When a man named Michael J. Mottram arrived in Brisbane, Australia, in 1986, he immediately knew he was on to something special.
He had just bought a pair of jeans and a pair to wear in his new city.
It was an instant hit.
After several months, the new pair of pants had become his signature outfit.
“I just remember feeling so overwhelmed by the possibilities,” Mottra said.
“It was just such an amazing feeling to be wearing pants for the first time.”
For most of his life, Mottrum has been obsessed with eating out.
He went from a typical high school cafeteria to a Thai restaurant in the mid-2000s and has continued to try to eat out at every opportunity, whether it be at the mall, at a cafe or even on the street.
Motter’s Thai Vegetable Bowls are the best Thai food in Brisbane.
They’re so simple, yet so delicious.
It’s the perfect introduction to a new city, or an appetizer to a big dinner party.
Motto: Vegetable broth with sweet chilli sauce, tomatoes, onions and carrots.
Ingredients: 1 pound fresh or frozen spinach (or other green leafy greens) 3 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari) 1 tablespoon fish sauce (if using) 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 2 large carrots, peeled, grated and diced 4 Thai basil leaves, finely chopped 2 teaspoons cilantro, finely crushed 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted 3 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth.
(If using, set aside to cool before serving.)
Recipe by: Amanda Mitchell | Instagram | Instagram.com/AmandaMitchell