Tasty dinner at Sukkho Thai

July 26, 2014

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After walking around Commercial St and taking in the sights of the Bathtub Days street fair, Sukkho Thai caught our eye for dinner.

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The restaurant was pretty busy but we were seated within minutes and had open air dining 🙂

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After a bit of menu perusing, we decided to get Fish Cakes to start – Red snapper blended with red curry paste and green beans served with cucumber vinaigrette $8.00. The vinaigrette was sweet but complemented the fish well. A different texture than the Vietnamese fish cakes (which are quite chewy) but fragrant and nice.

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My pretty sister!

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My sister had never heard of Thai Iced Tea or Thai Iced Coffee before so decided to give the coffee a try. I’ve loved Thai iced tea since Mike and I visited Bangkok. This one wasn’t as nice as what I’ve had in Thailand, but still tasty!

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For our mains, I already knew what I wanted before walking in because they had signs outside advertising a special of sticky rice, BBQ’d chicken and papaya salad for $10. I love sticky rice and have been craving papaya salad for a while, the choice was too easy! My sticky rice was a little too dry and I thought the chicken might be dry but it was perfect – succulent and seared with the taste of charcoal. Papaya salad was generous and dressed nicely – I really liked it!

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My sister ordered a Chicken Pad Thai $12.50 – Sautéed thin rice noodles and egg with tamarind sauce with peanuts. We had never seen pad thai with so much liquid before, but it tasted great. The serving was enormous so we got to take home leftovers and enjoyed it some more.

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Nice ambiance and decor. Delicious food and great service from the staff who checked in on us throughout the entire meal to make sure everything was okay. Extremely reasonable prices as well, definitely recommend a visit if you’re in the area!

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Chocolate mints for dessert with the bill 😉

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When we went to go pay, we saw that they sold sweets at the counter, including a bag of 5 ‘Crispy Lotus Bottoms’ for $5. They looked awfully similar to a Vietnamese cookie that my mum used to make and sell called, ‘Banh Nhun.” Out of curiosity, we bought a pack to see if there was any resemblance.

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There was! Very similar in texture and taste, although these ones were much oilier than the ones our mum makes. The sesame seeds in the batter really added a nice flavour to the cookies as well. Try them out if you get the chance!

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No excuse for not blogging!

Hi friends!

Yes, I have no excuse for not blogging, I am on vacation after all!

How is everyone doing? Getting excited for the holidays yet?

For once, I am (mostly) on top of Christmas preparations! That even includes putting up the Christmas tree by myself at the beginning of December, yay! Not to mention all my presents have been wrapped… which normally never happens until the night of the 23rd or 24th.

Here are a few scattered moments since my last blog post:

Remember when I said I was digitizing all our old photos? Well, I finished! But I have not yet organised them T_T

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Mum made delicious guacamole!

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Got the tree up and this was my first present wrapped!

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Grilled cheese on a panini grill

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Snacking

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Made some macarons with the bro. They were successful in that they had feet, but failed in smoothness and texture – overbaked and way too crispy! We’ll try again soon…

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One of my favourite fruit snacks – pineapple with salt and pepper, yummy!

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Don’t know what made my mom think this would be good – smoked oysters (from China) in a can by Clover. Needless to say, she tasted one and didn’t get further.

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A little bit of a lot going on in this photo

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It snowed so hard on Dec 15! 😦

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Which was also the day my sister came home for the holidays from Vancouver. Thank god my uncle (Cau Hai) drove us to pick her up… or we would’ve died on the road.

The flight was, of course, delayed. Our poor grandparents had to chill at the airport until close to 3am when Jenni finally arrived!

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December 16 – day after my sister came home. And Michael came up, finally! ❤ We went to see the Ottawa Senators vs St Louis Blues hockey game at the Canadian Tire Centre!

My sister, the biggest Toronto Maple Leafs fan… forced to wear a Sens jersey

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One of the most exciting games I’ve been to with the winning goal scored by Ceci in the last minute of overtime, yay! Note: I dislike hockey and have not watched many games in person.

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My brother “studying” before we left for the game.

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December 17 – breakfast with mum at Cora’s before driving her to work! Cora’s food was a disappointment, this is my 4th or 5th time going and it just… never wins me over.

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And homemade jajangmyun (Korean noodles with black bean sauce) that night! Mmm!

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Of course, Michael couldn’t visit Ottawa without having lunch at Play! Love the current menu options, although they have since increased the pricefrom 2 plates for $20 last year to $22. Still a great deal though!

Started off with house bread and frites with aioli sauce.

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Our first plates. beef laab / hoisin / jalapeño / daikon / romaine / ginger for Michael. So fragrant and delicious! Great contrast of flavours and textures, definitely a favourite.

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I enjoyed the pappardelle / chorizo / duck / celeriac / winter squash / shallot. Also very tasty! The pappardelle (broad pasta noodles) was cooked just with with really nice flavours but way too oily for me.

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Onto our second plates! rabbit meatballs / pork / cornbread / eggplant agrodolce for Mike. Tender and moist meatballs against fluffly cornbread made for a very hearty meal.

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I chose the pork belly/edamame/Thai sauce/apricot/red bell pepper/onion. The flavours danced across my tongue… easily our favourite dish of the day! Crispy pork belly on a bed of wonderful delights with a good amount of heat. Unfortunately, the sauce in this dish was too oily, which was worse than my pappardelle because the pork belly is already so fatty. Still a delight though!

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And finally, guess who!

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