As a boy, when we went out to eat, I refused to eat anything but burgers, fries and milkshakes. How things change - I didn't even wait for her to finish saying "prawn head" before I'd popped it in and crunched happily. I think she was as surprised by my lack of hesitation as I was. It was nice, in a way that suggested a master's steady hand. At Tsunahachi, every member of the staff looked to be in their sixties, including our chef. I'd venture that experience is a positive when you're dunking things in hot oil.
I thought I'd seen it all until the chef placed a deep-fried egg yolk before me. I instinctively leaned forward, hugged the plate and growled. I was seated with thieves, some known to steal food right out from under me.