I guess you could call them yardlong beans, but most of the world switched to a better system long ago, and besides, where’s the fun in that?
Google review of Panom Rung Restaurant by Justin Yoshida
Staring locals. Scary truckers in the dark, broken parking lot… Raw chili and garlic in a dirty center bowl. Unapologetically fatty pork. Best of all, it’s sandwiched between a second rank gas station restroom and minimart. Need I say more?
It’s an epic hole in the wall.
Mina brought a hamburger bun stuffed with a fried duck egg over to my desk and said, “try some.” I was just waking up, so I told her I needed a minute. In that minute, the sandwich disappeared and I jokingly asked Mina why she didn’t save me any.
“Cuz it was sooo gooood.”
I fried up one of the duck eggs Nam’s sister gave us from her egg factory (she makes salted duck eggs out on her resort in the country) and threw it in a toasted burger bun with a slice of processed cheddar… UMAMI. BOMB.
It was the best, messiest, umamiest egg sandwich, ever.
My review on Google Maps basically says it’s sugokunai. Mushy noodles and lukewarm broth are just not my thing, but Thais seem to love both. I just want to put some photos here.
Today I learned about Hematogen (latin: Haematogenum), which is a nutrition bar partially made from black food albumin taken from processed cow’s blood. Yum!
I also fell in love with the website where I found the original photos.