The server placed a bowl in front of me: it contained pork sausage, lychees, peanuts, red onion and coconut milk. She first cautioned me that the dish was spicy due to the addition of habanero pepper, and then she encouraged me to mix the bowl's contents well before eating. The first thing I taste is the savory pork sausage, followed by the sweetness of the lychees and coconut milk, then the flavors of the peanuts and red onion. Then a blast of heat from the habanero washes my palate clean and awakens my taste buds for the next bite. I cannot stop eating the salad: I am completely enthralled by the combination of flavors from both Asia and the American South. It is a bold dish, for sure, yet it is also delicate and welcoming.