But really, as Ricky Gervais says, relationships stand the test of time because of "things in common, a sense of humor and mutual respect." And in our case, one of our common interests is food.
Case in point: On 12 June 2013, we were discussing where to have dinner and Hot Tuna suggested Café de Nimman in the posh section of Chiang Mai. I had never heard of it and I didn't even know know that there was a posh part of town, but since he'd been there a couple of times before and liked it, I knew that I would like it.
A quick look at the online reviews before we set off resulted in our ordering the liver, boiled eggs and squid.
|Stir-fried pork liver with garlic and pepper, 120 baht.|
|Soft-boiled egg with mushroom fish sauce, 95 baht.|
|Stir-fried squid with salted egg, 140 baht.|