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bangkok bites

bangkok is like the dollar store for dinner: pad thai, pad see yu, noodle soup, or duck and rice — a plate of it will invariably run you about $1 on the street. food carts are shipwrecked all over the sidewalks in our neighborhood and each has its own set of dishes. it’s like the entire city is an enormous outdoor dim-sum. if you like asian food, this place is heaven.

last friday, i thought i’d try and reach food nirvana with some thai friends chris and i made at (where else?) a local restaurant.

oil, mei and me

oil, mei and me

we took a cab to chinatown, the delicious love-child of las vegas and a chinese restaurant.

chinatown cab

bangkok chinatown

bangkok chinatown

i ate some weird things that night:

  1. pig tongue
  2. chicken lung
  3. pig blood patties
  4. pig gut
  5. grasshopper
  6. fish intestine
  7. gingko and mushroom ice sou

mushroom and ginkgo dessert

mushroom and ginkgo dessert

durian carver

durian carver

fried cockroach, mealworms, and grasshoppers

fried cockroach, mealworms, and grasshoppers

street squid

street squid

oddly enough, it wasn’t this night that gave me a case of the bangkok bathroom blues. instead, chris and i both fell ill after eating some accursed thai yogurt from a local supermarket. that’s what we get for eating indoors!

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6 Responses to “bangkok bites”

  1. on 02 Jul 2009 at 12:35 am Albert Wang

    Yum yum. What’s your take on Durian? Delicacy or disgusting?

    The first photo of yourself is amazing.

  2. on 03 Jul 2009 at 5:24 am Lawrence David

    I don’t find the smell to be bad at all. I’m ambivalent on the taste — I’m not in love, but I’d eat it if someone put it in front of me!

  3. on 06 Jul 2009 at 3:09 pm Daniel Sngiem

    Fried grasshoppers are not bad. My mom cracked open a durian last night. I can still smell it. Have you had dragonscales yet?

  4. on 07 Jul 2009 at 12:37 pm Lawrence David

    No, what are dragonscales?!

  5. on 07 Jul 2010 at 2:11 pm tonyspeed

    the cockroaches are actually waterbugs i think

  6. on 16 Aug 2010 at 3:53 am Daniel Sngiem

    One Year Later…

    Dragonscales are like oversized kiwis from a cactus like plant. Well I call them dragonscales… but another name is pitaya. Go figure.


    I’m not looking forward to moving back and not seeing you there.


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