Well, I have this wonderful book by weight watchers, it is meals in 15, 20 or 30 minutes. Alot of the recipes are asian, as they are wonderfully quick to cook. So for the past week, we have had this great food with tofu and chicken and they were awesome. Well, dh wanted some pad thai, and i thought, why not? So we got a recipe on line and went out today to pick up the ingrediants at the local asian or chinese market. Seemed easy enough. Till we asked for some help finding tamarind paste at the first place, a chinese market. The lady didnt speak english and kept trying to give us more noodles!  But we did get the noodles, and the fish sauce and some other stuff there. We couldnot get over how fabulous the prices were. We tried our local Harris teeter for the paste and had no luck. We literally drove across town to find it. So, got home and got out the wok. Well, i wont bore you with the details, but i had issues. First of all, to those that dont know, tamarind paste is extremely SOUR.  It looks like figs in the fig newton, but oh my gosh! I swear to you that i took a tiny taste and my face caved inside. I couldnt talk for a minute or two.  By the end, the meal was cooked and it tasted great and i enjoyed it immensly. i learned alot and hopefully the next time i make it will be even better.  But next time i will read the instructions like tem times before i start it. I nearly over did it with the garlic and i know the noodles were over cooked some too. Oh well,live and learn right.?

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Cindi_B
Feb. 2, 2008 at 9:46 PM

" tamarind paste is extremely SOUR.  It looks like figs in the fig newton, but oh my gosh! I swear to you that i took a tiny taste and my face caved inside."

 

 This was awesome I was laughing so hard my Husbans actually paused his movie to find out what happened So many times I wish I had not tasted various stuff! Thankyou now I will not make that mistake!!

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