Peter: Thai? This reminds me more of Vietnam. The fishy, cold dressing and cucumber.
Anna: Fishy doesn’t make it sound very appetising. I think the word ‘salty’ is better. But I know exactly what you mean. It’s the dressing. The proportions of fish sauce to lime and sugar just feel wrong. 90ml of fish sauce for two people? I don’t think so. I added more sugar but didn’t have anymore limes. It was fine, but I agree. More Vietnam than Thailand.
Peter: I did like it anyway. But as I’ve got a mouth ulcer it wasn’t the best meal to have.
Anna: That will be the limes.
Peter: I’m not sure beef is the best thing to go with this salad. But it was nice.
Anna: I think it’s supposed to be like ‘Tiger Cry’, which I enjoy very much when we have it at Thai restaurants. What do you think would have been better?
Peter: Maybe a firm fish. Like seabass or monkfish.
Anna: You are getting sidetracked by the overpowering fish sauce I think. If the dressing had been better balanced you would have found the beef very good with this salad. So, we probably won’t be doing this again. Unless I steal one of Bill’s Thai dressing recipes to go with it!