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Thai Temple - Hawker center in Fremont !

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Thai Temple - Hawker center in Fremont !

Han Lukito | Aug 10, 2003 07:16 PM

What a treat this place is - larger than San Bruno Thai Temple for sure. And today being the Queen's birthday celebration, the tents has many of the stalls open cooking lots of freshly made food that I seldom seen elsewhere. This is like being in a hawker center in Southeast Asia. WOW !! And they have it every Sunday. This is ideal to bring three other friends and share a table/food.

I got a steamed fish in some kind of egg based custard that is very good. The whole thing is encased in banana leaf cup. $2

Chicken rice similar to the famous Singaporean Hainam chicken rice. Fragrant rice, tender pieces of chicken, cucumber slices and some of the slightly sweet brown sauce on top. I am disappointed with many Hainam chicken version in USA but this one did not disappoint ! $4

Rice with two items (at the steam table). Beef in red curry: tasty sauce, slightly spicy. Small pieces of potatoes marinated in the curry sauce adds to the flavor. The other item is fish balls with green curry-good flavor. $4

Rice Noodle Soup with plump shrimps, pieces of squid, sliced fish cake, tofu, sliced pork belly and on-choy for the veggies. The broth is probably chicken stock with some red chilis. I had to add some fish sauce to make it more flavorful. $4

One stall had very fragrant stir fry of rice cakes, sprouts and clams. A small container of red chilis is also provided. Not bad. $4

Dumpling balls with ground pork inside: it has sweet taste as you bite in to it. A garlic flavoured sauce is poured on top. The lady also gave me lots of greeneries:lettuce and cilantros. $4

Finally, we got a freshly made pancake with sweetened condensed milk inside. The pancake is rolled like a cigar. It has great texture that is slightly chewy and the caramelization of the outside surface gave it another dimension of taste. Excellent. $2 for one or $3 for two.

Pad Thai: did not see any meat. A bit too sweet and not very interesting IMO.

I also saw grilled meats being prepared - looked great. And of course, the papaya salad station looked good too.

I hope Arlene chimed in and maybe has some pictures !

I provided the link below - look for the special occasion days as they have more food.

Link: http://www.watbuddha.iirt.net/

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