Monthly Archives: April 2008

Catfish ‘fingers’

Here’s a plate of catfish pieces from Dinosaur BBQ.  I prefer to call them catfish ‘fingers’.  nothing too odd about these, but they are very different from the catfish in Thailand.  Thais eat a lot of catfish (bplaa duk [ปลาดุก]) prepared in many ways.  Thailand is also known for some of the largest catfish in [...]

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Scallops

Here’s an entree of scallops from a restaurant in Rochester. Nothing too strange about this one, but it was so tasty I couldn’t resist posting the picture.  While scallops are common in some asian cuisines, it is rare to find them in Thailand.  As far as I know, even though the use of shellfish is [...]

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Can’t resist the trash plate

Well, everytim I make it back to the US, I must have a trash plate at some point during the trip.  Here’s this visit’s.  Wow it makes my mouth water just looking at this photo.  Too bad there’s nothing like this available in Bangkok.

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Fresh northeastern game

Here’s a nice collection of some less common meats.  I certainly wouldn’t consider these rare or strange, but we don’t see them all that often.  And they sure are tasty!  This is venison, goose, and pheasant all three of which my friend hunted and smoked for our eating pleasure.  We should have made some Thai [...]

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Tofurky is some weird meat

What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with a Tofurky? Actually these photos were taken in April, but that’s besides the point. What we have here is a totally vegan imitation turkey. Unfortunately this one isn’t molded into the shape of a turkey like the one I saw last year, but it certainly tasted a [...]

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Geoduck – one huge clam

Here’s a strange one that unfortunately I haven’t had the opportunity to try yet.  These photos were taken in an Asian grocery store in New York City  I don’t know much about geoduck, but I’ll definitely need to add it to my ‘To Eat’ list.

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Alligator bits

Here’s another tasty appetizer from good old Dinosaur BBQ.  I wouldn’t consider this meat overwhelmingly strange, but I would say that it’s strange not to see more Asians eating it.  Around Thailand there is a lot of crocodiles and alligators, but I have never seen it on a menu.  The only times I’ve seen these [...]

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