It has been exactly 2 weeks since I moved. The packing and unpacking tasks are finally over! Probably still need final touch here and there. It’s a relief to have got everything done and try to settle in the new place!
Oh yeah, my broadband is up and running, (yey!!) else this post would not have been published! Well, I have been cooking. Even though I was kind of tired a few days after the move, but, I was quite motivated to cook some simple dishes (for dinner and lunch next day!)
One day, I was craving for a quick Asian stir-fry. And it has to be some kind of noodles. Not only that!! I don’t know the real reason for me to crave for spicy food these days. I probably have missed having spicy food for a long time! Then, it came to my mind that I have long missed this popular Thai dish – Pad Thai.
Pad Thai or Phad Thai (Thai fried noodles) needs no introduction! It’s one of the Thailand’s national dishes that everyone knows and loves! Pad Thai is a stir-fry dish of flat rice noodles with eggs, fish sauce, tamarind juice, red chilli, shrimps/chicken, tofu, bean sprouts and eggs. The main feature of Pad Thai? Well, it’s usually served with lime and crushed toasted peanuts. In most occasions, coriander is used as a garnish.
Pad Thai is a Thai street food that you can find at any corners from the street vendors. I personally think that Pad Thai is equivalent to the Char Kway Teow (fried flat noodles). Char Kway Teow is also one of the national dishes in Malaysia and Singapore. Moreover, Char Kway Teow is also a street food! There are only slight differences in ingredients and seasonings between Char Kway Teow and Pad Thai. Otherwise, both could look pretty similar.
As much as I love Char Kway Teow, Pad Thai is great too! It’s light and dry, very easy to tempt anyone who hasn’t tried or even those who have tried! I like my Pad Thai to be spicy. I think that brings the whole characteristic of Thai food – sweet, sour and spicy!! What a good combination that never fails to satisfy my hunger!