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The non-Thai origins of Pad Thai: How did foreign cuisine become Thailand's national dish? (theatlantic.com)
submitted 3 years ago by Grey
[–]Sasakura 4 points5 points6 points 3 years ago
I think that it's surprisingly common for dishes to have misleading name. Vindaloo is one of the most popular curries in the UK but despite the name comes from Birmingham and not India.
[–]pushbroom 3 points4 points5 points 3 years ago
can u get red dwarf commemorative vindaloo
[–]curious_electric 3 points4 points5 points 3 years ago
OK, but it is super popular in Thailand, it's just a kind of Chinese dish that became super popular in Thailand only decades ago because it was easy to feed people with in bad economic conditions, and it was vigorously promoted as Thai because that's how the prime minister rolled?
So it's not like Chop Suey, which was never a thing at all in China but was until recently the main Chinese dish Americans had heard of ?
(Why is it you never hear about chop suey anymore? It was a Thing back in the 70s, and doesn't seem to be today.)
[–]Pixel 5 points6 points7 points 3 years ago
you don't hear about it because we all got really sick of that system of a down song
Today you learn that sometimes when curious_electric says "recently" he means "ever since he was a kid in the 70s"
[–]Gracana 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago
Huh, my grandma makes chop suey, but you're right... it's something I never really hear about anymore. Strange.
[–]Impotus 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago
I got a mad craving for pad thai and off I go to get some
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