I am going with a snapshot.
You’re at a restaurant and just waiting with you friends for the food to arrive, and suddenly a waiter offers you something. What ever he says is all too strange and irrelevant because it does not seem like something you ordered – and why pay for it later? But then you hear the word complimentary and suddenly you do not have to comprehend his words. You just thank him and enjoy the fancy looking dish. But not so fast! The next step is to choose the one who would do the honours of eating this alien thing. And someone does it anyway (most of the times it is me) Just to find out whether it is worth everyone else’s pallet, I take a risk, what a good friend I am!
The funny thing was that the fancy looking white and red thing inside -“whatever you call that small utensil/crockery” – was actually sweet. Yes, sweetened yogurt with a dollop of jam on the top if it. Which makes sense because that is what the waiter said the jam is delicious. Indeed it was!
How ingenious to put jam on misthi-doi and place it in a strange bowl on a strange plate, that had smoke/fumes? coming out the holes. All that made it look so pricey. Kudos to the inventor. I find that, the pricier the food gets the lesser the quantity and more of all the decoration is there. “Oh no that is not edible, sorry neither that…. just that mushy little thing in the middle… yeah, that is what you can eat” – says the random waiter serving you.