Respectful Insolence

I really would have liked to have sampled this Thai restaurant’s nam prik pao.

Maybe next time.

Comments

  1. #1 John S. Wilkins
    October 4, 2007

    Let me guess: your TV hero is Lister, right?

  2. #2 Joe
    October 4, 2007

    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.

  3. #3 Caledonian
    October 4, 2007

    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’.

  4. #4 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    October 4, 2007

    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.

  5. #5 magista
    October 4, 2007

    Hmm… Orac, your desire for spicy Thai food seems to have wiped out the entire TimesOnline site!

  6. #6 doctorgoo
    October 4, 2007

    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.

  7. #7 Harald Hanche-Olsen
    October 4, 2007

    Err, the link is gone and only a 404 remains. Maybe someone will tell us what place we’re discussing?

  8. #8 Orac
    October 4, 2007

    The link just worked fine for me less than a minute ago.

  9. #9 chaos_engineer
    October 4, 2007

    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

  10. #10 Eternal Gaijin
    October 4, 2007

    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.

  11. #11 MJ Memphis
    October 5, 2007

    “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.