Impressed by the food he ate in the UK, a cricket player got a few dishes delivered from Surrey to Dubai.
While on his visit to the UK during the Twenty20 competition in June, former Bangladesh cricket captain Habibul Bashar took a liking to dishes at the Amish Indian Restaurant, in Surrey.
But now, he's ordered some of his favourites flown 3,000 miles away for a party, which the cricketer is hosting for around 50 of his friends and family, according to the Get Surrey Daily.
The UK restaurant owners Amin and Sham Ali had given Bashar their contact details and he soon got in touch, asking them to cater for the party. And accordingly, the Ali brothers flew out to the destination with one of their chefs earlier this week, accompanied by special boxes of the frozen food.
The restaurant owners packed the boxes for transportation in special boxes made out of polystyrene. They had done all the preparation before freezing the food. And later they placed the food in the boxes with dry ice.
The food had been specifically chosen by the Bangladeshi cricketer and was served as the main meal at the party, with the starter and dessert coming from other sources, Get Surrey said.
The meal included a special fish dish along with lamb, chicken and vegetable dishes.
Amin said, "He [Bashar] was over here for the tournament and came to one of the restaurants. I told him that one of the highlights of my career was taking the food over to the States.
"I think that's what put it into his head. He took our card and said he would be in touch. It is a big job as there is quite a lot of food. It is nice to hear that he thought that much of our food, especially as he is Asian himself."
And yes, in case you were wondering how much the take-away food cost?
Together with the price of the flight, over $7000.