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Pronounced (pad [or maybe pod/pahd] mee [me, as in me, myself and I, but with a slightly longer carrying of the “e”). It’s similar to pad Thai, but this one I made in the cafeteria and is lacking peanuts, tamarind and some the kind of noodle that would make it pad Thai.
Also known as spicy papaya salad. However, I usually go without the spicy. A teacher taught me how to make this. I just helped her. Since I’m the only vegetarian here, the teacher had me set some aside on a plate. Here’s a recipe to make it vegetarian.
I returned to the studio from Bangkok on Friday after a very comfortable bus ride. Really, the long-distance busses in Thailand are much better than in the US. I could have gone another 12-24 hours if Thailand were big enough. Of course, we were traveling VIP. It was very nice. I freshened up a little in the morning before returning to the studio, and managed to get washed up before lunch. A staff meal was prepared. I tried to contribute some delicious bread, but they had enough bread, so I kept it for myself to make dessert bread this morning. I actually call it dessert bread even without the extras, because it is not too sweet, but has a light cinnamon flavor and a variety of seeds. We had sandwiches and spaghetti, and were given the leftovers. I was offered two plates of sandwich fixin’s. I passed on the one plate of tofu and eggs, because the tofu had a flavor I didn’t care for, although I probably would have eaten it, and I’d like to abstain from eggs for at least a few weeks, since I’ve eaten so many in Bangkok. I did accept the plate of sliced vegetables, though. Yesterday for Sabbath lunch that plate of veggies came in handy for a simple salad, for which I mixed the lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and onion (the latter of which I broke into smaller pieces) with the chilled vegetarian ham that had been steamed on Friday afternoon, and poured on some coconut oil, squeezed on some lemon/lime juice, and mixed it all together with a little Himilayan pink salt and garlic salt. It was nice.
Today I used the rest of the leftover veggies with some rice noodles kept over from the week before my trip to the city. I’ve discovered this Thai summer that cucumbers actually taste pretty good cooked, and discovered from a friend that lettuce can be fried with noodles, so combined the ideas. It’s really simple. Just took the leftover sandwich/salad fixin’s (lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber), rinsed them again, and boiled them for a few minutes in a bit of water with a pinch or two of Himalayan pink salt, then added rice noodles, celery seed (because I didn’t notice the powder when I was looking for it), celery powder (because I think it gives more flavor in such short time and it was added pretty much as an afterthought and I had finally found it after adding the seeds), garlic salt, and sesame oil, then cooked it for a few minutes longer until most of the water was absorbed. There was still a bit of broth, and that was ok. If I had more oil, I might have fried everything, but this had a nice, light flavor.
It probably makes a difference that the lettuce was iceberg lettuce or a variety very similar to it. I am thankful for the leftovers, since I didn’t get much for this week and it added some more vegetables to my diet. It’s kind of funny, because my superior and his family took me to buy groceries, and I had forgotten about the leftovers, I think, but still didn’t get much for this week, but the extra veggies are very much appreciated.
So far here in Thailand, I have tried dried sweet tamarind, crispy banana with tamarind jam, sesame cookies (which I think are a Chinese snack), Chinese cake with durian filling, peanut candy, dried jujube, and a mixture of potato cubes, cashews, peanuts, and almonds.
My birthday lunch, complete with daifuku for dessert <3. Used some more of those mystery greens (that look like a type of chard with broccoli like flowers) today…This can be cooked in a rice cooker.
I definitely recommend that you try this one. I’ve been desiring, if not craving peanut butter for at least a few weeks now, but not willing to get the tiny jars of the unhealthy stuff from Tesco. I was disappointed to find out that these plastic containers (at Tesco) of something that looked like peanut butter at first glance was actually palm sugar. I have not yet purchased any peanut butter from the shop/people near the academy who are selling it nor the man who I heard made healthy peanut butter, but I did buy some peanuts on my last trip to Tesco, and some coconut milk and honey from the pharmacy, and some bread from the academy bakery, so I whipped up this treat. Believe it or not, it’s better straight out of the container than it is on bread. I thought of saving some for tomorrow, but ate it all for supper (and I had some bread, too).