Reminiscing Thailand – Lunch @ Evonne’s Place
One of the best trips I had this year is actually visiting Thailand. I went there in April for work with a bunch of very nice girls. Well Thailand is not only about shopping. After travelling there this year, I realised there are so much more to explore about the country. I am still trying to organize the photos and I will share it with you guys very soon.
So after the trip to Thailand, the group of us got pretty close and we often communicate with each other through email. Evonne, who is a very good cook, warmly arranged us to her house for lunch.
Evonne is a real good cook. When we were in Thailand, she can practically taste something and tell me what ingredients is in it. Not a joke, she has such sharp tastebud!
Her house is a heaven for food blogger like me because her kitchen is super bright, anyhow take photos the food also look good! Don’t believe?
Here’s Stir fried Kangkong with Roast Pork. Looks super good isn’t it? No, she didn’t roast her own pork because that would be too time consuming. We just need some greens because it’s gonna be a big feast!
Evonne wanted to recreate some of the dishes we had in Thailand. And one of the most memorable one is none other than Steamed Platoo Fish. Pla-too is actually mackerel fish. When we were in Thailand, these fishes are often steamed and sold in authentic bamboo baskets or fried in the local markets. Because their bamboo baskets are too small, so most of the platoo we ate there have twisted heads.
But thankfully in Singapore, we managed to find bigger bamboo baskets. Steamed platoo is meaty and nutritious.
On the first day we reached Thailand, we were brought to a cafe which served complicated noodles. I will take more about the cafe in my upcoming Thailand post but this is what Evonne tried to recreate based on memory. And it is sooooo yummy! Eating this makes me feel like I went back to Thailand.
Basically it is a kway chap wrap where you put parsley, vegetables, minced meat and some green chilli garlic paste. Don’t know which one to begin? That is why it is called complicated noodles!
On our last day in Thailand, we were treated to this local restaurant which sells Gaeng Som Soup. Kaeng som or gaeng som is a sour and spicy fish soup with vegetables popular in central Thailand.
It tasted like tomato soup so all of us thought it was made from tomatoes. And to our big surprise, the soup is characteristic for its sour taste, which comes from tamarind (makham). And palm sugar is used to sweeten the soup.
The star for the day is Crab with Ginger & Spring Onions. Crabs were not too bad that day, it gave a nice flavour when stir fried with ginger and spring onions.
Last but not least, dessert for the day was Pumpkin & Tapoica with Thai Palm Sugar in Coconut Milk. It tasted just like bobocharchar!
Thank you Evonne for hosting the lunch! Great food and great company!