Eating the Road: Pad Thai in Bangkok, Thailand
While the Red Shirts have been protesting the current Thailand government administration, I’ve been walking the streets of Bangkok searching for real Thai food. Not Pei Wei Thai food, not Dallas shopping mall Thai food, but the real Thai food you can only find on the streets of Thailand’s largest city.
Lime, fish sauce, chiles, tamarind, veggies, s&p, rice noodles, bean sprouts and a couple of fried eggs are tangled in a ladle of hot oil in a propane-fired flat-bottom pan until all the flavors mingle together. Transcendant? No. Peasant food, really.
I’ll have more to say in a future story, but here’s a clip of a street vendor preparing Pad Thai. Oh, and a big plate of it cost less than seventy cents.