Photos by MJ Klein
This is our last installment of this series on Thailand, and all the food that wasn’t previously blogged on gets put here!
First up is this somtom or papya salad from The #1 Bar. This was the smelliest and fishiest somtom that I’ve ever had and not just because of the fish sauce. Notice the upper left area of the plate: this dish has crab added to it, and it’s not even a seafood somtom!
Also from The #1 Bar is this Fish & Chips. Hui-chen got this dish and it was nearly too much to handle. The piece of fish is huge and the quality is excellent. It’s also not very oily for having been deep fried. Highly recommended.
I have to admit that I ate some of this dish before I took the photo, this last one from The #1 Bar in this article. Roast chicken and potatos with vegetables and a not-bad gravy. This was too much food for me, but the quality was reasonably good.
Now we’re going to move to some Japanese food that we enjoyed with Mr. Somkhit:
I cannot remember the name of this restaurant for the life of me (I gave their business card away to someone in Khonkaen) but I know where it’s located! We’ll absolutely be back for more. It was totally packed with university students and I can tell you why – it rocks! This is Salmon and Octopus Sashimi.
That’s Tempura Shrimp on the right and (if memory serves) Deep Fried Pork.
This was a set of Sushi and it certainly was great. A nice variety in a small footprint and low price. Notice the salmon roe on the upper left of the wooden tray. That’s sea urchin roe just below it.
This is one of their special Maki (roll) dishes. The chef took some of the “cracklings” from the tempura (crumbs from the outside batter) and placed them with this dish for added texture. It was a great technique and when I ate some of the cracklings with a piece of maki, the additional texture was a welcome addition!
This is a closeup of the Shrimp Tempura that was just fantastic. So light and crunchy and yet not oily at all.
Another one of their special Maki dishes. Each and every maki is different, distinct but also very high quality, rich and flavorful.
No Japanese meal would be complete without Grilled Salmon and this dish did not disappoint!
This is Grilled Eel and not really to my liking. The dish was prepared properly but the eel didn’t taste very good. Normally I like this dish though.
Until our next Week In Food offering, I hope you have many enjoyable meals worthy of remembering!
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