Dinner with the Sudduens

Seafood with the Sudduens

We ate a delightful seafood dinner last night at Rawai Beach in Phuket. Our dinner was hosted by the always sweet and generous Sudduen family, friends that we’ve known for over 20 years.

The meal concept was new to us insofar that you buy the food you want to eat at a fishmonger’s stall, then take it with you across the street where several restaurants cook/grill and serve your fish, scallops, oysters and shrimp along with beer or whatever beverage your prefer.

Charlotte and I haven’t seen Saran, Saam and their daughter Asia together for around five years, so it was a terrific opportunity to catch up. Hard to grasp that when Saran and I went diving regularly from Kata Beach, I was just 40 and he had just turned 31. Now my old friend is 50 and in about six months, I’ll be heading into my sixth decade.