In Transit – Before the Thailand Trip Began…

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.

Ba Mee Pad Yang

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.

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About Patricia

Born in Hong Kong and studied in England for most of her life. Transplanted herself to Tokyo, New York and finally back to her root. Having treated her taste buds to the best of these continents have to offer, she has decided to invite others to join her on her gastronomic voyage. Full-time food lover, part-time cook who wants to enjoy the pleasures of life, mostly at the dining table.
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