Posts Tagged ‘chicken curry’
That’s a lot of acronyms. For the uninitiated that’s All Nippon Airways – Singapore to Los Angeles via Narita (Tokyo).
I took ANA on my home since they had a good deal going for holiday flights. I had 3 meals coming in and going out. Before we jump into the food some musings and takeaways:
1. The planes are nice and the staff is friendly.
2. The movie selection is just ho-hum. Maybe I’ve been traveling too much lately but I had seen most of the movies already.
3. The requisite airplane snack comes right before the meal. It goes snack + drink followed immediately after by food + drink then tea then coffee then tea. It’s like a food ambush.
4. They don’t have ginger ale. What the heck?
5. You have to pay extra for other snacks outside of mealtime.
6. The connecting schedules are awesome – 1.5 hours or so. Just enough time to stretch you legs, pop into a store, run to the bathroom, and then be on your way.
Now on to meal 1.
We had our first dinner in Chiang Mai at the hotel. We were pretty tired from our sprint through Bangkok Airport and had arrived in Chiang Mai just as night fell making the area around our hotel less appealing to venture out into (yah, we’re scared of the dark). We had a lovely dinner served by the nicest, sweetest hotel staff in the history of hotel staffs.
So that you can best enjoy your meal they’ll set out a fan, a citronella-type candle near your feet, and will lend you some natural mosquito repellant spray. The menu has both Thai and Western dishes. We jumped on all the Thai food and started with some spicy tofu and eggplant for the vegetarian.
Julia and I had work this weekend so we made sure to not burn the midnight oil on Friday. Instead, we (Julia, Jlin, and I) headed out at 5:30pm to catch some sun and grab an early dinner.
We strategically placed ourself on Castro (the one in MV not SF) for easy access to frozen yogurt after dinner. It didn’t take too much thinking before ending up at Amarin Thai. I’ve been to Amarin before but have yet to post about it.
I’m not usually a fan of Palo Alto but my favorite nail place, Kim’s Nails, is right off of University. In preparation for my impending trip I made a visit to Kim’s and ended up spending most of the day in PA. For dinner I found myself with Lizzie at a new Thai place cornily (is that word?) named, Thaiphoon.
We started off with grapefruit salad which had a whopping 4 slices of grapefruit on it. It had lots of jicama, ground peanuts, carrots, red cabbage, and some cilantro. It was similar in taste to papaya salad but without the spice and lacking on the salt also. It was fresh tasting but I probably would not order it again.
I didn’t always like curry. In fact, I think I pretty much hated it. My theory is that in my old age my taste buds are dulling (or maturing) so that things I hated before are not as overpowering as they used to be. Included in this list: cilantro and curry.
My favorite is yellow curry but I found green curry sauce at Trader Joe’s and figured I’d give it a shot.