we made up our minds to revisit that lovely thai place by the lakes for dinner tonight. my dish was the pad nam man hui; broccoli, carrots, and bean sprouts fried with my choice of meat (which was cuttlefish) in oyster sauce. very delicious, but also quite oily as you can see in the picture. as i told the dane, i could probably reproduce this at home (and with much less oil). sadly it was not as good as the wonderful seafood 'salad' that i ordered before. unfortunately no photos of that.
the dane ordered gang ped but somehow received gang panang. whatever, it was really good. not as spicy as the dish he got last time (a green curry, i think) but there was a really nice sweetness with the pineapple and grapes! we washed it all down with refreshing singha beers and neither of us had anything bad to say about those. i wouldn't call it disappointment, as i enjoyed both dishes, but i was in the mood for something spicy this night. next time i'll be a bit more assertive and ask the level of heat. either that or carry a small bottle of sambal oelek in my purse.