Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sweetened Condensed Milk. Lots of It.

I love Thai food, especially at Wat Mongkolratanaram, the Thai Buddhist temple in Berkeley. It's not just a brunch, it's an institution. Fabulous food, reasonable prices, and lots of local color make it another of my favorite destinations when we're up there.

Pad Thai, Green Papaya Salad, Pumpkin in Yellow Curry, Coconut Gelatin. The only tragedy this weekend was that the little old ladies weren't there making Kanom Krok. When I inquired, I was told, "they're old. They don't come during the winter. They'll be back in the Springtime."
Disappointing. But I finally got up the nerve to ask the secret to their Thai iced coffee. Secret? It's no secret she told me. Use sweetened condensed milk. Lots of it.

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