I really would have liked to have sampled this Thai restaurant’s nam prik pao.
Maybe next time.
Let me guess: your TV hero is Lister, right?
I have actually eaten in this place, it’s a fantastic restaurant, one of the best Thai places in London, but I have to say I didn’t reckon the chilli was *that* hot.
but I have to say I didn’t reckon the chilli was *that* hot.
It isn’t, because the cooking process drives out much of the oil that makes the chili ‘hot’.
Gotta love Thai chili sauce in all its wonderful varieties. It’s 9 am here and it’s making me hungry. I think I’ll be making some firey Thai tonight.
Hmm… Orac, your desire for spicy Thai food seems to have wiped out the entire TimesOnline site!
That’s classic! …but so true…
My wife always chases out of the house when she starts roasting her thai peppers. But I must admit, the final product isn’t half bad.
Now if you wanna be really adventurous, I highly recommend Durian: http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/durian.htm
The smell is so very strong… basically like vomit coming from a dead animal. But eaten right off the tree it’s not too bad if it’s not too ripe yet.
Err, the link is gone and only a 404 remains. Maybe someone will tell us what place we’re discussing?
The link just worked fine for me less than a minute ago.
I got a 404 the first couple times I hit the link, but it showed up later on. Here’s a BBC link that might be more stable: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7025782.stm
I’ll be checking that place out when I get back to London.
You have to wonder who works next to a Thai restaurant and calls the cops when they smell spice in the air.
“The smell is so very strong… basically like vomit coming from a dead animal. But eaten right off the tree it’s not too bad if it’s not too ripe yet.”
Many of the local Thai community here met with a group of monks who travelled down from Chicago earlier this week; the host, who owns a Thai restaurant, put on quite a nice spread and my wife brought some durian back with her. Now, I’ve had very, very fresh durian before, and noted nothing but a light floral scent; this, being imported, was not very fresh. I think it smelled very similar to somtum prepared in a dirty cat-litter box.
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