Posts Tagged ‘papaya salad’
Blah. I’m a bit angry at the blog right now. I found out I can’t install Analytics on the darn thing and it has me feeling a bit like I want to give it the cold shoulder. On the other hand, the food pictures are starting to pile up and the backlog needs some attention. I suppose that wins this time around. Although, this doesn’t mean I forgive you WordPress [insert a picture of me with my lips pursed and looking irritated].
I went to Bangkok last week for a few days for work. (I know, I’m such a jet setter. Not.) Our first meal in Bangkok was lunch at Terrace 61. I have no friggin’ clue where T61 is. It’s pretty far from the city center though as we were on the outskirts of Bangkok for the meeting we had pre-lunch. The Thai ladies did all of the ordering, obviously.
Dish 1 was the requisite tom yum.
It was mighty spicy and mighty red. It was good as tom yums go but I gotta admit that I’m a bit tired of tom yum and would not mind a Thai meal that was tom yum-less.
Yah, that’s right we ate at the hotel two nights in a row in Chiang Mai. What can I say? We were too lazy and chicken to venture too far from the hotel. We were also beat from all the monkeying around in the jungle and decided that turning in early would be ideal. If it makes you feel better we sorta kinda walked through the Night Market.
Can we take a moment and just give props to the awesomeness of my picture taking skills right now. These were taken on Jlin’s camera as I was too lazy to go upstairs to grab mine. Veggie egg rolls freshly fried served with a sweet and spicy sauce. They look like little nubbins.
There’s another Krungthai of the same chain in San Jose near Valley Fair but I most often frequent the one in Mountain View due to it’s proximity to my old ‘hood. This was a Friday night dinner to catch up on life and other details with Lizzie.
We stuck to our usuals and started with papaya salad. I can never get the seasoning right on this one. It’s always too spicy or not spicy enough it. Good thing the papaya itself is always plenty good. Their version has a few slices of tomato, a wedge of cabbage, a few shredded carrots, a sprinkling of crushed peanuts and fish sauce.