I did not want to celebrate my 50th birthday...
...but we were invited to Waritsara's sister.
24 December 2007
First we went to the market in Kabin Buri and bought lots of good food.
Among other things, four big nice fishes that the fishmonger helpt us to
gut and scale.
Then Waritsara and I went by "tuk-tuk" to the home of Nongyao
and her family.
Waritsara is peeling the shrimps...
...and Nongyao's husband Moo makes a wonderful wok of vegetables,
shrimp, chili, etc. (Pad Pak Rua Mit).
One of the fishes is deepfried...
...and Moo makes a hefty amount of chili sauce with garlic and a lot
of other goodies.
This delicious dish (Bpla Rad Prik) was then served...
...along with "Tom Jam Ruam Mit" and "Pad Pak Mit Rua".
We are waiting for the rest of the family to come to and sit down at
"the table" on the floor...
...so that the party can begin.
Shortly after we started eating, Moo fetched another beautiful Christmas-red
dish from the kitchen...
...and Waritsara began to think that it was a little too much chili.
"Bpla Nueng Rad Prik"... yes, all the red (except the tomato slice)
is hot Thai chili!
When Pûng came with two cakes there was no longer any doubt...
...they had fixed a birthday party for me even though I did not want to
celebrate my 50th birthday.
After that came all the female relatives with flowers...
...before it was time for the cakes...
...which I was almost "force fed" although I was stuffed.
The amazing chef and a full and happy 50-year-old.