But you’re going to have to wait to learn his/her name.
In the meantime, we’re sharing — other great tales.
First, thanks to all of you who entered our sweepstakes by submitting a brief (40 words or less) recollection of the “best thing I ever ate.” We got some great recollections. And we have winners.
Our unofficial favorite entry put us in a bit of a quandary because, unfortunately, it exceeded our 40-word length limit. Our judges felt obligated to select a winner from those entries that kept it at 40 or fewer words. We’ve notified the winner of a night’s stay for two at the Hood River Hotel, and a rafting trip on the White Salmon River with the great team up at Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys. We’ll share that entry with you in a few days — but only after sharing a few others that we also liked. Building the suspense, right?
So, here’s the too-long — but quite nice — entry from Geronimo Tagatac:
The best meal I’ve had was an impromptu meal in the old spice port city of Malacca, on the coast of Malaysia. My girlfriend and I were at a loss as to where to have dinner. “Go to this place,” said Sam, the twentysomething owner of the Jalan Jalan Hostel. “Capital Satay,” he said, pointing at the Indian section of the city on a map. It turned out to be a wildly popular place with the locals and a few foreigners. We dipped thin meat slices and shrimp into the spicy peanut sauce in the pot on a gas burner in the center of the table and quenched the fire on our tongues with cold beer. Later, we walked past the brightly lit cathedral on the river in the warm, humid air and congratulated ourselves on our wonderful find.