Monday, 17 August 2009
Thai Cultural Lessons #5 [Sweet or Savoury?]
These tiny biscuits that you get with a cup of tea or coffee in most coffee shops in Thailand are a perfect example of the great 'sweet or savoury paradox'. This is a sensation one often gets in Thailand after eating any given food. At first you ask yourself every time - is this sweet? Or is it savoury??
And eventually you stop asking yourself that question because it happens every day. It took me ages to work it out with these coffee-biscuits...but now I have just accepted it. They are both sweet and savoury at the same time.
It sort of reminds me a little bit of the whole 'God's sovereignty and our free will' paradox...but slightly different...