Monthly Archives: July 2006

A platter of bugs

Here’s a tasty bar snack that goes great with beer. While it may look intimidating at first, most of these items are actually quite tasty. In the bowl we have ants (miang mot daeng [เมี่ยงมดแดง]). I talk about miang mod daeng , although as is the norm, there is no coconut in this mixture. In [...]

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Miang Kam

This is a traditional Thai snack called miang kam [เมี่ยงคำ], which supposedly had its origin around North Thailand in ancient times. Due to its simplicity, I can easily visualize people eating this snack ages ago. All you do is take some large, chaapluu leaves [ช้าพลู] to wrap the ingredients up before popping it in your [...]

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A dinner of weeds

I call this a dinner of weeds because essentially that’s what it seems like to me. Get some chili sauce (nam prik [น้ำพริก]) to dip the veggies, a plate of rice as the base, and maybe a tiny fish for some protein. There’s countless combinations this dish can take with all types of chili sauces [...]

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Cha-om Omelet (ไข่เจียวชอม)

I recently posted about the gaeng som where I mentioned that a common addition is an omelet with a thai vegetable called cha-om (no common English name, but scientific name acacia pennata).  Well, I decided I better go out and get a picture of the omelet.  Here’s some ไข่เจียวชอม [kai jiaw chaom].  As you can [...]

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