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!
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.
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!
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.
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.”
Some vendors packaged their meat with sticky rice, which is a Thai staple food at every meal.
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.
For a moment there, I thought I was back in Thailand!
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.
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.
Good old pork rinds on the left, with I-don’t-know-what-else on the right.
Boneless chicken feet salad.
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).
More of the same. Lots of vendors had roughly the same fare.
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.
Are these fried fish heads rolly polly enough for you? They’re whole fish actually but in this shot it looks like heads only.
This fried chicken is almost the same as you might find in a Western restaurant.
This is one big pile of shrimp!
I have no idea what these dishes are. Hopefully someone can help us out!
Some light confectionary snacks, Thai style.
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