Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The crush of a Pad thai dream

After blogging about my Thai Style Seafood Vermicelli yesterday. I had this itch of trying to cook some Thai dishes again. Remembered I mention that I love pad thai? While I was doing my grocery at Carrefour, my eyes fall onto this packet of Rice sticks. The idea of doing Pad thai flashed across my mind.

Being a Kiasu queen, I always had some recipes printed out and stuffed in some parts of my bag. I searched through my bag and found my Pad thai recipe, which was printed in the office earlier on. I hurriedly got hold of all the necessary ingredients and gave my Prince charming a grin. I AM GOING TO MAKE PAD THAI~ Yohooo!

So, as usual, we rushed home like mad kids and without pausing for some breath, I started with the preparations and the cooking. Everything was fine only when I realised that the rice sticks were rather difficult to handle cause they kept sticking onto my wok! In the end, I had to bite my lips and cook throughout the tiring session ( My hands were awfully tired from stirring the noodles)

Looking at it, I knew it wasn't pad thai :( Anyway, I still sprinkle the crushed nuts and illusionised myself that they were Pad thai. My Prince Charming tasted it and felt that the Pad thai essence were not very visible though he said it was quite tasty (Cause it taste like Char Kway Tiao?) :'(

Sigh.. There goes my Pad thai dream. I thought, if I could cook them myself, then I wouldn't have to spend anymore money buying them outside.



Bye bye Pad Thai ! Hello, Char Kway Tiao :(

7 comments:

cui ling said...

hey girl..
if i'm not wrong, u need quite alot of oil to fry the rice noodle sticks...

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Hi Cuiling! I guessed so? I don't really know how to do it, purely following with the recipe :P

I think its time to invest in a Thai cuisine recipe book LOL!

cui ling said...

hmm... for kway teow type noodles, they need alot of oil during cooking. if not, even it will still stick to pan even if the pan is a non-stick 1 =.=

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Haha~ But when I tried stir fying CHap kway tiao the last time, it didn't stick on :(

Sigh.. Anyway thanks for your advice!

cui ling said...

that's because kway teow itself is usally already coated with oil.. rice noodle stick on the other hand.. is usually use for cooking in soup.. and thus they are usually coated with very little or no oil at all...

Aimei said...

Hi Mrs Kwok! I've eaten pad thai only once or twice so can't remember how pad thai taste like. Nonetheless yours still look delicious to me! Jia you ok! :D

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Hi Aimei,

Thanks for your console :)
很感動內 ! I actually went online to do some research and realised there were at least 5 kinds of pad thai recipe and they differ so much :S

Maybe I can try all of them out and tell you which one is the best :D Heee~ Oh, btw, I scanned some recipes from the Library books I borrowed recently. Will send you a link to share ;)