Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Market Day in Wang Pho and the hunt for a Pork Belly

Today is Tuesday and that's market day here in Wang Pho , a place to buy anything you might need to eat , or to prepare  to eat , and they have the freshes veggies in all the land , this Kanchanaburi  valley is so fertile that everything grows here soo easy , I've said before "stick it in the ground and it will grow ," with a little tlc. We were doing a little shopping because we are going to the big city in a couple of days soo , not a lot of buying today , except I was on the hunt for a fresh pork belly so I can make some more bacon , found a great one and after trimming it up a little looks great , I'll be mixing my rub in a few minutes, and starting the curing process , It takes 7 days for a good cure and then a couple of hours in a cool (warm) corn husk smoke and "wala"  it's bacon, ready to cut as thick or thin as you want and it is great in beans or soup as a seasoning.Do you have a weekly or Saturday market near where you live ?, if soo give it a visit and buy fresh, if you can,lots of the produce sold at Sat markets are organic, and better for your health, and it really helps out the folks that raise it and bring from their garden to sell and make some extra income .
I took a few shots of the folks at our market today hope you enjoy, and if you're interested in making your own bacon give me a shout or leave comment , and you can also google "making bacon " for lots of videos and recipes.





5 comments:

Lise said...

Wow, that market is fabulous! We have farmers markets in the towns nearest to us, and we find lots of little goodies there. Oddly, we haven't been for quite some time, maybe that's because our own garden is starting to produce:)

Ryan said...

Wow! Wish I knew how to make my own bacon. That's a skill. Also saves you eating all the strange stuff they eat out their in the countryside...though I like it, it can be a bit much at times.

Malcolm and Ciejay Burgess said...

Ryan , I can show and teach you in a e-mail if you would like easy and you can do it . thanks for the read and comment.

Malcolm and Ciejay Burgess said...

Ryan , I can show and teach you in a e-mail if you would like easy and you can do it . thanks for the read and comment.

Mike @Thailand Blogs said...

malcolm

Sounds great. Now just tell me where I can buy some baked beans to eat with it ;-)