February 11, 2008

noodle house

A woman bathes shark fins to place on layers of woven bamboo. She can sell them to restaurants. Four pieces bring $100.
Girls giggle over crepe cookers and men pour hot water in large pots for noodle dishes. I ate a bowl later with fish balls, greens and crispy wonton, 50's style- stainless table and chair-30 bat. Change comes back to the hand-no tip. Change comes back
to the table-tip expected.

February 1, 2008

tikky ri

It was the tuk tuk that carried me back. Not back to my hotel, but back to when I was here for the first time in 1989.
Open air transportion in the middle of Bangkok is not the most ideal, but it's certainly the most adventurous and the
cutest. Sticky rice, better know as 'tikky ri' with banana covered in a banana leaf, sealed with a toothpick grilling on an
open fire was my first taste off the street. It grounded me and with a lightening bolt of flavor, it snapped me into the present. I'm in Thailand! Nevermind that it takes around 24 hours of travel and you lose a day. Living in the land of smiles is easy..especially in The Sukhothai with lotus flowers as friends.