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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!

Sabua Resort

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:

Sabua Resort

Sabua Resort

A VCD in the on-board DVD player, and we were off on our hour long trip down south to the village of Sabua.

Sabua Resort

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.

Sabua Resort

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!

Muang Phon

Then Uncle came and put the largest piece of charcoal on the fire that I have ever seen!

Muang Phon

Look at this monster!

Muang Phon

We got to cooking right away.  What did we have to eat?  Isaan style sausages of course!

Sabua Resort

I haven’t enjoyed this flavor since I left Thailand in February, 2007!

Sabua Resort

Add a couple of local eggs, and it’s a meal!

Sabua Resort

Here is Hui-chen digging in!

Muang Phon

And just to rub it in, here is what the sausage looked like on my plate as I was eating it!

Muang Phon

Auntie took off for the market and shouted good bye to us as we sat in the dining room.

Sabua Resort

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!

Sabua Resort

Chickens walked past the doorway as we ate.  Future dining experience maybe?

The resort has changed since we were there last.

Muang Phon

The vegetation has really grown up!

Sabua Resort

Sabua Resort

Please click on the above 2 shots and visit their Flickr pages.  There you will find links to other photos for comparison.

Sabua Resort

Sabua Resort

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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  2. MJ that looked like a really lovely place and also good Village Thai people. I have to blame you for something MJ. I now have a bottle of Sangsom in my cupboard.

    Every Friday and Saturday evening I enjoy a quiet drink, very refreshing and I have you to thank as I had never tried this spirit before in Thailand.

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    1. Brunty » someday you can check out KKH and i’ll introduce you to that resort and my friends who own it.

      hahah i’m glad that i could be of service to you Brunty! Sang Som is one of the best things about Thailand and so many non-Thais don’t give it a chance. i’m just doing my duty to help make people’s lives more enjoyable!

      thanks for your comments.

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