Saturday, 14 May 2011

Food


My late night vices :-) 


This evening we went to the small local market in Chaweng...
I keep going back for my favourite and probably the most famous Thai dessert - Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango (Khao Niaow Ma Muang).  This is my lady!!!..You can see plenty of mango, and rice is in that huge white bowl on the left. 



This is the end result.



Mango is in season in Thailand at the moment, so we get plenty of it everywhere - in the stores, in the markets, on the sides of the streets...  Thai mango is not the same as you buy in Europe - some kinds have a different shape, it's very yellow when it's ripe, and it's extremely sweet. I haven't actually tried better mango than the Thai one... 



Sticky Rice with Mango is an absolute must try! This yummy Thai dessert starts with Thai sweet rice (also called sticky rice) which is surrounded by coconut milk, then topped with slices of fresh mango. If you like mangos, you're going to love it!  I simply cannot stop eating it :-)

Another food on the market, that I hate to admit I like - it's deep fried chicken drumsticks. Deep fried food is extremely bad for our stomach, but sometimes once or twice a month we just cannot resist and then we go and eat it...it's everywhere and it's cheap and it's delicious - Thais have some kind of secret how to make it taste so good....

Here is the picture of lots of deep fried stuff...mostly chicken parts. Fortunately I am not addicted to all of it,  just to the drumsticks :-)  I would never go to KFC though, I support local ladies instead :-)



The market at night - another long-time favoutire - barbequed chicken on skewers...oh, yummy...



Prices for local fruits are still good in Thailand...although coconuts tripled in the price in Samui in the last few months...Ain't we a coconut island anymore? Still a mystery for me how did coconuts in Tesco manage to go up from 9 baht to 29 baht in a few months...



Local funky looking bananas. They have black seeds inside - nuisance...otherwise I love them. 


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