Fried fish, tom yum soup, vine tips, and shrimp cakes!
01.23.2008 - 01.23.2008 88 °F
I was lucky enough to have a friend of a friend take me out to dinner on Wednesday night. It was a beautiful restaurant by the river and one of the bridges. Seemed like quite a local secret as there were barely any foreigners.
As we sat down, dinner boat cruises passed by decorated in colorful neon. One of my favorites was a boat decorated with colorful flowers and the words,"We Love Our King."
First came the fried fish with a chunky chili-pineapple sauce. Crunchy skin outside, tender soft meat inside drenched in sweet spicyness perfect with a bite of rice.
Next came the young vine tips sauteed with shrimp and deep-fried shrimp cakes with a sweet syrup. I was told that the shrimp cakes were best drenched in syrup, so I did as told and we had to ask for more syrup. Might have been my favorite of the night! We finished off with the shrimp tom yum soup that filled our table with the scents of lemon grass, ginger, shallots and lime leaves... I can't quite remember all the ingredients, but it was good. Great dinner in the warm Thai night. It was just the beginning of my Thai food adventure...