Last night my mom treated us to dinner at one of our favorite Thai places: Blue Mango in Santa Clara, CA. We go there all the time, and we always get the same exact thing. So of course tonight was no exception.
We all started with this Prawn Papaya Salad to share – so delicious. “This typical Eastern Thai dish consists of fresh green papaya strips and Tiger prawn lightly beaten with tomato, lime, green bean, carrot and cashew for a nice tangy flavor.” We’ve learned to get everything mild here, because no matter how much you stress that you want something “medium” spicy, it always comes out firey.
My mom decided to break us out of our rut and she got this crazy Volcano Chicken dish. “Quarter chicken marinated in honey, ginger, and kaffir leaves with snow pea, pineapple, tomato and straw mushroom. Served sizzling like a volcano!” It was sweet and savory and so good.
Bobby got the Basil Chili Chicken (mild), as usual. This comes with bell pepper and onion as the vegetables.
I got Mushroom Mountain again. “Soft tofu, baby corn, bamboo, straw mushroom and bean sprout stir-fried with a bit of green curry paste. Sesame seed are sprinkled on for a beautiful finish.” I seriously cannot get enough of this dish. (It’s vegan by the way.)
We finished everything except for a little bit of the Volcano Chicken, which I stuck in Bobby’s lunch today (on a sandwich). This was a pretty late meal for my mom – they usually eat around 5:30-6 EST, and we didn’t eat until almost 9 PST last night. I’m glad she’s okay with our nutty schedule.
Today is my mom’s last day (she flies out tomorrow morning) so we’re just going to stay around home and do some shopping and enjoy our time. Yesterday I was teaching SAT prep (math) all day so we didn’t get to do much. That went well, by the way. I had a lot of fun with my kids. I taught a class in the morning and then the same material to different kids in the afternoon. I’m really glad it worked out.