Some restaurants just seem to fit me like a comfortable sweater. They keep you warm, they make you feel same, and they welcome you regardless of how long you’ve been away. Some places just seem at home to me. That most of these restaurants serve Asian food is probably just a coincidence.
On Thursday, my Perfect Moment came when I introduced my favourite Thai restaurant to a friend of mine. It is kind of a full circle kind of thing because I was introduced to this restaurant by another friend. That they both have a connection to Hong Kong is also a coincidence.
This isn’t the first time I am writing about this restaurant in connection with Today’s Perfect Moment. I am pretty sure that the first time I went there, I also wrote about it. Like I said, some places fit you like a comfortable sweater. Some words fit you like a scarf.
It’s a small restaurant, with seating for only about 20 people–less perhaps. It’s walls are decorated with sauce bottles and cooking artefacts (presumably from Thailand). The lights are low, barely competing with the filtered daylight when it exists and standing in direct contrast to the night lights of cars and neon signs. It is the kind of place where conversation about travel and exotic destinations flows easily. It is the kind of place that makes you want to travel more, see more, and experience more. It is the kind of place that embraces you while simultaneously tries to shove you out the door. It’s a Perfect kind of place.