Somehow in this life, I existed for…let’s just call it “a lot of”…years without ever tasting Pad Thai. In retrospect, I feel really, really sorry for past Me. About 5 years ago, my mom took me to lunch at a little place up the street that served Thai food. I gave the classic-style Pad Thai a try, and I was hooked! The flavors all went together so well, and the sauce – sharp and sweet, but not too much of it; just enough to give it a flair. And the noodles, veggies and meats gave it an interesting variety of textures. Pad Thai became one of my favorites that day.
Unfortunately, eating at restaurants with a family of 4 gets pricey pretty quick; even getting it as take-out was a bit steep for our budget. Don’t get me wrong, for a planned night out I was all for it. But for an impulse meal, I couldn’t do it. Continue reading “All Thai’ed Up”