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crispy pad see you

i *hope* i didn't weaken my crowns! :p

So about an hour ago I stepped out of the apartment complex... only to walk into a wall of fine mist ... yeah, it was drizzling lightly. But heck, I'd already made my way downstairs, figured if I went up to get the oh-so-unglamourous umbrellas Kosh has upstairs, I'd probably just stay upstairs... so I just went ahead and strolled in the light drizzle.
    Technically it's not "hujan panas" ... and neither did I really get my hair wet from it... so maybe there won't be any adverse effects? yes yes yes i know you'd be surprised to know i kinda subscribe to these Asian beliefs :p
Anyways - so I walked around the corner to check out the row of restaurants / eating places nearby... and a Thai place caught my eye. yes yes yes I know I just left Malaysia like 5 days ago... it's just that in Malaysia, when u go to a Thai restaurant, it usually serves lots of "real" dishes and not much of the stir-fried noodles (or at least, not the ones my parents frequent!). And I was in the mood for some goreng-goreng...

One of my fave items on a Thai menu is Pad See You. This place had a CRISPY version, and I like crunchy stuff... so I gave it a try.

OMG. Mistake. Big mistake. Or rather - HARD mistake!

This dish is made with the wide flat rice noodles - FRIED, as in like deep fried! Sure, they were excellently crispy and crunchy, but... ugh... that's like double the fat, ya know? deep fried THEN stir fried?!!

And it was sooooooo crunchy I didn't know HOW to chew! I was sooooooo afraid I'd spoil the two crowns I have (one on each side pulak tu!) which crunching down on those buggers!

It was good, but, OMG, never again!

I had about 75% of it: packed the rest, we'll see how much of the crispiness remains when Kosh dives into it later today :p

And now, my 1pm nap calls... grrrr....


  1. Thai food's the closest thing to Malaysian food when I was in the US. It was close to being my daily staple and I was close to being crowned the best customer in one particular thai restaurant in Oregon. :) God, I just love the pad thai. I am practically drooling now just thinking about it...

  2. yup! i think Pad Thai is the best of the thai goreng-goreng dishes too :-)

    And i also have the feeling that this Thai place around the corner will be seeing LOTS of me, teeheehehe!

    Thanx for stopping by dude, and again - glad to see you back in the blogosphere!


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