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Eating out maybe next week
If you are brave enough to get out of your house during this Songkran holiday, todays restaurant review might give you an idea of a place to go. However, if, like many of us, you will simply stay home during this wettest of weeks, this is a place you might like to try next week.
The opportunity to experience the food and culture of another country is just one reason for exploring a new eatery, and thats why our reviewer went. Notice that like all good writers, Pla Muk Yak has linked the opening and closing of his article. He used his curiosity about Sri Lanka to do that.
By the way, do you know where Sri Lanka is? If not, find it in an atlas or use the Internet to find a map and youll understand why our reviewer calls it a teardrop of the subcontinent. Do you know that the former name of Sri Lanka is Ceylon?Making your own choices
There are several other reasons for reading restaurant reviews as well as the obvious one of finding a new place to eat.
In addition, you can find out what kind of atmosphere there is, so you would know if you wanted to go with your whole family, your football or volleyball team, or for a romantic evening with someone special. A good review can help you decide what is appropriate dress for a visit.
You can also find out the cost if it is within your weekly budget, or whether youd have to save up for a month.
Suppose you decide to go this week or next. Who would you like to go with and what kind of occasion would it be? Plan the details of your lunch or dinner here.
If your dining companions are not familiar with Sri Lankan food, you might have to explain a few dishes to them. Try that here, using the English from the text then explain in Thai or your first language as well.
Sri Lankan food in general:
Below are some wonderfully descriptive ways used by Pla Muk Yak to describe food. Read the definitions here and find the words in the story to see how they are used there. Then think of other foods you could describe in these ways. Write your chosen foods on the line following each description.
One final question
Pla Muk Yak is the pseudonym or pen name of one of our Bangkok Post writers. He called his review "The more, the merrier". That is a common expression and often refers to a fun gathering of as many friends as possible. What does it refer to in this review?
OUR REVIEW FROM THE BANGKOK POST
bonding sporadic virtually elusive prompt arguably taste opt for contemporary motif sitar tapestry leitmotif urbane assumption aggressively roti, nan and papadam avalanche vermicelli chutney dal rendered to boot sweet meats croon
roti, nan and papadam