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Just a little simple take away.

I GREW UP in New York City where take away food was about as plentiful as you could imagine. The choices were abundant: Chinese, pizza, deli food, souvlaki, just to name a few. Now living in Thailand, the ease and convenience of take away is delicious and entertaining, even if your choices are limited to well, mostly Thai food. Which is not really a limitation when you consider the choices: pad thai, green papaya salad, roasted chicken, amazingly delicious fried chicken, noodle soup, grilled meats on sticks (good name for a band?), sliced fruits with a little bag of sweet ‘n sour dry mix to dip into, curries, corn on the cob, sweet drinks of many varieties and, let’s see……the list goes on and on. Not to mention everything is so darn good and cheap. I think I splurged at the equivalent of about 4 bucks the other night when I got noodle soup from my favorite noodle cart, a whole roasted chicken from my other fave spot, and some wok fried greens with crispy pork from another joynt. Oh, and a Chang beer at the 7-11. Not bad, right? And so good. Then there’s the added delight of simply traveling around by motorbike to all of the outdoor markets and carts to find your goods.
If you feel like enjoying your food on site then find a noodle cart and eat your giant bowl of noodle soup at a kitsch plastic table and chairs set up next to the noodle soup cart. They are usually set up right in front of a 7-11 so you can grab a beer and have it with your feast. I love the plates of bean sprouts and Thai basil and the little jars of condiments on each table that you can add to your soup. You can adjust your flavors to be more spicy, more sweet, more sour and more salty. For 30-40 thai baht per soup and 25 baht for a beer, you’re sitting happy and satisfied with a little chili-induced sweat on your pretty little smiling face amidst the lively atmosphere of a local neighborhood. See ya later…….I’m hungry now!!! This is GypsyLu signing off…….until we eat again.DSC06754


~ by lisa esposito on September 12, 2009.

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