“What was that sound?” I asked Thomas as I took another serving of caramelized pork.
Thomas reflected and savored his last bite of river eel with green banana, “I think the electric fan is rusty. It’s just squeaking.”
“Oh, OK.” I responded.
I was eying the last bit of mustard leaves sauteed with garlic when a thump, thump, thump announced our guest’s arrival.
The second biggest rat I had ever seen in my life marched right into the restaurant and shot under our table towards the couple sitting behind us. It scuttled and scooted along the wall until it reached the electric fan. Suddenly, the fan went off.
“Can I have the rest of the mustard leaves?” I asked.
River eel with green banana
In the interest of full disclosure, the biggest rat I have ever seen was a monster mutant in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the Indian state of Kerala.