Friday, September 28, 2007

One Night in Bangkok

I just got home from dinner and hanging out with some friends. We ate at a new Thai food place called Bangkok Cafe. I do love sampling lovely dishes from various countries. However, as much as I enjoyed eating out delicious Thai, I can't help but wonder at one taste in particular that seems to appear in almost all spicy Thai cuisine. The taste of...soap? I swear, that's the closest taste I can compare to this particularly peculiar flavor in spicy Thai dishes. Why soap? Well, let's just say I'm familiar with it from having mom clean out my potty mouth when I was growing up. My best friend swears to me that it's the taste of ginger. Now, I've tasted ginger before, and I don't think that this spice was ginger...unless of course all those gingers I've tasted before were fake, dyed imitations.

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  1. Not being that familiar with Thai food, I might not have much to add

    but could it be jasmine?

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  2. CP: I'm not sure if I've ever tasted jasmine before. Love the scent, but I didn't smell jasmine in the food. Some of the Thai dishes were remarkably similar to Chinese take out, except spicier (and with soap like hint).

    MJ: With relish, taking my time to savor ever bit on my tongue.

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  3. oops...meant to say "every" bit, but my tongue was parched and I needed a drink...

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  4. Was there cilantro in the food? For some reason, when men taste cilantro, it tastes soapy. I found this out from some salsa I had been eating, and then I read about it somewhere.

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  5. Rick! Welcome! You're a genius! It may very well be cilantro. I remember the how I disliked the taste so much the first time I tried it years ago, I must've blocked out the memory.

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  6. A) Love Thai food.

    B) Love this song!!! It's on my iPod. Ta for showing the video.

    C) Who let MJ in? CyberPete can stay - we like him.

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  7. Maidink, Welcome! I luv reading your blog!
    A) Thai is delicious.

    B) It is a great song!

    C) MJ is like a force of nature; no stopping her when she comes. CP is cool! He is very likable, delightful, and funny.

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  8. Drat! Late again.

    If you're going to carry on with this prolificness (is that a word?), I'll have to pull my finger out.

    How's it going with The UnRelationship? She got the message yet?

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  9. IDV, I'm avoiding being alone with her at work, and I'm hoping she'll give up. I'm an optimist...but just in case, I've been varying the route home in an attempt to throw her off the trail should she attempt to follow me home.

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  10. *kicks Maidy in the cunt*

    It's CyberPoof's birthday, by the way.

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  11. Oh, thanks for the heads up, MJ! Now, if you're not busy, I've a list of some people I'd like for you to kick. Starting with Paris Hilton (you may need combat boots for this one)...

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