Tuesday, October 28, 2008

WTF of the Week

Posted By on Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 1:00 PM

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This is? Bangkok eggs, aka Son-in-Law Eggs

WTF: Boiled eggs, halved and deep-fried, served in a tangy-sweet tamarind sauce with chopped cilantro, fried shallots and hot pepper flakes.

Who thinks up this stuff? Thai sons-in-law, apparently, to impress the bride's parents, goes one story.

Deep. Fried. Eggs. They sound weird. I wouldn't disagree, based on the technique and ingredient list. And yet, they're little bundles of surprise and deliciousness.

Do they have medicinal properties? Why, yes. Reportedly, Thai folk treat them as a hangover cure. And they have no carbs.

Have you ever seen them on a menu? No, now that you mention.

Where can I find them in Nashville? Thai Kitchen, on Thompson Lane at Powell Avenue on the Berry Hill side, site of the restaurant formerly known as Rice Bowl.

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