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Would you like your Pad Thai cooked by Lord Carlos,or F.Lo?

DhammaTiger
09-25-2007, 12:30 PM
Your favourite tennis players taking Thai cooking lessons. That's great publicity for Thailand and Thai cuisine. Actually, you can get decent food at any hour of the day or night in Bangkok, so you don't have to resort to Mc Donald, like poor Ferrer had to endure in NYC.


Tennis stars take Thai cooking lessons
By Bill Scott
Bangkok (dpa) - Spaniards Carlos Moya and Feliciano Lopez got a hands-on feel for the world-famed Thai kitchen on Monday, supervised by a chef as they helped to produce a Pad Thai noodle dish on a day off at the Thailand Open.

Fifth seed Moya and his friend F-Lo, had it all to learn as they got stuck in under tight supervision from a knowing, white-hatted expert.

The apron-clad players each fronted up at a wok with the expert placed in between to show them the way to throw it all together.

While their culinary skills may not rival their racket handling, the pair were able to tuck into their home-made production before heading off to the Impact arena for training on the day before the start of the event.

The tournament has opted for a Tuesday kickoff to allow the majority of the seeds to arrive from Europe after weekend Davis Cup matches.

Moya is playing in Bangkok for the first time since his 2003 quarter-finals and begins against German Benjamin Becker in the first round. Lopez, the number 48, has an opener against towering Croatian seventh seed Ivo Karlovic.

Officials were braced for VIP arrivals early Tuesday morning, headed by top seed Novak Djokovic.

The world number three and US Open finalist was arriving from Belgrade where he led Serbia into the Davis Cup World Group for the first time with a 4-1 crushing of Australia.

American Andy Roddick, 2004 Bangkok runner-up to Roger Federer, was coming from Sweden after helping the US into the December final against Russia.

Third seed Tomas Berdych and number four Tommy Haas also played Davis Cup, and officials said on Monday that Germany's Haas had recovered from the illness which kept him from Sunday's reverse singles in the semi-final loss to Russia.

World number two Rafael Nadal withdrew at the weekend, blaming the left knee tendinitis which has bothered him for more than a month and led to a fourth-round defeat at at the US Open.

Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in New York, who also pulled out of Bangkok. American holder James Blake is also missing and will not defend his 2006 title.

Thailand's Danai Udomchoke heads the local challenge.

Former top Thai Paradorn Srichaphan, currently 155th due to a wrist injury,has been helping with public relations duties at his home event but has not played an ATP match in six months.
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http://www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=121986

adee-gee
09-25-2007, 12:32 PM
F-Lo has a lot of time to practice his cooking now after he got his ass handed to him by Karlovic :)

Lee
09-25-2007, 02:24 PM
F-Lo has a lot of time to practice his cooking now after he got his ass handed to him by Karlovic :)

So did Carlos :p

But I prefer to cook my Pad Thai myself :angel:

Metis
09-25-2007, 03:50 PM
Would you like your Pad Thai cooked by Lord Carlos,or F.Lo?


Cooking? No, I can do that myself. I can think of some other tasks for him to perform though. :devil:

Kitty de Sade
09-25-2007, 03:57 PM
Cooking? No, I can do that myself. I can think of some other tasks for him to perform though. :devil:

And to think I was just about to send you a pm, asking you how you were feeling today? Now I know. :p

As for the question- if Flopez is at the helm of cooking something, I'd prefer to go hungry, thank you. :)

RogiRafaFan86
09-25-2007, 04:06 PM
If their results today are any indication - neither. :lol:

Metis
09-25-2007, 04:07 PM
And to think I was just about to send you a pm, asking you how you were feeling today? Now I know. :p

:lol: :angel: Don't worry, I haven't lost my pervy side. I am just so busy with work these days that I don't have time to make any worthy contributions to the perv thread :sobbing:. Let's say I am on sabbatical for a while... :lol:

cobalt60
09-25-2007, 04:10 PM
Thread derailers!!! Oh wait this is Flo and Moya we are talking about :scratch:

Burrow
09-25-2007, 04:28 PM
No.

AsianSensation
09-25-2007, 04:43 PM
I'll stick with my local Thai restaurant on campus thank you very much :lol:

DhammaTiger
09-25-2007, 10:48 PM
If you do like pad thai , I recommend you try it with "wun sen" noodles. Wun sen* noodles are made from mung bean, and are much lighter than the regular noodles. For me they are much tastier. Check your local Thai or Chinese store for wun sen noodles. I don't know what they call them in Chinese but in Thai it's wun sen.

* my Thai- English dictionary translates "wun sen" to vermicelli

Lee
09-25-2007, 10:58 PM
* my Thai- English dictionary translates "wun sen" to vermicelli

Vermicelli refers more to the shape of noodle, not what the noodle is made of.

In North America, vermicelli usually refers to fresh rice noodles used in Vietnamese restaurants.

DhammaTiger
09-25-2007, 11:06 PM
Vermicelli refers more to the shape of noodle, not what the noodle is made of.

In North America, vermicelli usually refers to fresh rice noodles used in Vietnamese restaurants.

I thought so too. In the Arab countries it refers to the very thin transparent noodles made from rice or flour. Wun sen is distinct. I guess for a want of better word they translate it as vermicelli. Would Chinese speakers, please enlighten me, what do you call it in Chinese (putong hua or Cantonese)?

Lee
09-25-2007, 11:12 PM
I thought so too. In the Arab countries it refers to the very thin transparent noodles made from rice or flour. Wun sen is distinct. I guess for a want of better word they translate it as vermicelli. Would Chinese speakers, please enlighten me, what do you call it in Chinese (putong hua or Cantonese)?

In Cantonese, it's "fun see". "fun" means rice noodle and "see" means silky thread.

DhammaTiger
09-25-2007, 11:45 PM
In Cantonese, it's "fun see". "fun" means rice noodle and "see" means silky thread.
Thanks for Lee for the info. But does "fun see" also cover noodles made of mung beans? I know mung bean noodles are used in Chinese food, because here in Saudi Arabia, supermarkets stock these noodles either from Taiwan or Thailand. In Filipino they are known as "sotanghon".
I suspect Thai word wun sen comes from a Chinese dialect. A lot of the Chinese food words have gone into Thai and were Thaiised.

DhammaTiger
09-25-2007, 11:47 PM
In Japanese it's "harusame" (for "spring rain" :tape: ). I think in Korean we just use the more literal name, "nokdu myun" ("green bean noodle").

Thanks J'torian. Now I know what to ask for when I go to Korean restaurants. I really, love Korean food.

cobalt60
09-25-2007, 11:50 PM
Thanks J'torian. Now I know what to ask for when I go to Korean restaurants. I really, love Korean food.

Me too :drool: Bibim bop

cobalt60
09-26-2007, 12:15 AM
No no no ,no raw fish for me but I will have hubs try it ;)

DhammaTiger
09-26-2007, 12:58 AM
:) In Korean restaurants you're more likely to find jap chae (clear noodles made with sweet potato) as opposed to mung bean noodles. Still yummy though. :drool:



That's the favorite dish of both me and my mom. :hearts:

If you like raw fish try hae dup bap if you can, it's white rice, torn lettuces, sashimi, and a light soy dressing and/or a spicy-sweet red sauce. :drool:

Is Korean a tonal language? My biggest difficulty in learning Thai are the tones.

Lee
09-26-2007, 01:15 AM
Thanks for Lee for the info. But does "fun see" also cover noodles made of mung beans? I know mung bean noodles are used in Chinese food, because here in Saudi Arabia, supermarkets stock these noodles either from Taiwan or Thailand. In Filipino they are known as "sotanghon".
I suspect Thai word wun sen comes from a Chinese dialect. A lot of the Chinese food words have gone into Thai and were Thaiised.

You're welcome. "fun see" is the only noodle (very thin) made with mung bean for people from the southern province of Guangdong that I know. I think there's a broader noodle made with mung bean but I'm not sure. The texture is like "fun see" and it's called "fun pei". "pei" means skin.

Me too :drool: Bibim bop

I still can't find a Korean restaurant here with Bibim bop. :sobbing:

DhammaTiger
09-26-2007, 11:38 AM
A company in Thailand, has introduced cup noodles with wun sen ( mung bean noodles) and it's aimed at those who are watching their weight. It's really yummy :drool:

amierin
09-26-2007, 12:00 PM
Anyone what are the ingredients for Pad Thai?

martine2
09-26-2007, 04:11 PM
Carlos can stir-fry with me all he wants, but not in the kitchen. :D

EDIT: Love the mung bean noodles. :hearts:

I'll take him as the dessert :aplot:

martine2
09-26-2007, 04:14 PM
In Japanese it's "harusame" (for "spring rain" :tape: ). I think in Korean we just use the more literal name, "nokdu myun" ("green bean noodle").

You are Korean :eek:
Never saw yr pic but (don' ask me why?) I always thought you were Italian origin.

Lee
09-26-2007, 04:19 PM
You are Korean :eek:
Never saw yr pic but (don' ask me why?) I always thought you were Italian origin.

He's Californian. :angel:

martine2
09-26-2007, 04:27 PM
He's Californian. :angel:

Yes, I know he lives in the US, but I was talking about descent :)

dkw
09-26-2007, 04:47 PM
Was F.Lo wearing a hair net - I'm not a big fan of hair in my food.

Kitty de Sade
09-26-2007, 05:54 PM
You are Korean :eek:
Never saw yr pic but (don' ask me why?) I always thought you were Italian origin.

You are confusing J with me, Martine. I'm the Italian. Since he has hot blood though, we've officially adopted him. :inlove:

This thread makes me feel left out- I can't eat any of the stuff you're talking about here. :ras: :p

scarecrows
09-26-2007, 05:56 PM
they should also learn to do thai massages

yana
09-26-2007, 06:27 PM
Cooking? No, I can do that myself. I can think of some other tasks for him to perform though. :devil:

You took the words right out of my mouth.
P.S. I went to Greece in vacantion and I feel in love with your country.

martine2
09-26-2007, 06:43 PM
they should also learn to do thai massages

Heyyyy, we already KNOW how to do that :aplot: :aplot: :p (and we don't charge 10$ Genci :aplot: )

martine2
09-26-2007, 06:45 PM
You are confusing J with me, Martine. I'm the Italian. Since he has hot blood though, we've officially adopted him. :inlove:

This thread makes me feel left out- I can't eat any of the stuff you're talking about here. :ras: :p

I know YOU're Italian :aplot: and I'm sure you can eat at least ONE thing here (we both agree about that, don't we :angel: )

Kitty de Sade
09-26-2007, 07:01 PM
I know YOU're Italian :aplot: and I'm sure you can eat at least ONE thing here (we both agree about that, don't we :angel: )

:eek: :lol:

As long as it is not remotely connected to Mr. Lopez, that's fine. :kiss:

martine2
09-26-2007, 07:05 PM
:eek: :lol:

As long as it is not remotely connected to Mr. Lopez, that's fine. :kiss:

:lol: You KNOW it isn't :drool: :p

scarecrows
09-26-2007, 08:42 PM
Heyyyy, we already KNOW how to do that :aplot: :aplot: :p (and we don't charge 10$ Genci :aplot: )

actually it was 7$ ;)

for 1 hour :eek:

Kitty de Sade
09-26-2007, 10:04 PM
:lol: You KNOW it isn't :drool: :p

You're killing me here, Martine. Don't get me involved- I already told you that I'm allergic to tennis players. I'm only the messenger. :angel:

DhammaTiger
09-26-2007, 10:43 PM
You're killing me here, Martine. Don't get me involved- I already told you that I'm allergic to tennis players. I'm only the messenger. :angel:

Don't worry Kitty :hug: we'll find you a vegan pad thai:cool: Actually, u can eat "som tum". That is spicy thai salad made of green papaya. Lots of chillis, :fiery:

DhammaTiger
09-26-2007, 10:47 PM
actually it was 7$ ;)

for 1 hour :eek:

Actually, you can get a cheaper massage for $5 or less at Wat Po ( The temple of the Reclining Buddha). Maybe, you are farang that's why you paid more.

Kitty de Sade
09-26-2007, 10:56 PM
Don't worry Kitty :hug: we'll find you a vegan pad thai:cool: Actually, u can eat "som tum". That is spicy thai salad made of green papaya. Lots of chillis, :fiery:

Much love, Ali- thank you for looking out for me here. :hug:

Bless your heart- you always find the best articles. If not for the presence of one Mr. Lopez, this article would be perfect. ;)

Sunset of Age
09-26-2007, 11:29 PM
If not for the presence of one Mr. Lopez, this article would be perfect. ;) [/SIZE]

:lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

DhammaTiger
09-26-2007, 11:32 PM
[quote=Kitty de Sade;6066845]Much love, Ali- thank you for looking out for me here. :hug:

Bless your heart- you always find the best articles. If not for the presence of one Mr. Lopez, this article would be perfect. ;) [/qu recipote]

Here is a recipe for som tum. http://www.thaitable.com/Thai/recipes/Green_Papaya_Salad.htm
Kitty :hug: my darling you can substitute cashew nuts for the dried shrimps, and light soy sauce for nam plaa (fish sauce), and it will turn out just as tasty. Don't worry about the sticky rice, my svelte Thai women friends don't eat Khao niao (sticky rice).
For you Kitty, my love, I will edit any articles I post from now on, to remove any mention of the offending F-Lo. :cool:

Kitty de Sade
09-26-2007, 11:48 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

:hatoff: :kiss:

Much love, Ali- thank you for looking out for me here. :hug:

Bless your heart- you always find the best articles. If not for the presence of one Mr. Lopez, this article would be perfect. ;)

Here is a recipe for som tum. http://www.thaitable.com/Thai/recipes/Green_Papaya_Salad.htm
Kitty :hug: my darling you can substitute cashew nuts for the dried shrimps, and light soy sauce for nam plaa (fish sauce), and it will turn out just as tasty. Don't worry about the sticky rice, my svelte Thai women friends don't eat Khao niao (sticky rice).
For you Kitty, my love, I will edit any articles I post from now on, to remove any mention of the offending F-Lo. :cool:

Such a sweet offer on my behalf, Ali. You are such good people. :hug:

I thank you for sharing the recipe with me, along with your promise of future, Lopez-free posts. :p

DhammaTiger
09-27-2007, 12:27 AM
:eek: Well, I live in a state with a Mediterranean climate and I cook a lot of Italian food, so does that count? :lol:

I always order pad thai without the egg(s). :lick: I bet Carlos would make it for me proper. :hearts: (F. Lo would probably just squirt some ketchup into the wok and go, "Is good, no?" Uh, no. :speakles: )

:lol:

Lee
09-27-2007, 12:38 AM
:eek: Well, I live in a state with a Mediterranean climate and I cook a lot of Italian food, so does that count? :lol:

I always order pad thai without the egg(s). :lick: I bet Carlos would make it for me proper. :hearts: (F. Lo would probably just squirt some ketchup into the wok and go, "Is good, no?" Uh, no. :speakles: )

:rolls:

scarecrows
09-27-2007, 06:29 AM
Actually, you can get a cheaper massage for $5 or less at Wat Po ( The temple of the Reclining Buddha). Maybe, you are farang that's why you paid more.

:speakles:

i was robbed

martine2
09-27-2007, 06:37 AM
:speakles:

i was robbed

You sure were... remember you even had to pay to wear those pants there :lol:

Byrd
09-27-2007, 08:39 AM
Ill rather have a cooked breakfast, can't beat a nice fry-up after a night out :drool:

DhammaTiger
09-27-2007, 11:06 AM
:speakles:

i was robbed

I don't think you were robbed, Thais are far too nice to do that, but you may have gone to a classier commercial place. There are prices for every budget in Bangkok. You can even pay $30 in some establishments for a massage. The important thing is did you enjoy it? If you did then money doesn't matter.

DhammaTiger
09-30-2007, 01:00 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/gallery/2007/bangkok/2.jpg :scared: :bolt:

I know you don't want your pad thai with eggs, but have you tried the pad thai wrapped inside an omlette? That is the favourite way for the Thais to enjoy pad thai. It's arroy mak ( very delicious) as Thais would say.

DhammaTiger
09-30-2007, 05:14 PM
:lol: Actually I dislike eggs a lot, whether they're fried or boiled, mass-produced or super-farm fresh. (In fact my father raised chickens and pheasants when I was a kid so we would always have super-fresh eggs straight from the chickens' butts most days. :tape: :haha: ) My brother would probably love it that way though, he loves Thai food and he loves eggs. :hearts:

I am sure he will. If you come to Bangkok, look me up I will take you to the place where they make the best pad Thai, with or without eggs. :drool:

DhammaTiger
09-30-2007, 05:22 PM
Did u see the video of Fely learning kicking ala Muay Thai ( Thai Boxing)?

mariyella80
09-30-2007, 06:57 PM
Why are there so many HATERS on this thread......Y not just congratulate folks for an effort put forward, they all WANT to win,would u DO BETTER placed in the same position......hmmmmmm

yana
09-30-2007, 07:31 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/gallery/2007/bangkok/2.jpg :scared: :bolt:

wow, nice chefs :hearts:

p.s. except the real one

martine2
09-30-2007, 07:38 PM
Why are there so many HATERS on this thread......Y not just congratulate folks for an effort put forward, they all WANT to win,would u DO BETTER placed in the same position......hmmmmmm

:confused: