Pad Thai And My First Step Towards Recovery

Pad Thai And My First Step Towards Recovery

I could think of nothing else. I was sweating. My heart was pounding. I needed to have it again. Was this love? Or obsession?

 

During my time in Thailand, I had pad thai almost every day. I am not exaggerating. On my very first day, I went to Khao San Road in Bangkok and bought some from a street vendor. And just like that, I was hooked.

 

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Obsessed With Pad Thai

 

I had it morning, noon, and night. From street vendors and sit-down restaurants. I learned how to make pad thai. I was infatuated! Remember Smeagol from Lord of the Rings? Yeah, that was totally me. While in Chiang Mai I even went on an epic quest, walking for what seemed like hours (ok, it was maybe 20 minutes), just for some pad thai.

 

You see, the hostel I was staying at was surrounded by more Western type cuisine. “Best Burgers in Chiang Mai!” I didn’t care; I was starting to have withdrawals. I kept thinking, “I’m in Thailand! Where the fuck is all the pad thai??” And then I found a market. Towards the back behind stalls of clothing, jewelry, and knick knacks, was the food. Thank you sweet baby Jesus!! And when I had that first bite….. pure ecstasy……

 

So why am I telling you all of this? Well, they say the first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem. So here I am, metaphorically standing before you and freely admitting that I am addicted to pad thai. Please don’t judge me.

 

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Obsessed With Pad Thai

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Obsessed With Pad Thai

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Obsessed With Pad Thai

I made this one!!

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Obsessed With Pad Thai

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Obsessed With Pad Thai

Buddy The Traveling Monkey Obsessed With Pad Thai

 

Have you ever visited a country and become addicted to a dish? I’d love to read about it in the comments below! 🙂

 

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