12.339 Puunim Phat Nam Phrik Pao

Cycle 12 – Item 339

10 (Fri) December 2021

Puunim Phat Nam Phrik Pao

4.0

at Golden Thai

-Bangi, Songpa, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

Following this second visit, I’m happy to confirm that the food here is good – not great, but good.

My initial thought was: “Reminds me of home.”
I’m sure that I had San Miguel draft beer during the 6.5 years that I lived in Manila, but I can’t recall a single instance.

Nam Phrik Phao is a Thai sauce.  Consists of fermented shrimp, seasoned with tamarind, chilies, and other typical Thai aromatics.  Can be spread on toast, served as a condiment, or included as a component of stir-fries.

The Puunim Phat Nam Phrik Pao was amazing.   Crispy cuts of deep-fried soft-shell crab, topped with a perfectly balanced, luxuriously thick, spicy-creamy-fragrant nam phrik phao gravy.  We ordered an additional plate of fried rice to finish every last drop.  The best Thai dish that I’ve experienced in Korea.

(See also BOOZE)

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)

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