This will be the part 2 post about my recent trip to Thailand.
Naah … Just kidding.
A trip to Thailand is never complete if you did not go for their local delicacies or food, whether is sold by the road side, road stall or on the road. Contrary to usual belief that road side food are not as good as those in air conditioned restaurants, the roadside food along the streets in Thailand are just the total opposite. Apart from that, they are cheap too. Damn cheap …… Sometimes I just wonder why they can keep their price so low even though their petrol price is at least double of what we have here (38.3 baht per litre, which is equivalent of RM3.80 per litre for RON95).
You’ll never get starved in Thailand because the streets are just abundantly packed with food. Note the word “abundant”. Grilled Pork, Meat Balls, Sausages, Dried Cuttlefish, Sticky Rice, Glutinous rice, Sweet deserts are just a damn small part of what you can get on a typical street.
What you see above are pineapples, ready to be “skinned” and eaten on the spot. Though it might look normal in the pictures but wait till you see the actual size at the pic below. It’s smaller than my palm but don’t let the look deceive you. This fruit is damn sweet and nice. And CHEAP!!!
Another one of my favorite is their sticky rice served with various kinds of toppings, notably mango, steam egg custard with coconut milk and etc. Priced at 5 baht, 2 packets of these can feed an adult.
Apart from these local delicacies, there are also various dishes that are pretty much can be found here in Malaysia. One of them is this :-
Chicken Rice …
This stall has really good business and the food taste nice also, and priced at RM2.50 per plate, with a complimentary soup.
For the dessert, this is one of the interesting ones …
Self-made Coconut flavored Ice Cream with real fruit chunks. Taste like heaven … LOL
This is the Part 1 post about my recent trip to Thailand.
Some of you might know that I just went to Thailand 2 weeks ago with my family to visit the relatives on my mom’s side. I’ve received lots of messages from friends asking me to reconsider due to the political state in Thailand, but I still went on with the plan.
It’s been close to 7 years since I last went back to my mom’s hometown. It feels good and nice to be able to catch up with the relatives.
During the stay, Thailand was very hot with temperatures ranging from 36 to 38 degree Celsius. Thank God that there were aircond rooms for me to stay in. LOL. That aside, this period is actually a new year period for the Thais, which is called “Songkran”. Water splashings are literally everywhere and falls in just nice with the scorching hot weather. Everywhere you go is a wet war zone where everyone just in the Rapid Water Splashing Mode.
I stayed in the car most of the time because of my wound. So can’t get wet. Otherwise I’ll definitely join the war… LOL…
Don’t know whether this is an annual thingy or not, hopefully it’s not. For every year without fail since 2007, something involving injuries will happen to me. Let’s do some recap, shall we?
This year, my bike skidded when I was on my way home from office on April 9th, 2010. It was a damn rainy day at 4:00pm when I finish work. While driving along the Mahameru Highway, the car in front of me braked suddenly and I brake too. My front wheel went spinning out of control and I fell off from the bike.
Thank God that the injury was not as bad as the 2009 mishaps.
I’ll be flying off to Bangkok tomorrow morning and then transit to Cheang Rai.
Lots of friend asked me whether I want to reconsider my plan due to the political situation in Thailand. But I just don’t give it a damn…… I haven’t been going back to my mom’s hometown for close to 6 or 7 years already.
Pray that this will be a safe and smooth sailing trip. And pray that my family and I will come back the way before we went.
On another unrelated note, the iPhone has been serving me well with some useful apps. The camera function really comes in handy. This is what I snapped while at gym yesterday …
After posting this pic on my FB, some friends claimed I’m becoming a narcissist. LOL.