Check out my mansion!

Before we came over here, I didn’t really think too much about where we would live. I was sure we’d just find an apartment or something, but I didn’t really have any idea what to expect.  When Mike signed up for the TEFL course, the school recommended a hotel [...]

More Noodles I Can't Live Without

I saw a cart on our street ladling out steaming bowls of bright pinkish-red noodle soup,  and asked the lady making them (in Thai!) what it was.  (“What’s this?” might be one of the most useful phrases I’ve picked up so far). The answer, it turned out, was Yen Ta [...]

My new favorite noodles!

     Thai restaurants in America are keeping a secret from you, and you deserve to know what it is. This is a dish that recently replaced Pad Thai as my I-must-eat-this-at-least-once-a-day-or-I-will-suffer-painful-withdrawals meal. It’s that good.     The shocking thing is, I never knew it existed. I never tried it [...]

Fun snacks

WARNING: There are photos of insect consumption in this post. If you have a weak stomach, move on! I probably mention in every post that I love all the food options here – the carts are plentiful and cheap, and there are always new things to try. When I saw [...]

Happy Valentines Day!

I’m not sure how Thai people feel about Valentines Day, or if they celebrate it much, but I do know that 7-11 has had a little Valentine’s display up for a few weeks with various cards and candy and hideous plush roses. Although I’m usually not a huge fan [...]

Sunday grazing

Sundays, when I don’t have to work and Mike doesn’t have class, are great days to wander around the city. We usually run across things we’ve never seen before, which is always fun. And because of our obsession with things food-related, we often end up grazing on street food all [...]

My Walk Home

5:30 PM on a Friday night is when this our street starts to feel really alive.  I love my walk home from work, because I get to see some beautiful aspects of life in this city that I’ve come to love. Food carts start setting up around 4:30 PM, and [...]

Soup, Iced Coffee, and Nanobots

I said I would branch out from Phad Thai…and I guess posting that for the world (or my handful of readers) to see made me follow through! In fact, I haven’t had it in at least 48 hours! Last night, I got a call from my boss. “Catherine, we have [...]

Beer, Thai Style

I think the liquor license situation is a little more relaxed here than in California. And by a little, I mean I think there’s really no licensing at all, or if there is, it’s not enforced. There’s a little convenience store on our street with a few tables out front, [...]

I may have a problem

Phad thai. I can’t stop myself from ordering at least once a day. At 30 baht (less than a dollar) at least it’s a cheap vice. We have a favorite restaurant just a few blocks from our apartment that seems to be the favorite of a huge percentage of [...]

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