Sunday, February 14, 2010
Valentine's Pad Thai
Ah, V-day, I kind of love and hate you. The over-hyping gets annoying but I can't pass up the opportunity to buy some nice flowers and make a meal with Austin. So that's what we did.
Pad Thai was one of the first things we cooked together and it actually didn't turn out so great so we decided to give it another shot, using a recipe from some Foodie Friends and this one from Chez Pim. I was pleased that our local grocery store had all the items I needed (and those flowers to boot!) so it was a one-stop trip.
I took on the role of sous-chef as Austin person-ed the wok. Shallots and tofu, mmm, smelled so good.
I didn't realize I got XL sized noodles which wasn't ideal but didn't hinder things too much.
You can see how wide the noodles were; narrower ones would be better for ideal sauce distribution :-) It turned out much better than our first attempt though we are still tweaking it to perfection.