I have never eaten so many raw vegetables until I came to Thailand. I found it so weird at first to eat raw cabbage, eggplant, and string beans but I eventually got the hang of it. I have come to realize that these raw veggies usually come with a very hot and spicy meal or sauce, so it helps neutralize the taste. Not to mention that raw vegetables are usually sweet and crunchy so it gives your spicy meal an added flavor.
We have a joke that we are like goats eating grass when we are served with Thai food and those leaves+ raw vegetables. Its just good that Thais dont understand our language so we could laugh our hearts out without being understood!
If you want to know what I am talking about, here are photos to prove to you that we have indeed become goats in this country!
Raw bean sprouts, basil, mango leaves and cucumber (which is always eaten raw even in the Philippines where I come from)
Dip it in a spicy sauce! Perfect! (I cant remember what this raw veggie was)
This is called Yam Mama Yam means salad and Mama is a brand of an instant noodle. Yam Mama is mixed with raw cabbage, ipil-ipil, and lots of other greens!
I told you we have become grass eaters! Me-eh-eh!
Oops! Did I just sound like a goat?!
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Jeffers Grill is one of the popular restaurants in malls especially for those who love Western dishes. Thai food is great but if you have to eat them everyday in Thailand, you cant help but crave for burger or pizza once in a while.
Burger with fries
Spinach with macaroni and cheese
Veggie salad with dressing
It was indeed a sumptuous dinner, but I really forgot to take down the individual prices for each dish. I do remember paying around 10.50 USD for this whole meal.
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One of our favorite Thai dishes is Khao Man Gai (ข้าวมันไก่่). . It is a chicken dish but what sets it apart is that the rice is cooked from the chicken broth.
The chicken could either be boiled or fried. It comes with fresh cucumbers
Of course, any Thai dish would not be complete without something spicy. This is equivalent to our bagoong in the Philippines except that its hot!