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Two friends from my wife’s former congregation took us on a trip to Pagudpud in the Philippines.
Somewhere on the way back we stopped at a market by the roadside selling fresh Bar-B-Qued fish. Fresh from the sea. After some negotiating, my Filipino friend managed to procure this tuna fish as long as my arm for £3 thereabouts.
‘So, what do we do now?’ I asked.
‘We take it to the restaurant,’ he replied.
‘What? You mean…’
‘Leave it with me.’
So, we drove a little and stopped at this restaurant. My friend asked for some rice and fresh vegetables and drinks. We then tucked into our tuna.
That’s how they do it in the Philippines.
I just can’t imagine walking into a UK restaurant with a two foot tuna and asking for rice and veggies and drinks to eat with it. I was so grateful for the kind hospitality of the restaurant staff that day.