This morning I realized Goy was coming by to collect the rent today and I didn’t have enough cash. A half-mile walk to the nearest ATM was necessary, so I combined it with a trip to the quick mart and one of the few Thai restaurants open midday in the area. I had seen a sign at the restaurant for “crispy fried mussels” and have wanted to try them. This was my chance.
The restaurant is not much to look at but it at least has a roof. As I looked at all the pretty pictures of food at the front opening, a woman handed me a menu, and then a bespeckled man, looking very Chinese, took my order.
Guessing that the mussels alone would not be enough for lunch, I ordered those plus a tofu pad Thai. Pad Thai is kind of a traditional dish, but it’s only glass noodles, bean sprouts and tofu – and add in pork, chicken or shrimp if you want. Today, it was just a side dish so I asked for the basic pad Thai.
The nice people doing the cooking were gracious enough to let me take a few photos.