I wouldn’t know what that is, “Khao Soi Ghai”, if someone hadn’t introduced me to Camile, the Ireland-based Thai ‘healthy’ take-away chain, and if Pádraig hadn’t decided yesterday that this is what he wanted to have for his name’s day, his ‘Namenstag’.

His first take-away dinner in a bit more than 3 1/2 years.

Thai. Spicy. Tasty. Noodles with chicken in a creamy satay curry sauce and Asian greens.

The portions are well-sized. And he finished it all. Every single noodle, All of the chicken. Everything. He must have really liked it and thought that this was such a welcome difference compared to the pretty conservative cooking we do at home.

Lives little, and sometimes not so little, pleasures. Food.