by FieryTree on March 24, 2013 · 5 comments

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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.

Ba Mee

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?

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1 Krystalle March 25, 2013 at 5:15 am

All of it? Oh wow. Seriously. This looks amazing, and I knew the exchange rates from USD to the Thai Baht were good, but wow.

I cannot wait for more details of your adventure! So much I want to know all about!


2 Christina Galloway March 25, 2013 at 9:28 pm

So everything! Ba mee has my name written all over it. Those cookies as well! What fun to try so many interesting things. I hope you learn to make some of them.


3 FieryTree March 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm

She said we would take cooking classes together, so that may be in the cards. She is such a good cook that so far there is not a lot of motivation to cook on my own though.


4 FieryTree March 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm

The Ba Mee was truly delicious, good choice! I think it is a pretty common dish in the States, every restaurant definitely has their own take though.


5 Soulfull March 30, 2013 at 10:59 am

Agree with Krystalle – everything looks delish, but I’m on a mission to find a place in Atlanta with some good Ba mee…. That looks AWESOME!


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