Sea Day (Paul) or Angkor Wat (Ron)

March 15, 2017 Paul Groves

Day 63 of 111. Sea Day for Paul en route to Singapore.

While Ron is traveling in Cambodia, Paul had a hands-on cooking class with Hong Kong chef, Jowett Yu. He has an Asian Fusion restaurant in Hong Kong, but his culinary background includes French techniques in culinary school, cooking in Australia, and home cooking with his family. The starter dish was Wagu Beef Tartare. Wagu beef is special because the cows are fed chocolate for the last four months to fatten up the cows and make the beef darker and richer. The main course was delicious steamed barramundi. My team worked on dessert. A Kit Kat brownie (green tea flavored Kit Kat) topped with caramel, green tea ice cream, popcorn and marshmallows. Everything except the marshmallows were from scratch. Delicious.

Ron was in Cambodia. They had a tour of the Beng Mealea Temple. After lunch, they drove to Angkor Wat where they were blessed by a monk. These pictures are all from Angkor Wat. The temple complex is a major tourist attraction, but also an active Hindu temple. Vishnu is shown above. The bottom pictures are a “small” temple that was only discovered in the past few years. Angkor Wat has been the movie background for famous movies such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as well as Laura Croft: Tomb Raider.