You have Cat to be Kittin me!
well hello there everybody!
This is my last post from South East Asia! Even though I have been home for the last 3 months. I never got around to posting this due to the stresses of life and returning to work after travelling for so long. however this is by FAR not my last post, I shall be returning with new countries and new dishes sooner than you can imagine 😏. So this is Thai cat fish! cooked for you on a small barbeque and normally sold for breakfast or early lunch, This is for sure one of the best fish you will find in Thailand…Maybe even the planet? normally sold for around £1-£1.50 this little barbeque dish is packed with flavours and is not over powered with that dreaded fish taste. In the mornings and afternoons you can go by the rivers and see the Thai’s out doing their daily fishing for these little buggers, and thank goodness for that. It is however a very oily fish and also contains quite a lot of bones. You can ask when purchasing it for them to cut the tail and head off but normally it will come with them attached. the best way I have found to eat it would be to just take the sides and try to get as little amount of bones as possible. but everyone will find their own way 🙂 it’s not rocket science!
NOBODY! calls me chicken….
Well I’m just gonna kick start this little guy off today with a 😣. I know… it doesn’t look so appealing to the eye when us crazy Europeans and westerners are about to devour a bird with its little fried head still attached. I did rip it off and dispose of it immediately, I don’t know if that makes me sound like a better human or worse? But aw well i think he was all past the stage of caring at that time. So this is Cambodian fried quail. Most commonly known for its eggs and for being expensive in most places, this wee bird costs just 1$ on the streets of Cambodia. I ate as much of it as I could however there is very little meat. The meat that I did get to taste tho was very nice. It was very tender and juicy and all around had pretty much the same taste as chicken. I was very glad that it tasted like chicken because before I was eating it I had in the back of my head that it was going to taste like pigeon, and I hate pigeon 😑. If you havnt tasted pigeon! You know when you’re walking down a street or alley where there has been a lot of pigeons? And all you can smell is bird and wet feathers and shite! Well that’s how pigeon actually tastes to me. But I was very surprised at this actually! the quail certainly hit the spot on taste but not on quantity. I personally wouldn’t kill such a small bird to barbecue or fry for the amount of meat that you recieve. But hey I’m not a Cambodian and it’s just part of their street cuisine. And today’s quote was from the movie back to the future. If you haven’t seen it… get a life!
What’s funny about this dish is the guy was called Bill!
What’s up folks! Today’s dish is a two time smoked duck salad! So… I’m not too going to lie to you all, we have not been eating a lot of Vietnamese food. The night life in Ho chi minh is absolutely amazing when you find the right places. And the people here are on a completely different level to anywhere I have ever been in my life! If I could pack my shit together and move here tomorrow I would. However I think my fiance wants me to attend our wedding so I’ll have to put that on hold. One of the main reasons we havnt been eating a lot of the food is because most of it contains noodles! And I we have had so much noodles since April that we just have had no interest in it unfortunately. Now I’m not saying all Vietnamese food has noodles but 80% of the food were we have been going does (which hasn’t been many places due to alcohol consumption) but last night we tried a new place out recommended by a newly found friend from this area. It was quite expensive to be fair! It was about 8USD which for here is quite expensive. Also to me the flavours were not very well balanced. The smoked ducked and sesame seeds were just ok too. I’m not really into cold duck though. The salad was very cabbage printed and just didn’t go with the duck, I mean maybe not everyone could make a double smoked duck breast but an 8 year old could make a better salad in my eyes. All in all would I pay 8$ for it again? HELL NO! Tonight we are going for a 7 course meal to a place Gordon Ramsey has been and actually cooked so hopefully I have something more tasty to talk about. Until then I hope every one has a good read anyways 😉
When you spend years cooking to end up having to do it yourself when you travel.
Hey my lovely foodies. So I hadn’t did a post in a while because I smashed my phone screen and I have just recently got it back. So this food was actually in Thailand but we are now back in Cambodia. To be honest we have been eating a lot of western food lately as there hasn’t been so much interesting to the eye here in Cambodia but I do have one that I need to try before we leave for Vietnam so you will get to see that 🙂 so anyway… This is a self cooking barbecue. It’s actually pretty awesome how they do it, they have a stock that they put around the side of the grill and give you a lot of vegetables and noodles and raw eggs and you make your own soup while you are grilling your meat and fish. There is many of these restaurants everywhere but this was in a small village so we only got three different types of meat which was pork, squid and prawns. All the meat comes out in a bowl pre marinated and then you just cook it to how you like it. They give you some really amazing spicy sauces with it too and we were using it to spice up our soup and the flavours and the meats were just incredible! I’m very good with flavours so my girlfriend trusts me and just let’s me work away. This was 100baht per person which is about £2. It’s so worth it and the after taste that it left in our mouth was amazing. We Will defiantly be hitting it up again before we make our way back home. Apparently there is many where you grill your own duck and chicken so that is what we will keep our eye out for the next time 🙂
Even though it’s Japanese it’s still a street food in Thailand.
Today folks is a post on street food Sushi! Me and and my girlfriend love sushi back home and is one of our favourite hangover cures. We arrived in koh samui last night and when we reached the end of the pier we noticed a food market. The smells were amazing so we knew we would be attending at some stage. So after she stumbles home from the full moon party at 6am and sleeps until 4pm I decided to go and rent a motorbike to trail us around this beautiful island. We arrived at the food market and found this little vender selling street Sushi! Wrapped in front of you and served with wasabi and soy sauce like every other sushi in the world. This was super cheap…actually everything in koh samui is cheap I thought it would be way more expensive! The second piece of sushi from the left is raw jelly fish, wanja ate the first bite and I wasn’t so Keen on eating the rest after looking at her face as if she was sucking a lemon. But feck it I ate it anyway. It wasn’t so good and to be honest all around I prefer European Sushi, however at 6baht per piece it’s for sure a cheap a nice way to fill yourself up. I’m not really one for trying sea food in rainy season in Thailand as the water is so dirty but I felt good after,No upset stomach. If you go to koh samui you gotta check out the food market right beside the pier there is so much to choose from and with prices as close to Bangkok that you will find 🙂
For vegans,vegetarians and even pescatarian’s.
Howdie partners! Today I am going to write about a Thai dish called “som tum” aka papaya salad. While staying in krabi we found it very difficult to find GREAT Thai food. The majority of restaurant’s here are Indian and Italian due to the high number of foreigners that come to this destination. While the Indian can be good if you find the right place, they suck at making Thai food. We have spoken to owners and workers and they Insure us that it is Thai people cooking Thai food and Indians cooking Currys, but this is Thailand and I don’t trust a word that comes out of 99.9% of the people’s mouths… No offence Thailand!! So this one is VEGAN!! Inspired by a girl from my Facebook, Sunny Eloise! So shout out to her. The dish doesn’t have to be VEGAN though, you can add anything you want to it and the most famous thing to add would be crab claws (including the shell) last year when we came to Thailand we struggled to find vegetarian food as my girlfriend was at the time, and even if you did ask vegetarian 9/10 times they would fuck it up and still put meat in it anyway. This dish is a lot of shredded vegetables e.g. papaya,carrots,cabbage,onion and a lot of chilli! This was made in a Muslim restaurant and is by far the best food we have tasted in krabi and also extremely cheap! Just 70baht for the whole dish. The sauce they use is not gluten free unfortunately As they use a little soy sauce mixed with their heavey infused chilli and lemon dressing. It’s one of the nicest salads I have been eating and if you are a vegan in Thailand traveling it is for sure one of the best choices for You! And if you really care about the planet so much and not just animal’s all of their plates and cutlery are made from plants and are 100% biodegradable. So everyone is a winner on this one, including the planet 🙂
Unless you have toilet paper in the freezer, this one’s not for You!
Hello good people of the world of food! Tonight was mine and my girlfriend’s date night as we keep the love flowing after spending 24/7 of our time together. So, after her cravings for “Mexican” food we decide to hit a little joint right on the front of AO NANG beach in Krabi. After a short flick through the widely spread menu they have to offer I see a HELL FIRE challenge!! And of course I just couldn’t resist… If you could eat the 6 wings in 6 minutes covered in their homemade chilli infused gasoline that had been set on fire like a belfast bonfire then you got them for free along with a certificate and your picture on the wall. I made the slight mistake of dipping my finger and trying the sauce before the challenge started. Now I make a wicked Carolina reaper sauce that will haunt your dreams but never have I put it on 6 wings along with the skins and seeds and as thick as nutella. I managed to finish them in 3 minutes and 2 seconds with the help of the staff and my woman cheering me on. It is by far the hottest thing I have ever ate. My lips swelled up, my face puffed up I felt like I was crying and just when I thought I was going to be ok the shit really hit the fan when I went to the bathroom. I don’t think my penis will ever be the same again. Moral of the story is use gloves or atleast don’t be a fucking idiot! This dish would have cost 250baht if I hadn’t finished it and we got 2 free beers with our meal (wanja drank both though) so until next time, wish my butt luck! 🙂
Never judge a book by its cover! Especially if the book can be eaten.
What’s up guys! We arrived back in Thailand yesterday and of course we are going to be trying some more of the delicious food they have on the streets! So today is one of mine and my girlfriend’s favourites! It is sun dried pork! So here in Thailand with the massive amounts of sun even now in rainy season they can prepare this dish. They use massive netted/wired? Trays and chop up slices of pork and leave it in the sun for 1 day! Or maybe 2 days depending. The longer they leave it in the sun the crisper the pork. After the pork has been dried they deep fat fry it. Only one piece I had because I am still in training but watching my girlfriend demolish the plate was satisfying enough. Besides I have probably had around 80 dishes of it in the past so I know the flavours and how they do it. Depending on where you buy this dish you will receive different sauces with it. The sauce in the picture is actually a fish sauce, it’s filled with chilli,garlic,ginger and a lot of lemon. The sauce is spicy as f**k!! And the pork is just incredible! It’s tasty and chewy and crispy all at the same time. A dish of this will cost you around 50baht including your sauce. However if you go to street venders you can just specify how much you want to spend and they will fill up your bag/plate accordingly. If you are EVER in Thailand make sure you try it. You will not regret it.
Probably the only spicy food you will eat in the whole of Cambodia!!
I never realised how hard it would be, to be on a diet and keep trying to write a food blog. So i guess im only going to be able to write once a week now 😦 This dish is Cambodia’s answer to the famous Thai dish krapow! This dish is with minced chicken but i have never seen krapow contain minced chicken normally it always come’s with thin and small slices. This dish also contained no basil which was kind of a bummer! However it is still very tasty but its as if the meat is cooked in a heavy stock before being served. It is a very rich and spicy dish which comes with alot of vegetables and steamed rice. It cost us around 3.5USD! let me just say, anyone that tells you that Cambodia is cheaper than Thailand, dont listen too them!. Sure beer is cheaper in Cambdoia but THATS ABOUT IT! Food is wayyyyy more expensive than Thailand and especially in otres there is not alot of street food (which sucks!) I have to keep working my way around Cambodia until i can find Cambodia’s ultimate dish! Hopefully its soon because im starting to crave other foods already. Oh and one last thing about Cambodia. And i really dont know why? But they are alot better at cooking western food than Thailand. However i still think both countries should stick to what they are best at!
To all you ganja lovers out there, this one’s for you!
Well what can I say? Sorry mum and dad? We had planned to try this famous Cambodian pizza before we even left Norway. We walked and we walked and couldn’t find it. We even asked a tuk tuk driver ‘hey take us for happy pizza’ but the bastard just took us to a normal pizza place they didn’t have it 😦 Anyways we EVENTUALLY found it after alot of Google map stress! Before we entered we got offered if we wanted to buy some weed. So me being from Belfast I said what everyone in our country would say “LET ME SEE IT FIRST” was a good bag of weed and for 15USD dollars for 10 grams I was not thinking of complaining (let me just be clear. I don’t smoke weed but we are going to the beach and thought that it would be fun for nights to smoke a little and watch the stars and it’s perfectly able to do that here in Cambodia) so anyway we went in and ordered our pizzas, medium sized, pepperoni and extra happy 🙂 we finished up and paid the bill which was 5USD per pizza. At first we didn’t feel anything and thought this must be a novelty. But around 40 minutes later we were high,really really high. I thought I was drunk until I remembered I hadn’t had any beer haha. The pizza was nice and tasty and they have alot of different styles to choose from. So if you’re into getting stoned and love pizza just look for any place called “Happy Pizza” you won’t be disappointed:)