31 (Mon) August 2015
Marinated Snapper, the Solomons Way
at Heritage Park Hotel [room service]
Mission to the Solomon Islands, Day 2 (see previously 6.237 Coconut Panna Cotta).
In Honiara. Flew from Manila via Singapore via Brisbane, arriving this afternoon — 24 hours, door to door. Tomorrow through Thursday, I’ll be helping to facilitate a workshop on national health policy planning. Leaving Friday, back in Manila by Saturday.
As noted in yesterday’s post, I will be eating 6 in-flight meals on this trip, coming and going.
Meal #3: lunch (IE 701) (BNE > HIR)
For dinner upon arrival, I opted to stay in the hotel and order room service, seeing that the menu offered a local item.
Unfortunately, the snapper was so fishy, despite the marinade, that I couldn’t get past a single bite. Thinking maybe that’s just how they eat it here, I didn’t complain, not wanting to be a culturally ignorant/insensitive foreigner on his first day in the country. Oh well.