How To Order Thai Food

| Mon Sep. 20, 2010 11:40 AM EDT

Last night at a Thai restaurant, Mark Kleiman wanted to order Tam Kah with just mushrooms, which produced the following question from our server:

OK. Would you like the chicken and mushroom soup without the chicken, or the shrimp and mushroom soup without the shrimp?

A pretty philosophical conundrum, no?

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