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    Thai Army ready: We shall fight them in the kitchens

    Thai Army ready: We shall fight them in the kitchens

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    ntsoopsip@gmail.com September 28, 2013 1:00 am

    The Royal Thai Army has declared war on pad kaphrao. A sign banning the spicy stir-fried basil dish appears in the canteen at the Office of the Army Secretary in Bangkok. Evidently senior officers disliked the odour created by all that garlic and chilli commingling with basil.

    The sign has actually been there since early this year but the news media have just now noticed, so several TV channels were belatedly chasing the same scoop. Obviously there had to be more to the story than just banning a popular dish because it's stinky.

    It turns out the military wasn't simply being its usual authoritarian self in this case. There were complaints about the smell, so they tried to fix ventilation hoods over the food stalls that were making the PAD kaphrao. It didn't help - the pong was still wafting into officers' quarters. The only answer was to reassign the dish to an inactive post. "If you want PAD kaphrao you can go have it somewhere else," Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha said in a whiny voice because he was holding his nose.

    On the social media, there was speculation that kaphrao is now categorised as a chemical weapon, and laments over our Army being so weak that it surrenders to foul odours.

    The military has its sympathisers, though - mostly people who can't stand the smell of durian. "You must understand that, in the canteen, so many people would be ordering PAD kaphrao that the smell would be overpowering," a Pantip.com poster named Mander pointed out.

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    Re: Thai Army ready: We shall fight them in the kitchens

    I live across the street from an army colonel. I pray that Thailand never has to go to war !!!!


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    Re: Thai Army ready: We shall fight them in the kitchens

    It's the scent of heaven! But of course my version doesn't use as much chili, and I usually only eat it in a restaurant.

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    Re: Thai Army ready: We shall fight them in the kitchens

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    The sign in the military canteen, says DO NOT ORDER PAD KRAPRAO. Actually they can sell pre cooked pad kra prao, but not freshly cooked.

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    Re: Thai Army ready: We shall fight them in the kitchens

    How does it compete with Plaa-raa for being stinky?

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