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Paul
post Apr 20 2008, 12:35 AM
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What is your favourite Thai food?

(add more info if you wish - where did you get it, how much did it cost, why is it your favourite)

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post Apr 20 2008, 09:11 AM
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Pad Thai... I miss it! Tried to make my own version recently... fairly successful but not as good as the real thing.
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post Apr 21 2008, 12:36 PM
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Kung pow? Is that how you spell it?

I've never had the "real thing" in Thailand, but I like how spicy it is in Canada. I've heard it's way spicier when you are actually there...


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post Apr 21 2008, 02:53 PM
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My favourite is called Thai Mussamun Curry (I think that's what it's called) - Its a curry type thing with potato, onion, peanuts and chicken.


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post Apr 21 2008, 06:05 PM
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I do love a bit of Tom Kha, and of course the classic curries, but I'd say one of my favourites has to be a Pad Kra Pow. Cooking one tonight as it happens, and I'm determined to be sweating chilli by the end of it. Superb..


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post Apr 21 2008, 08:31 PM
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Love it!


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post Apr 23 2008, 11:22 PM
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I love Nam Prik ... because make your meal more delicious
start at Nam prik Kapi
you can have it fried .. (mixed with rice so A ROI drool.gif
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post Apr 26 2008, 10:22 PM
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Hi Montathip.

Happy New Year!!!

Nice to hear from you.

Fav - hmmm, depends on my mood. Somtam Thai and fried chicken and fried catfish - Mmmm

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post Apr 26 2008, 10:55 PM
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QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Apr 21 2008, 06:05 PM) *

I do love a bit of Tom Kha,


That's nice Woz. And I am sure Tom loves a bit of you also. But how about what food you like?
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post Apr 28 2008, 01:38 AM
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Happy new Year to u too.. Paul ... i have been busy lately.. have to clear every thing before the vocation.. what r u doing during the New year?? I had a nice sleeping in my pakchong house.. and got some splash on the car( not on me wink.gif ) and going to visit the old people for the blessing...
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post Apr 28 2008, 12:41 PM
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Wow, this is a great list, thanks guys!


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post May 1 2008, 06:04 AM
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QUOTE(monthathip @ Apr 28 2008, 01:38 AM) *

Happy new Year to u too.. Paul ... i have been busy lately.. have to clear every thing before the vocation.. what r u doing during the New year?? I had a nice sleeping in my pakchong house.. and got some splash on the car( not on me wink.gif ) and going to visit the old people for the blessing...



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Oh, we used to have some land near Pakchong as well. But didn't have any money to build anything, so we gave it away.

For new year - we moved house, worked a lot, my mum visited, we played Songkran a bit, and looked after our baby a lot. I have been really really busy also. Almost caught up now.

Take care.


Oh - my somtam, there was one vendor in my soi that I used to like her somtam in particular. I forgot to mention that. And a really lovely person too.
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post May 1 2008, 07:10 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Apr 21 2008, 10:36 AM) *

Kung pow? Is that how you spell it?

I've never had the "real thing" in Thailand, but I like how spicy it is in Canada. I've heard it's way spicier when you are actually there...


Would that be "kapao", as in kapao kai or kapao mu?

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Basically its chunky chicken or pork, with chilis and basil in a sweet/spicy sauce. Depending on the vendor, it can be sweet with a mild kick, to sweat-on-the-temples hot.

I'm a simple guy. I like khao mun kai, aka chicken rice.

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A dish like this, including the soup, will typically run about 30 baht, just under a dollar.


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Hmmm... that could be it, it was definitely spicy, had chicken in it, but it also had rice noodles in it like pad thai...


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QUOTE(Paul @ Apr 27 2008, 01:55 PM) *

That's nice Woz. And I am sure Tom loves a bit of you also. But how about what food you like?
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Hey don't be knocking Tom, he's a great gai!



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A bit of Thai language humour!!! Very good
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QUOTE(ScottWoz @ May 4 2008, 12:52 AM) *

QUOTE(Paul @ Apr 27 2008, 01:55 PM) *

That's nice Woz. And I am sure Tom loves a bit of you also. But how about what food you like?
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Hey don't be knocking Tom, he's a great gai!


QUOTE(Paul @ May 4 2008, 01:06 AM) *

A bit of Thai language humour!!! Very good


Hahaha. Too funny!

So far I'd have to say most all of what's been mentioned is on my Thai favourites list smile.gif Yum Yum!

Tom Yum Goong is Jer's fave. We both LOVE Som Tum, the spicier the better. For a change I like it with mango instead of papaya. Neua Pat Man Hoy (stir fried beef with oyster sauce) or pretty much any stir-fry combo suits me excellently! Also, Khao Soi and Gaeng Ped Gai (oh how I love the red curry!)

Okay, there isn't much Thai food I don't like! I'm partial to the southern, Muslim style of cooking but there are some really delicious Northern Thai foods as well. The spin just a little bit, or quite different from the south. The only one I don't like as much is the more sour curries, like the fish curry Gaeng Som from the south.....

The beauty of Thai food is, once you learn to cook it fairly decently, it's so fast and easy to make! Plus, there are those basic ingredients and if you have them on hand you can make a large variety of tasty dishes!

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post May 9 2008, 08:40 AM
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well i'm a veggie, so my options are more limited... but there are 3-4 dishes i can eat until the water buffalo come home:

suki - a watery soup with glass noodles, green leaf veg, herbs and an optional hot chilli sauce (mandatory in my case). i get mine from a little place in a residential backstreet of chiang rai for 12 baht a bowl, or on the way to the mirror foundation for about 15bab.

massaman - see earlier post.

kaang garee, kaang phet - thai curry, either green, yellow or red. spicier the better

khaw sawy - noodle curry. the best in chiang rai is just out of town at nam rad and costs about 15bab.

phad kra phao - see earlier post.

all these can be veg or non-veg. just tell the cook your preference. if they say they can't change what's on the menu, then it's probably gonna be crap as the dishes are easily adaptable. also, you are going to pay much more in the tourist areas - from 60baht to 200baht i reckon.

generally, the best food is usually bought from either street vendors or little local cafes - if the place is full of thais, go there... full of tourists, avoid it.

oh, and i adore nam prik with khao niao (sticky rice). hotter the better of course.
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massaman - see earlier post.

The first year we went over I couldn't get off this stuff! MMMMMM!!!! It's SO good! It's been so long.....

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generally, the best food is usually bought from either street vendors or little local cafes - if the place is full of thais, go there... full of tourists, avoid it.

That's certainly bang on advice!

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h, and i adore nam prik with khao niao (sticky rice). hotter the better of course

Mmm, me too! Nam Prik is so good.


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post May 26 2008, 08:49 PM
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all thai foods and desserts are interested to try.

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