What I ate today - the food thread

Sick in Pattaya for 10 days eating out and sick after trying 3 meals in SIN SilverKris lounge 2 days ago. Home cooked meals at home for 11 days with fresh ingredients brought me back to normal thank goodness.

Wife's fried rice. Delicious.

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Pork and Thai egg-plant

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Salmon and sweet chilli

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Pork balls, cauliflower, sweet chilli

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Boiled chicken and ginger with steamed rice

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Ham and eggs


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Thai egg-plant and chilli (I made a mistake and bought some darker chillies, these are not sweet)

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I miss my second home already. Back in June but need to find a way not to eat out.
 
Flying JL 037 today so naturally I stuck with the Japanese theme.
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I had sake as my pre meal beverage. May have had 1 or 2 more then a glass of a German Pinot Noir.
Then dessert which was a lot better than I thought it would be.
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Then the FA offered me a cheese plate. Now it would be rude to turn it down.
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After that I had some Shochu
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Made from sweet potatoes grown by JAL.
She gave me a decent pour.
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Only 25%alcohol.
 
At 38000 feet I started with a Red Snapper- a Bloody Mary for gin drinkers.
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I enjoyed it.
Then canapés. Hainan chicken, grilled scallop and Tandoori cauliflower. Again nice.
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Next a very good Tom Yum soup.
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Then a failure. Tough as old boots lamb. Mrsdrron’s potatoes were black inside.
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But a very good cheese plate.
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bought some darker chillies, these are not sweet
No sir, they are not ... there is a variety of the Thai green chili that is very spicy. IME, even spicier than the dried ones. I was of the understanding that dried ones are spicier than the fresh ones - was proven otherwise with the green Thai ones.
 
Yes the bird's Eye chilli. Rated as quite hot. A woman in the Mae Hong Son markets when I said I like really hot chillies offered me a raw one. Ate it without flinching. Thais often eat them raw.
 
No sir, they are not ... there is a variety of the Thai green chili that is very spicy. IME, even spicier than the dried ones. I was of the understanding that dried ones are spicier than the fresh ones - was proven otherwise with the green Thai ones.
They were not that hot but some can have quite an after kick.

And my fried potatoes were also on the spicy side. I don't usually throw out the oil right away and started cooking before realising that I was cooking chillies prior.
 
As usual when we come back from a long trip we go to our favourite Vietnamese restaurant. And as always Mrsdrron has vermicelli salad with lemongrass beef. I had the eggplant and pork mince with XO sauce. Beautiful.
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To celebrate Chinese New Year we went to our sons house for a meal. While it was lovely I still get a bit of a surprise how different the 'Taiwanese' Chinese food his partner, from Taiwan, prepares is compared to the Chinese food I am used to in Singapore, Malaysia and Perth. Often we mention dishes that are favourites of ours and she has never heard of them. Obviously the centuries of interchange with Malaysian cuisine has had an impact

Anyway the food.

Part of our contribution was a 'salad' traditionally vigorously tossed with chopsticks by all the attendees while making 'auspicious wishes'. I am normally used to the salad being made up of fresh vegetables but this one, from Malaysia, contained pickled vegetables. Yee Sang means "Prosperity Toss Salad". This particular style was unfamiliar to her.

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The food in general. Dishes included Salmon, Rice with Chinese sausage, pork dumplings, and homemade radish cake

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In more detail

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Team lunch at Solita, Canberra CBD.

Had the Spaghetti Napoletana, with a side of fresh chilli.

Loved the pasta. The red sauce was amazing. Right amount of garlic, herbs with a generous dollop of buffalo mozzarella just melting and oozing into the pasta as the dish hit the table.

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My side serve of chilli was not available, so the staff gave some chilli that had been pickled in vinegar. Chiili gave the much needed kick to the sauce and pasta.

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I did ask for some Parmesan cheese to be served atop the pizza. The waitress brought a little pizza grater and grated Parmesan on to the plate. I tasted a few mouthfuls and was in pasta heaven. I asked for more Parmesan, but this time I said I’ll take in a small bowl if that’s ok. The restaurant was busy at lunch and the crew were busy waiting tables and I felt uncomfortable asking for freshly grated Parmesan each time.

Will definitely come back to this place once again and try their pizzas. My colleague had a pizza and his feedback was great.
 
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We had a casual lunch in an Indonesian café, Batavia Corner, in East Victoria Park the other day. It tasted great and seemed pretty authentic. It was certainly colourful. Most of the clientele seemed to be of S.E Asian origin. The sambal did have a bite. We also had a glass of Bangdun Soda each


I had Nasi Padang Komplit $17.50

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And my wife had Nasi Uduk / Lemak Komplit $15.50

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Good neighbour.

When I was in home quarantine after returning from overseas at the start of covid, they also brought me several lots of freshly caught trevalla.

The cray was in thanks for them having free run of my raspberries while I was away over Christmas.
 
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