Thai Temple in Tampa

Thai temple
Introduced by a friend, came to this place for the first time. I was very impressed by its uniqueness and authentic Thai food you can find there.

Thai temple picknic ground
Part of its picnic area.

Thai temple food making
Food making in one of the stalls.

Address: 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL 33619

The food stalls only operate on Sundays, you better to get there before 10AM, or you may find it is difficult to find a parking spot.

Thai Temple

thai_temple_tampa
Introduced by a friend, came to this place for the first time. I was very impressed by its uniqueness and authentic Thai food you can find there.
thai_temple_tampa_picknic_ground
Part of its picnic ground.
thai_temple_tampa_food_making
Food making in one of the stalls.

Address: 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL 33619
The food stalls only operate on Sundays, you better to get there before 10AM, or you may find it is difficult to find a parking spot.

Baked whole duck

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It looks like as if it was tortured. Maybe. But it was very tasty for sure. Made it for tonight’s dinner.

I didn’t like to eat duck when I was growing up, because they are less meaty and taste gamy, and its skin was fatty. But my taste changed when I gets older, have learned to appreciate the uniqueness from different foods.

Homemade deep fried chicken wings

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Alan made those chicken wings, crispy skin outside, tender and juicy meat inside, toss with sweet and spicy sauce, tasted better even than restaurant made!

The Waring deep fryer that we newly bought works great, such a big difference compares to the previous GranPappy I was using. Now the food comes out quickly and crispy (french fries never made so easy!) as if made out of restaurant grade fryer, and the big capacity allows me fry 20 wings or spring rolls at once, it works perfectly for parties!

2010 Strawberry Festival

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First time came to the Strawberry Festival, was trying to get into it in past years, but was scared away every time by the traffic on the roads led to there.

This time we met friends there, had lots of festival food.. you know… deep fried spicy pig rinds; lamb kebabs; freshly made lemonade… and of course.. the strawberry short cakes!

Unexpectedly, caught governor Charlie Crist in this event.

Dinner at Tarpon Springs

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Tarpon Springs was incorporated in 1887, largely by Greek immigrants who developed the region’s sponge-diving industry. It’s about one hour away from home. A unique place to go to. Had dinner with friends at this Greek restaurant for the first time, food was OK, atmosphere was more exciting.