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Grilled Pork Neck

This is a regional delicacy for the everyday people. I am perfecting the chili, tamarind, and toasted rice dipping sauce. The pork is fine.

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Exploits Food Photos

Khon Kaen, two months ago

It takes me so long to put things up on this blog these days. There’s posts I’ve been wanting to publish for more than a decade lol. Anyways, since another trip to Khon Kaen is coming up either tomorrow or this weekend, I wanted to put up some more photos of another back in August.

Artemis Archery, Khon Kaen
Mina getting lessons from the Thai Robin Hood
My favorite passenger seat pursuit is snapping photos all the way until we arrive.
Found a curry resto in Khon Kaen!
Oh lassi!
At KK airport dropping someone off, I think.

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Food Photos Thai Society/Culture

Breakfast from Pon Yang Kham

I threw together a bunch of leftovers and it turned out real fine… Pon Yang Kham beef is the best in Thailand, from a Thai/French cattle hybrid. It will never be world class, but it’s the best of what’s available in Thailand.

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Food Oh, baby! Photos

Noodle baby

Kimchi and Corn Tonkotsu Ramen

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Decisions, decisions.

Instant noodle conundrum, yo.

UPDATE: Indo Mie FTW.

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Around Mahasarakham Food Photos

How do you like them jackfruits?

My favorite urinal in the whole world because peeing while staring at swollen jackfruit pairs is somehow fascinating.

This is at an all-you-can-eat hot pot/grill buffet that has unfortunately changed owners, upped their prices, and is no longer worth going to. RIP Mum Aloi Ban Din Dam… Your 99 Baht buffet was the best in town!

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Food Photos Thai Society/Culture

INSERT ANIMAL NAME – Crap coffee

The only real way to experience true crap coffee flavor!

The most expensive coffee in the world is being produced at the elephant camp we take the kids to almost every new year, on the way to Surin province: World’s Priciest Coffee Is Hand-Picked From Elephant Dung

So here’s my prediction: What started as civet crap coffee and moved to elephant crap coffee will eventually result in the production of human crap coffee. Because, let’s be honest, Kopi Luwak can reportedly be very smooth (the ones I tried were not), but most people drink it because it’s something new and exotic, and because they secretly want to be like the baboon.

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Freestyle Fries

Fry in lard, top with leftovers!
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Thai Basil Explosion with Star Egg

Give me sliced pork belly, and I can rule the world.

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Food Photos Thai Society/Culture

Dorilocos, Frito Pies, and Papaslocas! Oh, my!

Why haven’t I heard about this until today? My new mission: Create an equally delicious Northeastern Thai version without ever having tried the original: Yam Praduk foo, pork rinds, gummy worms, and blood sausage cubes thrown together in a bag of Banana Party snack chips!

Maybe I need to spend some more time planning first.

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Food Oh, baby! Photos

Cast Iron Pizza

We went all in with Kenji on this one:
Foolproof Pan Pizza Recipe
New York-Style Pizza Sauce Recipe


Actually, for the sauce, I added filtered fish sauce, tripled the amount of garlic, and used the good part of a rotting onion instead of going to the store to buy a fresh one, and it turned out really, really well.

I tried using a cast iron Lodge pan and an aluminum baking pan, and the latter was predictably much inferior to the former because the crust stuck to it pretty badly.

In Thailand, any cheese is expensive, and the one called for in the recipe is unavailable where we live, so we used a cheap pre-shredded mix. It was most excellent. The sweet Thai basil was also a great match.

Next time, I must find a bigger, better alternative to the baking pan.

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Food Videos

Artsy Baking Video

Good:

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Red Curry Ribs with Fried Egg

Best believe the chilies and fish sauce were in full effect.

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Food Oh, baby! Photos

Lucky girl!

Double moo ping!

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Smoked Pork Roast

There’s a new butcher shop between my house and work that opened half a year ago. They sell pork only. The quality of meat is better than anywhere else, and the prices are cheaper as well… So I’m in there a couple times a week.

Most Thais do not like the well-marbled cuts that I go after, so there are usually a few choice ones in the displays. The staff will also go get whatever you want from the back, if it’s not on display.

I asked them about a whole pig last week, and they gave me a number to call… I’m toying with the idea of a barbecue pit. Just need to find a steady supply of my favorite lamyai wood.

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Food Photos Thai Society/Culture

Tam Lao Papayaless Variant

Excellent balance of flavors and clever use of banana leaf on flat plate instead of bowl. Sometimes the classics need a reboot.

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Exploits Food Photos

Let’s play a game…

Its called the Three Dollar or Less Beer Bonanza (Eastern European Edition):

How many of these beers do you know?

How many can you try while packing suitcases last minute?

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Cars Exploits Food Photos

America Has Fish Sauce

But there are so many basic types and specific variants, as well as imported and domestically produced brands, it’s mind-boggling. Referring to any specific type as just “fish sauce” could be quite disastrous, depending on the context (who put pla dak in the nam pla?).

Bonus shot: Ultra dope station wagon in the Costco parking lot.

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Food Oh, baby! Photos

Max @ IN-N-OUT

LOL!! Look at this happy boy!

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Food Oh, baby! Photos

Tacos and Somtam

Olé, krup!


To be precise, fish tacos and non-papaya tam variant.

To be even more precise, deep-fried Nile tilapia tacos with corn and bird’s eye chili salsa and long fak bean tam.

Tacos always get my inner Mike D going:

He said, “Can I get some?”
I said, you can’t get none!
Had a chance to run
He pulled out his shotgun
He was quick on the draw, I thought I’d be dead
He put the gun to my head and this is what he said