I don’t know about you, but when I’m traveling abroad for a few weeks, if I start craving any kind of American food, it’s usually not something healthy, instead it’s Chick-Fil-A spicy chicken sandwich, homemade gooey brownies, or crispy sweet potato fries.
I raced down the Skytrain’s steps as I saw the red bus pull up with number 47 emblazoned at the top. I gasped as I made it right as the driver squeaked open the doors.
A few weeks after I got to Bangkok, I ordered Pad See Ew (Soy Sauce Fried Noodles) for the first time at a food stall in a cozy soi (alleyway). I loved the food vendor’s quaint wooden benches and how it was under a little building so there was some shade.
“I love that I can finally cook again!” I told my friend on the phone.
“Wow, I’m never that excited about cooking!” my friend said, laughing at me.
As I was placing the array of toppings for my Thai Noodle Bowl on my counter, I had a flashback. Continue Reading
I taught another Thai cooking class on Pad Thai this week to my Mothers’ of Preschoolers (MOPS) small group friends. While teaching it I was reminded how for me the hardest part about making Pad Thai is getting the rice noodles just right. Continue Reading
I was craving Pad See Ew so bad I felt like I was about to throw a tantrum on the floor like my three-year-old does if I didn’t eat it today. Continue Reading
My Thai sister-n-law Oi was looking at a Thai recipe on her computer, and got super excited. I asked her what it was, and she said it was a Thai omelette with Mama (Thai instant noodles) and cheese, and I thought I heard her wrong. Continue Reading
I had written out our weekly menu earlier in the week, but for Wednesday I had written “Random”— aka I had run out of ideas for what to make for dinner, so I thought I’d figure it out later. Continue Reading
It. was. so. hot. 110 degrees with 87 percent humidity hot.
We were in Bangkok sitting inside a restaurant chain called Kin Kao Kin Pla, which is what my Thai hubby calls a “hiso” restaurant (hiso means high society, but we consider hiso restaurants in Bangkok anywhere that isn’t a street vendor and in an air-conditioned building). Continue Reading