Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

geezer evening special Dinner isaan

When i was a kid i remember the "senior special" at 5pm and real people ste about 8pm.
At one of my locals i have a 200 baht special.2 large Chang, ice, and food, sort if my geezer deal
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A simple meal in the Village, Nong Khai Isaan

It doesn't take much when a few friends get together in the village to put an outstanding meal together. Fried chicken, somtam, some vegetables and a couple tom yaam plaas
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

food again #bkkfatty 23.0711 isaan

A squid salad and somtam with hoi, beer on the side. Saturday evening graze
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Asalha Puja, That Phanom, Isaan, Gotta Eat

With all the folks arriving to make merit the local food stalls were ready to make sure no one staved. And one did not need to go far, these folks were set up just across from the front gate of That Phanom.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday Night Nibble-athon in Khon Kaen Isaan

Rain was heading this way Friday Evening, so I made my way over to my "local". Now this is a real local like in Ireland or England or in the old days in the USA. This is the place where everyone knows your name. This is a Thai local, and the odd westerner is more than welcome.Anyhow I just wanted to sit and graze and bullshit with the folks for a few hours. So anyhow for the next 3 hours I just sort of grazed and joked with my neighbors at "Menu Neua" in Khaon Kaen

Friday, July 8, 2011

friday evening isaan snacks

A little chicken, a little seafood, a bit of beer
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Monday, July 4, 2011

Beung Kaen Nakhon, Khon Kaen, Isaan, Evening Food

Along the Northwest shore of the lake food and other stalls appear every evening to provide food and beverage to the starving isaan masses. The nice thing about this night food market is that it is off the street and sitting in the shade along the lake is a bit more pleasant than sucking carbon monoxide roadside.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

It's Food not Foodies in Isaan

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic(click on thumbnail to view full size) I see Photos of Isaan and Thai food for that matter that in no way resembles the food I eat daily in Isaan. I see the "I Love Somtam" sites or whatever and wonder what would happen if some of those people ever visited Isaan, what they would say. Even here in Isaan there is a range of somtams on the table. In a given town or village there might be any number of somtam sellers and everyone in the village will have their favorite. If you are a regular the stall will know your preferences and "designer somtam" is on the way. In my case my locals know I like plenty of tomatoes and that's how I get it.
The same thing is true of most Isaan and Thai foods. Laap (click on thumbnail to view full size) Share photos on twitter with Twitpicanother Isaan regular is different from shop to shop. You have to remember that Isaan people "Live to eat" not "Eat to live".Share photos on twitter with Twitpic (click on thumbnail to view full size) Food is a social event whether with family or friends or friends and family. Share photos on twitter with Twitpic(click on thumbnail to view full size) There are as many different marinades for gai yaang as there are villages in Isaan.
I don't know if there is a correct way to do any Isaan or Thai food, all I do know is I can enjoy meal at 1 place and find it completely unbearable at another.
If you come to Isaan learn to try the same thing at more than 1 place. What you might not like at restaurant, or food stall 1, you might find more to your liking elsewhere.
I've made myself hungry, Bye for now.