Pairs Well With…Pad Thai + Pad Thai + More Pad Thai
We’re here. We made it. Thailand is the last month of the Asia food challenges. You’ll be disappointed to know that I just couldn’t bring myself to eat the grand finale of surprises, live shrimp. Instead, I stood on the sidelines drinking a nicely chilled glass of rose, per usual. But to make up for what I didn’t eat, I at least made an attempt at eating scorpions. #thathappened. Here is what this month’s food challenge looked like:
I also took up a new hobby this month: consuming frequent amounts of pad thai to the point where my body was rejecting noodles and carbs by the end of the month. (Okay, that’s actually not even really true at all and probably never will be. But…I’m pretty sure I haven’t had noodles since I left Thailand.)
Thailand has some of THE BEST food I’ve ever tasted, a likely reason why it is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. One thing I love about the Thai food is that it almost always consists of the five major flavors (sweet, sour, spicy, salty and bitter) and leaves a lasting impression on your palate. This is also why you can expect a good number of ingredients in any given Thai dish. You can also bet it will have a strong sent and some level of spice, like it or not.
And, of course, like any other country, you’ll find the weird stuff…
….but lots of other local and at-home favorites, too!
All and all, stellar food month. This month’s A Girl’s Gotta Eat Guide to Thailand is probably one of my favorites. It includes an authentic (and semi-intricate) pad thai recipe, among many other Thai delights. Oh, and if you’ve never had coconut sticky rice, well, you’re for sure missing out in life.
In case you’ve missed the rest of the A Girl’s Gotta Eat series, here are previous guides at your fingertips!
So, in case you haven’t heard, I’m in EUROPE and having a marvelous time. More to come from Serbia soon.