Many people have spent their lives in search of ways to maintain their love life with their partners. They look for tips and best articles in the magazines and books, ask opinions from experts, even go to the doctors just to find out how they can preserve the flame they felt when the first times they met. Nevertheless, there are also people who seek the answer through the most simple and even probably the most enjoyable way, which is food.
Just like scents, doctors and experts have believed that food can help the mind in terms of stimulating certain senses, including passion for sex. That actually initiated people to start creating menu from certain ingredients that they believed could arouse this particular sense. And that was the word aphrodisiac came from.
Certain ingredients, like chili and curry, and others that have strong aroma which can easily make our body sweat are believed to be the basic ingredients to create powerful aphrodisiac menu.
Also, we have oyster. This type of sea being has long believed by people from around the world to have strong influence in stimulating our sex desire instantly even for all ages. The list of other ingredients and food that used in aphrodisiac menu can go down further long, including caviar, truffle, horseradish, onion, ginger, coriander, spring-cucumber, leek, celery, jinsom, ginko biloba, vanilla, chocolate, banana and honey.
Jakarta, home to modern and busy living, has offered restaurants with different aphrodisiac menu to those wanting to try out each food’s stimulus on them. (Burhan Abe)
The Peak, January 2008