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.