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06-13-2005, 01:05 PM
I am supposed to go out to dinner with friends tonight for Thai food. I only ALWAYS get one thing and one thing only: Chicken Pad Pik (or Prik) King.

It's green beans and chicken in a spicy sauce. I've tried looking up the recipe for the sauce and the best I can find is this (ps-none of it is fried)

6 ounces meat of choice (beef, chicken, pork, shrimp or duck), tofu or vegetables
2 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon Prik King curry
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon fish sauce
Kaffir lime leaves
1 cup green beans
1/2 cup water

Do you think the sugar will set off a craving? I should be starting Phase 2 as of yesterday but I did have one beer so I want to go back to phase 1 for another day (although I haven't had any cravings).

Will eating this set me back? I won't eat the rice (and will ask that they don't even bring it out as I love it).

If you think it will, do you have suggestions on what I should order?


06-13-2005, 04:02 PM
Jenn, it doesn't sound that bad. I'd go for it. (but don't forget NOT to eat the rice!!) :)

sweet tooth
06-13-2005, 04:29 PM
Gai Pad King
Chicken Ginger

1 pound sliced chicken
1 cup sliced ginger
1/2 cup sliced red or green pepper
1/2 cup sliced carrot
1/2 cup onion
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon garlic
pepper to taste
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoons nam pla
1 tablespoon sugar

Pour the oil in a pan, then put the garlic and the chicken and stir fry them around 2 minutes. Add the nam pla, the oyster sauce and the sugar. Stir and put the ginger, the onion, the red or green pepper and the carrot, then stir again for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with pepper and serve.

Forgot to add that you add the Prik curry to this recipe to make it Gai Pad Prik King.

06-13-2005, 04:59 PM
Sounds good. Maybe if I cook for THEM one day, lol

Thanks Ellis. And I know, no matter how good the rice smells, I won't eat it!

06-13-2005, 09:42 PM
My favorite Thai restaurant thing, which I think is very healthy, is the beef salad (Yum Nua). It's grilled slices of sirloin laid on top of raw vegetables, scallions, cucumbers, tomato, and onion, and dressed with lime juice and fish sauce. It's usually on the appetizer menu, but I get it as a main course. Often also featured with shrimp instead of beef (Yum Pla, I think).