As I said, food is one of the main reasons I came to Thailand, and of course I had to try the Pad Thai 🙂 this plate was less than a dollar
Food here is as amazing as I’d hoped, flavorful and spicy (and really cheap) I’ve enjoyed everything from restaurants, to carts outside of restaurants and food stalls at night markets. In fact I’d probably say the best meals have been the cheapest meals. And the portion sizes are nice and small, perfect for grazing during the day.
The fruit is pretty amazing as well, these packs are about 25 cents each
The Cowboy lady serves up a mean dish of stewed pork and boiled egg for a buck at a local street market, she has a constant line.
Sate w peanut sauce
Mango sticky rice
The closest I’ve found to the taro/coconut sweets I like
Duck noodle soup
These gigantic bao filled with curries and tom yum
Kao Saoi – a Northern specialty, curry noodle soup, with some additional fried crispy noodles on top and pickled vegetables to add to your taste. It was really, really good and that was just the airport version, wish I’d tried it at a local joint.
Just a lovely bowl of noodles, wontons veggies and just a little pork crackling, so yum!!
Lovely grilled prawns and black pepper squid
I even took a cooking class
The cooking school had a fabulous farm with these outdoor cooking stations. Lucky for us it was covered since it started pouring rain, winds, thunder and lightning all of a sudden and stopped just as quickly
We got a tour of the farm and an explanation of the different Thai herbs and veggies. It was interesting to see how some of the various roots like galangal looked and pulling off a fresh kafir leaf was fragrant
Our instructor Mr A, he says “the more chilies, the more sexy” so I was pretty damn sexy because I like chilies. Everyone else was baby style, he did not approve, haha
My attempt at pad thai, too watery, sad 😦
Mango sticky rice, with half dyed using flowers
Red curry and northern spicy soup
I’m beat after a long day cooking and eating 😉