week six of my 26th year. part one.
i've never had thai food before. that is, until this week. first first for the week?
thai food and drink.
monday night, bo and i ventured to a thai restaurant downtown for dinner. i had no idea what to order, so i went with pad thai. clear rice noodles, scallions, bean sprouts with chicken and peanut sauce. delicious. seriously. before our meal, though, came an interesting drink and an interesting first - thai iced tea. at first, the tea was black, orange and white. after being instructed by the waiter to "mix it up!" (after i had already taken a sip before mixing it up properly), i had a cup full o' orange beverage. halloween in a glass, basically, and very fall festive (ha). i'm not sure how to describe it other than to say it was extremely sweet. there was a distinctive tea taste, but mostly, all i could concentrate on was the extreme sweetness. i got about halfway through it before giving up. this coming from someone who downs at least one mcdonald's sweet tea a day. later that night, i looked up thai iced tea recipes online. most recipes include water, thai tea, sugar (at least one cup of sugar to six to eight glasses of water) and condensed milk. and what do you get? sweeeeet tea.
side note.. i think take-out boxes are very cute.
more firsts from week six to come..