Yesterday, my poor father was feeling punk. I urged him to go ahead and use his antibiotics, but did he listen? A few Huda beers in the evening seemed to improve everything immeasurably, so maybe I was wrong.
This was the absurd appetizer from two nights ago, for which I blame his malaise:
The carved carrot was meant to be the head of a peacock; a hollowed-out pineapple, the body; pineapple leaves, the tail. Into the pineapple were stuck spring rolls on skewers. I had an icky feeling about this bird, and we were the only people in the restaurant.
The limp bouquet contains fruits made from pounded green bean paste, the Vietnamese version of marzipan. Presentation didn't quite come off, but it was a cute idea.
Must try to get one more hour of sleep before our last full (and FULL) day in Vietnam. Today, we're packing in a long tour of the DMZ and then flying back to Saigon tonight. Tomorrow night, we leave.
ack. Just looking at that bird makes me queasy..ReplyDelete
Hope your dad feels better soon!
Agreed. That bird looks to be of ill intent. And though marzipan fruits are quaint, delicious they are not.ReplyDelete
Have a safe flight!!ReplyDelete
thanks to the wonders of modern life isabel and i are sitting side by side right now in wareham massachusetts reading your blog!ReplyDelete
what a wonderful trip. i love reading about it. armchair travel is best for me. i remember being entranced with A Bright Shining Lie...must be amazing to read it in vietnam.
the children are amazing. so enthusiastic, good humored and living. what a treat to have them here. i think dad is lonely...
Yuccchh is right. Were you ever able to resort to some sort of packaged food from like a 7-Eleven, when the served food was unappetizing?ReplyDelete
قد لحق ميدان بخ المبيدات تطورًا عظيمًا وذلك التقدم اعتمد بصورة هائلة على نسق البخ المعزز بالهواء والذي كانت طليعة استعماله في جميع أنحاء العالم من زمن بعيد ويمتاز ذلك النسق المتقدم بعدة مميزات منها: –ReplyDelete
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That bird appears to have malicious intent. And, while marzipan fruits are adorable, they are not word hurdle edible.ReplyDelete
thanks to the wonders of modern life isabel and i are sitting side by side right now in wareham massachusetts reading your blog! mcdvoiceReplyDelete