In the UAE, I'm dying for real corn beef & pastrami sandwiches and Gray's Papaya hot dogs!!!
I am a New Yorker and I so miss the staples of home. I have lived in the UAE for almost 3 years, and during that time, I have searched for real corn beef & pastrami sandwiches, Gray's Papaya hot dogs& real New York Bagels. I have searched in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with no luck. I've even gone to Festival City because I heard that their was a New York "like" diner there. It was a horrid experience. It didn't even come close.
Tim Horton's bagels, while not New York bagels, satisfy my carb reminders of home. But, I need my CORN BEEF & PASTRAMI SANDWICHES!!! Oh, and with the deli mustard and the pickles. Yum!!
I went to several Irish pubs, and they serve the canned corn beef and I don't want to guess at what they made the sauerkraut out of.
When missing home, family and friends, is it to much to ask for a wonderful taste of home? I hope not
If anyone out there in the cyberworld, can help me live the corn beef & pastrami sandwich dream, please post and let me know. I'm willing to have it shipped!!
P.S. If you know where a person can find a decent hotdog too, I would appreciate the information. I know it won't be Gray's Papaya, but anything close will do.