Best Bottled Water in Thailand for Drinking?

I can drink any water, except Evian. Water that comes from a spring, never worked for me. It tastes too strong. Water isn’t supposed to taste like anything – right?

I like the Singha Drinking Water in clear plastic bottles with the logo as shown below. We noticed – when we boil that water, it never leaves a mineral deposit on the pots either. I guess that means it’s distilled – and pure H20 – yes?

Anyway, if you like water that doesn’t taste like anything or smell like the plastic bottle it comes in – you’ll like Singha Water from Thailand…

Best bottled water in Thailand - Singha Water

Watch Me Eat Horse Pee Egg – a Thai Food Delicacy

Horse Pee Eggs - Kai Yiew Ma
Horse Pee Eggs - Kai Yiew Ma

I was shocked to find this post this morning –

Kai Yiew Ma: Preserved Egg with Horse’s Pee!!!!

I could never take watching directly, but I have looked out of the corner of my eye as my lovely wife downed these Horse Pee Eggs… you know, the eggs that are pretty pink on the outside and decaying black fungus-like guck on the inside?

She offered me these things over and over and I could never stomach the idea of eating even a bit of it. Thai food is supposed to be delicious – salty, sour, spicy… not fermented and smelly – right? That’s for Filipinos and their baloot (balut?)

Today I’ll eat some. At least a bite for my YouTube channel’s sake. I will vomit if I eat an entire egg – I’m sure of it. I’m not at all sure I won’t heave with just a bite. I think it depends on the smell. These things sit for 30 days… growing stuff inside.

Join me at Youtube for this later today… I think it will be up by 1600 hours Thai time.

http://www.youtube.com/user/thaipulsedotcom

UPDATE – it’s 5/30 and I’ve STILL not eaten that thing. I’ll try to work up to it tomorrow.

Cheers…

Best Bread in Thailand?

Let me qualify that title… best bread, as in the most easy to find Thailand-wide bread.

If you’re also a bread fiend and get wicked cravings for decent Italian bread of some sort you’ll consider this one of the best posts I’ve ever done. If you never get a craving for western bread don’t waste your time reading this post.

Tesco has bread. Big C has bread. I think I’ve seen both Italian loaves of bread and baguettes at both of those stores. For a while I was getting an Italian loaf at Makro, but the bread was completely tasteless like they used no butter, no egg, and no salt. Believe it or not, that actually works for me when there’s nothing else. I dip the tasteless bread in some green pesto – also found at Makro, and I’m none the wiser.

Makro has a nice assortment of breads in their deli section and I’ve tried a couple of them and with the exception of the plain Italian bread there are some nice breads! Multi-grain, Rye, mountain white loaf…

But yesterday my world changed… they have something named, ridiculously, Losange Poolish bread. At least I hope it’s not a real name. I poked it and it was just the right consistency. It’s thick bread. Hmm. I had to try it. There were 3 croissant shaped pieces for 49 baht – about twice as expensive as a whole loaf of Italian, but easily twice as thick and 10 times as good.

Check out the video… the lighting is florescent and it looked great in the display as I filmed it – but horrible upon viewing the video so I cranked up the brightness and lost all the contrast. Oh well, right?

My Sustainable Living Experiments

Gross Grub Series: Eating bamboo worms in ThailandI’ve been dabbling in sustainable living lately. Didn’t know that was the term for it until I did some searches on Google.

Specifically I’m looking into whether I could eat insects to survive. So far, the answer is yes. BUT, I’ve not attempted to actually survive off them – only taste them. Could someone LIVE off these things? I’m not sure. They’re fried in oil -and, though they still have the protein – probably anything else of value has been heat-treated away.

Most everything I ate so far tasted like either leaves with soy sauce and salt or sticks with soy sauce and salt. Could someone LIVE off that?

I’m considering some further experiments -but would need to find a place here in Thailand where I could find a whole lot of variety of them.

Any ideas?

Would anyone consider buying them for me in your town and sending them in plastic bags by POST to me? That might work best…

If anyone can help me with this – I’d appreciate it!

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I don’t feel so good… (Getting Ill in Thailand)

Getting ill in Thailand is a pretty regular thing.
I did great for the first 2 months here but then
it hit me. Sick. Montezuma’s revenge. Dizzy.

I’d get flu-like symptoms but I was getting sick
like that with breaks of 2 weeks in the middle.
How can that be? I think some of it was food
poisoning also – which happens a LOT here. I’m not
all that picky about where I eat – the street
stalls are great for me, but sometimes I pay for
it.

For the past few days I’ve been a little light-
headed. My stomach always feels full and hurts a
little bit.

I’ve not had this kind of sickness in my life –
so I know it’s a Thailand thing. Today I gotta
find some time to Google:

dysentary
worms
tapeworm
heart attack
stomach acid reflux

stuff like that. Oh, I did start to hurl (throw
up) yesterday morning as I sat at the computer.
Dry heaved for a sec and then it passed. Was
dizzy as hell though.

Any doctors out there?

G/f wants me to head to the doctor today since
this has been on and off for a couple weeks. I

ALREADY KNOW what the doctor will do here.

Look at me – ask me 2 questions. Not understand
either of them. Prescribe paracet for pain –
which there is little pain – but always the
paracet (tylenol) and he’ll prescribe anti-
biotics since they also give that for EVERYTHING
you have.

Back when I first got here I had bags of anti-
biotics laying around the house. I had over 100
pills EASILY. Some I was to take 2 times per day,
some 3, some 4.

For small things – they give all the same drugs.
So, they’re never much help. If you get sick in
Thailand do this.

Look up your symptoms on the internet…

Your Diagnosis

That’s a VERY comprehensive online survey. You must
grab a free login ID – but they give a good review.

I use this instead of the doctor here in Thailand.

I also look up specific drugs that will work with my
problem and self-diagnose.

Now, if that doesn’t work – meaning – I’m still at a
loss for what’s happening. Or, if I have the name of
a drug I need, I’ll go to the local pharmacy.

Find one that has a Chinese pharmacist, or ideally,
two – Chinese-Thai Twin girls that you can go over
with, painfully, every symptom and concern… like I’ve
found.

Pharmacies have everything you’ll likely need. If they
DON’T then they have connections with the hospital and
can ORDER anything. They can probably get morphine!

So – for small problems – the doctors and hospitals here
are maybe not so good. They dont take the time to really
investigate what the problem is – they just shovel out
the anti-biotics and paracet.

For BIG problems… like if you and another motorbike
crashed and you have a sucking chest wound – they are
likely to be EXPERT at fixing you up. There’s quite a
bit of that kind of thing here and they have a lot of
experience AND take it seriously enough to fix you up
right.

I’ve seen a friend get his head operated on, bone chips
pulled out of his brain and an extended hospital stay…
in UBON of all places. Everything turned out fine.
His bill was DIRT cheap too.

So-

Don’t fear the big stuff. Fear the small stuff…