Posts Tagged ‘Thai’

Tailor Your Thai Food with A Taste of Thai

I love going out for Thai food, and my favorite place to eat Thai food is Phuket Thai in Hermosa Beach. Their food is laden with spices of all kinds, and I love that it’s spicy and fresh with vegetables and basil. Their Pad Thai is out of this world, and you can even have it delivered. The pairing of rice noodles, chicken, shrimp, and vegetables mixed in with the Pad Thai sauce is not as spicy as some of their other dishes. I like that there is a perfect ratio of rice noodles and non-noodle parts to the meal. If you haven’t tried Pad Thai, I can assure you it is a dish that everyone will like. If you are trying Thai food for the first time, it is definitely what you should go for. My other favorite dish there is the vegetarian red curry, which is a red curry with lots of veggies and tofu. I usually order brown rice to top it off. Red curry is truly for those brave souls who are into spicy food. If you are less into spicy than me, go for a yellow curry.

If you are not near a Phuket Thai, the next best thing is to make it yourself! A Taste of Thai has plenty of products out in grocery stores, especially Whole Foods. Not only do their products have everything you need in them, they even list the recipes ON the packaging for your favorite Thai dishes!

For Pad Thai you will need to buy A Taste of Thai rice noodles and A Taste of Thai Pad Thai Sauce and follow the remaining instructions on the box. Usually, you need bean sprouts, some vegetables, meat or tofu, an egg, and peanuts. For the peanut allergic people out there like me, making it yourself is maybe the best option there is since you know there is no peanut anywhere near your food.

Ingredients for Red Curry include A Taste of Thai Red Curry paste, A Taste of Thai Lite Coconut Milk, and A Taste of Thai Fish Sauce. Recipes for a curry will be on the container, and vegetables usually include broccoli and bell pepper.

-Whitney Manson


Quick Bites

Lindsay Lohan and sister Aliana go partying with Dina at Chateau Marmont. How did they know? That is exactly how I remember my childhood. My mother and I drinking Redbull Vodkas up into the wee hours of the night at a club checking out the talent… oh yeah right. Who am I kidding? I was just at rehearsals at that hour. This childhood clubbing business is probably why Hollywood children end up strange.

What do you wear most of the time? I have a friend who has an endless closet of dresses because “it’s easier”, friends who love their heels (ick), and then there’s one friend of mine. She dresses like me. That doesn’t mean we are fashionable, but we are the type that prefers flats, jeans, and a cardigan. I blame our lack of experience in the dressing department and told her, “We used to wear uniforms, it’s not our fault.” That said, I think I should make an attempt to vary my wardrobe this year a little more… maybe widen the wardrobe to include colors other than black, green, and purple even! After watching Chelsea Handler on Leno, I am going to steal her shoes and most of her usually wardrobe to spice up mine.

Today I found the inspiration to keep me on a cardio machine for an hour… Law & Order. In order to find out what happens, I have to stay on the cardio machine because it’s the only way I can see the TV in the gym. Good strategy, 24 Hour Fitness.

Tonight’s Thai red tofu curry was pretty good, but not as good as last night’s ground turkey enchiladas. I need to do some altering next time to the recipe I found by adding more curry, cooking the vegetables longer, and adding a few dashes of crushed red pepper. The curry at Thai restaurants usually comes out a bit more spicy, which we like. We ate it over brown rice and watched The Hurt Locker. I recommend seeing it, what a crazy film.