Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I love Thai food, so I'm very biased when it comes to the identical-taste-to-Thai-street-food food on the table.

We lucked out and parked right in front of the restaurant

This place has two locations which have been said to be very busy with customers, but we arrived super early and happened to be the third party of the night.

Coconut steamed rice. Presentation won us over. And when you open the lid, the aroma wins you over. When you eat it, the taste wins you over. Win win win. Good (but nothing out of the ordinary, just feels like very comforting comfort food)

Salt baked fish. Had this first on the street in Thailand and fell in love. Fish here was rather small and didn't have that much meat, so the salt-crustedness was much more prominent here. Salt to fish meat ratio was off. Larger fish would have done this some more justice. Okay

3 types of dipping sauces, but still did not meet the hyped  up expectation I had of this dish. Okay

Yes real Thai papaya salad. Spicy, crunchy, roasted peanuts, sweet. Raw green beans, green papaya, sweet cherry tomatoes. Very good

Sausage, spicy, salty, sweet, aromatic. I love how Thai food combines everything I love into one bite.

Spicy deep fried calamari. Topped with deep fried basil (my fave). Not overly salty like the pork and sausages, but extremely spicy. Loved the sour and sweet sauce though. Very good, must order again

Spicy pork, lots of cilantro/herbs, was delish with rice or on its own (albeit, salty again). Good

Sticky rice. Still regretting that we didn't get the mango sticky rice for dessert (was too full anyway though, but still, there should always be room for sweet bites after a savoury meal). Nothing special with this one here.

Fermented sausages. Salty, tangy, salty. The raw veggies on the side are very necessary. Not spicy so my Chinese friends were able to consume. (lol but I'm Chinese too) Should definitely be eaten with rice. Okay

Hm, so you might think, 

Wow all these raw cucumbers, green beans, cabbage - does it taste good, do you really eat it?

Yes, dear reader, when your food is spicy and salty those are very much needed to keep you going through the rest of the delicious food.

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Beautiful lighting thanks to the window seat


Yes, it has been a while.

So back at home I happen to go to dimsum almost every Sunday after church. 

Seeing that I'm not at home and not going to the ritualistic dimsum post-church was making me feel rather uncomfortable and homesick

So we had dimsum and strolled around a seemingly Vietnamese community situated in what is called 'Chinatown'

This fishing game

Dear readers, next post will be what we've had for brunch!