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Thailand – part #2 – FOOD

WARNING! Do NOT look at the pictures if you are hungry – it might make you “hangry”

Food, food, glorious food. Being a “foodie” I was extremely delighted to try all the new and exciting food that Thailand has to offer. I will say that my food journey through Thailand was amazing. Probably one of my favourite things to do there was to eat and try the many many delicacies that Thailand had to offer. I figure the easiest way to describe my meals is to show you the many many pictures that I took of food (what did people do before instagram and camera phones?)

The food that was served was always beautiful (in it’s own right). The mixture of sweet, sour and spicy was dominant throughout all of our meals. (How can all those tastes be dominant? well if you are asking that question that means you haven’t tried food in Thailand yet) To this day I remember the food’gasms’ all of us had throughout the entire almost three weeks we were there.

My recommendation is NOT to eat in restaurants. (I can say with extreme confidence that my friends agree) Street food is best when travelling around Thailand. It seemed it was always tastier, a better experience and memorable everytime we went out and had street food. (additionally a lot – a LOT – cheaper then restaurant food) The locals that joined us in our meals added to the experience further.

Fresh cocunuts everywhere to buy and enjoy. The taste was not as amazing as I would have imagined.
Fresh cocunuts everywhere to buy and enjoy. The taste was not as amazing as I would have imagined.

 

Food stands containing delicious medlies of tasty treats!
Food stands containing delicious medlies of tasty treats!

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Different soups. One Tom Yum (on the left) the other cocunut chicken! Delish!
Different soups. One Tom Yum (on the left) the other cocunut chicken! Delish!
Seaweed Lays...
Seaweed Lays…
Salmon Lays
Salmon Lays
Sometimes when you travel someone suggest Mexican... and you have to "go with it". Not too bad though for Mexican in Thailand!
Sometimes when you travel someone suggest Mexican… and you have to “go with it”. Not too bad though for Mexican in Thailand!
soup
soup
soup
soup
fish that I even tried and thought it wasn't so bad...
fish that I even tried and thought it wasn’t so bad…

 

One of my favourite nights in regards to food was at the end of our trip. We asked a taxi driver to take us to a good restaurant and when we saw the prices we got up and left. (Not that they were that expensive but after spending 1-2 dollars on most meals we decided NOT to eat there). We ended up stopping at a “restaurant” – two tables set up beside a cooking station. And ordering fish, soup, meat, etc. THe soup was a ‘put it together yourself’ concept and was amazing. The “chef/cook” laughed when we had no idea of what to do with the ingredients. MEMORABLE and cheap! (most expensive thing on the menu – the beer.

You make your own soup in this little container. ONe of the most memorable meals I had in Thailand. (and one of the cheapest)
You make your own soup in this little container. ONe of the most memorable meals I had in Thailand. (and one of the cheapest)
Part of the soup meal :) We wanted to try EVERYTHING!
Part of the soup meal 🙂 We wanted to try EVERYTHING!
FISH
FISH
Sauce for the soup! SPICY!
Sauce for the soup! SPICY!
What went inside the soup of awesomeness
What went inside the soup of awesomeness
Maggots - yup edible. Tasted like a cheeto? except more chewey.
Maggots – yup edible. Tasted like a cheeto? except more chewey.
Rice mixture of chicken veggies and pineapple. Served beautifully.
Rice mixture of chicken veggies and pineapple. Served beautifully.
Thai Salad
Thai Salad
Deep fried rice ball
Deep fried rice ball
Fruits were everywhere to be purchased. Like an ice cream truck in Canada but better :)
Fruits were everywhere to be purchased. Like an ice cream truck in Canada but better 🙂
Big giant shrimp thingy
Big giant shrimp thingy
cocunut/peanut soup (can still remember the taste)
cocunut/peanut soup (can still remember the taste)
Chicken skewers with a peanut sauce
Chicken skewers with a peanut sauce
stir fry
stir fry
Thai spring rolls
Thai spring rolls
cocunut soup... this was only ok in my opinion. not spicy enough
cocunut soup… this was only ok in my opinion. not spicy enough
Pad thai - instead of adding the egg into the mixture they made an egg jacket for the pad thai
Pad thai – instead of adding the egg into the mixture they made an egg jacket for the pad thai
crepes with nutella - who knew this would be a possible food choice in Thailand?
crepes with nutella – who knew this would be a possible food choice in Thailand?
Lady cooking our pad thai pretty amazing
Lady cooking our pad thai pretty amazing
yum
yum
more soup
more soup
stir fry
stir fry
street food - most of it comes in a plastic bag and with a stick so you can snack on it while walking around - talk about 'fast food'
street food – most of it comes in a plastic bag and with a stick so you can snack on it while walking around – talk about ‘fast food’
mmmm fish on a stick
mmmm fish on a stick
Scorpion - yes I ate it - tasted like crunch soy sauce
Scorpion – yes I ate it – tasted like crunch soy sauce
Delicious
Delicious
Pad Thai
Pad Thai
rice
rice
the sauces for each of these dishes differed which made every stir fry something unique
the sauces for each of these dishes differed which made every stir fry something unique
yum
yum
street vendors
street vendors
cocunut icecream
cocunut icecream
FRUIT
FRUIT
First night - we thought the pad thai was amazing and then we tried other places and others... and just couldn't get enough
First night – we thought the pad thai was amazing and then we tried other places and others… and just couldn’t get enough
A lady making our pad thai
A lady making our pad thai
more chicken skewers
more chicken skewers
stir fry
stir fry
soup with sea food
soup with sea food
cocunut soup! DELICIOUS!
cocunut soup! DELICIOUS!
TOM YUM soup... this was a staple in our diets for three weeks (almost)
TOM YUM soup… this was a staple in our diets for three weeks (almost)
street food
street food
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