Monthly Archives: April 2007

Countryside crabs

When most people think of crabs they probably think of a very large animal that comes from the ocean. Some people might also be familiar with smaller crabs, including the soft-shelled ones. Well, I was pretty surprised when I found out that these crabs don’t even come from anywhere near the sea. They are actually [...]

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Hand-caught river mussels

Pictured here are a bunch of river mussels (hoi malaeng puu [หอยแมลงภู่]) that I (yep, me!) and a few others actually caught ourselves. Up in Isaan (between Korat and Buriram), the Northeast area of Thailand we just swam in the river, digging them out of the mud with our bare hands. Mussels are fairly common [...]

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Chinese crocodile jerky

Here’s one that isn’t all too common here in Bangkok, although I did find it in a local grocery store: crocodile jerky.  There’s not much to say about this one except its very tough and very tasteless.  I’m sure crocodile jerky could be spiced up a lot, but this being a Chinese brand it’s not [...]

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