Wednesday, August 20, 2014

passport to fun // Bangkok, Thailand


we missed our passport to fun date in July because our weekends were so packed! which means that we had 2 dates to do in August! our weekends in August were just as packed, so we tried doing our Bangkok, Thailand date on a weeknight after work! 

there is an authentic Thai restaurant in our city that we just love! it's run by a Thai family & so they cook real Thai food, but tone it down for us Americans! :) we frequent this Thai place & i do not say that lightly.... one of the waitresses knows us as soon as we walk in! for instance, the last few times we've gone, including this time, she didn't give us menus & knew our order by heart! she asked us to make sure it's what we wanted, but we pretty much get the same thing every time! 

we haven't quite been brave enough to try the curry yet! i had chicken curry on a cruise ship once when i was younger & didn't like it at all. so i hesitate to try it now, although i know my taste buds have changed & widened since then! 

i generally get the chicken fried rice (no tomatoes or onions) & Thomas gets the chicken pad thai! they have a heat scale and you can order your food as a spicyness of 1-10. i normally get a 3 & Thomas gets a 4! we used to both get 5's but we couldn't eat much because it was spicy! since this was a passport to fun date, we decided to add on an order of spring rolls as an appetizer! these spring rolls are the best & i could eat an entire plate of them!

since it was a weeknight & we were trying to stay within budget, we didn't do any sort of super creative Asian activity! but after dinner, we went to a lake to feed some ducks! they have ducks in Thailand so i imagine you could do this there as well! :) i am not sure that they have black swans in Thailand, but we had one came up to us & was being super sweet asking for bread! he would just look up at us & stare at our bread! 




what is your favorite Thai cuisine? are you a curry fan?

14 comments:

  1. I love lard na with chicken (rice noodles, broccoli, and a brown sauce). I also have our favorite Thai place tone down the spice level for me. :)

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  2. These are my favorite posts! For real! I love your passport dates!

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  3. I love that you do these dates!!! What a fun idea - the food looks delish too!

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  4. Okay, so this post definitely made me hungry. I just recently discovered my love for Thai food and now it's pretty much a default for food to get for the family. :) I love things spicy, but also love that restaurants let you choose the level of spice--it's nice to be able to eat your food and not just die of spiciness, haha. :)

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  5. mmm that sounds SO good! we haven't ventured out much in thai food so we may need to try that! :)

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  6. thanks Samantha! :) they are my favorite dates! :)

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  7. thanks Caroline! :) they have been so much fun! :)

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  8. haha! it is making me hungry all over again! :)


    yes!!! i like spice but i just can't handle a 10 so it's nice to be able to tone it down, or up depending on your mood! :)

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  9. I love spring rolls! What sort of sauce did you get them with? I can't eat much of anything that's spicy either, I get to frustrated that all I can taste is heat, haha. Looks like a fun date, this is a cute series. :)

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  10. You gotta try curry! Seriously I could eat curry 3-4 times a week! It's so so so good. However, what you ordered looks pretty spectacular too. Oh and I think you and Thomas should have a 'Thailand' budget and come visit us next year =)

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  11. spring rolls are my favorite! i could eat an entire plate haha! i think the sauce is just a duck sauce! also yummy! :)

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  12. haha! i keep hearing that - maybe i will brave myself up next time we go! i'll throw the waiter for a loop!


    OMG! i would LOVE to come visit you in Thailand! yes! that is a perfect idea!!! :) now i need to convince Thomas to get on a plane! or i will just come by myself!

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  13. Just tell him they will have the best pad Thai ever ;)

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