I was taken out to dinner by a gentleman who claimed to know the best Thai restaurant in Toronto. North of High Park and east of Keele is The Thai – a place that tends to do most of its business through take-out orders, apparent by the lack of diners and how loud my voice seemed in the almost empty room. I chose Pad Thai – the dish that many people love to order. According to BlogTo’s “The Best Pad Thai in Toronto”, The Thai doesn’t make the list. I will dispute that. The Pad Thai at The Thai was very yummy. My companion had the Curry Pad Thai and his was a tasty alternative to the traditional version.
Pad Thai originated in Bangkok – vendors at food stalls needed fast, nutritious and delicious meals to serve workers. It is a stir-fry of rice noodles, bean sprouts, tofu, egg, chicken, shrimp, roasted peanuts, sugar, tamarind, lime juice, vinegar and fish sauce, combining sweet, sour and salty. When in Thailand, an assortment of condiments are provided to increase the flavours, including white vinegar spiked with hot green chilies, white sugar, fish sauce, and dried ground chili. (templeofthai.com)
Jambalaya – cuisine from our southern neighbours – before driving to London to see opening night of my first attempt at directing a play.