TOEFL Essay Topic 13 - Some people prefer to eat at food stands or restaurants. Other people prefer to prepare and eat food at home. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Some people may prefer to eat at home. However, personally, I prefer to eat outside: at the restaurant, bar or elegant hotel. I have two reasons for my statement, which I would like to explain in the following paragraphs.
First and foremost, eating outside is a special time for the family from my personal experience. Every people should have the experience that they went outside with their family to have a special dinner to celebrate something related to the family. In my case, when I passed an entrance exam of the university, my family held a celebrating party in a first-rate hotel restaurant. It was a valuable time for me because my family was pleased with the result from the bottom of their heart. The event is memorable to me all the more because we had the dinner at a special place. It may be true that if the party was held at home, it was still an impressive event for me. However, what I want to emphasize is that eating outside certainly amplifies the sense of happiness in my experience, which can be applied to everyone. Going to the restaurant can give us the sense of specialty in our memory.
Secondly, I prefer to eat at restaurants just because the foods are delicious and various. With regard to eating outside, we have a lot of options about which kind of foods we have. For example, in Tokyo, we have access to almost all kinds of international foods including Japanese food, American, Italian and Chinese food; besides most restaurants supply varieties of menu. Furthermore, we can enjoy having tasty and unique foods when eating outside. As every restaurant is competing with each other in order to attract a lot of people, the taste of each restaurant is not only very good but also unique. They continue to improve the taste of their foods and uniqueness of them. For instance, there are plentiful restaurants near my house because many companies are concentrated there. Although the type of restaurants is normal, each of them has peculiar tastes to be distinguished from other restaurants. One restaurant provides Italian dishes integrated with Japanese sushi, and other provides Japanene rice-based pasta. We are unable to taste such unique dishes at home.
In conclusion, I prefer to eat outside much better than eating at home. Eating at special place gives us memorable things and we can enjoy various delicious foods at restaurants.