Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

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Post by FrazeeDK » February 7, 2020, 7:13 pm

those large fishing rafts are not nearly as plentiful as in years past... Here's a photo from 1974 down in Khumpawapi. Back then the Red Lotus Sea pretty much surround Khumpawapi with the exception of a causeway with the road on it
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Post by robytoby1960 » February 8, 2020, 8:46 pm

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Post by robytoby1960 » February 8, 2020, 9:18 pm

Pictures old Udon....lets hope it fits the treat

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Post by robytoby1960 » February 8, 2020, 9:20 pm

Pictures old Udon....lets hope it fits the treat
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Post by Barney » January 15, 2021, 12:18 pm

Was in town at the Tungsri ??? market early today, about 6.30 after the school run watching the missus sell her flowers, herbs, grafted fruit trees etc and thought this is quintessentially issan.
Place always has a fair and repeat local passing crowd and if you are an early riser and want really cheap produce then this is the place. They have everything.

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Post by parrot » January 15, 2021, 9:21 pm

Thanks for keeping the thread alive, Barney! The photos remind me of when we were in Panama and the temperatures plunged to a frigid 69F.

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Post by parrot » January 15, 2021, 11:43 pm

Barney, is that Tungsrimeuang market open every morning? It looks like a ตลาดนัด/market fair.....similar to what we see at Kilo 18 every Sunday.

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Post by Drunk Monkey » January 16, 2021, 12:55 am

Great info n pics Barney .. thanks ..

6am is IMO the best part of the day..alas on these chilly wintry mornings under the duvet ith my doggies is a hard place from which to come out ,, until its time for walkies n poopoo .. .. .. .. then the dogs as well.

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Post by Shado » January 16, 2021, 8:38 am

parrot wrote:
January 15, 2021, 11:43 pm
Barney, is that Tungsrimeuang market open every morning? It looks like a ตลาดนัด/market fair.....similar to what we see at Kilo 18 every Sunday.

Mrs. Shado says that many of the vendors are the ones who had spots at dtalat thetht sa baan saawng (ตลาดเทศบาลสอง) on Phosri Rd. and moved to Tungsrimeuang (basically across the street) during the Covid -19 outbreak in order to have more space and allow for social distancing. She says they operate at the same times as before the move.

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Post by parrot » March 12, 2021, 2:51 am

Scholarships were awarded to a number students in the Northeast Technology Center. When I saw the photo, I thought of some of the t-shirts I've seen people wear.....Thai wearing shirts with English slogans and foreigners wearing t-shirts with Thai slogans........most probably unaware of what the t-shirt says. I'd guess the student who created the poster is having a laugh.
One government official at the ceremony said, "เราไม่ได้สร้างอัจฉริยะ แต่เรา สร้างคนที่สถานประกอบการอยากได้" which translates to "we don't create geniuses, but we make people that workplaces want."
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Post by expat67 » March 21, 2021, 2:31 am

Hey John: Enjoying your pics. The Udorn Hotel brings back memories of long ago. I spent my first night in Udorn at the Udorn Hotel in 1969 awaiting in-processing the next morning at the airbase. Hope ebetything is well at the VFW. Bill

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Post by parrot » April 16, 2021, 9:52 am

This probably doesn't qualify as an Isaan dish......but it's weird enough to post here as if it does:
I stopped by Swenson's yesterday to get a few minutes relief from my mask. While I was waiting for my green tea cone, I saw this as an advertised special:
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It reminded me of the first time I had green tea ice-cream.....40 years ago, Baskin Robbins, Gate 2/Maromi Street in Okinawa, I spotted a few people eating some, so I decided to give it a try. It's one of my favorites to this day.

This newest Swenson's dish, on the other hand, will have to wait. I'm not sure I'm ready to mix my dessert with my main meal.
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by FrazeeDK » April 16, 2021, 9:56 am

a good drop of fish sauce and I'm sure it'll become a best seller!!
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Re: Quintessentially Isaan (Photos)

Post by parrot » April 16, 2021, 10:27 am

When we were marooned in Texas, my wife made a grapefruit dessert.....with fried shallots, ginger, lots of chili, a tad salt/sugar.......mix it up.....gobble it up. Especially good as the heat of summer set in.

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