Tag Archives: Thai food

Eating Many Things in One Bite

Miang kham. เมี่ยงคำ. Translated it means ‘eating many things in one bite.’ This is one of the traditional foods found in Thailand and now is the season. It’s the rainy season and the wet lowlands are bringing forth a bounty of … Continue reading

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What’s He Doing Now?

I stopped off for an order of som dtom (a spicy green papaya salad) on my way home from work the other day. I typically visit this one vendor once a week, she knows my tastes now. I chat with … Continue reading

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Gin Kaao

I mentioned to my landlady that I had “gluuai” for breakfast. “Gluuai” was one of the first Thai words I learned and a word that I can use with confidence. She repeats the word several times but it sounds different … Continue reading

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I’ll Take “SOUP” for $600, Alex.

The evening before the holiday luncheon, Tara was home making cookies, herbal teas, punches, and other sweet treats; Marissa was making baked beans and two kinds of mac and cheese; Will was making pulled pork and composing a beautiful salad; … Continue reading

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Soup To Nuts

I will be leaving for Thailand in just over a month and the other day I wanted to try my hand at cooking something Thai. I was in the mood for soup. In scoping out the half dozen or so … Continue reading

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Hello and Thank-you

I met an American ex-pat visiting from Thailand this summer. He offhandedly offered his slant that Thailand is referred to as the Land of Smiles not so much because of the friendliness of the people, but rather because of their … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Grapes?

Truth be told, I was never keen on going to Ukraine. It’s not a case of sour grapes, I’m relieved I’m not going; I’m not bitter. When I first accepted my assignment in Eastern Europe, I thought, “Oh good, I’ll be … Continue reading

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