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Duck noodle soup – At my favourite place to eat noodle soup in Bangkok.  A rich, dark broth, chopped Chinese celery, crisp shallots and garlic – and slices of tender roast duck.  My mouth is watering thinking about it.

It doesn’t even need the condiments that come, but adding them makes an amazing taste explosion of sour, salty, spicy and sweet.  Like the BKKRS I add a good spoon of sugar – at a no name restaurant on the corner of Samsen soi 5, Bangkok, Thailand.

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My obsession with papaya salad continues at Porntip resataurant in Ubon, North East Thailand – in the Isaan region where some of the best Thai food comes from.

The papaya salad is by far the best I’ve ever tried. With chunks of raw crab, over ripe cherry tomatoes, crunchy baby aubergines and topped with lots of crispy pork crackling.  I also had another of their specialties – a fermented pork sausage, grilled to perfection over charcoal.  Even the sticky rice in this place is a cut above the rest

Porntip I love you….But why do you have to be in the middle of nowhere?

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Many of the Temples in Chiang Mai take the opportunity to give a little advice to us tourists as we pass through admiring the architecture.  Here are some of my favourites.

adversity

nothing

brotherly

sacrifice

covetous

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First time I was here 10 years ago I didn’t even own a camera.  Thank God I got a second chance to take some memories from this amazing city.

 

stupa 2

worshippers

buddha 4

monks pray

don temple stupa‌mini buddha

pray man

buddha 2buddha 3buddha 1

chinese templebuddhas 1

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Red sticky rice steamed in bamboo. Like if the cheese stick people made rice pudding – in Chiang Rai bus station.

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Miniature pig balls – their words not mine, shredded chicken and wide rice noodles in Tom yum broth. Topped with pork crackling, fried fish sausage, and won ton crackers. I kid you not when I say this is one of the best noodles soups to have ever passed my lips – in Chiang Rai.

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Thai style doughnuts, and warm sweet soy milk. Like Thai churros.

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