Food for thought


About once a month, I need to make a mile-or-so walk to the pet food store for dry cat food. It’s an easy enough walk, rock and roll in the headsets, and today a happy hour drink in a Coke bottle to keep me company.

When I make this walk, I often try to dovetail on the fact I will be passing the fresh market and lots of street food vendors. There’s usually some kind of food that will be of interest.

Today, I stopped at a popup restaurant almost back at my house, a Thai couple just getting the stand operational. I was their first customer of the evening.

Given that portions often are small here, and with the possibility I might be sharing later, I decided to go “all in” and order three dishes.

The first was a pork omelette that I thought would be good as a starter (35 baht/$1 – pictured at left). I added two other pork dishes with rice, pork and basil on right. The third dish was a stir-fried pork dish.

Total bill for 3 meals – 140 baht/less than $5.

The omelette, with some soy sauce for salt, was delicious. It came on a bed of white rice.

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About 2bagsandapack

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. Indonesia lasted for a 4 wonderful years but I have now moved on to Hua Hin, Thailand.
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