Food and Beverage

Canadian expat spices things up in Northern Thailand

Canadian expat spices things up in Northern Thailand

This bottle I bought in a nearby restaurant the other day. I love the name. It bears a striking resemblance to the famous McIlhenny Tabasco. Probably out of precaution the label now has been altered a bit, see the product catalog below. I always find it interesting to learn about ways how people are making a living [...]

Hotel survival part VII: Omelette

Hotel survival part VII: Omelette

Here’s how to fix a breakfast in the comfort of your own room Stuff needed from left to right: Prerequisites (Immersion) water boiler After a run to the shop Knife, fork or spoon (7/11) A Bowl* (7/11) Microwave proof plastic bag (7/11) Sauce/pepper/salt (7/11) Sausage (7/11) or any other things you like in the mix Eggs [...]

Crocodile burger

Crocodile burger

Seen at the Banana Leaf restaurant & pub in Pub street, Siem Reap, Cambodia: I didn’t try the burger, but crocodile meat tastes somewhat between chicken and fish, not my thing really.

Contemporary street food

Contemporary street food

Seen at a food stall near Wangcome hotel, Chiang Rai: Angry birds fishballs on a stick  

Hotel survival part IV: Gyoza dumplings and Bánh bao bread

Hotel survival part IV: Gyoza dumplings and Bánh bao bread

Here are some more examples of indoor hotel cooking: Heat up gyoza dumplings Steam Bánh bao bread For more hotel survival see:Hotel survival part I+II: Boiled eggs and Pasta in cream spinach sauce + MuffinsHotel survival part III: Thai/Chinese hotpot

Hotel survival part III: Thai/Chinese hotpot

Hotel survival part III: Thai/Chinese hotpot

Hotpot is a beloved dish in Thailand, China and the rest of S-E Asia. Basically it’s a bouillon brew in which one can cook almost anything.Since we usually eat out, it is a real ‘luxery’ to cook indoors.Hence our efforts to see if it would be possible to enjoy hotpot in the confort of our [...]

Hotel survival part I+II: Boiled eggs and Pasta in cream spinach sauce + Muffins

Hotel survival part I+II: Boiled eggs and Pasta in cream spinach sauce + Muffins

To become more independent from hotel amenities, I recently bought one of those immersion heaters for travelers.Mind you I had some space left in my suitcase, since I got rid of some books and a bulky external harddrive (I now use Google docs as cloud storage instead). Anyway I was pleased to see the weight of [...]

Siem Reap central market

Siem Reap central market

Seen in Siem Reap from our balcony: At night, the centre is a busy place with numerous food stalls, some open till 4:00 am In the morning at 8:00 am everything is perfectly clean, since the square and the pink building on the right co-function as a primary school. In the afternoon, after the school [...]

Sexy frogs

Sexy frogs

Seen in Siem Reap at the central market: Frogs are not just for the French. Many east Asians are fond of the delicacy too.And then there is a bunch of adventurous Western travelers who dare to probe some local exotic snacks. With a mixture of curiousity and plain bravura, photo evidence placed on Facebook is [...]

Thai flood crisis hit non-affected areas as well

Thai flood crisis hit non-affected areas as well

A Bangkok beggar donates to the flood crisis. . Surely not one of the worst examples: An almost empty cigarette shelf in a 7-Eleven outlet in one of the dry areas, Ao Nang, Krabi. The severe Thai flood crisis shown in the news all over the world, let many people assume all of Thailand is [...]