Lotus Omelette hides a spice treasure

Savoury aromas tantalise and tease of the still steaming treasure that awaits, hidden from view; the four points of a thin, crepe-like omelette parcel peel back, like the leaves of a beautiful lotus, to reveal a panfried panoply of Asian spices blended with garlic, onion, carrot, and chicken with its juices. (Chicken, beef, pork or prawn). I call it the “Lotus Omelette”… The Beauty Bar, Ong Lang Beach, Phu Quoc island.
(Pictured: takeaway version)

Lotus Omelette, served as takeaway

My Mr (coffee) Bean Moment

Why won’t this coffee machine work? It’s plugged in, the capsule’s in, I’m pushing the blue “blast off” button – but no action? Cursing my ignorance, I upend the machine to retrieve the capsule from the tiny hole, and stupidly spill the water (urgggh) all over the kitchen bench and, oh, look – what’s this little “on/off” switch at the base at the back … Rowan Atkinson would’ve been proud of my performance. Anyway, eventually the coffee tasted good, with complex and, umm, drawn-out flavours.  At the Novotel Resort, Phu Quoc island, Vietnam