Does Anyone Here Ever Eat Anymore ?

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  1. Mickey

    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Yep, his wife is from the northeast. And he complains that the Thai food he gets at home is waaay different from what you get in a Thai restaurant. :)
     
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    When I was back in America in March some friends insisted on dragging me to a Thai restaurant that they claimed was authentic as it had great writeups, etc etc. My first indication of trouble was when I attempted to order in Thai from the youngish Thai waiter. He told me he doesn't speak Thai. I then asked him about a few dishes that are common as dirt here in Bangkok, he said they didn't have them but they sounded really tasty to him.. Ha ha. The food reminded me more of Chinese with some Thai spices mixed in... To make things worse the Papaya salad which is ubiquitous here for about a $1.25 was $10 freaking bucks!
     
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    I love the NE BTW and likely will be making a trip this fall.. So many pics to come.
     

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    [SARCASM]You know you are getting authentic Thai food in the US when all the employees are either Vietnamese or Chinese.[/SARCASM]

    Of course the typical American can’t tell or doesn’t even know the difference in the people or the food.
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Lunch at the best local place in Bangkok.. Everything is stellar.. Every time

    Grilled chicken, shrimp with glass noodles, spice Tom Yum Fish soup, and Papaya Salad with salted egg

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    Ever since my surgery, my appetite has gone south, in a big way. Right before the surgery we bought a bunch of top notch steaks, rib eyes, (bone in and boneless) porterhouse, NY Strip, and a couple of whole beef tenderloins. I figured what better time to grill up some awesome beef? Lots of free time, and I can get creative. Needless to say, I haven't had a single bite of steak in over 4 weeks. I've been eating a lot of very fresh fruits and veg, some homemade soups, and some grilled chicken breasts. The scary part is, I am usually a very good eater. These days, I eat like a dang bird.
    Tonight I made a real awesome summer salad. Fresh mixed greens, with vine ripe tomato, micro cucumbers, celery, vidalia onion, Bufala Mozzarella and sauteed free range chicken breast, which I marinated for 4 hours prior to cooking. I dressed it with some extra virgin olive oil, a healthy squeeze of fresh lemon, and finished it off with well aged balsamic glaze. Salt and pepper to taste. Normally, I'd infuse the EVOO with some fresh crushed garlic, but the ole belly aint havin it, just yet. I t was absolutely delicious, but I could only fit about 1/2 of mine down. This not eating thing sucks. I've lost about 22 pounds since my surgery, and that's good. However, I'd rather lose it the old fashioned way via working out and eating smaller portions of food I love.

    Pics or it didn't happen. PS..summer and fresh fruit and veg, what a great time of year.

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    22 lbs.. What the hell.. You sure they didn't remove some stuff you need?
     
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    LOL, who knows? That's kinda funny. Doc did say weight loss and lack of an appetite are very common side effects of this procedure. I need to come visit you and get some of that awesome Thai food man. Have a good one.
     
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    My Birthday Lunch

     
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    Well happy birthday to you.
     
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    Some freakin' beautiful food here guys...

    Happy Birthday sir !
     
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    Gracias mi Amigo
     
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    Happy Birthday! Coincidentally, it's my wife's birthday too. Makin cake...
     
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    watch out for those LEOs....they require your undivided attention...ha ha
     
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    Today we had a fish called cojinua (in english: blue runner (Caranx crysos), also known as the bluestripe jack, Egyptian scad, hardtail jack or hardnose). We were given some unripe mangoes, and my wife said it is time!, and prepared some ceviche with bass, unripe mango and sweet potato, and boiled yucca.

    Sometimes we have good meals like this, and we are certainly trying to eat well and balanced the way we can.

    This would make a typical venezuelan dish in summer time (vacations): Fried fish of any kind, ceviche, sweet potatoes and yucca.

    We are not on vacations, but in these times, enjoying a nice food is always welcomed!

    Needless to say that my wife she´s a very good cook, and she´s also very creative, and makes a lot with just a little. (I´m not that talented; actually not talented at all. I can prepare some things, but very simple). This was just delicious!


    Pics or it didn´t happened :handpointdown:


    Frying fishes

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    Boiled yucca

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    Ceviche

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    Served dish (we are three)

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    :)
     
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    @sabasgr68 that looks wonderful. Tonray's always looks good but given my weakness for southeast asian food it's no wonder.
     
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    It was! Pics didn´t do it justice as to how good it tasted!

    Yeah, @tonray is doing a good job about it. I would have to get accustomed to asian food.
     
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    Looks great...the fish looks very similar to what we have here called Short Mackerel. Available everwhere in Thailand..street, supermarkets, lady with the pushcart outside my building too. Usually salted to preserve and then you steam or fry it and serve with vegetables or add to soup, salads , etc. Thais eat this at least 3 or 4 times a week !

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    Asian Food shares a lot of similarities to Latin American food. I grew up in NJ and we have large Asian and South American, Central American communities so I was lucky to have many different styles available. Come on down...I'll treat !
     
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