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Pad Thai Disaster

Pad Thai Disaster(or “There’s a Coup in my Mouth and the President of Thailand is Invited”)

Today, while trying to reheat some left-over pad thai (with some left-over bacon on it for good measure because, well, bacon tastes good), I had a bit of a problem. I had what I termed, “a catastrophic lid failure” on my Dave’s Insanity Chili peppers. These are not your ordinary hot chilies, they’re REALLY hot. Like, nuclear hot.

But, as you can see from the picture, there were little pockets of pad thai still untouched by the chilies. Or so I thought! You see, noodles have a way of running throughout the whole dish. In the case of pad thai with the long, flat rice noodles, they can make their way through several sections of the plate and are not easily separated. I had some bacon without too much difficulty, then tried some noodles and chicken. Big mistake. Or… was it? It was hot, but not too painful, so I went back in for more.

That’s when disaster struck. I started eating it and, hey, it was pretty tasty, so I went in. After about 4 or 5 mouthfuls my eyes started watering and my lips were burning like I’d been pepper-sprayed. Another taste verified my suspicions: It was too hot to eat. One more savory blast and I violently pushed the plate away and ran to the fridge for a big glass of milk. Oh the deliciousness!

This pad thai went to 20 stars.

I just wished I could have saved the bacon. *snif*

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You pussy.

Just kidding. That shit’s hot.

Two of my favourite foods united! I’ll remember to ask for extra bacon when I next order pad thai downtown.

Posted by Rob Hutten on 21 September 2006 @ 2pm

There’s a coup joke in here somewhere, I know it!

Posted by beltzner on 21 September 2006 @ 2pm

oh yeah. I should have finished with “there’s a coup… in my mouth!”. Maybe even as the title. Another missed joke opportunity!

Hutten, you should add more bacon to everything.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go to the store for cake.

Posted by boolean on 21 September 2006 @ 2pm

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