10 things you should have eaten if you’ve ever stayed in a hostel

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Late night gossip sessions, fashion shows, horror movies, dances and a whole lot more. All of us have had those moments, if we’ve ever stayed away from home. But there’s always been that one companion that’s been through thick and thin; food. Munch, slurp, gobble and grab. We’ve eaten what our paws could find. So here’s a chance to re-live those moments. Or for those of you who’re still in hostel, to broaden your thinking. Or for those who’ve never been in one, to understand the species. 

1. Maggi

10 things you should have eaten if you've ever stayed in a hostel

Good Ol’ Maggi. Or any instant noodles/ramen your friends wanted or didn’t want.

2. Jam Sandwiches

 10 things you should have eaten if you've ever stayed in a hostel

Kissan Strawberry or Mixed fruit sure was dessert after a terrible main course at the mess.

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3. Chips and Junk

 10 things you should have eaten if you've ever stayed in a hostel

My roommate would call these ‘bored food’. Not that the food is boring in any way. But that when we were bored, this is what the hand would reach for.

4. From Auntie’s house

10 things you should have eaten if you've ever stayed in a hostel

That good old auntie would send her child something to eat over the coming months. Murukku, Khakra and Halwa would come in packets that are just too small.

5. Chocolate

 10 things you should have eaten if you've ever stayed in a hostel

Chocolate– in a jar, packet or bar. Melted, gooey or pour-able.

7. Pickles

 10 things you should have eaten if you've ever stayed in a hostel

Pickles with chappatis, bread or as they are. Hey, when you’re eating the mess’ bland, bland food, a pickle saves your life. 

8. Cornflakes

10 things you should have eaten if you've ever stayed in a hostel

No time for Muesli and flavours. Or even milk. Eat from the pack or eat none.

9. Soup

 10 things you should have eaten if you've ever stayed in a hostel

Instant soup was always reserved for the mock-sick days. 

10. Tang

10 things you should have eaten if you've ever stayed in a hostel

Tang orange, mango or pineapple. Sweet Tang with more sugar than necessary, would always understand.

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