Bringing the World Together, One Emoji at a Time

Communication is so much more than words, yet words often serve as a barrier between cultures. There are very few vessels of communication that are universal — music, art and — of course —  food. Food is so much more than sustenance. It provides insight into cultures that we crave to explore. It allows us to peacefully communicate and share ideas with one another even if we do not speak the same language.

While we are #blessed in Boston to live in a community where so many ethnicities are welcomed and celebrated, we can still be hesitant to try a new restaurant in Chinatown because we may not understand the menu or an Ethiopian restaurant because we’re too embarrassed to be caught googling menu items from under the table.

Menu anxiety may be a thing of the past thanks to Gaggan, a restaurant in Bangkok whose website describes “progressive Indian cuisine;” wait until you hear just how progressive they are…their entire menu is made up of…wait for it…EMOJIS.

Image source Instagram

When I saw that my love for the restaurant industry and fascination with emojis became one, I knew that I just had to write my m.blog on this progressive resto. The tasting menu is made up of 22 emojis, and while you never really know exactly what you’re going to get, that’s part of the overall experience.

Cheers to Gaggan for breaking down “word barriers” and creating an idealistic destination where people can come together and enjoy a meal together without words — even if they are texting each other a thumbs up emoji…

 

Posted by Christina B.

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