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    A Question Regarding Thai Food.

    Can anyone tell me what exactly the differences are between these dishes?

    1: Kao Tom - made from rice, and a sort of sticky soup.

    2: Jok - made from rice, and a sort of sticky soup.

    3: Dog vomit?

    They all look the same, taste the same, smell the same - why all the different names?

    Vomit is vomit surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommysteeleflatfoot
    Vomit is vomit surely?
    Although vomit oft comprises of broader spectrum of nutrients than the aforementioned swill.

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    Different rice

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommysteeleflatfoot
    Vomit is vomit surely?
    Although vomit oft comprises of broader spectrum of nutrients than the aforementioned swill.
    I thought as much!
    I noticed that vomit frequently contains diced carrots whereas Kao Tom and Jok both do not, strange.

    I plan to induce some vomiting with my pet cat and see just how this compares with my previous studies.

    If I may be so bold, I would suggest that Somtamslap and Kwang may either drink alcohol in the morning (as I frequently do) and/or have a lot of free time on their hands. (or maybe they too just enjoy the chuckles here on Teakdoor).

    Today I was up early around 4am, couldn't find my wifes stash of Lao Kao so I had to drink the last beer in the fridge. Thankfully by 8am my head had cleared enough to find the half gallon bag of whisky hidden in an aluminium vessel in the kitchen - Good job too as it seems I have been appointed to take the kids swimming! Not a task I relish, but I can at least stop off on the way to pick up a couple of cases of Chang, thus saving Diesel.

    Last week it rained and cleared the air a bit, sadly I got sunburned whilst out swimming - I really wish these farmers around here would burn a bit more stubble, it saves me a fortune in suntan lotion. As an added bonus, it reminds me of my childhood in England during the 1960's, where we used to have wood fired heating and the air was rich with a lovely thick smog! Damn smokeless fuels and coke! - it is like living next to a 24 hour barbeque.

    Things to do today!

    1: I need to call my mother (in the UK) and try and get her into a vehement argument, where we vow never to speak to each other again. I just received the bill from CAT Telecom from my last call - 750 Baht for 49 minutes, it has to stop!

    2: Decide on whether to take the kids swimming and buy some Chang on the way, or................spend the day putting Bouey on the Lam Yai trees with my wife....where are my trunks dear?
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    jok is such that the rice grains start to break down like in a porridge whereas Kow tom the grains of rice remain firm

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    jok is such that the rice grains start to break down like in a porridge whereas Kow tom the grains of rice remain firm
    Thanks!

    So I suppose dog vomit is somewhere in between as a lot of the rice has been chewed, but not yet broken down.

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    Both should have some veggies, herbs and meat in it.

    I am not one to recommend McDonald's, but they have a tasty jok with either the breakfast sausage or fried chicken bits added. It is only served from 10pm to 9am - or close to those hours.

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    Jok is the equivalent of grits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetwork
    I am not one to recommend McDonald's, but they have a tasty jok with either the breakfast sausage or fried chicken bits added
    I'm a Sausage and egg muffin and hash brown man myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetwork View Post
    Jok is the equivalent of grits.
    Cheers, but after viewing all three of them, I think I would tend to plumb for the dog vomit.

    I haven't had the "pleasure" of eating American "Grits" but somehow it seems to remind me of something that rhymes with it..........In fact a lot of American food seems to rhyme with "Grit" or "Grits".

    If I catch the cat and get it to regurgitate, I will probably be in a better position to discuss it.

    I just need to catch the damn thing, then my son puts it in a stranglehold at which poin it usually hacks its guts up - We used this technique succesfully a few months back when someone poisoned one of our cats - The cat was partially strangled by my son, at which it puked its guts out, and was happily alive in the morning! I must admit, that despite the furballs, it still looked better than anything McDonalds had to offer, or that Knorr vomit they sell as Cup O Jok! - Looks more like a cup of sick!

    Actually, I am thinking of starting my own business here in Chiang Mai, I was thinking on the lines of selling products like "Whorelicks" and "Cuppasick" snacks for the kids like "Semen" instead of that well branded product "Semon" and a chocolate favourite badly branded by "Jack and Jill" called "Collon" - I would stick with the tradditional "Colon" it has so much more flavour , both smell and taste!

    I thought that Pattaya might be the best place to open the market with my new slogan (registered already) "Hey kids, don't you just love the taste of Semen!" Brought to you by Jack and Jill who milked it out of Uncle Phil!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommysteeleflatfoot
    They all look the same, taste the same, smell the same - why all the different names?
    Dog vomit is served on the floor at body temperature.
    Jog and Kao Tom are served on a plate at room temperature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommysteeleflatfoot View Post
    Cheers, but after viewing all three of them, I think I would tend to plumb for the dog vomit.
    Have you only viewed Kao Tom and Jok or have you even tried a taste?

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    jok is good for young children
    I quite like kao tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommysteeleflatfoot
    They all look the same, taste the same, smell the same - why all the different names?
    Dog vomit is served on the floor at body temperature.
    Jog and Kao Tom are served on a plate at room temperature
    Drop buy our house for some hot Kao Tom or Jok anytime.

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    Kau tom can easily be compared to a chicken rice soup, its fine especially with the fried onions or garlic on top. But Jok does suck, too freaking mushy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetwork View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommysteeleflatfoot View Post
    Cheers, but after viewing all three of them, I think I would tend to plumb for the dog vomit.
    Have you only viewed Kao Tom and Jok or have you even tried a taste?
    Sadly, simply looking at it makes me double the volume in the container!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetwork View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommysteeleflatfoot
    They all look the same, taste the same, smell the same - why all the different names?
    Dog vomit is served on the floor at body temperature.
    Jog and Kao Tom are served on a plate at room temperature
    Drop buy our house for some hot Kao Tom or Jok anytime.
    Thanks so much, but I would have to pass on the food! Probably not the best choice of words as the food looks like it has been "passed" already - You probably get it that I am not a lover of Thai Rice - I would much prefer a potato. However, thanks for your kind offer, if you could send me your address, as I have nowhere to stay at the moment, I would be ever so greatful for a bed for a few months.

    P.S Is it En suite or shared - I tend to have rather large bowel movements which can embarass the host.
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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    jok is good for young children
    I quite like kao tom
    That's what you think! Wait until they grow up! They will hate you with a vengeance, I know I hate my mother for all that "Good for you" Cod liver oil!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Kau tom can easily be compared to a chicken rice soup, its fine especially with the fried onions or garlic on top. But Jok does suck, too freaking mushy.
    Since when upon opening a tin of Cambells Chicken Soup did you ever come face to face with something resembling Dog Vomit? I think not - Kao Tom is Kao Tom, dog vomit in disguise!

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    Good as in soft and easy to eat and for the digestion.

    The invite to our house was for my husband friend Thetyim.

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    Your a pommy git, you must be well used to eating dogs vomit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommysteeleflatfoot
    They all look the same, taste the same, smell the same - why all the different names?
    Dog vomit is served on the floor at body temperature.
    Jog and Kao Tom are served on a plate at room temperature

    Is it possible to buy it frozen like an Ice Lolly? If not, I see another marketing opportunity! Cheers......soon to be a millionaire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetwork View Post
    Good as in soft and easy to eat and for the digestion.

    The invite to our house was for my husband friend Thetyim.
    Sorry, didn't mean to impose, but I am sure you must have a spare room somewhere - I am house trained and quite quiet - I can answer telephones and will keep out of the way when friends pop around - I am sure you will find me no trouble, I can bark at strangers if you want, but I don't bite as my false teeth are being repaired, the wood needs another dab of Creosote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetwork View Post
    Good as in soft and easy to eat and for the digestion.

    The invite to our house was for my husband friend Thetyim.
    Do you have a strange relaitionship where you need to invite your husband to stay? Or is it some sort of kinky sex thing where you pretend to be complete strangers then have red hot sex over a cup of Jok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommysteeleflatfoot
    3: Dog vomit?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommysteeleflatfoot
    They all taste the same
    You've eaten dog vomit?

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