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Food Tripping at Kwam Riam Floating Market

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I blogged about our recent trip to the Kwam Riam Floating market and how much I enjoyed the sights, the cultural presentations, the short boat ride. I talked a little bit about the food, but I decided to post more food photos in this blog. So here are the treats and goodies we saw there… most of them we tried to eat but some are for our eyes only– there was no space in our bellies for so much food!

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Spring rolls with sweet and spicy sauce

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Sushi!

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A variety of sweets

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Colored sticky rice– these are somewhat salty, but you need sweetened coconut milk to top it with.  This dessert is also great with ripe mangoes.  I made a blog post about this here.

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This is called “khanom beuang.” It’s crepe with all sorts of fillings

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Dried fruit goodies, which I love!

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Equivalent to our “ampao” in the Philippines– dried and crunchy rice. These are very sweet. In the background are sticky rice stuffed into bamboo tubes, equivalent to our “suman” in the Philippines.

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This is called Pla Dook Foo. The above photo is fried ground catfish meat with vegetables. It is so delicious when mixed with peanuts, fresh carrots and some ginger and tomatoes. It is actually a sweet and sour salad. Such a winner!

Just a little tip when you go to places like these, just buy a little bit of everything just to get a taste.  Some of the food might sound so foreign or weird and you’d regret buying lots.  Then after you’ve found something that you really loved, you can always buy as much as you can!

If you are adventurous about food and a certified food tripper like me, this would be such a fun experience.

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Colorful Treats!

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When we went to the floating market last weekend, I could not help but be interested in these very colorful treats. It’s actually nothing special, it’s the equivalent of our puto maya in the Philippines except that these ones are colored.

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I love those shades of pastel!  

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Topped with sweet coconut milk

I don’t know how they call this in Thai, but we all enjoyed it for dessert!  These sweets could also be enjoyed with ripe mangoes.

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Going Raw

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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. It’s just good that Thais don’t 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!

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Raw bean sprouts, basil, mango leaves and cucumber (which is always eaten raw even in the Philippines where I come from)

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Dip it in a spicy sauce! Perfect! (I can’t remember what this raw veggie was)

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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?!

:D

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