If you have any wishing energy units left, hurl 'em Grandma's way.
Those Adelaiders lucky enough to recall dining in the original T-Chow on the corner of Market Street 25 years ago will remember Dora and Gigi, Grandma's daughter and grand-daughter, who ran the show with Chef So and Chef Singlet No. 2.
When they brought their regional Chinese cuisine to Adelaide, these wonderful people blew our minds delivering brilliant fresh food true to their teochew 潮州菜 roots at deliciously low prices.
These folks changed Adelaide's attitude to gastronomy.
After a few years of only average food, the big T-Chow in Moonta Street Chinatown is back in its straps and fangin' in the top tucker division.
Raise a goodly glass to Grandma.
I'm shivering keen to have my knees under the table at her hundredth. She rocks.
Vibe her on, good brethren.
Gigi took that photo of her partner Chis Sykes, master chocolatier, with Lai Shuk and the author.
'Twas a good night well-had by experts. More please.
POSTSCRIPT: It worked! Lai Shuk is now home and happy for Exmess, and wondering what the hell happened.