Friday, October 26, 2012

Foodgasm at the fair, Sakon Nakhon 26.1012

So we slipped over to the fair to see what was going on early this evening. By the fair I mean all the stuff at Ming Muang Municipal Park in Sakon Nakhon. Tonnes of the usual this and that are being sold but I was after food. It looks like the BBQ on a stick is a favorite again. There was plenty of Phad Thai in various forms as well as duck and for those with absolutely no tastebuds the Isaan weanie was the in abundance.
One way or the other there is something for everyone at the fair,

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A little bit of Thailand in Udon Thani

From the New Cetral Mall through Soi Sampantamit in Udon Thani you are hrdpress to find Thai food, but a new place has finally open and welcome it is Baan Bongkotch serves good Thai food at Thai food prices in a Thai restaurant.
Yes you can wonder into the bowels of the Mall to the foodcourt and get a sanitized version of Thai good at inflated prices, but to sit down in a normal Thai restaurant has not been easy to find in an area I call Pattaya without the Sea.
Fair portions of Thai food at Fair prices. I look forward to eating there whenever I have to be in Udon.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Krua Vietnam Restaurant Mukdahan Thailand

Banh Xeo
(Replacing an earlier Post) The Tourism Authority of Thailand, local travel guides and some enthusiastic copy paste travel bloggers call this restaurant Vietnam Noodle and Food. Not only do they get the name wrong, but they also have it in the wrong spot. Now before I am once again informed that Travell Bloggers are not map makers one might note that if they even visited the place they would see what they were copying and pasting was incorrect. As to the mane I can see why it is listed incorrectly as the owners were dumb enough to post it clearly in a number of places. And to all congratulations they do not have Vietnamese noodles.
The first thing I ordered, after a beer was the Banh Xeo, which they know by its Thai name and then took a chance with the Spring Rolls. One of the customers congratulated me on knowing the Vietnamese name of the foods and we carried on a conversation throughout the meal. Real nice customers and mighty fine staff here. The Banh Xeo was 8 out of 10. Well prepared ,but a bit on the small size. The Spring Rolls were Vietnamese style using the proper rice paper not that cardboard stuff Thais seem to prefer.
The Nooles they do are Quaiytiaow, Thai Style. It seems many of the restaurants in the region have to mix authentic foor with the more basic foods that fit the less  refined Thai pallet.
The Restaurant location can be found where it actually exists on my Mukdahan Map