Friday, August 07, 2009

FTF: Spicy Thai Food - Pla Too & Ho Mok

Today is Friday. This marks the first day I am joining Food Trip Friday. To be a member, just post any food photo and talk briefly about it, and then share the link in the FTF website by FickleMinded and in Facebook.

Thai food is well-known all over the world. It is really delicious, spicy or not. For me, having some spicy taste is better. It takes some time to get used to but once you've tasted the spiciness, your tongue will always long for that taste. This photo was taken in one of the roadside restaurants where we stopped for lunch. The fried fish (pla too) always comes with the side dish of steamed and raw vegetables (cucumber, brinjal, cha-um omelet, winged beans, etc.) and the chilli and shrimp paste dip. The one in the lower right is called 'ho mok', which is a mixture of fish (esp. snakehead), vegetables, spices and coconut milk. It is wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. Similar to bibingka but this is eaten with rice not as a snack. Topped with thin slices of chilli and some green leaves.


Sunshine4Life said...

welcome to FTF, Carnation!

Thanks for sharing these meal! Looks deli but really i can't stand thai foods spiceness. :)

Happy Friday!


♥Willa♥ said...

I love Thai food but I have to coose the not too spicy one. I love the fried fish on your photo.
and Thanks for joining us, I'm looking forward to "taste" your yummy entry every week. :)

Sreisaat said...

Hi Carnation... welcome to FTF. Ako rin paborito ko ang Thai food. May pagkakapareho sila ng Khmer food. Is that fish amok on the lower right hand side of the pic? One of my faves - the spicier, the better!

We Ate This!

Lulu said...

love these!!! kahit anong fish pwede na sa akin!

Lynn said...

I'm not into spicy foods but my husband is a fan of Thai food. I love the fish here though.

Carnation said...

hiya, thanks for visiting. yes some don't really like spicy food. sometimes also i don't fancy it, but most of the time i really go for it but not the 100% one.