“Takaw mata” is a great Filipino phrase. I’m not sure what the english equivalent would be. “Visually triggered over-ordering”? At any rate, at the same roadside eatery we stopped at outside Bangkok where we had three plates of pad thai in this previous post, we also ordered three plates of fried rice. Yes, we were hungry.
Into a wok with oil go the eggs, then chicken and sliced carrots…
…some sliced onions…
…cabbage and other greens and toss well.
Add three plates of previously cooked and cooled rice.
Soy sauce, fish sauce, possibly tamarind paste, sugar and some other spices.
Garnish with some chopped green onions and sliced cucumber. Yum. Delicious.