produced for compilation zine Leftovers and Other Notes
Locate your favourite loaf of bread, bao, bagel, naan, paratha—your pick of delicious carbohydrate. Heat or toast the two halves/slices. Between them, arrange the following: chutney, avocado, kimchi, raw parsley, sunny-side up egg. Top off the stack with sriracha for oomph. Snicker at all avocado-toast-menu-items forever.
In the context of diaspora, I feel it’s not necessarily worthwhile to try seek authenticity in things, experiences, one another. I get the sense that a real way to grow closer to ourselves and our surroundings, alive and otherwise, is to look for the genuine. Carried by that thought, this is my go-to thing to eat when ingredients in my fridge align—a sandwich that blends some of my favourite ingredients and contrasting flavours.