|White curry. Like your typical Thai curry but with absolutely
no chilli - what's the point?! It was a bowl of coconut milk.
|Right: Green curry. This is usually quite mild, but for some
reason this particular green curry was fiery hot.
Dead good though.
|Yellow curry. Next step up on the heat scale. Flavours were
still the same and since we got each one from a different place
the chilli situation wasn't really comparable. Quite hot though.
|Red curry. Supposedly the hottest, but in all honesty I
started to lose track. They were all lovely and fragrant but
it was hard to really notice a big difference between them
(apart from the white, which was rubbish).
|Here's another red curry that Dave had, with squid instead of
the usual chicken. Apparently it worked well and I am a big
fan of the tiny pea aubergines that were used in this one.
|Massaman curry - my favourite. Deep flavours and a rich
sauce, which was great with the potatoes and chicken/beef.
|Penang curry, which was mild and sweet, with a thin sauce
and was served with a dead cute bear shaped pile of rice.
|Three curries that I can't remember the names of, from a
restaurant we stumbled across in Chiangmai that claimed to
serve "The Best Curries in Town" - not bad, but apparently
not so memorable. Dave thought they were excellently delish!
|Thai green papaya salad, which wasn't bad but nothing like
I expected - it was tangy but not at all spicy.
|Pad Thai: the traditional, Thai street food dish of noodles,
chicken/prawns and veg. Simple, and delicious.
|A fancy platter of meats and veg, with a spicy, fishy dip.
This was from a highly rated restaurant, but sadly the food
was overpriced and disappointing.
We didn't try them - we've eaten enough
weird stuff this year, don't you think?
|Lovely spicy salad with tofu and star fruit.
Tangy and sweet with a kick - yum!
|Khao Soy - a lovely curryish noodle and chicken soup.
|Sweet and sour chicken with loads of veggies. Really tasty.
|Street food in Pai. Pizza & lasagna that looked and tasted fab.
|The only time I've ever known Dave to order a meat-free meal!
Marinated tofu steak with a mushroom sauce. He loved it!
|An unexpected free feast on the night-train to Chiangmai:
Curry, rice, pork dumpling, cake and green tea jelly!
|More food than we could manage. Chiangmai sausage salad,
Thai fish cakes and sweet & sour chicken. Delicious!
|Spicy Chiangmai sausage on stick.
|Yellow watermelon shake (not as nice as red).
| If I'd eaten this on the first day, I wouldn't have had anything
else the whole time! Sweet, coconutty rice with mango. WOW!
|A banana, rolled in cake and covered in chocolate and nuts.
Eat your heart out George Michael Bluth!