I had the unbelievable good fortune to live my first one and a half years in Dubai with two lovely ladies, one from Russia and one from Korea. We had a fantastic time and probably even more so since we were a tiny little group representing three different countries, two different faiths and three very different personalities.
One thing that I loved – and couldn’t help but make a picture of – was when one lazy morning my Korean friend and I had breakfast together. We started to take everything out of the fridge that we needed for our respective start in the day and this was the result:
I don’t think I have to tell you which side is which country?! The used cutlery speaks volumes…
Food wise, I don’t remember all the items on the Korean side in detail but it was pretty much things like little fish, cabbage, spinach etc. all in mild to extremely spicy sauces. Little bits where then taken out with the chopsticks, added to the bowl of rice and enjoyed.
The German side looked … different. I am a huge cheese fan so you can see cottage cheese, cheese slices and cream cheese. Those were then combined as per liking of the day with salt and pepper, pesto or some fresh tomato and carrot. No breakfast without anything sweet so you can see honey and jam, and last but not least kiwi for the health factors and some cold chocolate milk.
My friend and I looked at each other and laughed. You never think about your breakfast routine because that what it is to you, a habit you follow every day almost blindly. This made us both realize how different our’s were just because we happened to be born on two different continents. Dubai is known for throwing people from opposite sides of the world together but this was happening on such a domestic day-to-day level… brilliant!!! This is exactly what I meant here when I said food brings people together, peacefully for a good meal.
So, what are you having for breakfast?