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ไหว้ (Wai) go to Thailand?

31 Jul

Thailand is really just a hop and a skip away from Singapore and I honestly do not remember how many times I’ve been there. Well, you can never get enough of Thailand! Even after so many visits (so much so you know exactly where to turn on the streets to get to your favourite shopping/ food haunt – you know how you get w countries to go to often? you just make a beeline for your creature comforts?), there’s always something new to see/ try! And that’s wai (pun intended) you’ll never tire of Thailand! And despite this trip being a work trip, my eyes were opened to new found delicacies and tummy was comforted to revisit old favourites! Let’s count them:

Kuay Teow Soup (Spicy)

This is really just like Singapore’s Fish Ball Noodles with a light and savoury broth and thin rice noodles. Very refreshing for a light morning meal 🙂

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Bebek Bihun (Duck Bee Hoon)

20 Sep

Took a trip to Medan for work and our hosts brought us to THE. MOST. AMAZING. STALL. that sells Bebek Bihun right in an area called Kumango. Extremely popular with the locals, I was about to be served a simple bowl of noodles that packed a punch!

1st layer: Secret Sauce cradling the noodles, made from a base of soy sauce i’m sure.
2nd layer: Bee Hoon a little thinner than Thick Bee Hoon (粗米粉) and a little thicker than Thin Bee Hoon (幼米粉) and oh-so-delicately soft but not mushy
3rd layer: An entire mound of shredded duck
4th layer: Generous Generous sprinkling of fried garlic full of flavour
5th layer: Secret Sauce drizzled sparingly atop the little pieces of garlic, glistening in the flickering fluorescent light
Garnish: Chopped Chives
Side Kick: Hearty boiling-for-many-hours Chicken Soup. I think if you distilled it, a chicken would remain. Though, we couldn’t decide if the AJINOMOTO on the bowl had anything to do with the taste…

It has been 2 months and not a day has gone by where I have not thought about these noodles, recalling the plethora of simple and subtle tastes in one bowl. Will someone please bring Bebek Bihun to Singapore? I’ve bitten and am smitten.

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