Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Chicken Pad Thai

Going out to dinner on a Tuesday is a treat for me, but going to the local Thai restaurant is an added bonus. Thai is a type of cuisine that was introduced to my diet a little over a year ago and it shot straight to the top of my favorites list after my first experience. I have tried a variety of entrees, but nothing compares to Pad Thai. Now when I hear the words, "Thai food" my mind immediately thinks of Pad Thai and my mouth begins to water.
Although I have only tried this dish from one restaurant, I am convinced that I am eating the crème de la crème of Thai cuisine. Naive, I know. From my understanding, Pad Thai is the ultimate street food. My fondness of this entree provokes my desire to travel to Thailand and wander the streets Anthony Bourdain style on the pursuit to find the best Pad Thai in the world.

***Since I did not cook this meal I do not have a recipe to share. However, I can tell you that traditionally Pad Thai is composed of the following ingredients: stir-fried rice noodles, eggs, fish sauce, tamarind, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, scallions, red chili pepper, coriander and lime.

1 comment:

Alex Rushmer said...

Phad Thai is the ultimate street food. I munched some down a couple of weeks ago. We were on the Khao San Road in Bangkok, we had drunk far to much local brew and the phad thai was one of the greatest meals I have ever had. Eaten from a plastic tray sat on a pavement. Perfect.