Monday 16th May 2011
I felt sure that there should have been a name for this dish and that it actually existed. But after a little research I found that I had made a composite of a few oriental dishes; Mei Goreng, Pad Thai and maybe a bit of Thai Green Curry to boot.
Another tasty accident. 🙂
My wife & I spent a summer in Indonesia before we fell pregnant with my son, Zephyrus. Rice & noodles were consumed daily so we quickly got used to versions on a theme; rice with veg,noodles with veg. Being a savoury lover, I loved it. I could literally have a plate of Singapore noodles for breakfast – Heaven!
On our way back from Indonesia, we had a layover in Singapore for a night. We spent the day catching up with an old friend who was living there at that time. As we had a late flight, she invited us out to dinner.
“Do you like Pad Thai?” She asked.
At this point we felt like aficionados in Asian cuisine, having eaten the stuff for a month, and so told her to order away.
When it arrived, both my wife & I lashed into it with gusto only to find that the crushed-nut-looking-stuff on the top was in fact chili flakes. It blew our collective heads off.
Not such a tasty accident. 😦
I didn’t put chili flakes on ours. I put crushed Pastachio nuts instead which Zeph loved.
“Yeah good…tasty. Yeah, that’s what I want to say Daddy…tasty.”