Posted in Food, Inspiration, Photos, Year 2019 Journal

My Thai food diary in Doha

The summer arrives early this year. I notice the climate changed just overnight and felt the heat above 34-degree Celsius in the next morning. It’s now June the heat rises up and hit 49-degree Celsius last week. All organization have to arrange the working time for their staff who work outdoors to accommodate with the summertime regulation here. The outdoor activities seem to slow down in Summer, most people spend their plenty of time in air-conditioned indoor. Imagine the way you walk from your house to the garage and from parking to the mall which you can’t avoid the heat even driving, it’s not entertaining at all. You may like sunbath but not to burn your skin, why would you take a risk to the skin cancer?

Undoubable shopping and eating out are listed in the top hobbies at the moment. What did I do? Shopping is not my first priority then yes, eating is number one. I am Thai and I do still eat Thai food every day as I can. The price of Thai food varies from places. These weeks I tried the one very close to my place. I went there also in Ramadan period but in the evening that we are allowed to eat in the public. 

During Ramadan all restaurant closed but some are open for pick up and delivery only. They will open after sunset and we will be allowed to eat in the public once the prayer call starts in the evening. 

I’d recommend some menu which I had recently.

Started with Thai lemon tea and crispy fried tofu as an entry.

 

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Thai seafood Tom Yum noodle with red salty sauce

Thai food has a spicy signature, this tom yum noodle serves in the hot red soup added with tofu, bean sprout, fish balls, morning glory and topped with crispy fried wonton. You will taste the sour, spicy, and little sweet from the sauce and the rest ingredient makes the good combination in this bowl.

Noodle with fish curry sauce (Kanom Jeen Nam Ya): This is also a spicy noodle dish (I like noodle) but the level of the spicy is less than Tom Yum. The fish sauce has coconut milk ingredient. This is a healthy menu, they will serve with a bunch of fresh vegetables and prickle (actually in Thailand, you will get unlimited vegetables)

Grilled sweet sauce chicken that I recommend to eat with Som Tum, it’s a very good combination. From the photo above the right side is Som Tum that foreigner calls Spicy Papaya Salad, you can choose the spicy level. Actually, I also had these with sticky rice but I forgot to take a photo.

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Crispy Oyster Omelette

I think I need to describe much about the Oyster Omelette as it shows everything in the photo. This is not much spicy as you see. You can tell them not to add pepper. You will eat this with ketchup. 

The other days I had a hot pot with friends, it is very healthy food (you can see there is a lot of vegetables). As it named, they serve in an electric hot pot which heats the food all the time and various meat, vegetables and eggs that you can choose and mix in the pot yourself. The right photo is spicy shrimp salad, it’s very spicy. We expected it should be sour but only sweet we could taste, a bit disappointed.

Let’s go to the sweet.

Left: Red been with sweet sticky rice in coconut syrup.

Middle: Mock pomegranate in coconut syrup topped with ice-flake and sweet condensed milk.

Left: Caramelized crisps in coconut sauce topped with ice-flake.

Thai sweet with ice is quite good for me during this summertime. No doubt that I gain weight every summer ha ha ha.

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