In Thailand of course!
It was a special night out for, what else? Thai food!
We rode around town and looked for a place we hadn’t eaten at yet. Then I remembered a place on a hill within a kilometer of where we live. We pulled up to the large open-air pavilion which I thought was “it”. When we were looking for a place to sit down Joy noticed a very large area filled with bamboo huts down by some small ponds. JACKPOT!
We walked down the hill. There were only two other groups eating and it was very quiet. The mosquitoes were at “level insanity” so we asked them to light “the coil” and that brought an end to the skeeters.
We ordered kow padt Pla Meuk (fried rice with squid) for me and Joy ordered kow pad nam prig long reu-uh (fried rice with special made chili sauce, dried shrimp, side veggies, salted egg, and fried chicken. No, Joy wasn’t eating for 2 or 3, it didn’t amount to more than my fried rice in volume. Then, we got my favorite for a vegetable – Pad pak boong – stir fried morning glory with chilis and garlic. YUM.
We topped it off with Pepsi and a bucket of ice.
We chose one of the bamboo huts without chairs – it’s just a sit on the raised floor type hut. We could see the mosquitoes easier that way and it’s easier for Joy to have a nap after dinner too. Isn’t she the cutest…? HA! She doesn’t know I put this photo on here – she’ll make me take it down if she sees it – so enjoy while you can.
Thai food is really the best food on the planet. Thai food in Thailand? Well, I don’t have to tell you – is amazing. I’ve lived on it for four years straight now -with only the occasional pizza from in town because it’s so prohibitively expensive! This whole meal, with ambience was just 185 baht – about $5 USD. That’s expensive considering how much dinner usually costs – just 75-80 baht for both of us. So tonight we splurged on upscale Thai food dining. Tomorrow? Back tot he 80 baht dinners – which are almost as good, but lack the atmosphere.
When are you coming to Thailand?