I guess the first time I had lime juice in Egypt it wasn’t really my first choice, maybe I wanted orange and that wasn’t available, or maybe I was just feeling curious.
Of course I did have lemon juice before, but there, the experience was not the acid one I remembered. It was tangy, yet mildly sweet and more importantly it seemed to go ridiculously well with the food on the table. Maybe it’s because there’s a sweet and spicy quality to middle-eastern food that’s just waiting to be balanced with something lemon-y? Or is it just because lemon is a natural flavour enhancer?
In any case I was sold, and this was going to be a part of almost all my meals during the trip.