Our destination was a place that was reputed to be a kind of nouveau, fusion, Thai
What do you mean that you're tired?
That you've not even made it 17 hours in Asia yet?
That you can't make it through a reasonable meal?
Excuse us honorable hosts. How silly of us.
We will aim to please.
There followed a meal that was way beyond any Thai food I've had in the U.S. But I will reserve total judgment on this until later.
A version of larb - a stir-fried pork served with lettuce leaves for wrappers
A crab omelet - Loved this
Grilled pork collar with dipping sauce - really good both with and without sauce
Stir fried greens - Salty, sour, hot
There was a whole fried fish that somehow I missed getting a picture but was very good though I will admit we were getting stuffed then.
And for dessert we had this green papaya that you dipped in a spicy dry dip and a sweet dry dip.
And some kind of sweetened tapioca ball stuffed with something spicy in a sweet coconut milk sauce...not my favorite.
By the time we got to bed we still hadn't been in Hong Kong for 24 hours yet.
The next day I got to go the Hong Kong Football Club
Where I got see a player who looked amazingly like one of my granddaughters.
Who then joined me for lunch at this crazy good ramen place where I had something called Black Tora made with toasted garlic oil - really good.
Gad it's only day two!