X & I share a passion for food. I don't really think I could be with someone who doesn't like food. I dated a vegetarian once & needless to say, that didn't last very long. I'm not saying they don't appreciate food, it's just means that for me, a whole spectrum of food is no longer available.
Back to what I was trying to say. Not only do we share a passion for food, we also have similar tastes when it comes to food. There is not much that we, both, don't enjoy. Off the top of my head, I can only think of one - salted fish. Oh how I love salted fish - esp the mui heong kind that my mother would only get from Hong Kong. Okay so even I'll admit that it is quite a stretch to expect a Frenchman to like it.
Which makes cooking so much easier for me. I can cook whatever I like, knowing that he would enjoy it too. This is more so since I cook a lot of Asian dishes - I do that whenever I get a craving which seems to happen very often.
One of our mutual favorites is chicken rice. I'm sure most overseas Singaporeans would have tried to cook this at home maybe because it's probably easiest to find the ingredients that you need (the most exotic is ginger & if you can get ginger, you're good to go). When I first moved to France, this was the first Singaporean dish that I prepared & even now, I still cook this regularly.