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#41 lomex32

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:41 PM

I agree

I lived with a Thai flatmate and his name is Chaiwat Luangrungsap

he cooked authentic Thai food .... and believe me if it was not Spicy Thai Food.... it is not Thai Food

I sweat when i eat Spicy Hot Food....
Thai food here... i can just eat it with ease...

Real Thai food will require 2 full size towels to manage my perspiration.....


To the fellow, thinking of putting up a Thai resto, let's meet and talk. Here's my 3 cents on Thai food.

I lived and worked in Bangkok for 11 years, so I guess I can speak with some authority on Thai food. One of my favorite



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Posted 13 February 2007 - 02:47 PM

More on Thai food:

On the tables of nearly all noodle shops on the streets of Bangkok are small containers of chili powder, sugar, vinegar with sliced chilis, fish sauce with sliced chilis, soy sauce (actually more of molasses), fresh garlic and fresh green onions. If you order any noodle dish with or without soup, make sure to put a bit of powdered chili, sugar, fish sauce, and vinegar.

It's hard to find authentic phad thai in Manila, which is a street food staple in Bangkok. I think it's because sinlek (the Thai name for rice noodles) isn't available, or if it is, it's probably imported. Ergo, the high prices of Thai food.

If you think Thai food is too spicy, you are right. But then again once you get used to the spiciness, Filipino food will taste bland. That's why I put a lot chili powder in my adobo, mechado or bistek. Try it!

The best antidote to spicy food is chocolate. So if ever you go to Bangkok and plan to eat street food, make sure you have some. A 7-11 is never too far away. (trivia: Bangkok has the most # of 7-11s in the world)

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:23 PM

It reminded me way back

My friends and I picked up Thai girls from a bar ....but since we were on a tight budget
we just brought them to our flat for dinner.....

The Thai ladies volunteered to cook .... and immediately they asked for Chili powder, fish sauce, sliced greed chillis
Fortunately we have those

The simple fried fish was almost drenched in Red Chili powder before frying
They steamed the scrambled egg decorated with full colors of sliced red and green chilis

Made soup with ground pork, upo and fish sauce


Both the meal and the ladies were HOT


More on Thai food:

On the tables of nearly all noodle shops on the streets of Bangkok are small containers of chili powder, sugar, vinegar with sliced chilis, fish sauce with sliced chilis, soy sauce (actually more of molasses), fresh garlic and fresh green onions. If you order any noodle dish with or without soup, make sure to put a bit of powdered chili, sugar, fish sauce, and vinegar.

It's hard to find authentic phad thai in Manila, which is a street food staple in Bangkok. I think it's because sinlek (the Thai name for rice noodles) isn't available, or if it is, it's probably imported. Ergo, the high prices of Thai food.

If you think Thai food is too spicy, you are right. But then again once you get used to the spiciness, Filipino food will taste bland. That's why I put a lot chili powder in my adobo, mechado or bistek. Try it!

The best antidote to spicy food is chocolate. So if ever you go to Bangkok and plan to eat street food, make sure you have some. A 7-11 is never too far away. (trivia: Bangkok has the most # of 7-11s in the world)


Edited by lomex32, 13 February 2007 - 03:24 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:32 AM

It reminded me way back

My friends and I picked up Thai girls from a bar ....but since we were on a tight budget
we just brought them to our flat for dinner.....

The Thai ladies volunteered to cook .... and immediately they asked for Chili powder, fish sauce, sliced greed chillis
Fortunately we have those

The simple fried fish was almost drenched in Red Chili powder before frying
They steamed the scrambled egg decorated with full colors of sliced red and green chilis

Made soup with ground pork, upo and fish sauce
Both the meal and the ladies were HOT


That must have been some dinner...!

In most instances, the wok used for stir frying is very hot. That's why the meats and vegetables are cooked almost in seconds when they are placed there. The veggies are still crisp when served. The Thais also do not use salt, but vetsin instead. Good thing this is overwhelmed by the spices. Another secret to the tatse is the use of a chopping board made from the tamarind tree. Cooks swear that this right away goves meats a unique flavor.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 02:38 AM

Thai food rocks! Problem is, I have very little tolerance for spicy food. It would take a blanket to wipe me dry from perspiration. But I would still go for Thai food anytime!

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:34 AM

Nice share... as i also mentioned i need to bathroom towels

I had an embarassing experience ..... dinner party in Singapore
The Thai food was really great ....
After i had the tom yam and prawns I started sweating heavily and
soon all eyes in our table are on me ... teasing me

I asked the waiter 3 more table napkins to manage my sweat.....

Thai food rocks! Problem is, I have very little tolerance for spicy food. It would take a blanket to wipe me dry from perspiration. But I would still go for Thai food anytime!



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Posted 15 February 2007 - 11:03 AM

While tom yum is usually made with pranws or other seafood, there is also tom neua (beef tom yum). a northeast (Isan) Thai dish. This is like our nilagang baka, albeit very spicy and sour. Ahhhh...it's great with gai tot or gai yang (fried chicken with garlic or barbecued chicken), sticky rice and som tam (spicy papaya salad). Delicious!

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 11:26 AM

sbm

What are unique thai ingredients not usually found here?
They use
lemon grass, wansoi, pandan, dahon sili which are also locally available


While tom yum is usually made with pranws or other seafood, there is also tom neua (beef tom yum). a northeast (Isan) Thai dish. This is like our nilagang baka, albeit very spicy and sour. Ahhhh...it's great with gai tot or gai yang (fried chicken with garlic or barbecued chicken), sticky rice and som tam (spicy papaya salad). Delicious!



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Posted 15 February 2007 - 02:14 PM

nothing can beat the noodle carts on the streets - love thai food - the more spicy the better for me

It isn't hot enough until your eyes water, nose runs and you sweat buckets

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 03:41 PM

there's a thai resto....na tago...cheap lang yung price...sucks....its near rockwell na....

great food!!!!

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:24 PM

Papano pumasok dun... it is at the other side of the fence

there's a thai resto....na tago...cheap lang yung price...sucks....its near rockwell na....

great food!!!!



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Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:59 PM

san yung resto na yan

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:15 AM

a fan of Thai food here..

im workin' in a Thai owned store back here.. and i love 'em, it could be mah boss cooks 'em so good or it's just naturally good..

i think it's both of 'em.. :D

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:41 PM

sbm

What are unique thai ingredients not usually found here?
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lemon grass, wansoi, pandan, dahon sili which are also locally available


Well, among them are Kaffir lime, a type of lime that can be compared probably to our dayap but with a different tanginess; galanggal, a type of ginger that is pungent in a very different way; the Thais also have different types of coriander (wansoi)--sweet, pungent, strong--we have coriander here but we don't normally use it in our cuisine. The Thais also use mint leaves a lot, as well as tamarind paste. They have other pre-made pastes--shrimp, fish, chili. Also pre-made sauces made specifically for certain dishes. I have seen some of these pastes and spices in supermarkets here, but very limited types. Yes, we have lemon grass and pandan too but again we don't really use it that much in our food. Other herbs have Thai names and I don't know their equivalent here. I'm sure some organic farms produce these herbs and spices, but then again the prices may be quite high. The thing with Thia foo, like Indian food, uses much more spices and herbs that Pinoy food, so the lack of any single one will really make a difference in taste.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:09 PM

nung napunta ako Bangkok, kumain ako sa palengke, kumain ako hilaw na sitaw... eeewww, kasi gusto ko authentic na turo-turo kaya hayun tuloy, maanghang lahat!

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:58 PM

nung napunta ako Bangkok, kumain ako sa palengke, kumain ako hilaw na sitaw... eeewww, kasi gusto ko authentic na turo-turo kaya hayun tuloy, maanghang lahat!

Northeast (Isan) Thai cuisine is usually accompanied by raw vegetables, like beans, cabbage and herbs. Also, the rice used is the kao neaw (sticky rice). You roll it into balls, dip in sauce and eat with your hands. It is great with their version of barbecued chicken (gai yang) and lap moo (minced pork with mint, onions, chili). The sticky rice can also be dipped into coconut milk and eaten with sweet mango as dessert. HEAVEN!

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:04 AM

It's a shame kaffir lime leaves and galanggal are so hard to find here. Even our lemongrass is nothing like the real Thai ones. Anybody know where to get these?

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:43 AM

i think its som's you guys are talking about, near rockwell at hte other side of the fence. you just make a hard right upon reaching the intersection in front of the belair gate. i hope this answers yor questions

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 02:45 AM

i think its som's you guys are talking about, near rockwell at hte other side of the fence. you just make a hard right upon reaching the intersection in front of the belair gate. i hope this answers yor questions


tried somm's last weekend, the one in reposo, yummy and the price is good. still, they're red curry is not that hot. hindi nakakapawis and paso dila. i'm sure i'm going back there because the food is good and the people are nice.

Edited by charmee, 06 March 2007 - 02:46 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:37 AM

Where can we find the entrance of this resto? its is inside the fence of this village

i think its som's you guys are talking about, near rockwell at hte other side of the fence. you just make a hard right upon reaching the intersection in front of the belair gate. i hope this answers yor questions






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