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Buffalo soup

This is some really tasty buffalo soup (gaeng juut nua kwai [แกงจึดเนื้อควาย]) that was prepared at a recent wedding I attended. I want to reiterate: it was really, really tasty. Part of the wedding routine was to purchase an entire buffalo and pig to prepare the massive amount of food required for the guests. You [...]

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Ox tail soup

This is some ox tail soup I ordered in Jakarta. The soup was pretty good with a tasty broth. I did get a huge chunk of bony tail. In fact, it was so large that the majority of the bowl was filled with the bone. That’s too bad, though, because there was only one sliver [...]

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Filipino blood soup

Another interesting food I happened to have in Hong Kong. Not Chinese at all, but due to the large number of Filipino workers their cuisine is quite common there. This item is dinuguan, which is essentially a stew of pork meat and pork blood. It’s the item in the cup there. The mess around it [...]

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Fish kidney curry

Here’s a dish that might sound strange: fish kidney curry or แกงไตปลา [gaeng dtai bplaa]. A Southern Thai dish, it is usually spiced accordingly. In other words, it is extremely spicy. According to the Royal Thai Institute dictionary: TAI PLA ไตปลา (noun): word for the collection of organs in a fish’s abdomen of certain fish [...]

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Spinal cord soup

This here is a common Isaan dish called dtom saep [ต้มแซบ]. It is a sourish soup, somewhat like tom yam with the main difference in the meat department. Tom yam is generally served with chicken or shrimp as the meat whereas dtom saep is always (as far as I know) with pork or beef. And [...]

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Ant egg soup

This was a really tasty home cooked meal. Seriously. Gaeng pak waan sai kai mod daeng [แกงผักหวานใส่ไข่มดแดง], or in English, a vegetable soup with red ant eggs. Ant eggs are used in a couple of Isaan dishes, but they are seasonal. Another common way to serve them is in an omelet. You can click on [...]

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The most controversial soup around

This here is shark fin soup. I know it’s not a very politically correct soup, but as a purveyor of odd foods, I had to try it at least once. Despite its primarily Chinese origin and popularity, it is available all throughout Asia. it is very common in high class restaurants and around Chinatowns. We [...]

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Chicken feet soup

Chicken feet are probably one of the more well-known oddities that are common in Asia. They are actually a very versatile ingredient as they can be put in soups (shown here), salads, and deep-fried, amongst other preparations. To be honest, though, I’m not really sure why people enjoy them. They are hard, crunchy and chewy [...]

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