Exotic Pad Thai
May 20, 2017 12:06pm CST
We had home-cooked pad thai the other night. It's a popular Thai dish that's similar to Filipino pancit (stir-fried noodles), but the noodles are translucent, wide and flat. This version had shrimp, chicken, eggs, tofu, peanuts, and green onion, then you squeeze lime on it before eating. It's nice when someone cooks exotic dishes once in a while. Who in your house cooks exotic dishes? Or do you prefer to go out and eat them onsite?
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@hereandthere Oh no. I really do not like to cook or bake, at all. I am a vegetarian who is not all that crazy about food. My mom wanted to teach me to cook and back, but she gave up because she said all I did was study and I always told her I did not have time to learn. Made really, really good grades, but never learned to cook well.
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I love pad thai!!! But I have not been able to recreate it at home like they do in restaurants. Hubby and I used to go to a small house looking restaurant where we first had this . . . they used noodles that were more like pancit noodles . . . and now all pad thai's we compare to that (no one does that with the thin noodles though). The restaurant changed owners and the menu and the way they cook Thai food - so we don't go there anymore. My husband is the more creative cook - he will cook out of his head. But as far as exotic meaning from another culture - I guess that would be me. I would love to find the perfect pad thai recipe (to our taste) . . . restaurants tend to be too syrupy sweet! And I would use the thin noodles even though I know that is not the correct way . . . that's just from our sweet memories of that little restaurant we loved!