More Ethnic Food!

in All Posts

Last night, I had Mexican food with a Mexican beer, and tonight I had Thai food with a Thai beer.  A-ma-zing.

 

But first, I made sure I squeezed in a decent run!  :)  I did 5.0 miles in 50 minutes exactly around 3:30 PM.  Here are my statistics:

 

  • Duration: 50 minutes (5.0 miles)
  • Calories Burned: 400

 

After showering, I snacked on Chobani Vanilla Yogurt + Fiber 1 cereal + a sliced banana.

CIMG2195

And then our friend Harry came over and we took the dogs for a walk (the Husband is out of town on business).   A reader named Erin asked for more pictures of the puppies, so here they are:

CIMG2201

Then, Harry and I went to dinner at my favorite Thai restaurant, Royal Thai.  The neo lights give it a heavenly glow, in my opinion…

CIMG2205

We started off with an order of spring rolls, which we shared. 

CIMG2202

And I had a Singha beer, which is the most popular beer in Thailand.It’s SO popular that Singha production capacity is 1 billion liters per year!  It’s a spicy yellow beer that has much more flavor and depth than the typical American beer. 

CIMG2203

The waiter brought me the beer with a frosty mug, which made it that…much… better!

 

I ordered Cashew Nut Chicken and had about 1/2 of the portion, plus 2/3 serving of a big scoop of white rice.

CIMG2204

Mmmm!

 

Harry suggested we stop at Rita’s Italian Ice, which is apparently a "big deal."  I think its a national chain with a cult following or something.  I tried a kid’s portion of the coffee custard.

4CIMG2207

It was pretty delish!  Very rich and creamy.

 

OK – I’m off to bed.  I have a VERY FUN running active planned for tomorrow AM. Tell you about it then!

{ 24 comments }

 

  • foodsthatfit February 20, 2009, 7:30 pm

    I’m craving Italian Ice now!

  • Emily February 20, 2009, 7:31 pm

    I love Thai food! I’ve never tried Thai beer, though.

    Glad you had a good run! I’m hoping it gets a bit warmer here, so I can run outside soon again.

  • Mica February 20, 2009, 7:39 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about this “fun running activity”!

    Yum, Thai food!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) February 20, 2009, 7:41 pm

    Oh I’ve heard of RIta’s but never seen one.

    That Thai beer sounds so good! Much better than watery American beer. šŸ˜›

  • Meg February 20, 2009, 7:43 pm

    Yum! Thai food is my absolute favorite!

  • Matt February 20, 2009, 7:46 pm

    I love Thai food! I always get the pad thai!

  • amy. February 20, 2009, 7:49 pm

    Ah, Rita’s…huge where I live! Haven’t had it in soo long, but their custard is so delicious. Lucky you! They’re closed in the winter up here.

    Love your puppiessssssssssss!

  • Brandi February 20, 2009, 8:07 pm

    two dinners out in two night? fun!

    I’ve never tried a Thai beer…I may need to.

  • A Toronto girl out West February 20, 2009, 8:34 pm

    Thai food is yummers! Now that I live in a small Rocky Mountain town I no longer have access to good ethnic food so I look forward to going to bigger cities . . . like tomorrow!!

    Ethnic food here I come! :o)

  • loveofoats.com February 20, 2009, 8:36 pm

    the first rita’s EVER is located 5 minutes from where I live haha

  • Rose February 20, 2009, 8:37 pm

    Dinner looks delicious!

    Rita’s is totally a big deal in Pennsylvania – or at least it was in small-town Indiana where there really weren’t any other ice cream options! I’m not sure about Pittsburgh?

  • Kimberly February 20, 2009, 8:59 pm

    Rita’s, YAY! Growing up in South Jersey (back before Rita sold out), I certainly ate my fair share of their custard.

    Dinner at Royal Thai looks delish!

  • emily February 20, 2009, 9:11 pm

    yummy, Thai is my favorite

  • jaimejoy February 20, 2009, 9:30 pm

    Caitlin–you spent time in PA and never had a Rita’s?????? Ha. I’m from the Philly burbs, and Rita’s are a dime a dozen. Rita’s originated in the Philly area, I didn’t know they had expanded to FL; now all we need to do is take Wawa nation-wide(my friends who moved to the west coast tell me they miss it more than anything else!). Anyway, your Thai dinner looks yum, and I love the hat you’re wearing in the pic with your dogs–I love hats, they are prob my favorite accesory!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 21, 2009, 12:01 am

    I bet tomorrow night you’ll go “American” with KFC and a Pabst Blue Ribbon.

  • Sarah W. February 21, 2009, 12:09 am

    mmm thai food – I always get something noodly!

    I’m a Rita’s hater – sorry!

  • Leah February 21, 2009, 3:56 am

    Your puppies are so cute. Looks like you had a great night!

    I’ve finally made myself a blog (after over a year of reading others) so i’ve added you to my blogroll – hope that’s alright! šŸ™‚

  • Anonymous February 21, 2009, 5:08 am

    wait where are you that you are having rita’s? PB’s friends LOVE it (they are ALL OVER philly) but I prefer Rhode Island’s Del’s Lemonade! Yum!!

    -rhodey

  • Aimee February 21, 2009, 6:01 am

    There are a ton of Rita’s in Pittsburgh. A few years ago they put one on Forbes Ave in Oakland. They always give out a free ice on the first day of spring, and the one in oakland is so long there is an hour wait.

  • VeggieGirl February 21, 2009, 6:07 am

    Love the photo of you with the pups!! šŸ™‚

  • redheadyellowdog February 21, 2009, 6:43 am

    yumm that thai food looks delish!!

    Rita for sure has a cult following!! my friend from NJ found out there was one near my apartment and freaked out!

  • Michelle February 21, 2009, 7:16 am

    Yeah, I used to work at a place located right next to Rita’s…in the summer it is CRAZY busy…lines down the sidewalk haha. I think it’s okay, but much prefer family-run type ice cream stands! šŸ™‚

    Glad you enjoyed your Thai…the chicken looks awesome!!

    Happy Saturday!

  • Caitlin February 21, 2009, 7:20 am

    Rita’s is my fav! I always get a kids sized gelati which is italian ice with vanilla custard! (my favorite flavors are lemon and pina colada ice!)

  • ksgoodeats February 21, 2009, 8:18 am

    PUPPIES!! I just want to squeeze ’em šŸ™‚

    What a fantastic dinner and dessert!

Previous post:

Next post:

Healthy Tipping Point