Tag: Thai food

thai house restaurant

green papaya

On our way home from the gym yesterday, Kevin mentioned how he could go for a big plate of spicy green papaya salad. Mmm. I said ‘OKAY! Let’s go for some Thai!’ Of course, he was only being a tease. 🙁 HAHA. It’s probably better that we didn’t eat out. I have all sorts of fresh produce and meat in the fridge that I need to use up first. But ever since he mentioned that papaya salad, I can’t help but crave Thai food.

To be honest, I can’t remember the last time we had Thai for dinner. Portland maybe? Wow, was Portland really the last time? Kevin, can we go out for Thai this week? 😉 (more…)

lisbeth eats… Portland (part 3 – food carts)

Nong's Khao Man Gai

We’ve thought about opening a food truck in Baltimore, but with my driving skills, it’s better off I stay as far away from any vehicle bigger than a Toyota Camry. Not that I’m a bad driver, I’m a SAFE driver – I’d say most people would trust me to chauffeur around their grannies and babies. I take that as a compliment even if most people don’t. HAHA. I don’t know why I get made fun of for driving at speed limit and with both hands on the wheel. 😉 I remember a few years ago, I was driving behind my brother (this was before everyone had GPS or SATNAVs in their cars) and he calls me and says ‘Where are you?!?!?! We’ve been at the restaurant waiting for you for over an hour.’ har har har very funny ‘Oh Stop it, you know I’m right behind you, I don’t drive that slow!’

So anyway, goodbye food truck idea in Baltimore! You know where I’d fit in perfectly though? Portland! They have a huge food cart culture (food carts are smaller than food trucks) and Oregonians drive pretty slow, like me 😀 There are more than 600 food carts in Portland – street food lovers’ paradise! You don’t have to constantly check twitter to see where your favorite food truck would be parked today. In Portland, there are designated blocks for clusters of food carts called ‘pods’ that they can call home. It’s like Baltimore’s gathering but everyday! (more…)

lisbeth eats… Portland (part 2 – thai)

mee krob lat na

A few weeks ago, I saw an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. In this particular episode, he was traveling around Northern Thailand with Chef Andy Ricker, ‘the white guy who cooks awesome Thai food.’ After the episode, Kevin and I knew we had to eat at Pok Pok when we went to Portland. Turns out he owns quite a few establishments on the same street, SE Division St. – Pok Pok, Whiskey Soda Lounge, and Sen Yai. Yea, we went to all of them…and you know what? He seriously does cook awesome Thai food! I should call this post lisbeth eats… Thailand 😉

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