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The "Broodje-Kaas" Moment

December 16, 2021

By Elisa Peset Martin

Feat. Thirza and Finn

‘Eat like an emperor during the day, eat like a beggar at night’. This Chinese saying does not match the ‘broodje met kaas’ (a slice of bread with some cheese) most people at University Leiden eat for lunch. This simple cheese sandwich is nothing compared to what people in China have for lunch seeing how lunch is the most important meal of the day for them. So, the ‘broodje met kaas’ becomes a confrontation of how differently things are done in this country.