Leaving tourist traps aside, although they are numerous, as they are just that, i.e. tourist traps, eating out in the Outpost is not just one of the few forms of entertainment, but also a remarkable experience. Now, the worst case scenario in eating out in the rest of the world entails one of the following:
a) awful food
b) exorbitant prices
c) service from hell
d) miniscule portions
e) a choice of the above
So many options — none of them easy to be found here. In the Outpost, the worst case scenario in eating out means maybe not great value or maybe not the most exquisite food or maybe a tad on the expensive side. Usually, food is good, reasonably priced, politely served and in huge quantities.
As for choice: first of all, you have the local cuisine, which is delicious — although limited in scope and overrated, moreover I am still suffering from my own withdrawal symptoms. Second, there is the number, variety and quality of international restaurants: Chinese, Japanese, South African, Syrian, Lebanese, Curry places, Italian, French, US-style diner, Greek, Spanish, Mexican etc. Third, junk food is so mediocre, you usually want to go out and eat something really good…
Expats in the Outpost quickly and visibly gain weight shortly after arrival. No wonder.