Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thai day

I must return to one of my favorite subjects: food. We eat so well down here...creative, tasty meals three times a day, nothing but homemade bread, enough cookies and desserts to keep us well insulated for the winter. The chefs have to excel in making just about everything from frozen food, some of it sitting out on the snow berms literally for more than a decade.

One of the biggest treats though is Thai Day.
Michael has been our resident Thai chef for the past couple of years, having mastered the culinary art at a previous cooking job. And now after last year's trip to Thailand, he even has the authentic yellow Thai shirt with the king's emblem that you see everywhere from the streets of Bangkok to the beaches of the Andaman Sea islands.
One of Michael's offerings for the last Thai day was Pad Thai made to order. He whipped up individual batches for the hungry diners using fresh Asian greens from our greenhouse.

The final product brought back fond memories of freshly made Pad Thai straight out of the hot woks of the street vendors on Koh San Road for 25 baht.
But Michael went all out as always and had a whole spread of scrumptious food...chicken satay with peanut sauce; red, yellow AND green curries to which you could add grilled chicken, shrimp or tofu; spicy squid salad and spicy fish balls...and of course plenty of rice to sop up the flavors.

I'd be willing to say that this is the best Thai food buffet on the continent and probably anywhere else outside of the Land of Smiles. Just think what Michael could have done with all fresh ingredients!


At 1:50 PM, Blogger hazbeen said...

Heidi: Enjoyed the Thai day pix.
Getting some pressure to finish
trying to qualify for next year's
winter over.

What is this physical stuff all about?


At 1:53 PM, Blogger Neal said...

No more Thai day :(

At 3:39 PM, Blogger skua76 said...

Wow, I missed something. Looks like some GREAT stuff. I worked in Bangkok for several months, this was during my Navy stint a couple of years before my first winter. Can almost smell that street guys are lucky! Hi Michael!

At 11:51 PM, Anonymous Tara said... when did you say that you and Michael were coming to Sydney?! ;D

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Heidi said...

Yeah we're going to miss Thai days but soon we'll be back in Christchurch and Anne's Thai will be one of the first restaurants we mob.

Hazbeen: The physical stuff that is required deserves its own blog entry...I'll work on posting something about that soon.

At 4:59 PM, Blogger ethan said...

Wow! I thought Michael's Thai food was good before - that looks *excellent*


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