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South East Asia Revisited

sunny 18 °C

Real Balinese flags fluttered overhead and a genuine gamelin orchestra played on the stereo as close to thirty faithful blog followers joined us for our Asian Experience evening on Saturday.
Gary brought his motorbike to provide authentic ambience (but we made him switch the stinking thing off).
The weather co-operated to a degree. We had asked for the thirty degree temperatures of the previous few weeks, but, despite our offerings to the Hindu gods, there was a nip in the air as the evening progressed.

Here are a few of the flags we brought back from Bali ...
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The guest list was a Who's-Who of truly delightful people

Roy brought a case of real Thai beer and Catherine donated a bottle of Asian brandy (which tastes like it should be fuelling Gary's motorbike).
Thanks to Gary, Barrie and Sumiko, who eagerly took up spatulas to help with the cooking, we turned out enough authentic food to satisfy the throng. We had all the local favourites: Spring Rolls, Satay, Pad Thai, Green and Red Curry and various forms of rice , followed by Sticky Rice and Mango.

Thanks to everyone who came - sorry to those who missed it.
If only we had thought to take a group photo! No matter - here are just a few of the happy diners learning what it is like to eat in the backstreets of Bangkok...

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Posted by Hawkson 15:58 Archived in Canada

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I wish I was there eating some spicy food. I miss it. Miss you guys too. I haven't forgotten about the buggy bags, just haven't dug them out yet. The boat is ready for sea and so am I. Take care. Pat

by patgoodeve

Ah, other than the temperature (I think in the end I would still prefer cool and clean air to real hot and maybe clean not so much). What a wonderful evening. Thank you heartily.
Kudos to the head chef and his band of helpers.
The company was top drawer all around.
luv
Sharron & Harv

by harshar

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