Is sa sa belicious

Tuesday, 22 May, 2007

Tonight I tried to make Pad Thai. Perhaps this post should have been entitled “Moronic chef” because it was a disaster—I had no bean sprouts, no green onions and way too many noodles. The noodle packaging bore some fine “Directions for preparation” that went something like this:

  1. Boiled in chaffy dish: Put the rice vermicelli into hot water for about 2-3 minutes, and put it into the chaffy dish.
  2. Roasted: Soak thoroughly the rice Vermicelli in hot water for about 3-5 minutes and then take it up, fried meat in slices or cubes or together with shelled shrimps, mushroomsorvegetale,etc, if avallable, then put in wetted rice vermi-celli ashrasthem for another 1-2 minutes. It mag also be seasoned with oasc, clli sue or mustard, etc
  3. Fried: Fry the rice Vermicelli in boilin oil (No need to soak). Such preparation is good to be tk wt ogei is sa sa belicious dish fe ihsrde eat, mushrooms etc.
  4. Cooked in Soup: Boil the Rice Vermicelli in flavoured soup for a few minutes and add condiments befoer being served.

(What's a chaffy dish???)

The front of the bag boasted these “Four great speciality”:

  1. It's not easy break or bunt.
  2. It won't wound stomach or get angry.
  3. It's rice scant, sweet and toochsome.
  4. It's good mouch feel and smooth.

Just as well. I'd hate to think what angry rice noodles would be like—even if they are sweet and toochsome with a good mouch feel.

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I don’t think green onions or bean sprouts are absolutely necessary for pad thai, and I don’t think the noodle problem was your fault at all!  I’ve tried pad thai several times, but it never works out anything like restaurant pad thai.  I’m not particularly good at any kind of Thai, Chinese or the like cooking.  I’m more of an Italian girl.  Give me a tin of tomatoes and some pasta, and I’m fine!


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Hahaha! Hilarious!! :D

I’ve tried making pad thai several times in the past too (including from scratch and from a packet), all disastrous. Must be a very elusive dish.

Karen, that is quite the funniest thing I have read FOR AGES.

Michael, you need to get out more! Or cook meals with stuff purchased from Asian grocery stories!

Larissa and Claudine: I’m glad it’s not just me! I think I’ll have to relegate pad thai to the same category as scrambled eggs.

Holy smoke… there is such a thing as a chaffy dish. Seems like a cross between a rice cooker and a big saucepan for boiling water.

That is the best example of engrish I’ve seen to date! I prefer my noodles angry, and it’s OK if they get a tiny bit bunt.


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