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Roadside Pad Thai

Roadside Pad Thai

Many travellers just don’t really get the picture of how simplistic cooking can be, especially when on the road. Its pretty easy to equipt your car, vardo, van, or better yet … RV with kitchen stuff. Basically all you need is pots n’ pans, a camping cooking stove, utensils, and ingredients. Patience and taking a moment out of your crunched travel schedule to actual “make” a healthy meal rather then succombing to pulling through a fast food drive thru and indulging in something that’s not good for you just because its fast or cheap.

One of my favorite meals on the road for the rest area dining experience is Pad Thai. “Reststop Pad Thai”.

What you need:

  • Pot for boiling water and rice noodles
  • Frying pan
  • Oil
  • spices …. I like cayenne, curry, ginger, garlic
  • spatula
  • camping stove with fuel and matches (or lighter)
  • strainer, plates or bowls, forks, napkins
  • Ingredients for the dish:
    • Rice Noodles
    • water
    • olive oil
    • cayenne, garlic, curry, ginger
    • potatoes and fresh vegetables
    • tofu or meat
    • 2 eggs
    • pad thai sauce

Boil water with rice noodles. Once soft, drain and rinse with cold water from your jug. Set aside in a bowl.

In frying pan, add olive oil, garlic, and sliced or chunked potatoes

Fry up tofu and or meat. Once potatoes and tofu (or meat) is lightly browned, add in vegetables.

Add ginger, curry, and cayenne to taste.

Add in two eggs/fry in with the tofu (meat) and veggies.

Stir frequently with spatula.

Add in rice noodles.

Use home-made pad thai sauce or store bought sauce. (can also get peanut sauce to go from Tokyo Joes)

Season and stir to taste.


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Lady of the Rhine, Sect 2: Chapter 15, Part B (4/9) – The New Amsterdam Free Tour, pt. 2 – Begijnhof, Amsterdam Miracle, Dutch Courtyards & Paintings, Multatuli, The Bird

Part B

Entering the Begijnhof

Thursday, 9 April 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sir Thomas Leaf was inspired by the healing energies of the plaza that was mythologically known for its healing and the bread that doesn’t burn. From the crazy wild partying city of Amsterdam – a walk through a door to another dimension – into a Dutch square where it was sacred, quiet, and tranquil. Intriguing thoughts about the key swarmed Leaf’s mind. He realized he is closer yet to discovering the ‘key of life’. After the tranquility, Kevin led the band to oogle over the Dutch masterpiece painting and learning about the seals and marks of Amsterdam. The tour ended at Anne Frank’s house where the story of “tolerant” Amsterdam stood up against the Nazis and the tragedies befell that struggle. Hungry for Thai food, Sir Thomas Leaf and Princess Brea headed over to the Asian District to try out the highly recommended “Bird Thai” restaurant which they quite enjoyed. Wandering back to the hostel for a nap and down time before exploring the nightlife with the New Amsterdam Tour’s Pub Crawl.

Read my telling and review about the Amsterdam Miracle and the Begijnhof / Chapel here …

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The Bird Thai Restaurant (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

The Bird Thai Restaurant

Zeedijk 72, Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Noord-Holland) – +31 20 6201442 * www.thai-bird.nl
Highly recommended by the folks at New Amsterdam tours, as was told to check it out by both Stacey and Kevin, we decided to check it out. We had just missed the main restaurant but the waiter who addressed us was carrying food across the street to their smaller restaurant (called a snack bar) across the street – which was sooo packed it was hard to get in and sit. Everyone stated it was the best thai food in the world … I can’t make that claim, although they were good. I’ve had better pad thai in the States even. But still a highly recommended restaurant for Amsterdam. Its crowded and hard to get in as their reputation proceeds them. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.