My final blog of my time in Thailand will be focused one of the most important part of all of Thailand….
I am not exaggerating when I say that one of the main reasons I was dreading leaving Thailand was that the food was just so, absolutely, fantastically, wonderfully, “bloody” (according to my new Aussies and Brit friends) amazing! Every place I ate, even if it was at the home, the food was the most delicious dish ever. I swear that each dish I tried just got better and better.
To begin, the exotic fruit. I believe that I have found a new obsession, Mangosteen. They are these delicious little balls that hold the richest and sweetest tasting fruit inside. I guess the best way to describe the taste is a beautiful combination of a ripe cherry and a tangerine combined into one little fruit. I averaged 20 a day. Another exotic fruit called Durian comes with a warning: DELICIOUS BUT DO NOT LEAVE IN A SMALL CONFINED SPACE. The reason for this warning is because it smells like serious body odor, but is actually pretty deliciously fascinating. I unfortunately did not heed to the warning and left the fruit in my room over night. I woke up the next morning, smelling every article of clothing until I could find where the stench came from and BINGO, durian was the winner!
While I was there, I learned how to cook Phad See Ewe, which is delicious soy rice noodles. It has a sweet and salty taste to it, covering both sensitive sides of the taste buds. It is simple actually, however the recipe consists of one major aspect that may or may not determine the perfection of the meal. This aspect of the recipe must not be taken for granted. The entire recipe requires the ability to be unafraid to cook in smoldering heat around a huge pan over a stove. It radiates all kinds of heat that I had never experienced before, namely sticky soy sauce heat!
I also tried the best food I have ever had. At the Floating Market, I ate mango sticky rice. And while that may sound unusual, it was like putting mangos over sweet sticky rice drizzled in a sauce made out of sugar and condensed milk. My only words to describe this, is that even now just thinking about it makes me want to return to Thailand just for the Mango Sticky Rice.
Thank you for reading my time in Thailand! I have been in Laos now for almost 3 weeks, so I will definitely be starting to write about my time here! I appreciate your support!
In addition, I have made 2 VLOGS so I have added them onto this blog.