Yes, you read that correctly! Let me explain. My dear friend, Tana, is the owner of Five Star Thai--my favorite Thai restaurant. She is a very busy lady so it's hard to find a time to get together outside of the restaurant. When we made a plan for this week, I invited her to breakfast. The day before, she called to say she wanted to make me a Thai morning meal. I truly wanted to treat her but I'm not one to turn down that sweet and spicy and salty and sour cuisine. I said "bring it on" and she did.
Tana arrived with a basket filled with eggs, a bit of freshly ground pork, hot sauce, fish sauce and cilantro. She quickly set to work with those ingredients.
Tana whipped them up in a bowl while heating a pan over medium heat for what seemed like a very long time. She then added pure vegetable oil, quite a bit, and let that heat for awhile.
When she added the eggs, they immediately puffed up and sizzled away for a few minutes before she skillfully turned them over.
My contribution to the meal?
Irish Soda Bread of course! I feel safe in saying that we were probably the only two people dining on this exact menu in the area, maybe even the country!
It was a good morning with my sweet and generous friend!