What I ate in South East Asia; The Good, the Bad and The Ugly

THE GOOD

I never felt healthier than while traveling through Indochina. Every meal was colorful, fresh, and delicious. I sampled every local deliciously and tried many dishes I would have never picked in the states. My favorite temptation throughout South East Asia were freshly juiced drinks. I had one at every meal. I tried watermelon juice in every country and for most breakfasts. The best was at a tiny cafe in Luang Prabang, Laos.

JUICES

THE BAD

Personally some of the worst foods I ate were fish dishes. However many of my tour mates loved these meals. I do not like fish. I did try everything. But I did not enjoy any of them. Plus the way fish was presented (with its eyes and scales) was not appetizing.

THE UGLY

In Indochina you have to try the weird stuff. Sometimes you just need to close your eyes and eat. I sampled a couple of weird delicacies that turned out not bad! I tried several different fried bugs in Thailand. They were crunchy and had weird textures, but for the most part tasted like popcorn. I also sampled rat in Laos. Honestly if I didn’t know it was rat I would have just that it was BBQ beef skewers. Snake whiskey was the weirdest thing I tried that I actually enjoyed! I did a shot once in Laos and again in Vietnam. It tastes like tequila.

FOOD PORN PHOTOS

RECOMMENDATIONS

You have to take a cooking class in Thailand. I learned tricks that I implement today at home. The class took me through the Asia markets. It taught me how to shop for ripe vegetables, eggs and the perfect meats. I learned how to make Pad Thai, Pumpkin Curry and Sticky Rice. I absolutely loved learning to cook in Chiang Mai.

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4 thoughts on “What I ate in South East Asia; The Good, the Bad and The Ugly

  1. Brumana Santos says:

    I have just read your whole blog on the “BIG INDOCHINA ADVENTURE”. It was very informative and interesting. I was thinking about doing it for my 21st birthday next year in May ALONE. I am very nervous because it will be my first time leaving Australia ever. I really hope the group I travel with will be just as fun, chaotic and friendly.
    Thanks so much I feel more at ease going, then I did before!

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  2. Marisa says:

    Congrats on your blog! I just found it and I immediately liked it 🙂 About the food, I have to say you are brave, I would never dare to try bugs. I’m living in Asia right now and I’ve even tried pork intestines, which don’t taste bad at at surprisingly..but definitely cannot eat bugs haha

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