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.

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


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?

Fuji Apples at Big C – 29 THB

Farang Food Alert:

Awesome apples, these FUJI brand from Big C. I can sometimes find them in the open market – but there is another kind that looks similar to Fuji apples and they’re junk.

Usually the way I tell them at the market is they are like 12-15 baht each.

So – 4 Fuji apples at Big C for 29 Baht is a winner. Go get some, they’re amazing. It even says “Organic” on the wrapper… for what it’s worth…

Eating Bamboo Worms – Gross Grub Series

Eating bamboo worms was probably one of the more enjoyable bug snacks I’ve had in Thailand. They had a taste that was tolerable – and even, well – decent I think if eaten at a slower pace than I ate them in this video. Sort of the same as the ant eggs – they had a taste that wasn’t all bad – and that someone could crave if he got used to it. I recommend them if you see them at the local Thai food market.

Thai food is sure varied, isn’t it?

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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Amazing Thai Food by Joy

Joy's Thai Food Cooking Blog. Thailand's best.
Joy's Thai Food Cooking Blog. Thailand's best.

I’ve had the pleasure of eating the most delicious Thai food on the planet over the last four years. Sure there are good Thai restaurants here – all of them authentic… but, what I’m talking about is “Joy’s Thai Food!”. If we ever move back to the states and she’s up for it – we’ll open a Thai food restaurant that I’m sure will be the talk of the town. Many Thai girls can cook. They grow up learning to cook – from a time when their families didn’t eat out for every meal, but when it was cheaper to cook at home. Somehow Joy not only learned to cook – but learned to cook like a pro in the kitchen of her poor family! I’ve never dated a girl that could cook so much variety of food – so well. Many of the Thai meals she makes are not found in the restaurants we usually eat at. Some are home recipes that she grew up eating at home. Some have changed in the restaurants – especially in Bangkok where they seem to be catering to the international community and it’s not as good as in the provinces away from Bangkok. I like it spicy and she, growing up in Isaan – can eat it even more spicy than me. For Isaan food there are some different levels of spiciness we blogged about here. If you, your mom, sister or brother want to eat some authentic and amazing Thai food you can download a sample of it here and purchase from her site. She includes a lot of bonuses with it, have a look: Thai food recipe sample ebook.

Thai Restaurants in the USA

Not like Thai Restaurant food in America.When I lived in Florida there must have been 10 Thai restaurants within 25 miles of my home.

Before I came to Thailand I spent a lot of time eating in all the different Thai restaurants I could to make sure I could live in Thailand for a year eating almost nothing but Thai food.

As it turns out – I wasn’t getting a good idea about authentic Thai food from US Thai eateries. Many of the foods on the menus at these restaurants were some kind of Thai-American fusion that didn’t correlate with real food available in Thailand. One of these in particular – an appetizer called “Crab Rangoon” was wildly successful in a couple of Thai restaurants in Tampa. When I arrived in Thailand I was all set to find and eat the best crab rangoon in the world.

I’ve been here 4 years and apparently it isn’t made here or, it goes by a different name that I haven’t figure out yet.

Thai restaurants dumb down the Thai food taste to a degree that it’s not even close to authentic Thai. It’s probably necessary – Americans don’t like hot spicy food in general and the restaurants serving Thai in the states have to make the masses happy – not individuals.

If you come here to Thailand to stay long-term you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised at the Thai food restaurants here. There is a vast variety of food types and in a year you could eat something different every day.

If you’re up for making some Thai food at home you can try Joy’s Thai Food cooking blog – she’s an authentic Thai food expert from the northeast section of Thailand where the cooking is especially focused on HOT & SPICY food, much more so than in the south of Thailand (there’s a big rivalry about that).

If you want to find Thai restaurants in your area of the US – try this Thai restaurant section of our Thaipulse site where we have over 1,000 US Thai restaurants listed.