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HELP me with these WAT THAI dishes pls!

Andrew Gore | May 1, 200610:05 AM

Went to that bangin' Sangkorn (New Years) festival at the Wat Thai temple last week. Really enjoyed it, better than the more commersh East Hollywood fest a couple weeks earlier. You know you're a Chowhound when you bring Tupperware to food festivals to take home the leftovers! And I did. I'd like to know if anybody can tell me more about a couple of dishes. One dish is served at the Pad Thai booth, and is called "Mussel Clam Noodles". There are no clams in it. It is noodles, mussels, and I believe fried glutinous rice flour. It's a favorite of mine. I asked the gal what the Thai name was, and I think she said something like "Hoy Todd". Anybody know what this dish is? Also, one of my favorite Thai foods shows up in many dishes, usually as "salty fish". Usually served with fried rice or green leafy veggies, the fish is salty and has a strong, slightly funky fermented taste. I'd like to know what this "salty fish" is, and if it can be bought by itself at the store, the way you can buy a thai curry or soup mix, etc. I'd like to find anopther source than to-go from restaurants. Thanks in advanvce.

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