To start, I have to apologize that Beau and I have been slacking on the food post. Sorry foodie friends. The good news is we worked really hard in Bangkok documenting our good eats. One of the things that I was most excited to experience in Thailand was the food. Since we eat Thai food at home on a regular bases we decided it would be a good investment to get some training. So Beau and I signed up for Thai food cooking class at Baipai cooking school. With aprons on, recipes and pen in hand, and game faces on we learned to prepare four dishes: Gai Satay (Chicken Satay), Plah Goong (Shrimp and herb salad), Gai Pad Med Ma-Mouang (Chicken and Cashew Nut stir-fry), and Khao Neaw Moon (Mango Sticky Rice). The Chef and assistant were completely adorable and truly made the day a blast. I have to say that this was the best food we have had in a long time and it did make us miss our stove. That is the one thing you start to miss traveling…. home cooked meals.
Besides mango sticky rice being my favorite dessert, the banana and chocolate roti has to come in pretty close to the top. We had something very similar to this in Zanzibar and were more than eager to try it again. We found our banana chocolate dream at the JJ weekend market but finding a street vendor that makes these is not hard. This could be why we have gain weight on this part of the trip.
We also really loved these taco looking desserts too. They are easy to find but we can't seem to be able to figure out their name. So I will refer to them as my other travelers do, Thai Tacos. The tacos seems to be made of a crispy rice and coconut pancake with a coconut marshmallow layer and a candied squash or pumpkin… But all of this is a guess. So if you know what this is and can tell us we would love it. All I have to say is they are darn good.
have to mention the bug snacks. I not really into eating bugs. I am not saying I would never eat a bug. If I was dared I probably would or if I had to for survival I would do it but for a snack? No thanks. If you are an adventure eating like my husband you can try all kinds of bugs while in Thailand. On a previous trip to Thailand Beau went down the path of trying scorpions and crickets. He passed on this trip. I guess I need to work on peer pressure skills.
- In 2008 we (Meggan and Beau) set out to see the world and start a business. Since then we have visited 48 countries and we’re just getting started. Travel and design go hand in hand. Whether we’re on the other side of the planet, or down the street we always find things to inspire us.