Photos by MJ Klein
I’ve been attending Chinese classes at NCTU in Hsinchu. Recently some of my classmates asked me if I would mind taking them to a place for some good Thai food. They picked the right person to ask! A group (which shall remain anonymous in order to protect their academic career) went with me in my car, another in a taxi following, and 2 other friends met us there. It was an evening to remember!
This was the scene at (what used to be called) “The Blue Sky” (more on this in another article). Against the wall from L to R is Michael Cannon and Michael Turton.
The food was slow coming from the kitchen but that gave everyone more time to talk and get to know each other.
In the foreground is Sang Som and CC Lemon. Yes, these young students were corrupted with the famous Thai liquor.
This is one of 2 food photos I got. In all honesty, I was too slow to get any more – the food was gone by the time I got around to picking up the camera. This is “krapau” a famous Thai staple of hot peppers, garlic and basil.
This is the famous Thai soup “tom yum” and it was delicious.
Michael Turton had the students captivated with stories about Taiwan.
This used to be a pork (or was it beef?) Thai style salad. It sure was good.
After the food was gone we went to another place for drinks. I wanted to show the students another famous Thai restaurant in Hukou:
Shao-hui’s! We cranked up the karaoke machine.
With shrimp cakes on the table alongside songbooks, a few brave souls demonstrated considerable ability with a microphone.
We had just enough food, booze and singing to call it a night. It was a night to remember….
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