Why I love Simply Asia:
I love Simply Asia for a host of reasons (yumness, and sending me to thailand aside) but did you know that it was started by a REAL thai guy. Simply Asia was established in Cape Town in 2003 by Chaiphorn Lekcharoensuk, a Thai entrepreneur eager to introduce authentic Thai food to South Africa.
And I have it on good authority that he’s a pretty adorable guy, and not some mean corporate style boss. This makes me SO much more inclined to love Simply Asia above other Thai food stores, it’s not some money-hungry McDonalds type of entity that has no accord for cultures etc. (Like Native Americans representing a South African Steak house…? …Hypothetically speaking.)
February saw the launch of 10 more yummy dishes into the menu, to mark their 10 year anniversary.
My favourite is The Roasted Chilli Tamarind Duck – because, well – duck makes me happy in my mouth and as my comedian friend Stig says, duck tastes like a chicken mated with a pig… Perfection.
Check out the other dishes (and the downlow of what other bloggers are involved – AND how to win spot prizes over here.
*Sweet High five*