Photos by MJ Klein and Hui-chen
We blogged on this place before, but I wanted to do a post exclusively for our Asian Food Blog readers.
Our friend Ben owns a property in the area of Ubon Ratchathani in eastern Thailand. His farm is so remote that he doesn’t have electricity there, but they cook some excellent meals in a primitive kitchen and there are plenty of things to do and enjoy there!
In many places in the world, this is how you turn on the tap water. Each night we would take turns washing up at the pump because there is no actual shower. Washing by candlelight with a bucket is a pleasant Bush experience that everyone should have at least once.
This primitive kitchen was used to cook many delicious meals during our stay. In the far corner we see the charcoal stove, and in the foreground we see various vessels for water and other cooking items.
On the cutting board are some fresh spices, all picked from the land. These along with the fish will be used to create a wonderful Thai fish soup, The depth of flavor is hard to describe! There is no comparison between home cooked local village Thai cuisine and big city Thai restaurant cuisine.
Here I am toasting our readers with Sang Som and coke! Eating in Thailand can take some getting used to. As you can see in this shot, Ben’s relative is eating from a common bowl. There are many such common dishes and everyone just uses a spoon and eats from the common dish as it it were their own. Thais understand that foreigners are often reluctance to eat from common dishes and will most likely provide you with your own dish. If you have the opportunity to visit a remote place like this, I guarantee you will enjoy the cuisine!
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