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    Noodle Soup: An Idiot's Guide

    It rather irks me, unnecessarily perhaps, when I see grown men having their noodle soup flavoured by their spouses/girlfriends. What are you, a fucking toddler? Did she brush your hair before you left the house too and wipe the snot from your nose.

    I understand it must be daunting when confronted with FIVE, yes FIVE different condiments to enhance the taste of your pending repast, but I'm sure after managing to negotiate a journey halfway across the fucking globe, with a little bit of practice you will be able to claim some sort of independence and dignity whilst eating out. After all, it's your pallet we're talking about here, not hers.

    Let's start with the very basics.

    Step One:

    Go into a restaurant. You must use your legs to do this. Some people call it walking.
    If you see chopsticks on the table you are more than likely in an establishment which sells noodle soup.
    Tables will invariably donned thus:



    Step Two:

    Order the soup. There are many different kinds of noodles to choose from but we will stick to the basics here.
    Ok, clear your throat and prepare to speak.

    " Sen lek moo/neau " - Thin noodles with pork/beef

    Now you should be presently graced with a piping hot bowl of noodle soup with a healthy smattering of your chosen protein.

    Ok, so far so good..



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    Do you suffer the same problem as me.
    Order noodle soup arrives the wife adds condiments to hers,i add condiments to mine.
    She then taste my soup and adds a load more sugar,for years i have been telling i like my soup the way it is,without her adding more sugar more chilies and more fish sauce.


    Leave my bloody food alone woman.

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    Congratulations! You have successfully obtained the backbone of the dish. Now let's briskly move onto step three before your partner starts shovelling sugar into it.

    Step Three

    Flavour the soup. Although you are proud of yourself, and rightly so, for the unhindered delivery of your soup, you should now decide how you wish to flavour it. Without the five provided condiments the soup can often taste rather bland.

    Firstly we have chili vinegar or nam som sai choot. And what would this add to the dish?

    Correct, you aren't as dense as the shaven head and earrings make you look. Sour is the right answer, well done.

    So if you'd like your soup to twinged with a sour taste, add some. Personally I'll go for 7-8 spoonfulls of this..


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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    Order noodle soup arrives the wife adds condiments to hers,i add condiments to mine. She then taste my soup and adds a load more sugar,for years i have been telling i like my soup the way it is,without her adding more sugar more chilies and more fish sauce.
    You don't have to stand for shit like that mate... Just pick the sugar container up and pour the whole fuking lot in her soup...

    (please give me advance notice of time and location, so I can book a ringside seat... )

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    Next port of call is the dried ground chili or prik pon..and, yes, that's right, it is indeed spicy. Add to taste. I would suggest a newcomer to the country starts with half a teaspoon or so.

    And of course, no Thai dish would be complete without sugar or nam darn. I tend to steer well clear of this particular condiment, for me it does nothing to enrich the dish. Although I see locals shovel it in like their lives depend on it. If I wanted a fucking dougnut I'd go to a bakery..


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    The last of the flavourings comes in the form of fish sauce or nam pla. This is used by those who wish for there broth to tainted with a salty taste. Personally I'm a one shake wonder - I don't want my soup tasting like the sea thank you very much..


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    Now your flavours have been added, pick up a soup spoon and a pair of chopsticks and give the bowl a thorough stir in order to combine the flavours..


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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    If I wanted a fucking dougnut I'd go to a bakery..
    Doughnut burps are very unpleasant.


    Where is the bowl of fresh vegetable produce?

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    You've only mentioned 4.

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    Step Four

    Eat it. Bow your head deeply into the bowl so your nose is nearly touching the soup, with chopsticks in right hand and spoon in the left, starting flicking them both frantically in the direction of your open mouth. Do not, repeat, DO NOT, come up for breath until you have put pay to the whole bowl.

    Jobs a gooden..

    Kudos earnt.

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    You forgot the most important step: "mai ow krueng ny!" Hold the innards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    You forgot the most important step: "mai ow krueng ny!" Hold the innards.
    Ow.
    That is the best bit.I end up with a double portion the wife don't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    You've only mentioned 4.
    You're right. I'll just give the mrs a quick bell to see what I'm missing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    You've only mentioned 4.
    You're right. I'll just give the mrs a quick bell to see what I'm missing..
    Maybe i can jog your memory.

    Cold Beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    Maybe i can jog your memory. Cold Beer.
    I find that food spoils the taste of beer and vica versa - I'll normally opt for the free water.

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    Can you walk us through some different noodle soups?

    I've only ever ordered the moo daeng bar mee. I've never had the one in the pic above.

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    Your missing out the chilli paste dude

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    After decades of visiting Thailand and hitting Big C, Foodland, various corner shops, etc., I finally found big bags of individual sachets of nam som sai chu !

    Victory is mine! I bought all four bags that were there.

    Mind you I've only been back in the sandpit for two weeks and I'm wading through the fucking things like it's going out of fashion, but at least I know what to look for now.



    Oh, and sugar in soup: Fucking Phillistines.

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    my preference is the yellow noodles with wonton. I'll admit that Mrs ST does the condiment enhancement of my noodles but only after she had learned the way I prefer my noodles to be eaten. Hey, there isn't a whole lot of difference between that and cooking a meal. I can understand how you wouldn't want anyone fixing up your noodles but for me it is no big deal. Sabai sabai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty View Post
    Your missing out the chilli paste dude
    Yes absolutely !

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    Quote Originally Posted by isanmick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty View Post
    Your missing out the chilli paste dude
    Yes absolutely !
    Are yous lot going to them posh gaffs?

    Never seen it on the table...

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    chilli flakes seem to be order of the day in these establishments

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by isanmick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty View Post
    Your missing out the chilli paste dude
    Yes absolutely !
    Are yous lot going to them posh gaffs?

    Never seen it on the table...
    I only know of 1 shop that has chilli paste and it's my favourite but if you turn up around lunch time you'll probably have to wait to get a seat.

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    Bahn Nok or not fellas
    demand this from your local eateries.
    (Its the gloopy red shit that looks like chilli that someones spilt a bit of water in)

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    Your not wrong though Slap, it's a bit of a hi so shakers and movers condiment but well worth the 2 baht extra

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