Did you know….
Thai cuisine is a simple yet clever combination of Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into that je ne sais quoi. Sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy flavours work together to make each dish come alive. Thai food varies depending upon the area or region of Thailand the dish originates from. These regions include the north, northeast, south and central.
Historically, aquatic animals, plant and herbs were popular ingredients included in most meals. Large quantities of meat were mainly avoided, thanks in part to the Buddhist background, and instead strips of meat were flavoured with herbs and spices, or meat was cooked or roasted and then shredded.
Traditional Thai cookery involved stewing and baking, or grilling. However, the area that is now Thailand, Laos, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia and Vietnam were settled by the ancient Chinese an estimated 1,400 hundred years ago. With the migration of Chinese people into Southeast Asia, frying, stir-frying and deep-frying of food became more popular techniques, and to this day pad thai (fried noodles) and khao pad (fried rice) remain classic Thai dishes.(tasteofthailandfoodtours)
ROTI CANAI, CRISPY FISH WITH SWEET GARLIC SAUCE, BEEF EGGPLANT
When I need some spice and action in my life there is only type of dish that satisfies this racy temptation of mine…
From the delicious coconut soup, to the outrageous flavor punching power each dish contains; Thai food is satisfying regardless of the time of year.
When I want to dine at the cream of the crop, I go to Sala Thai..
Let’s talk about it..
So I’m sitting at home and my spidey senses are tingling wanted some action on my tongue and in my belly.
My wife asks me, ” What do you want to eat tonight?”
Me: Shaking my leg.. Nah..
Her: Fried Chicken
Me: Eyes slightly opened with a tad of excitement… Uhhh.. No..
Her: I know.. Thai Food!!
Me: Jumping out of my chair… Yes! Yeeees!! Let’s go!!
Throwing my jacket on immediately we both race to the car.
We jump in and pedal to the medal,we swerve side to side through lanes of traffic to get to Sala Thai.
We make it before the crowd shows up and miraculously get seated within 15 minutes.
We throw in our orders immediately and get the Tom Kha soup, which is a delicious soup made up of a Coconut base, spicy and sour soup with onion and mushroom.
We also order the Roti Canai, which is a flaky crusty thin sort of pancake with this amazing curry dip that will blow your socks off.
And not to forget the crab fried rice to shock the palette..
For the main courses we order the crispy fish with sweet garlic sauce and beef eggplant with bell pepper, and basil in black bean, and chili garlic sauce.
Time to dive in!!
The Tom Kha soup and Roti arrive first…
We dive in to the Roti first while our soup is being poured into our bowls..
I stretch a piece of the Roti, rip then dip in the curry and into my mouth.
Perfect light crunch with all kinds of succulent flavor from the curry.
Now the soup..
Thick but soothing coconut flavor punching me in the face!
Combined with the suttleness of the chicken, ginger and lemon grass; it will make your day!
Now the main dishes arrive..
I can feel the drool growing like a balloon in my cheeks.
I grab some crab fried rice with a bit of the beef eggplant and a few piece of the garlic sauce fried fish on my plate.
The fish is calling me. Let’s go!
Instant crunch with super duper flavor in your palette. Officially the best fried fish I’ve had!
Next up I dive into the egg plant..
Firm but soft texture, heat searing within..
Massive flavor doing the running man on my tongue..Yum!
Back for more fish…
A bite of the fried rice..
All together in my mouth…
Booom! Baaaang! Poooooow!
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life. Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
The History Of Thai Food Retrieved from http://www.tasteofthailandfoodtours.org/the-history-of-thai-food/