Virginia and Herb, friends for a long time, took us to the restaurant Taste of Thai in the Hillcrest area of San Diego -- a new experience for us. We enjoyed visiting with them one more time before our departure, and enjoyed a brief walk around this laid-back neighborhood of restaurants, used books, coffee shops, and vintage clothing stores with flared-skirted dresses and Hawaiian shirts displayed on very retro mannequins.
We found the Thai food really delicious. Herb had his favorite, which he says he always orders here: Gaeng Mussaman Kai curry, which is chicken and potatoes in curry sauce. Virginia had the Thai boat -- a mixture of fish and vegetables cooked in a foil "boat." I ordered fish fillets with ginger sauce, served on a fish-shaped dish. Len ordered the duck, which is covered with a sweet-sour curry sauce. We shared platters of appetizers, including gyoza, spring rolls, skewered chicken, shrimp coated with shreds of deep fried somethingorother, and a selection of dipping sauces. I loved every bite!