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11. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4833 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

In all fairness, I like the SATAY, now is that THAI or Malay? I had the best Satay in Chiangmai.

It's most often considered to be an Indonesian dish (from Java, specifically), although sometimes also reported to have originated in Malaysia.

12. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Sander

Quoting Swept Away

In all fairness, I like the SATAY, now is that THAI or Malay? I had the best Satay in Chiangmai.

It's most often considered to be an Indonesian dish (from Java, specifically), although sometimes also reported to have originated in Malaysia.

If Satay refers to the sauce, Peanut? then I had the best of its kind in HUE. It was a SPRING ROLL, with a very thin rice paper and not fried to golden brown. It had Green Mangoes inside. It was the best BBQ on wrapper and the satay sauce was divine. Unfortunately, hue is in Vietnam and that means you'll pay a lot for street food.

I am so sick of Chinese food. Indeed food is soooo different in every country. I miss southeast Asia sooo much, I manage to be VEGETARIAN, coz I dont like the food here anymore.

13. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Sweptaway, please stay on the topic and not start another rant of yours on this thread.

14. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Hien

Sweptaway, please stay on the topic and not start another rant of yours on this thread.

Whoa, I forgot my name is sweptaway and I do the ranting. Do you even realize how fascist your request is? I am not a big fan of Democracy and I don't have an opinion about nations fighting for independence, so I will strive to do away with the so called rantings.

15. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Ooops, I am sorry. I get it. "The topic is Best Street Food". And forum rule # something states, that we can't say anything a bit spontaneous for it might offend some people. I am sorry if what was posted bothered you. I reacted to the thread, which I thought was interesting. I got carried away, after all most thread dont inspire me to post or what is called a rant.

Most people talk freely in hostel lobbies and if someone talk about Curry, no one would be offended if someone else talked about Mongolian food, as a spontaneous reaction to an idea expressed by another person from another culture. Do you tell people in hostel lobbies how they should express themselves when they talk about travel stuff. I know Someone who does, but he is now in a hospital.

16. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Being a moderator, I do read all posts in forums under me (Asia, Off-topic, System Talk) and most posts in other forums. And yes, I've read all of yours. And I know that you tend to do this rant a lot on threads started by yourself and also on other threads, by going off-topic. While we generally don't want discussions to go off-topic, we do let it slide every now and then, including yours, many times. But when that's done every so often, it has to be stopped. So, this is the time.

And looking at your posts here, virtually none of what you said here actually answers the original question of Daawgon or what he commented.

17. Posted by Llorente (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

I am so sick of Chinese food. so sick... I ate Pringles for dinner.
I can't believe I just called the Penang Cuisine over rated. Am I the only one?

In all fairness, I like the SATAY, now is that THAI or Malay? I had the best Satay in Chiangmai.

Was yours dipped in savoury peanut gravy?

I guess its neither unique to both following various forms of cultural exchanges over the years.
There are quite a number of delicacies that have gone down that particular route. :)

18. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Quoting Hien

Quoting Daawgon

I fear that too much of the Asian food available here in the States is the watered-down version to suit Western taste buds.

I don't know about the States, but here in the UK, most Asian food here definitely have been watered-down, and some even changed altogether. I once commented to the manager of a Chinese restaurant (after I'd noticed, from her accent, she was a Malaysian) about the different taste of the food served there. The manager said, "These dishes won't get a pass mark by the taste buds of us Malaysians, they're cooked for the locals who knows virtually nothing about the real taste of what they should have been."

The Asian food definately isn't watered down in the UK once you get north of Stoke on Trent. Chinese, Indian, Turkish, Thai, Malaysian, Singapore, Filipino, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Cambodian etc. fayre on the Manchester Curry Mile is authentic as in the home countries. Indian cuisine in London is just dire compared to in Bradford for example and Thai food in Brighton is just not right.

19. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

In all fairness, I like the SATAY, now is that THAI or Malay? I had the best Satay in Chiangmai.

I had 30 sticks in UD Baazar in Udonthani... Not as good as the one I had in The Lotus Restaurant in Malaysia but much cheaper...

20. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting BedouinLeo

The Asian food definately isn't watered down in the UK once you get north of Stoke on Trent. Chinese, Indian, Turkish, Thai, Malaysian, Singapore, Filipino, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Cambodian etc. fayre on the Manchester Curry Mile is authentic as in the home countries. Indian cuisine in London is just dire compared to in Bradford for example and Thai food in Brighton is just not right.

Will take note of that if I ever go north, which could be soon! :)

By the way, I just had dinner at Brick Lane, London a few hours ago with some visiting American friends who wanted to eat curry so badly. Yes, they've been watered down, and even one of my friends said so. The free first round of beer was really good though.