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March 25: Snacks in Thailand

Food. Glorious food. Yes, I am a complete junkie for it. Call me a foodie or whatever you like, but I am especially fond of snack foods and desserts. Most especially - exotic or unusual desserts. And Thailand brings me "khanom" heaven!



"Khanom" is the Thai word for a huge assortment of snacks and desserts that are like nothing we have in the West. Sometimes, they come wrapped like little presents in banana leaves, like this one.




A little package of happiness. The banana leaf: Nature's Ziplock.




This is my very favorite treat. I call these "slugcakes" because they are so wiggly. I have finally learned that this is made mostly from coconut milk, and the green color comes from pandan.




Chips are usually Tauru's territory, but I am always intrigued by all the different flavors that Lays has which you don't see in the States. For example, Sweet Basil.




Another kind of "khanom," this one is also amazing. It's a small pumpkin filled with a sweet egg and coconut milk custard. A lot of Asian desserts play on the natural sweetness of fruits and vegetables, and they use ingredients that the average American wouldn't consider dessert-appropriate, but it totally works. This one is kind of like a tropical Thanksgiving.




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2011

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January (South Korea)
  • 2: Grocery Shopping
  • 23: Eating Live Octopus

    February (South Korea)
  • 28: Collage of Kimchi Cat

    March (Christi in Thailand)
  • 9: Christi in Thailand (Koh Tao)
  • 13: More of Koh Tao
  • 25: Snacks in Thailand
  • 27: Lots of Rain, Lots of Rain
  • 31: Rescue Off of Koh Tao

    April (Christi in Cambodia)
  • 3: Siem Reap
  • 4: Day 1 Angkor Wat
  • 5: Day 2 Angkor Wat
  • 6: Day 3 Angkor Wat
  • 11: Battambang
  • 13: Phnom Penh & Killing Fields
  • 14: More of Phnom Penh
  • 16: Still in Phnom Penh
  • 19: Last Day in Phnom Penh
  • 30: South Coast of Cambodia

    May (Christi in Thailand)
  • 17: Chillin' in Trat, Thailand
  • 29: A Thai Island

    June (Christi in Thailand)
  • 24: Elephant Sanctuary
  • 25: Erawan Waterfalls
  • 26: Elephant Feeding Time
  • 27: More Elephants
  • 28: Memorial in Kanchanaburi

    July (Christi in Burma)
  • 27: An Incredible Month in Myanmar

    August (Christi in Cambodia & Vietnam)
  • 22: Back Through Cambodia
  • 24: Good Morning, Vietnam!
  • 27: Call Me Miss Saigon
  • 31: Hoi An - History, Beaches and FOOD!

    September (Christi in Vietnam, Tauru in Winslow)
  • 5: Hue-tastic!
  • 7: Labor Day at Winslow Wall
  • 21: Christi Comes Home

    October (Tempe, Arizona)
  • 16: Vietnam, The Rest

    November (Tempe, Arizona)
  • 14: Good Times with Friends

    December (Argentina)
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