Small curry spiked fish cakes are a common appetizer and street-food in Thailand. The small misshapen bouncy fish cakes are addictively good as they get dipped in Thai sweet chili sauce and the cucumber relish. I remember sitting by the Udompasat Dam along the river, watching catfish the size of my suitcase being reeled in one after the other. That day, my host “Noi” and his wife, “Saa” at Gayson Restaurant, crafted fish cakes from that local catch, served with glasses of Jonnie Walker Black Label and soda. It seemed like an unlikely beverage pairing, yet they went together nicely.
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