Friday, April 10, 2009

Thai and Pie

I had quite the birthday bonanza yesterday. These were the daytime festivities.

Six of us went to Saladang (363 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena) for lunch.
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Palette of appetizers -- tofu, fried shrimp, wontons, spring rolls, gold pouches ($12.95).
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Nothing too interesting, but who doesn't love a big plate of fried stuff?

Beef yellow curry with carrot, potato, and coconut cream ($7.95).
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This was my favorite dish of the day -- creamy, rich, and a touch of sweet.

Beef pad see ew with broccoli and egg ($7.95).
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A staple for me at Thai places. Not a bad rendition here.

Beef salad with romaine, red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and chilies ($7.95).
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My least favorite of the day. Too salty. Too sweet. Pretty though.

Eggplant in black bean sauce, chilies, and basil leaves ($7.95).
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Very good. Fresh and savory and spicy.

Chicken panang curry with peas and coconut cream ($7.95).
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Second favorite of the day. Had a lovely little kick.

The stir-fried mixed vegetable dish ($7.95) was too far for me to capture, but Tennessee and Giggles seemed to enjoy it. We also had mango and sticky rice, but it was so enticing that I completely forgot to photograph it before we decimated it.

Later that afternoon, we gathered for Glam's homemade pecan and strawberry pies. She knows I love pie more than I love cake, and I know I love Glam more than I love most other people!
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Glam even brought her fresh whipped cream dispenser.
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Here's Wienerdude demonstrating his prowess with the gadget.
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Bax brought treats from Pearls Cupcakes.
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Adorable cards selected by Giggles, Prim, and Glam with gifties in the back.
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My co-workers are the bestest! Happy, happy, joy, joy!

And the day wasn't even over yet....


  1. What a good group of friends you have!

    Hope you had a great day.

  2. Your technological prowess never ceases to amaze! How did you post that whipper action shot?!!!

  3. I can't decide which I love more - the Thai food or the desserts!

  4. I would like to borrow your coworkers for my birthday.

    thanks. ;)

  5. I love thai curry. And pies. Glad your birthday was food-filled!

  6. I'm coming out of hiding to say, "Happy Birthday!" I've been a long-time surreptitious reader of your blog, but I want to let you know that I really enjoy reading all about your food adventures. Keep up the good work!

    P.S. I too, am impressed by the whipped cream shot.

  7. what a lovely birthday lunch! your friends are the best.

  8. looks like you had a great birthday celebration :)

  9. * When I didn't see a picture of the mango and sticky rice I was getting ready to write a horrified comment about how you can't go there during the mango season and NOT get that dish. Obviously, that was unnecessary. ;)
    * Jim likes pie waaay more than cake, too. Hence, I made a homemade, crust and filling, blueberry pie for him for his birthday this year.
    * I need a fancy whipped cream toy. Jim's aunt has one in pink that I keep threatening to steal.
    *Cupcakes. !!!

  10. Birthday fun!! I love it!

    Happy belated birthday. Again. :)


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