It is safe to say that I am not at my ideal weight. With all of the dinners with friends before we departed, that goal weight slipped a little further away but I consoled myself that once I got to Thailand, all of the walking would change that. So, it’s only been three days and we are walking like crazy but I don’t see that goal weight happening. The food here is too freaking awesome and it is EVERYWHERE -and- SO CHEAP!
Here are a few pics of the tasty things tried (when our Thai guide returns, I’ll try to get some names to these):
Ba mee – delicious soup noodle dish. The soup had dark green leafy vegetables, something similar in looks to celery, and wontons filled with shrimp. As it is Thailand, most dishes also come with a healthy sprinkle of pork. Hooray for vegetarians everywhere! This entree was 40Baht or about $1.38.
Fried mussels with an egg batter, it came with a sweet chili dipping sauce:
Little doughballs filled with dried shrimp (on left) and fresh chives on right. (Probably not my all time favorite but interesting – the dried, salty shrimp is used in a lot of their dishes, especially salads.)
Fresh rolls – not a Thai dish but still delicious, from the Vietnamese booth, accompanied with a sweet chili sauce (a favorite). I believe these were about 30Baht, so around $1 (and they circled the plate before we started munching).
Desserts – or “kawng wan”
Cookies – This tiny treat is thinner than a fortune cookie but as sweet. The center is filled with a shredded coconut (they were a favorite of mine 10 years ago and they didn’t disappoint today). The five purchased were 20Baht – about 50cents (so worth it!).
Mystery beauties – all have a base of sticky rice. Those in the front have a custard on the top and then others have shredded coconut on them –
Friend banana, pumpkin and a “sweet potato” type root. All delicious.
What looks good to you?