For those of you following me on Twitter, you would know my temporary absence on the blogsphere was for a very good reason. I have spent almost 2 weeks in the Amazing Thailand hopping from the South to the North in search of the best food we could find. And, as promise, I will share the highlights from this trip with you.
The eating started well before we even step foot on Thai soil. As we were hanging out in the Bangkok Airways lounge for our domestic transfer in the Bangkok Airport (yes in an airline lounge), I stumbled upon this little dish which is widely available on the streets in Bangkok.
Ba Mee (บะหมี่ ) is long, chewy egg noodle, fried (pad ผัด) to al dente, and Thai people feed on this as a standalone meal for lunch. This version was served with duck not dissimilar to Chinese barbeque pork. The tender duck was perfectly complemented by the texture of the eggy noodles (thought to be of Chinese origin). Even though this was ‘airline food’, it was still seasoned with sugar, ground chili pepper, pickled peppers and fish sauce. Certainly a fast and easy dish for the travellers on^the-go, but what I did not expect was the sophisticated and complex taste.
If this was the quality of food I can find in the airport, I knew I have come to the right country for culinary travel. And my journey hasn’t even officially begun yet.