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    What thai dish every brought you to your knees?

    For me it was Laap Nuea Dip.
    Minced raw beef dish.

    I was young and un afraid.. hmm, doesn`t a song go like this?

    Well, anyway, I had stayed a fair time in a mubaan far, far away in Nakhon Nowhere with the in-laws and the missus.
    I had been eating their meals, which were not something you would ever find in a restaurant, as those meals were predominantly consisting of weird shit they found in the wild. The water we drank, was from the roof top that went straight into a large clay jar.
    Never had a problem with that.

    As life in an Isan village is boring as Hell, I every so often ventured out on my own to take in the local sights.
    Of course the village dwellers would go like this to the missus: Now, your farang husband takes off and never comes back.
    Boy, did I prove them wrong.
    She could have accompanied me any time, but she usually just never felt like it.
    Too strenous.

    And some of those trips were rather strenous indeed.
    I went to Phu Kradung in Loei. As I stepped off the bus, a motobike driver took me the rest of the way to the entrance of the park.
    "Do you want a Sao Suay (pretty young woman) to accompany you on your hike to the summit?
    i did not, as I was perfectly able to carry my gear myself, thank you very much never the less.

    I had to sign in at the park head quarter to have access to the park. Cool, I was the only visitor on that particular day.
    Wow. An entire NP all to myself.
    Hmm, It soon turned out that thai people did not have to sign in, and that there were at least a 100 students on the same trek.
    Of course they all paid porters to take their gear to the summit.
    10 baht a kilo. Amazing, young fit and skinny people paying porters to bring their stuff? I never could figure that out.

    Night comes. It is in the month of December and much to my surprise it gets foking cold up here. I now somewhat regretted that I did not bring the "sao suay" or at least my wife in my tent.
    It was no more than 5 degree centigrade and to say I got any sleep would be an exaggeration.
    And the thais went all through the night with their guitars and shit, drinking into obliverance (sp) . There was no lack of them asking me to join them, before I went to sleep, but I was not really into that.

    After a sleepness night, I got up at first dawn.
    All the thais were sound asleep. I headed for the first restaurant that I could find.
    Rice soup, if you please.
    I sat there waiting for the rice soup as I suddenly felt a hot puff of air behind me.
    WTF? I turned around only to see a huge sambar deer measuring me up.
    "Don`t worry, it is a tame sambar deer" the owner of the "restaurant" said to me.
    I tried to offer it some veggies, but it declined it.
    "It only eat cookies, and as it so happens I have some for sale"

    Not with this farang, you are not. Now, Sambar deer you just bugger off.

    I spent the day, enjoying the rising temperaturs and wandering around the plateau.
    Very nice it was too.
    Late afternoon, I decided to descent.
    I quickly got a following of a bunch of thais. They had been drinking heavily during their stay at the summit, but were now in a mode where you could actually have an intelligeble conversation.
    As it turned out, they were all teachers at the Khon Kaen Uni.
    "Would you like to come with us to KK"?
    KK was never my first priority, and it remains way down my list after my visit.
    But I went with the guys on a pickup truck.
    They had great fun in that I guessed their age all wrong.
    They all looked like teenagers, but were all in their mid 20`ies.

    "Now, we stop here to have a special meal" They said to me during our trip to KK.
    We stopped at a very, very modest looking "restaurant".
    "This is Aharn Pee Set" Very special food.

    It turned out to be Laap Neua Dip. Minced raw beef.
    I had no idea what it was at the time, and it took me out for like 3 days.
    I missed out on a solar eccplise on that occasion, but I shall probably have the opportunity to withness this again in a few milleniums.
    Last edited by pescator; 11-01-2013 at 06:06 PM.

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    I've had quite a few Thai dishes that have brought me shuddering to my knees, grasping onto the toilet for dear life before the dysentery kicked in and sitting on the bog instead. Usually from food halls late in the afternoon.

    Being on topic though, Yam Tua Poo; first time I had is was in a place in Minburi and I fell in love with it straight away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pescator
    What thai dish every brought you to your knees?
    My wife about 12 years ago.

    Phat Kanar Moo Gob.

    Very simple and basic food but I still salivate every time it arrives in front of me.

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    Phat pick gang moo gob

    Sorry the spelling is wrong, I could eat this every day

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    O ps Kanar moo gob, is 2nd on my list.

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    Sticky rice with mango and coconut sauce.

    Absolutely irresistible

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    Gang Hanglay.

    Nothing finer on this earth.....

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    I dry retch at the thought of eating Thai food, most horrid shite on the earth.

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    Pie and chips

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    Actually I think the OP is talking about bad Thai food experiences. For me and my dad, raw oysters from a wandering vendor on a beach. Yes, I know. Som nam naa.

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    Moo gob here too.

    Ive never had food poisoning like that before. i remember lying in the shower with shit and puke everywhere and going to the toilet to puke then spraying the wall behind by projectile sharting

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    Kraduk Moo for me,our Gert is a top notch cook when she cooks this dish we make extra and sell it for 50 baht a portion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cymru View Post
    Pie and chips
    Yes, that would curdle anyone's palate and digestive properties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pescator
    What thai dish every brought you to your knees?
    My wife about 12 years ago.

    Phat Kanar Moo Gob.

    Very simple and basic food but I still salivate every time it arrives in front of me.
    Stopped in a little Thai joint in South Florida the other day and the staff was kind enough to point out after we ate that in addition to the usual suspects on the English menu they have a full selection of Thai and Isaan food. "We have things you don't usually see at Thai restaurants, like pad kanaa." "With moo krob?" "Yes, have!" I was overjoyed; if only he had mentioned it before lunch. Amazing how much pleasure the little things can bring.
    “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.” Dorothy Parker

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    I try to avoid it unless cooked at a real restaurant or by me or the Midget.

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    Hugging the toilet bowl? Only one time, in Indonesia - Sup bakso - from a street vendor - thought I was going to die -had to have the doc in to the hotel.

    In Thailand - never - but I rate Thai food as "blah". Simple, unsophisticated and uninteresting.

    Singapore food is streets ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Sticky rice with mango and coconut sauce. Absolutely irresistible
    Me too.
    Last edited by superman; 11-01-2013 at 08:22 PM.

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    It gives me the runs though.

    I go running back for more

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    I don't know about food, but ice cubes, made from dirty water, gave me a serious infection in my small intestine. Two jabs from the Doctor got me sorted, but I actually cried ever time I had to pass water, for nearly a week. Lost about half a stone as well. It's hard to survive, in LOS, without the need for some ice, but it did make me a lot more careful after that. I have never had a problem with the food.

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    When im in Thailand i'm almost always shitting wattery shit.

    I don't get stomach upsets or anything so i'm not ill.. just shitting thought the eye of a needle all the time·

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter
    I don't get stomach upsets or anything so i'm not ill.. just shitting thought the eye of a needle all the time·
    I would suggest going camping for a week, cooking your own food, on an open fire, and building up your anti-bodies

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    I had one severe case of the runs when I lived in Pattaya and the cause was either oral sex or the chicken sizzler in the Royal Garden. As I could not pinpoint the exact cause, I have had neither ever since.

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    Rotten stinking putrid pizza from the Pizz Company earned me 3 day hospital stay. Thai food never an issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascotkiwi View Post
    Rotten stinking putrid pizza from the Pizz Company earned me 3 day hospital stay. Thai food never an issue
    If you eat it the same week you bought it it's usually not a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    I had one severe case of the runs when I lived in Pattaya and the cause was either oral sex or the chicken sizzler in the Royal Garden. As I could not pinpoint the exact cause, I have had neither ever since.
    always thought you were a cocksucker

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