Sick baby, Mina

Max is at his first night away from home (away from family) on a school trip to the nearby town of Kut Lan. Meanwhile, Mina is getting over a fever and has reverted into a baby. Luckily, Nam found an old Dora bottle.

Spicy Eggs

A decent breakfast is generally hard to find in the far provinces. Grilled pork skewers and sticky rice is the de facto breakfast of choice, with rice porridge or soup being available most of the time. If you really want other choices, best to head for a market or nearby university canteen.

We dropped off the kids at their Saturday tutoring session and are having breakfast at Nam’s university. Later, we’ll go check out a Muay Thai gym around the back entrance of the campus since Max wants to start up again.
Busy Saturday.

Avocado toast and eggs

Is Northeast Thailand ready for an avotoast cafe? I’m sure not gonna find out! Our town must have the highest turnover for coffee-related businesses in the world.

Day of Grub

It all started out with French toast and banana milkshakes for breakfast, and continued into lunch at our friend’s nearby restaurant where the kids had noodles and fried rice, and we had various curries and braised meats.

We made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with walnuts in the late afternoon, then I went to my Turkish pal’s house to get continued instruction on various salads, sauces, and kebab. I took a big bag of food home and the kids chowed down. Tomorrow is school for them, so the sad silence before bed has begun.

 

Bonus Kebab Assembly Vids:

Costco Onion Banchan Documentary

How the heck did I miss this until now?

Kinda like the best documentary ever, using the oldest pawn shop equipment available. Awesome.

This is the reddit page my mom thoughtfully sent me: Costco Kimchi

I’m sure Kevin must have mentioned it at some point, but I’d never heard of this practice until today.