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We hit Touch of Thai on 2nd St. in Easton again the other Friday night. We wanted someplace where we were sure to get a table and that wouldn’t break the bank as we had plans to visit Sette Luna with friends the next night. Plus my wife looooves their lemongrass soup and wouldn’t stop talking about it.

The handwritten sign on the door promoted a special dessert. We’ve never before encountered menu additions on the door. Hmmmmm. Now, the whole meal would simply be a big buildup to this mysterious sweet treat.

The damn soup. Yeah, it’s pretty good.

I started with these fried meat patties (can’t remember the name and they’re not listed on the online menu). They’re mostly pork, rice, onions and cilantro if i remember correctly. And with each being the size of a small hamburger patty, they’re really filling.

Some big entrées as usual. My wife’s included green mussels, veggies, sprouts and flat noodles. I ordered one of my faves – glass noodles, ground pork, veggies and peanuts on top of a big omelet. Sorry for not knowing the names. I usually rely on the online menus but Touch of Thai’s seems to be an abridged version.

Dessert. Finally! Their desserts always sizable so we imagined maybe half of a banana inside a mass of sticky rice all wrapped in a large banana leaf. As you can see, they were très petits. But don’t be fooled – the rice is sweetened and mixed with palm oil i believe which adds a lot of richness. The filling included what seemed to be beans in addition to the banana. Plus they were HOT. It was nice to enjoy them slowly and we were definitely satisfied with the small portion. Hope they start offering new specials cuz we’ll be back again soon i’m sure.

An eGullet user, Crying Cook, just shared this recipe over at HuffPo:

Reuben Dip
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup of sour cream
1/2 lb. corned beef
1 cup grated swiss cheese
1 cup sauer kraut
1 tbs. ketchup
2 tsp. brown mustard
2 tsp. diced onion
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature or soft enough to mix. Drain and rinse sauer kraut thoroughly. When getting corned beef from the deli, get it shaved to ease with chopping up. Add all ingredients in a bowl and blend throughly. Pour into a lightly greased baking dish and bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes more or until nice and brown on top. Sprinkle with paprika and serve with toasted rye or pumpernickel bread squares.

Nice little slideshow on HuffPo highlighting the best and worst seafood choices. I get so mixed up about which farmed species are safe and which aren’t.

U.S. farmed catfish= OK

Farmed salmon= very bad

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