Photos by MJ Klein – FOOD PHOTOS!
It had been 1 year, 7 months since we were there last. As our tuk-tuk pulled up at the resort, the old black dog I call “Shao hei” came running over to us. Auntie and Uncle both gave us a hearty welcome. Yes, we were back at the Sabua Resort in Muan Phon, Thailand, and we couldn’t be happier!
We took a bus from Khonkaen bus station and headed down to Muang Phon. Look at all the garlands and other artifacts the driver had on the front of the bus:
A VCD in the on-board DVD player, and we were off on our hour long trip down south to the village of Sabua.
This was a sight I hadn’t had in quite some time – domestic Sang Som. Notice that the packaging is white and not black like the export version we get in Taiwan.
I asked Uncle to get me some charcoal, and he started up this fire in the grill. I bought this grill new about 2 years ago and it’s already rusted out. They put it to good use on the resort!
Then Uncle came and put the largest piece of charcoal on the fire that I have ever seen!
Look at this monster!
We got to cooking right away. What did we have to eat? Isaan style sausages of course!
I haven’t enjoyed this flavor since I left Thailand in February, 2007!
Add a couple of local eggs, and it’s a meal!
Here is Hui-chen digging in!
And just to rub it in, here is what the sausage looked like on my plate as I was eating it!
Auntie took off for the market and shouted good bye to us as we sat in the dining room.
This is my old smoker sitting under the new water tower. It looks worse than it is. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to blow any smoke through it on this trip. Hopefully, next time!
Chickens walked past the doorway as we ate. Future dining experience maybe?
The resort has changed since we were there last.
The vegetation has really grown up!
Please click on the above 2 shots and visit their Flickr pages. There you will find links to other photos for comparison.
This awning and water tower complex is all new.
But the good news is that the people are the same! It was fun going back again….
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