Chang Mai chicken curry egg noodles – Little Uncle

Chang Mai chicken curry egg noodles - Little Uncle
Khao soi gai. Made with their own coconut milk and curry paste, pickled mustard, fried shallots, red onion, lime, sprouts, fried noodles. $8.80
Little Uncle, Seattle WA

Wow, this was really tasty and I loved all the different textures and the curried broth was amazing. It was also cute that they give you the dried chili flakes and spices in the wax paper so you could add it to taste. The place is really just a pick-up window in the middle of the block with a couple benches along the wall. I really like it this way way though. It’s no frills, but the food is delicious!

Seattle Great Wheel

Seattle Great Wheel, Pier 57.


Roasted duck curry – Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

Roasted duck curry - Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
Red bell pepper, basil, coconut milk, ordered “hot”. $8.99
Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was really tasty! I loved that the duck still had all its bones because they’re always more flavorful that way. I just wish there was more duck in there! The rich coconut curry was delicious and very filling.

Cartoon animal skeleton
Cartoon animal skeleton sidewalk stencil.

Chicken green curry – Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar

Chicken green curry - Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar
Spicy curry with green chilies, coconut milk, bamboo shoots, Thai aubergines and lime leaves. Set Menu A £11.80 per person
Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar, London ENGLAND

Yuck, this green curry was gross! It had a thick, gloppy consistency and was utterly unappetizing. There was also an odd bitter taste that I couldn’t figure out. Definitely one of the worst Thai curries I’ve tasted.

Piccadilly Circus
Video displays and neon signs, Piccadilly Circus.

Tom khar kai soup – Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar

Tom khar kai soup - Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar
Coconut milk chicken soup with mushrooms. Set Menu A £11.80 per person
Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar, London ENGLAND

Wow, this set menu was a great deal! Unfortunately, the food was horrible. This soup was probably the highlight of the meal. Everything else that follow was poorly prepared and odd tasting. Hmm, I would say that maybe I’m just used to American Thai food but I’ve spent a month and a half traveling through Thailand so I have a decent idea of what authentic Thai food should taste like. And this wasn’t even close! 😦

Water - Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar
Water. Coplimentary

The Sherlock Holmes Pub
The Sherlock Holmes Pub. We were walking from Trafalgar Sqaure to the London Eye when we passed this establishment. I thought it looked charming so I snapped a quick pic.

Rio style moqueca – Bossa Nova

Rio style moqueca - Bossa Nova
Local shellfish (mussels, shrimp, fish), coconut milk, soffrito and croutons. $22.50
Bossa Nova, San Francisco CA

This is my favorite dish at Bossa Nova and I order it every time. Unfortunately, this time around they served it without any bread and it took a while to get the waitress’ attention afterward. That was a bit careless, but this seafood stew is so warm and comforting that it quickly eases any frustration. Mmm!

Ocean beach
Ocean beach, Great Highway.

Kaeng pa-nang – Original Thai Cuisine

Kaeng pa-nang - Original Thai Cuisine
Panang curry with beef. Rich, strong, zesty with a touch of coconut milk, peppers, peas, carrots, zucchini, basil leaves and kaffir lime leaves. $13
Original Thai Cuisine, Kailua-Kona HI

This had a lot of great flavor and you can choose the spiciness level. Of course I asked for “Thai hot”! The beef was a little tough and chewy though.

Public telephones

Public telephones with orchid decorations, KOA Airport.

Chicken pad ped – Pad Thai Restaurant

Chicken pad ped - Pad Thai Restaurant
Sauteed eggplant, bell pepper and fresh basil in a red curry and coconut cream sauce with sliced chicken. $8.50
Pad Thai Restaurant, San Francisco CA

Chicken pad ped - Pad Thai Restaurant
I love Thai and Chinese dishes with sauteed eggplant! This dish is very good, especially when they make it hot and spicy.

Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square. Ugh, I will only come here if I have out-of-town visitors.

Beef panang curry – Pad Thai Restaurant

Beef panang curry - Pad Thai Restaurant
Beef in chili sauce with ground peanut, bell pepper, kaffir lime leaves and fresh basil with coconut cream. $9.50
Pad Thai Restaurant, San Francisco CA

Beef panang curry - Pad Thai Restaurant
Panang curry is probably my favorite type of Thai curry. I love that Pad Thai will actually add some real heat to their dishes when you request them “spicy”. Mmm!

Pink river lily flowers (Hesperantha coccinea, Iridaceae)

Pink river lily or crimson flag flowers (Hesperantha coccinea, Iridaceae), Roosevelt Way with Twin Peaks in the distance.

Beef panang curry – Thai House Express

Beef panang curry - Thai House Express
Beef in medium red curry sauce (coconut milk based) and fresh basil. A la carte $10.95
Thai House Express, San Francisco CA

I really like the panang curry at Thai House Express. It has a wonderfully rich flavor and the beef is almost always juicy and tender. I did have it once when the beef was dry and stringy, ew. I once had a visitor from Thailand and I took him here. He ordered everything in Thai and requested that the dishes be prepared “Thai spicy”. Omg, I could barely eat anything! It was SO spicy. That just reinforces the fact that “American spicy” isn’t really spicy at all. But I will say that even when I was traveling in the outer provinces of Thailand, they didn’t prepare food as spicy as Thai House Express that night.

Brown rice - Thai House Express
Side of brown rice.

The Castro rainbow flag
The Castro. The large rainbow flag marks your arrival to the fun and diverse neighborhood located in the middle of The City.

Roasted baby rooster – Do Brazil

Infused with green curry, lime and coconut milk, with “plantains” bananas, tomato, and asparagus. €24
Do Brazil, Gustavia, SAINT BARTHELEMY

This dish was beautifully presented and deceivingly large. I think they put the entire baby rooster in there, lol! The dish was delicious but on the mild (plain) side. When surrounded by ginormous burgers and sweet potato fries at the table, this dish appeared too tame and proper. This could have been helped with a little more spice in the curry.

Complimentary bread served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Omg, this bread was SO good! I don’t know where they get it. It was perfectly crusty on the outside and so soft and airy on the inside. Noms!

American warship anchor
10-ton iron anchor located across the street from St. Bartholomew Anglican Church. The anchor was discovered in 1981 and is thought to have come from an 18th century American warship. It now acts as a prominent sculpture on the southern end of the harbor.

Combination seafood mild yellow curry – Krua Thai

Combination seafood mild yellow curry Krua Thai

Prawns, calamari and scallops in a yellow curry with coconut milk, potatoes, bell peppers, onions and peanuts. $14
Krua Thai, San Francisco

I didn’t try this dish, but I’m sure it was delicious!  The only complaint at the table was that there wasn’t a lot of seafood in the curry, only a couple pieces of each kind.  So that’s kinda lame.

Colored duck – Krua Thai

Colored duck Krua Thai

Crispy boneless duck with snow peas, pineapples, bell peppers, carrots and basil leaves sauteed in red coconut curry. $15
Krua Thai, San Francisco

Fried duck in a yummy curry – how can you go wrong?!  I love when the cut the carrots with the scalloped edges.  It makes for a more interested presentation.