Monday, March 30, 2015

Lunch at the publishing house (Thê Giói)

Erik arranged for a welcome to Vietnam lunch for us at his workplace.

This was one of those meals that gets cooked on the table, or floor in this instance.
The pot has a fish soup that kept being replenished. We were impressed by the volume of food that was consumed.

It was a much more jovial occasion than this picture would suggest. We ate on the floor of the design team's office and were regaled with stories of Russia and Vietnam by Erik's director - first person on the left. English is his fourth or fifth language, and he speaks it very well. We were very honoured to be part of this feast.

Phyllis was sad that we didn't get to sit on a ream of paper like some of the others, but the food was so good, she got over it.