What did I eat today? Phat Thai

Living in Thailand
Phat Thai

Although I have already a serie about Thai Food in general and although Thai food is Typically Thai I hereby introduce a new serie What Did I eat today? Because many people ask me what I am eating after living in Thailand for more as 15 years. Well first of all I still not eat and never will eat spicy food. My taste buds are just not made for it. And I want my food to be dead but not too long dead. So that all limits my Thai food. For breakfast I most times still eat western style, musli with yoghurt or bread. But for lunch or dinner I eat almost always Thai food. So this is going to be a serie about what Thai food I eat and you can see all posting by clicking on the label What Did I Eat Today. I hope you like it.

So what did I eat? 

Well yesterday I did eat Phat Thai for lunch. Also written as Pad Thai or Pat Thai. It is a famous Thai street-food dish and popular with tourists. So yes I have been eating Phat Thai since I came to Thailand for the first time. And while living in Bangkok it was an almost daily part of my food. I still remember the food-stall on Soi Foodland at Sukhumvit road. You had to stand in line to order your food. And now living in Pua we did find a shop selling a good Phat Thai. It is indeed a small street food-stall with 3 small tables. And they only serve Phat Thai. Not on such a nice dish as you see in the photo above as this one was home delivered by the local FoodMan (what was actually a lady). My Phat Thai is ordered "mai sai prik" (without chillies). It was served with a slice of lemon and spring onion. And normally in a restaurant you can add chilli powder, sugar, fish sauce or vinegar.

Costs : 40 Thai baht + delivery cost 19 Thai baht.

What is Phat Thai?

Phat Thai is a stir-fried rice noodle dish with tofu, peanuts, scrambled egg, bean sprouts, small dried shrimp, fish sauce, garlic and choice of pork, chicken, shrimp. And of course chillies.  Phat Thai is a originally Chinese fried-noodle dish that in the 1930s was re-invented the Thai way to boost Thai nationality.


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