I eat a lot. A whole lot of f Thai food that is. I have an obsession with Thai dishes. If I was on death row for committing a capital crime, my last meal would be Kra-pow gai. That's basil leaf chicken for non kon-thais (thai people)
A long time ago my ex and I would always giggle whenever we heard people say "Can we order the FAT Thai. I know sometimes the menu reads FAT thai, but really you should pronounce it phut thai or pad thai.
My very first try at a papaya salad. It’s much harder than it seams. It’s labor intensive. Anyhow, you’ll need: A green papaya, limes or lemons, salt, fish sauce, 1 tomato, 4 garlic cloves, red chilies (from my garden), peeler shredder;
First: Cut that papaya in half hamburger style, then cut each half into 4 pieces. You’ll have 8 papaya slices.
second: Start Peeling then put the juice of 4 juicy lemons in a deep bowl. Place the papaya in the juice with 1 table spoon of salt. This salt/lemon juice will get rid of all that yucky white papaya juice.
third: prep three red chilies, slice em down the middle try to leave the seed pods in. Finely mince 3 cloves of galric. Add two table spoons of salt. Throw all of this into another deep bowl. Smash it all using a wooden mallet. It will become a red paste.
fourth: Shred that papaya using a special shredder or you could shred it with a food processor of grater.
fifth: put shredded papaya in container with the red chili paste, Smash it all together with a mallet.
sixth: add juice of a big lemon and three table spoon of fish sauce.
seventh: Add some tomato wedges. You’re set. Pretty tarty and spicy right? But good for a hot day at the pool.