This Week in Food, 0417

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Food Photos by Hui-chen

Recently we brought you the story about Thai New Year in Taiwan.  Now we’re going to review the food that was seen and enjoyed during the holiday celebration!

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Taoyuan Stadium had a wealth of food available to celebrants of the holiday, and this is just the beginning!  We see sweet corn on the left and some kind of sweet confection on the right.

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Fried chicken parts, Thai sausages and boiled eggs.  The Thai sausages were stuffed with sticky rice, making them very heavy in the stomach.  But the classic Isaan style flavor was there!

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Thailand is also known for sweet drinks (and funny colors) and this day they were on hand.  The orange colored drink is sweet Thai tea.  Good news for Chinese speakers visiting Thailand: the word for “tea” is the same in both languages.

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More chicken parts on a stick (at least I think it’s chicken).  In Thai, they use the English word “stick” pronounced “s-tick” after the name for the meat.  So, in this case the Thai would be “gai s-tick” for “chicken stick.”

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Some vendors packaged their meat with sticky rice, which is a Thai staple food at every meal.

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Here we see quite a few “gai s-tick” on offer.  For the record, Brunty likes the ones on the right, while I like the ones on the left.

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For a moment there, I thought I was back in Thailand!

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This style of grilled whole fish is very popular with Thais.  It’s first hung out to dry in the sun and then grilled.  In this article you can see some fish trying in the sun before being grilled.

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More chicken parts sticks.  The stuff in the bowl is a garnish to be eaten with the chicken parts.  We see slicked garlic, small tomatoes and sliced lime.

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Good old pork rinds on the left, with I-don’t-know-what-else on the right.

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Squid.

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Boneless chicken feet salad.

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Now this is more like it.  I would categorize this food as being more Vietnamese style than Thai, but certainly you can find this food in Thailand.  On the left is a type of noodle that is eaten with the vegetable garnish, and on the right is a form of fried dumpling (don’t know what else to call it).

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More of the same.  Lots of vendors had roughly the same fare.

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Left, sliced pineapple.  Right, sliced immature mango.  In Thailand, mango is eaten before it it raw, when it’s very sour.  Usually it’s garnished with some kind of a salt mixture.

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Are these fried fish heads rolly polly enough for you?  They’re whole fish actually but in this shot it looks like heads only.

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This fried chicken is almost the same as you might find in a Western restaurant.

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This is one big pile of shrimp!

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I have no idea what these dishes are.  Hopefully someone can help us out!

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Some light confectionary snacks, Thai style.

We hope you enjoyed these food photos and we invite your comments!  If you liked this article, please give it a rating below.  Thanks for reading!

Articles in series 2009 Thai New Year:

  1. 2009 Thai New Year, Part I
  2. 2009 Thai New Year, Part II
  3. This Week in Food, 0417
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  3. OK… as soon as I seen you ask… “Are these fried fish heads rolly polly enough for you?”… the FIRST thing that came to my mind was that old song “Fish Heads” that use to get played many many years ago on Dr Demento…

    Fish heads fish heads, rolly polly fish heads
    Fish heads fish heads, eat them up, yum

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  4. No I didn’t. Most of the times when I see words that are a different color to indicate a link for something…. when I’ve clicked on them in the past they didn’t really tell me anything. So… I don’t usually click on them.

    I have that song (and other Dr. Demento classics) as .MP3 files on my external hard drive.

    By the way… picked up my tickets for the Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party at Suffolk Downs this past week. Now I can’t wait for the last weekend in June to get here (and not because of Field Day either) 🙂

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    1. Mike, i try to link to relevant things, and in this case it was the words to that song you mentioned.

      we’ll be expecting your field report from the Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party!

  5. Well… as I watch The Phantom Gourmet show on TV… I thought I would take a look at their website.

    They have some updated info on the BBQ Beach Party. Looks like they now have 8 BBQ teams listed that are going to be there (and it doesn’t matter if you select MGM Foxwoods or Suffolk Downs… same 8 BBQ teams get listed)…

    http://bbq.phantomgourmet.com/meetthestars.aspx

    (you can click on the pic for each team to go to their webstie)

    Of the 8 BBQ teams listed on there now… 7 of them were at last year’s BBQ Beach Party.

    Will have to keep an eye on this. Will have to look at my pics from last year but I think there were 10 or 11 BBQ teams last year… so will have to wait to see if any other BBQ teams get added.

    OK… now I’m getting hungry for BBQ. Its 11:53am local time as I write this… LUNCH TIME !!!

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