Why is the color of Pad-Thai different on the east and west coast?
February 25, 2004 6:29 PM Subscribe
I recently moved from the west coast to the east coast - specifically from the SF Bay area to the Boston metro area. One thing I've noticed is that on the west coast all of my Pad-Thai orders have been a redish orange color. On the east coast, they've all been pretty much white. Why is that?
posted by jaded to food & drink (10 answers total)
I don't care about the specifics regarding each recipe - which is to say that I don't care what makes the pad-thai red. What I want to know is why ALL of the west coast pad-thais are red or orange and why ALL of the east coast pad-thais I've encountered have been whitish. (though, a description of the ingredients is certainly welcome...that's not what I'm after)
Personally, I like the east coast version better....