Get Sconed! Anatomy of a Grocery Trip series. Blame the economy. And living close to a New Seasons market.
Yesterday I had tofu on the brain and took the bus to Fubonn Supermarket, just south of Division on 82nd Ave.
I picked up fresh ginger, locally made fried tofu, fresh rice noodles, Mori Nu silken tofu, rice vinegar, agar agar and tamarind concentrate, which I haven't seen at Fubonn before and found on display for $1.69 or so! I have some vegetables at home, so these were all fun, special purchases. Once I grabbed the tofu and tamarind, I found myself walking to the fresh noodle section, and Pad Thai fell on the menu for dinner....
Brooklyn Pad Thai with thin rice noodles
The recipe is from Vegan with a Vengeance. This was my first time using tamarind concentrate ever - it's one of those products that I meant to buy and never had - and the taste was so close to Pad Thai Woon Sen at Pad Thai Kitchen! I added broccoli and green bell pepper, and left out the red onions. I used Sambal Olek as my chili component and the final product was fantastic. Not to mention cooked in less than 15 minutes..