Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A wonderland of basic isaan food

Oh, here it is the last month of the year and it seems we're in the same old basic, but delicious rut here in isaan. Somtam, I probably have it 4 times a week and chicken just as much if not more. BBQ pork in one from or another is another staple. Vegetables in spurts , I really enjoy the grilled eggplant and even mixed grilled or boiled veg. Enjoy the album of some of the places and meals in ecember in isaan.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Menu Neua Restaurant an Isaan Food Moment

Menu Neau is just about 1 year old now, a new place on Beung Kaen Nakhon and I have been a customer since they opened. The thing, or one of the many, is it is family and local orineted. Some nights the old guys, my age will sit  for hours nibbling and si and otherspping from the bottle of Johny Walker or Thai whiskey.
During Songkran past it really became Isaan Live Headquarters. The Tourism Authority of Thailand directs westerners to what is called Soi Khao Ngiaow for the holiday  It is in Khon Kaen near the major hotels away from the beung where songkran is celebrated by families, sort of old style. The restaurant was a great place to watch cars and people and many many families taking a break for a meal as can be seen in this post and others like the video happy hips. The food is good and the service is Isaan style. So find out for yourself at Menu Neua on Beung Kaen Nakhon in Isaan

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Isaan Breakfast, a real good cold weather start to your day in Thailand

Kwaiy Jaeb or any of the other spellings is right up there with Khao Tom and the rice soups on a cold morning in Isaan or anywhere in Thailand on a chilly morning.
This lady has been in business for years. On a Sunday morning she and her assistant go on non stop from 0600 to noon, or the early to bed folks to the truly hung over Thats and gg and a half, plus plenty of meet and noodles. 15 years ago the price was 15baht, it has now jumped to 25 baht for a huge portion.