Monday, March 2, 2009

Lunch Time In Whang Pho

Right beside the Hot Dog man is his wifes noodle stand , and it doesn't get any better than this.
Hot coffee, Iced Coffee, a Smoothie fruit drink and ice cold or Pepsi or a Coke

This lady is here every day except thursday and she picks the corn fresh every day, Thais boil their corn till all the taste and sugar is gone , but she will boil mine for only eight minutes for me , just right .And the hot dogs are chicken.


This lady is a great cook and every evening she has a couple choices of Thai food for sale to take home and enjoy.



They line up every day for this fresh corn on the cob and believe it or not she will sell out every day , so you have to get there before to late or you will be out of luck.




This is the pork meat ball and beef Hot Dog man , he grills them to perfection and them dips them in to his special secret sauce and they are to kill for . Yummy.

Ciejay and me made a couple agreements before we got married , having been married before we both knew how much work goes in to making a happy home and each one doing his or her share of the work and chores, to make life and home a happy and enjoyable place to live and love. One of them was that she cooks four days a week and I cook three days , and we pretty much stick to that agreement even after  12 years of marriage. Now I just love when it comes my time here in Thailand and the LOS , I just jump on the old Honda wave and to the market square I go , there is always a lot of vendors selling some of the best food, cooked right there in front of you. Fresh hot off the grill ,or out of the pot. Ciejay never complains that I take the easy way out , since we have moved to Thailand , and the best part is ,I can buy lunch or dinner for the both of us for about 60 baht .Less than three dollars US. Such a deal. Ciejay is a great cook and it is always a treat to sit down to her table , she prepares everything she cooks with love and kindness and always sits a beautiful table , never just throws stuff together and never just throws it on the table . Everything is served most meals , in our collector set of coke cola dishes that our friends brought over when they came over for a visit , we had given them to these folks and they saved them , for four years to bring over to us because they knew we loved them .Bowls and Cups and little dishes for the sauces, all with the coke trade mark and always a napkin, for the fork and spoon A rare sight in most Thai homes, ( I always carry napkins in my back pocket when we go out to eat or to some Thai friends house as it seems like they never set the table with napkins, and most small village eating spots don't have napkins either, most just set a roll of toilet tissue on the table , doesn't clean your hand very well.)
If you ever come over to our house , we'll make sure it's Ciejay's day to cook.
That's just one more reason why we're Retired in Thailand and Loving It

Oh yes, and one of the other things we agreed on was I COOK YOU CLEAN. works out real well in the Burgess  house whole.  Thanks for the read  leave a comment if you enjoyed .



15 comments:

Mike said...

Malcolm, I like the pictures within the post. Isn't Thai food great, although sometimes they do overcook things like the sweetcorn.

I am rather spoilt since MTF will never let me in the kitchen, even though I am a half decent cook. Mind you I am not complaining as she comes up trumps most days.

Martyn said...

I returned home last night after a full days shift of overtime, upbeat although somewhat jaded and got down to what I really do enjoy, reading the blogs in my sidebar.

This post of yours drew particular interest to me because of it's great value within the Thai community. Eating. I know first hand what pleasure Wilai takes from a simple motorbike journey to visit one of the village food shops/stalls. Her daily life is often enriched just by spending a half hour or so eating noodles or getting a papaya pok pok takeaway and chatting to the village vendors.

I have spent long spells of my Thai time in Pattaya, Chachoengsao, Tak and Udon Thani and have always seen the great social values that these food stalls and small restaurants hold to the Thai people. The night markets of Hua Hin and Udon Thani are places I will retain in my memory and heart forever as I often recall the buzz and simple social delight that was and no doubt still is abundant and almost alive in the night air. Wonderful, wonderful memories which I wish I could only pen. That my dear friend you have done with great aplomb. Thank you.

Martin In Bulgaria said...

Hi Malcolm and CieJay,
A marriage is a partnership and your arrangement just shows the consideration for each others' needs very well.
The food stalls look so temptingly delicious, how can you not fail to snack all day passing them.
We always have nanpkins here something that we didn't have in England! But once used they are used as paper handchieves in out pockets then when the next one comes after the next meal the old one from our pockets are stored as a firestarter for the woodnburner!
Like you, I love cooking and also the cleaning up afterwards. Usually we decide ont he day to see who cooks, but I always clean afterwards in the village farmhouse without Baba there.
I really enjoy reading your blogs, you're in the groove now !

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Talen said...

I have to agree with Martyn...if only the western world treated eating like the Thais do the world might be a much better place.

The markets are so much more than great food. The night market in Mukdahan is a beehive of social activity and great fun just to sit and watch.

Dutchie said...

Hello all,

Ah, food - my fave topic ! If u hv the chance, visit Singapore n soaked up the multi-cultured food experience. It's our greatest pleasure when we visit y family there.

We really missed this outdoor fun n delights in NL. The chinese take-aways or the pizza home delivery doesnt hv the same effect :-/

I envy u guys who cooks. I dont get a break here bec hubby was never into domestics, even if I turned blue argueing abt it *sigh*

Malcolm and CieJay Burgess said...

Thanks for all the reads and good comments , I have to addmit that eating and cooking are two of my favorite subjects and from all the comments , I think most feel the same way . Malcolm
Robert , not lucky, just a lot of hard work and great parents , when I was born my dad was off fighting in WW 11 and my mom was left at home during a lot of hard times and many times not enough milk and food for all us kids , we were considered poor white trash in those days but our folks tought us right from wrong and my mom never left us with grandma and went off to sell her body so we could eat . She just planted a bigger garden and mended our clothes and made sure we were warm in the winter and not so hot in the summer , no Robert not LUCKY just the grace of God and a great mom and dad a I am sorry your Thai girlfriend felt that the only thing she could do was go to Bkk and be a escort , maybe her parents didn't tell tell her to go work in a factory or work in the rice field or to carry cooked food around the town on her shoulders every day and sell the food so she could have money to take care of herself and her family
THATS WHAT MY THAI WIFE CIEJAY DID AND SHE HAS TWO WONDERFUL KIDS WHO BOTH HAVE GREAT FAMILIES AND REALLY ADD A POSTIVE INFLUNCE TO THIS LOS. Malcolm

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