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    Regional Cuisine in Thailand

    When I'm older I'm gonna be on the telly..end of, foregone conclusion, it will happen.

    Yes, I intend to spend the majority of my forties travelling the globe and getting paid for it...the fried egg on the pad krapow will be the fact that I will be studying the eating habits of every existing culture, from the apes in the UK's council estates to the incestial eskimos of igloo dwelling fame.

    South East Asia is probably quite a good starting place for this series which is running under the working title of 'Slap's Slop'..so as we have an abundance of members living in diverse regions of the country, maybe you could chip in and share your areas regional dish..thanks, I'll buy you a pint half a pint of mild in a pint glass if the programme gets aired on prime time BBC 1..which it will. All you've gotta do in cooking programmes is say stuff like 'that tastes like its been inside fucking a stoat's anus for the past 15 years' ala Gordon Ramsey, and you're minted in a fortnight..

    Too kick off in my region..

    Issan is obviously well known for sticky rice somtam and larb..but as this area is particularly abundant in sweetcorn, 'kaport tort' is fairly popular..(deep fried sweetcorn)..

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    Isaan doesn't have 'cuisine' - it only has poorly cooked shite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Isaan doesn't have 'cuisine' - it only has poorly cooked dung beetles that live under buffalo shite.
    Corrected..

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    Served with twigs and bark(covered in chicken shite). With a side dish of chicken feet and beak soup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    Served with twigs and bark(covered in chicken shite). With a side dish of chicken feet and beak soup.
    Sounds quite wholesome. How do the locals refer to it?

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    Issarn food is best eaten when prepared and interpreted by real Thai chefs. In its natural state it is mostly unsanitary slop made with shit ingredients.

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    I'm partial to Chiang Mai's nam prik num, which is a chilli paste made with roasted green chillis, garlic, onion, coriander and probably fish sauce or a dash of something unspeakable. Not fiercely spicy, and good with sticky rice, chicken or fish. Plus some crunchy vegetables.

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    Yes, that is a nice concoction and has a very distinctive flavour.
    I like it with steamed vegetables

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    ^^Had that with some Malaysian food the other night. Tasty stuff.

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    Nam Prik Ong is very nice if they get the steamed veggies right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa
    Chiang Mai's nam prik num,
    Yep, very nice stuff indeed, although unfortunately this is the last capacity I have gotten the taste from..



    Quite a nice snack..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    Nam Prik Ong
    Another Chiang Mai dish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    Nam Prik Ong
    Another Chiang Mai dish?
    Yep Chiang Mai has some good regional specialities especially Kow Soi..I think the name is right ..I always remember it as the opposite to Soi Kowboy..Chicken in a noodle broth type stuff.Good when you have a hangover..

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    Gaeng Hung Le


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremia
    specialities especially Kow Soi
    Have heard many people rant and rave about this but never tried it..

    Would it be the most popular dish in the area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Gaeng Hung Le

    sniff sniff That dish brings a wee tear to all three eyes.my most fav Thai dish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremia
    specialities especially Kow Soi
    Have heard many people rant and rave about this but never tried it..

    Would it be the most popular dish in the area?
    I went to CM once a week for a year to attend meetings and all I can say is that all the places selling this stuff were packed every lunchtime...but the Kow Soi at the airport was weak and watery shite...

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    Right, thanks chaps..

    So,

    Chiang Mai = Kow soi; Nam Prik Ong; Nam prik num and Gaeng Hung Le

    Missing are:

    Korat

    Khon Kaen

    Ubon

    Udon

    Nong Khai

    Nakhon Sawan/Pitsanluk area

    Bkk

    Pattaya

    Hua Hin

    Chumphon

    Surat

    Nakhon

    Phuket

    and the rest of the deep south..

    Get on the case if you fancy royalty payments..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremia
    Yep Chiang Mai has some good regional specialities especially Kow Soi
    My personal favorite right there!

    If you've ever had Singapore Laksa, Khao Soi is in the same family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremia
    Yep Chiang Mai has some good regional specialities especially Kow Soi
    My personal favorite right there!

    If you've ever had Singapore Laksa, Khao Soi is in the same family.
    Yep..Lived in Singapore for a year many moons ago and totally agree with the Laksa..

    But just one correction..It isn't Khao Soi but really is Kow Soi..( Although I am willing to be corrected).When Bangkokian friends visited me they laughed because of my pronounciation of Khao Suay... untill they saw what came to the table...

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Right, thanks chaps..

    So,

    Chiang Mai = Kow soi; Nam Prik Ong; Nam prik num and Gaeng Hung Le

    Missing are:

    Nakhon Sawan/Pitsanluk area

    Get on the case if you fancy royalty payments..
    Well I live between Nackon Sawan and Kamphaengphet and am afraid that the only local speciality is those small bananas Kluai Khai....KPPT even has an annual banana fair selling all dishes to do with these small boy's willies lookalike..

    Nackon Sawan does however have the best larb and Tom Sep I have ever tasted. It is at the end of the ringroad at the first truck stop on the left heading North...but it doesn't count because it is not Generic to that region...

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    Dish from Issan but I don't know which region

    It's a heated pot placed on the table containing a concoction of spices.
    You then cook your choice of meat in it.
    When I say meat this also includes parts that are best not mentioned but you do get to chose parts which are recognizable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremia
    It isn't Khao Soi but really is Kow Soi.
    Wiki has this
    Khao soi or khao soy
    The name means "cut rice". Traditionally, the dough for the rice noodles is spread out on a cloth stretched over boiling water. After steaming the large sheet noodle is then rolled and cut with scissors

    Mind you Wiki can be wrong at times

    Edit:
    Just found this on a blog
    "I should have known that given the origins of the spices from Myanamar and the name 'khao soi' from the Burmese 'kow suer' for 'fold-pull"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremia
    It isn't Khao Soi but really is Kow Soi.
    Wiki has this
    Khao soi or khao soy
    The name means "cut rice". Traditionally, the dough for the rice noodles is spread out on a cloth stretched over boiling water. After steaming the large sheet noodle is then rolled and cut with scissors

    Mind you Wiki can be wrong at times
    There you go..You learn something every day..Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremia View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Right, thanks chaps..

    So,

    Chiang Mai = Kow soi; Nam Prik Ong; Nam prik num and Gaeng Hung Le

    Missing are:

    Nakhon Sawan/Pitsanluk area

    Get on the case if you fancy royalty payments..
    KPPT even has an annual banana fair selling all dishes to do with these small boy's willies lookalike..

    ...
    You could of course add small boy's willies as the regional speciality of Pattaya...

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