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Friday, October 14, 2005


Lunch in Bangkok

I arrived back in Bangkok on Sunday. I love it here in this country. One thing I notice—it is hot! Mid-thirties each day. It is good to be back with Ead and Tong. I bought a SIM card for my phone and slowly I am catching up with everyone.

When I arrived Ead and Tong asked what I wanted for lunch. I said I had not eaten gai yang (BBQ chicken) or khao neow (sticky rice) for five months so we went to an Isaan restaurant. If you arrived here as a tourist, you wouldn't find this place. It's way out in the suburbs. The menus are not in English and I doubt if the staff speak it either.

We didn't try all they had to offer—none of the amphibians, none of the grubs that I'm told are found in bamboo, nor did we have the ant eggs. But we did have a great lunch. We got about half a chicken, a whole fish, khao neow, somtam Thai (not somtam Isaan with the fermented raw fish), and several plates of vegetables including wild ones that are not found in Australia. No wonder Thai people in Australia miss Thailand. We had a great feast. And the bill for three of us came to under $A11.

I'm glad to be back.

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