regularly. And in film Deadly Delicious, Wu Zhenyu was almost killed by having the shrimps cooked by his wife and orange juice made by his secret lover within seven hours!
Therefore, friends, be ware of what you mix when you eat. And I do hope the responsibility of judging right food do not solely lies on the students themselves.