Our half-day tour to Damnoen Sadouk Floating Market had opened our eyes to the unique trading of the Thais who live in boathouses. We never felt bored looking at the sourvenirs sold in the boathouses lined along the river. Instead, we nearly burned a hole in our pockets as a result of uncontrolled buying. "This we want, that also we want". That's the consequence of putting 11 crazy ladies together. No matter how strong the temptation was, we always remembered to put aside some money for lunch. Eat, Play and Shop is our motto in life!
Khao (ข้าว) / Steamed Thai Fragrant Rice
Phak bung fai daeng (ผักบุ้งไฟแดง) / Fried morning-glory
Morning-glory (a.k.a. water spinach) stir fried with yellow bean sauce, garlic and chillies. It is a very popular vegetable dish in Thailand.
Mu manao (หมูมะนาว) / Pork with lime juice
Sliced grilled pork with a dressing (nam chim) of mashed garlic, green bird's eye chillies, sugar, fish sauce and lime juice.
Phat phak ruam (ผัดผักรวม) / Stir fried mixed vegetables
Stir fried combination of vegetables depending on availability and preference. Usually fried with oyster sauce.
Kai thot (ไก่ทอด) / Deep-fried chicken wings
The kai thot is marinated with khamin (tumeric) and served with krueng thae (crispy fried chopped garlic and turmeric) as a topping.
Som tam (ส้มตำ) / Thai papaya salad
Tom saep (ต้มแซบ) / Hot and sour Isan soup
A spicy soup made with stewed meat, roasted fresh herbs and spices, ground roasted rice, and generous amounts of lime juice and fresh herbs just before serving.