A couple of days ago, my husband, Kuldip, and I went to Chai Talay; a cute little cliff-top restaurant, located near Payoon Beach, that overlooks the Gulf of Thailand. Friends, Richard and Helen, took us there last year and I had to go back for more of their crispy fried fish. I tried this traditional Thai dish, named Pla Rad Prik, for the first time a number of years ago at the Spirit House Restaurant at Yandina on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. While I don’t usually go in for fried food, this spicy sweet and sour Thai specialty is very special indeed. But, to enjoy it while overlooking the aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Thailand makes it even more so. The spectacular sunset that followed after our two-kilometre stroll home along the beach finished off another perfect day in paradise.