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Meals on Wheels September 20, 2006

Posted by KG in Dhaka, Food, Islamabad.
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One of the coolest things about the Islamabad American Club was their scooter.  We could pick up the phone, order food, and in 30 or so minutes, a scooter would appear at the consulate door with your order.  It was great when strapped for sustenance, especially after a trip to the gym or a morning adjudicating visas.

Here in Dhaka, we’re all in the same building, so a walk to the canteen is quite easy.  But!  We’ve got our own unique pleasure: The Tea Cart.  A nice Bengali gentleman walks around the floor with a cart stocked with various goodies throughout the day, including the eponymic tea, assorted pastries, candy bars, fruit, and so on.  Pretty great for satisfying instantaneous cravings, and now I’ve developed a substantial tea habit.  Not so bad that I get grumpy for lack of caffeine, but enough that when I see the cart I want my no-sugar, no-milk, slightly kora cha.  10 taka later (at current exchange rates: approximately 15 cents) I am a happy man.

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1. Prince Roy - September 25, 2006

yeah I remember that tea cart. another thing I do miss about Dhaka is the embassy facility. Very, very nice. Doesn’t quite make up for being in Dhaka, but at least the commissary has diet mt. dew…


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