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    Central World Food Court

    ...recently opened, this food court is a cut above, let's say, that of Tesco and the like...we stopped in before seeing a movie to have the basil chili clam pasta and beef soup over rice: both excellent. B214 with water...this place will be a regular stop due to convenience and (so far) quality food...

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    Tom that pasta does look good, but, what in the name of all that's holy possessed you to buy soup with them ball things in; i've never tried them but God....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    i've never tried them
    ...you don't know what you're missing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...you don't know what you're missing...
    Tom, correct and i plan on keeping it that way

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    ...ignorance is never bliss when cuisine is the issue...rich flavorful broth simmered with fish balls, garlic, kale and who knows what else: ambrosia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...ignorance is never bliss when cuisine is the issue...rich flavorful broth simmered with fish balls, garlic, kale and who knows what else: ambrosia...
    .........i was with you right up to the Balls.....

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    ...no doubt Thai cooking requires a little palate adjustment: sugar was mixed into my pasta dish...it seemed to enhance flavors, but my grandmother's eyebrows would have hit the ceiling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ..sugar was mixed into my pasta dish...it seemed to enhance flavors, but my grandmother's eyebrows would have hit the ceiling...
    They do like it and i think its getting worse. All the sweet fried food, sickly drinks et al dulls the the taste buds so they end up overdoing it imho, it does have its place though. I've not been to Centun Whirl in a long time, i'll give it a look next time - thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    i'll give it a look next time
    ...7th floor, next to the supermarket...

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    What kind of clam is this? Salt water or fresh?

    I try to avoid clam dishes in Thailand as they often contains grit from this type of clam.
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    ...I don't know...but these were tasty with a minimum of grit...

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    I had a friend get a serious case of food poisoning from eating mussels here....it won't be something I'd be ordering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post


    What kind of clam is this? Salt water or fresh?

    I try to avoid clam dishes in Thailand as they often contains grit from this type of clam.
    That reminds me, its time to worm the dogs again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    fish balls
    Urgh. I'd assumed beef balls for beef broth. Have you ever seen what they make those fish balls from?
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    sugar was mixed into my pasta dish...it seemed to enhance flavors,
    It does, but it takes a clever cook to use just enough without creating discernable sweetness. Many Thai cooks use (abuse) sweetness as a main point in their dish, unfortunately.
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    What kind of clam is this? Salt water or fresh?
    Salt. Mrs was talking about them recently but I (sort of) recall she said the name meant weave, referring to the pattern, hoi dta or something. I'll ask her when she comes downstairs. They're fairly common down south here. Nice because the shells are thin. Coincidentally, I saw them on a menu, the Englsih version calling them "patterned shellfish".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Have you ever seen what they make those fish balls from?
    ...SD's choice, not mine...
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    it takes a clever cook to use just enough without creating discernable sweetness
    ...the cook approached cleverness, but didn't quite achieve it...
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    ...thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    What kind of clam is this?
    Hoi Laai ( หอยลาย), (patterned shellfish).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    the cook approached cleverness, but didn't quite achieve it.
    It's a shame, because a pinch of sugar is all it takes, but the temptation to "make it nicer" is great.
    I'm quite passionate about this subject and at the risk of going off topic I want to mention my most favourite dipping sauce which, when made properly, has the perfect balance of sweet, sour, salt, and bitter...(and maybe the chilli/fish sauce gives some umami?), and with all 4 or 5 tastes, none of which dominates, is a taste sensation. Made with shallots, sugar, fish sauce, lime, chilli, and pig or beef bile. The most moorish thing I've ever had (besides Fererer Rocher )

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    ...emergency edit: SD informs me that he had pork soup with pork balls and that he thought it was delicious...

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    The most moorish thing
    ...I've always enjoyed Moorish things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    emergency edit
    Just as jolly well! Your family's reputation as gourmands was in jeopardy.

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    gonads to the end

    I refuse to eat any shellfish or crusteceans from the gulf of thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    pork
    Sweet or salt water?

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    chicken chizza.
    spicy chicken wings.
    chicken trio.
    TAFF TAFF wake up your having a nightmare.
    OH MY BUDDHA.

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    Is taffy the topic?

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