Friday, February 24, 2012

Somtam in northeast thailand comes many ways

I get quite amused by many of the posts and pictures I see of Isaan food, and people eating Isaan food. I especially enjoy seeing what people call somtam. Of course there is nothing wrong with any of it it is just lacks the Isaanness that makes it really Isaan Here's a somtam I would guess not many people outside certain areas of Isaan have ever experienced. It is a type of sohk lek with another twist. If you know Isaan food you should be able to identify all the ingredients.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

OK Restaurant Mukdahan Thailand

There has been a restaurant at this site for as long as I have been visiting Mukdahan or for more than 12 years. I use this one for it's outside seating and reasonable priced beer. People watching is fair as it's one street up from Thai Immigration and the boat crossing to Laos and a bit around the corner from the Indochina market along the Mekong River.
Foodwise I am not the best to judge it as if I want Thai food I go to a Thai daytime or evening style place. I recently had the khao man gai ( chicken slices on rice) for 49baht. It was clean and tasty, but generally for 30 Baht I get quite a bit more plus a clear broth.
If you are new to Thailand or want some western food in Mukdahan or a cold beer this place is fine and clean and convenient.
For me the best place in town for an evening graze is the Mukdahan Night Food Market up the street.
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