Thanks for the update.
I'm a little confused by the statement:
"Lexington Candy Shop......... Bad coke!!! " How did they mess up that cola drink?
The other note of interest is mulligatawny soup (Indian) and bobotie (S.African Cape Malay) dishes. The only connection I could imagine is someone with ex-colonial Indian and Indonesian experiences. But there are two colonial powers involved with the British and the Dutch in India and Indonesia, respectively. S.Africa being mostly ex-British with some Dutch influences.....hmmm