Here’s my problem with Thai food = eatability. If I got out for any other type of cuisine, I’ll eat until I’m full. In the case of Thai cuisine, however, I’ll continue eating past full, beyond stuffed, and and a stop or two north of gorged. Such was the case this afternoon when I got together with actress Torri Higginson (Stargate: Atlantis, This Is Life, Dark Matter) for yet another culinary excursion. This time, we hit one of her favourites, Jitlada in Silver City, with its menu the size of a local phone book. “What do you feel like?”Torri asked me as we perused.
“Oh, you go ahead and choose between the the frog, eel, ox-tail or any of the other weirder dishes.”
She did not. Instead, we had eggplant with holy basil, soft shell crab and vegetables, and a curry crispy pork dish containing pork that may well have been crispy once but, by the time it was served swimming in curry, was anything but. Oh, and rice. We followed up lunch with dessert in the form of two Thai ice coffees.
It was near the end of my meal that I received an email from my agent’s office. My 3 pm meeting had been cancelled at the last minute. Was I upset? Hell, no! It was the equivalent to a snow day! I could just head back to the hotel and continue watching Stranger Things 2! Which I did. But first…
Torri took me to a nearby book shop specializing in graphic novels. There, I agonized over picking up a copy of Spinning, Tillie Walden’s well-reviewed graphic coming-of-age memoir about competitive ice skating. I’ve heard great things about it and was very tempted but, ultimately, decided against the purchase only because stuffing the book into my carry-on bag would have been the equivalent to forcing those last couple of servings of curry rice into my already jam-to-bursting belly. Hopefully, I’ll find it when I get back to Toronto.
Another day chock a block with meetings tomorrow and then, Saturday, I big L.A. adieu until time…which is looking like January when Vanessa and I return to pitch Masked to some interested parties!