Haw Mok at Thailand Cafe

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Tonight I had dinner at Thailand Cafe in the East Village.  I love Thai food, but sometimes I get into a rut of always ordering the usual favorites: Pad Thai and Green Curry.  This time, one of the specials, the Haw Mok (Fish Custard Curry) caught my attention.  The dish contains fish, coconut milk, and red curry, egg and Chinese cabbage – a sublime balance of light fish custard and fiery curry, made complete with a small of rice.  This may be my latest culinary obsession.  At only 11 dollars total, including tax and tip, it couldn't get any better!

Here are some recipes for Haw Mok that I found online:

http://www.thaitable.com/Thai/recipes/Steamed_Curried_Fish.htm

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art43558.asp

http://www.enjoythaifood.com/hawmok.php

http://thaifood.about.com/od/thaiseafoodrecipes/ss/fishcurrycakes.htm

I hope to be able to try them out soon.  I'll keep you updated. 

Thailand Cafe
95 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003
212-477-1872 

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The new armies of the ’net
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A Second Life in Politics
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Politics 2.0
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Howtopedia – the DIY Wiki

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About Howtopedia.org:

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An article about Howtopedia.org in WorldChanging:

http://www.worldchanging.com/archives//005880.html
 

Guerilla Marketing = Terrorism Scare? WTF!?

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From the New York Times Online: 

From the major “Oops” department, Turner Broadcasting has claimed responsibility for a slew of “suspicious packages,” scattered around various American cities, that caused a terrorism scare in Boston, provoked the closure of major roadways and part of the Charles River, and mobilized local and federal law enforcement.

Seems the little devices were part of an outdoor marketing campaign in 10 cities in support of an animated television show airing on Turner’s Cartoon Network called “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

It's a cartoon people! C'mon. Vigilance is a good thing, but overreacting to blinking lights and the raised middle finger of a cartoon character is just plain retarded – I meant to say "special needs."

Scott, who posted the first comment on the New York Times article online, pretty much summed the whole situation up: "This, to me, is proof that the terrorists are winning." Perhaps they are, when law enforcement and citizenry lose all sense of reason and humor.