Last semester, I posted on the blog about the Top 5 and Bottom 5 Thida lunches. Unfortunately, those posts mysteriously disappeared on our old post-eating blog site, part of the impetus for switching to this new wordpress address. I hope to re-rank the meals with some additional consideration soon, but for now, here’s one simple alternative to Thida lunch.
After reading my posts, Peter offered me a couple cans of curry “for the bad days.” Pictured above is the (puntastically branded) “Sealect Panaeng Tuna.” Peter also gave me a can of Massaman Tuna. Some days when the lunch is bad, I’ve taken a walk across the street to get fried rice or spicy chicken. I’ve considered the tuna a few times but had never really been feeling it on any of the days when I opted out of Thida lunch.
Today, after one terrible bite of the strange mystery-fish-dish the school was serving up, I finally decided to dig into my can of Massaman Tuna. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I found it pretty satisfying. There were some surprisingly tasty tuna chunks along with delicious potatoes and peanuts, which I wasn’t expecting at all. It was all soaked in a good-but-not-amazing massaman curry sauce. Not the best massaman in town, but much better than the free Thida lunch today. Overall, it makes a good, easy lunch alternative, and I have to thank Peter for introducing me to it. I’m looking forward to trying the penang curry in the next few weeks as well.