18 Feb Some lovely food in Thailand
I am lucky to even be writing this today – many complications had to be overcome and even as I am writing this I am being attacked by mosquitoes and flies and worried that the power could cut off any minute (we literally had to force the plug into the socket). I write in haste.
It’s great to be here, Thailand has a special place in my heart, I feel warm and content here (most of the time) and the cuisine is definitely one of my favourites, if not my very favourite – if I could only eat one cuisine for the rest of my life it would be a strong contender.
So, these are the highlights of the Thai cuisine so far – we start off with baked mussels Thai style
That is a spicy duck salad – shredded duck with red onion and green chilli, with a tangy lime and chilli dressing. This is what I’m guessing anyway – it was a very simple dish and yet I couldn’t get enough of it! We had this in a lovely restaurant overlooking Bophut beach in Koh Samui, it was called something like “Starfish”… they also did an interesting seafood soufle served in a coconut shell. I hadn’t been to Bophut fisherman’s village before – it is one of the most charming places in Thailand in my eyes
And voila – le Barracuda flambe! This was served is a sweet sauce that, weirly enough, reminded me of a Polish fish dish – ryba po grecku – which is served cold. It had that same oniony sweetness. I expect it also had some kind of tomato sauce in there, and perhpas some mango, as it was quite fruity. Sorry I didn’t ask what was in it, but I was too busy putting it away and I forgot
So here, it is, I am worried that I will loose internet connection again, so I am signing off now – wish me luck pulling the plug out of the socket again!