Asher’s Food Adventures In Thailand Part 1 (Nakhon Pathon Market)

Hello everyone, and welcome to my 200 follower special! I promised you something amazing, and boy am I excited! Four weeks ago, I traveled to Thailand to visit my Stepmom’s family. I also went to China for about five days. I had the most amazing time in Asia, and will be discussing my experiences in both places in this multi-part series. I hope you guys will enjoy this as much as I enjoy writing it. Now, let’s go on an amazing adventure together. It’s time for part one, Nakhon Pathon Market.

The Nakhon Pathon Market is a floating marketplace that’s located in the Sam Phran Province of Thailand. I found things that I’ve never seen before, and it was incredible. I will be showing the pictures I took there, as well as a brief description of each one. It was truly an unforgettable experience, and I’m so glad that I’m able to share it with you guys, Now, without any further ado, let’s get started!

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(This is what I believe to be a custard apple. The Thai custard apple is known as Noi na, which means hand grenade. It supposedly tastes extremely sweet, and is filled with many seeds.)

 

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( This is a beautiful Thai dessert that’s known as Khanom Chan. Khanom Chan is a special 9-layer cake that’s made with coconut milk, pandan juice, Mung bean flour, sugar, tapioca flour, rice flour, and talcum flour.)

 

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(This was a very neat dried fruit counter. It had dried mangosteen, muscat, jackfruit, durian, and bananas.)

 

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(Fish were a big part of the marketplace, and you could smell them from miles away. They sold everything, from fish heads, to tiny fish eggs.)

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(This lovely counter had some strange looking fried food, as well as one of my favorite Thai desserts, Pang Chi. Pang Chi is a sweet Thai pancake that’s made with taro, coconut milk, corn, palm sugar, and rice flour.)

 

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(These are delicious peanut cookies. It’s like a peanut brittle on steroids.)

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(This is a rather unsettling picture of some headless fowl. I find the bright red bird extremely fascinating. The unique aroma of spices and onions filled the air when I passed this counter.)

 

Cute Ducks

(Over in this corner, we have some candied rambutan, as well as some adorable sweets in the shape of rubber ducks.)

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(This final picture is of another seafood counter with delicious looking crab. Since the market is on the water, the crustaceans are extremely fresh.)

I hope you guys enjoyed the first part of my Thailand adventure. I would love to hear your opinions in the comments’ section below.

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  • Li hing mui is a salty, dried plum that can be found all over China. It has a bright red color, and is usually covered in a powder made from licorice, salt, and sugar. It has an acquired taste, and can also be used in various alcoholic beverages.

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TV Tropes Randomness (Every Other Saturday)

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new topic! Every Other Saturday, I will be searching for some random tropes, and describing them in a spoiler-free way. In case you didn’t know, a trope can be defined as an expression or overused cliche found in movies and other media. TV Tropes.org categorizes thousands of these expressions and cliches throughout the world of media. This ranges from certain character quirks, to the series as a whole. I find it to be quite enjoyable, and I hope you guys will too. Now, let’s begin!

  • Depraved Kids’ Show Host: This trope deals with the stereotypical “Kiddie Show” host. They always appear to be happy, and love making little kids smile. Unfortunately, this is all a disguise, and backstage is where they let their true colors shine. They can be addicted to drugs, have lecherous behavior, be sex offenders, swear enough to make sailors transform into prudes, and makes everybody’s life around him a “living hell”. This trope is frequently found in The Simpsons with Krusty the Clown. Krusty can be found backstage yelling at everyone, and seems to be addicted to everything. It can also be found with Pierre from Tim And Eric Awesome Show Great Job. Pierre loves to dance with kids, and seems to be fascinated with the audience’s dads.

 

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  • Technology Porn: This trope is used in almost every Science Fiction film ever created. The trope occurs whenever a sequence in media goes into great depth showing the inner workings of gadgets and other mechanical tools. This trope always appears in the Iron Man films when Tony Stark “suits up”. It also can be found in numerous parts of 2001: A Space Odyssey. One of my favorite examples of this trope is the use of it in Blade Runner.     

 

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  • Warning! This Will Make You Hungry!! Food Porn: This trope is pretty self-explanitory, but can be divided into two definitions. The first is food that’s usually used to symbolize something suggestive. The second is food that’s portrayed in such a manner that the audience salivates and experiences lust as if they were watching porn. I adore this trope, and I always am eager to see what people think of next. One of my favorite examples of this trope is in the film, Chef. Chef’s use of food is so important in the movie, that it actually becomes a main plot point. Then, we get to its use in Anime, and I can’t think of a better example than Shokugeki No Soma (Food Wars). This Anime was created by a Hentai artist, and the use of food in the series applies to both definitions. People literally have “Foodgasms” so intense that their clothes will occasionally rip off! The food in this show is so jaw-dropping, that even the most simple dishes, like scrambled eggs look like it should be framed in the Louvre! As an added bonus, Japanese chef Yuki Morisaki, adds real recipes from the series that you can replicate in each Manga volume!    

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  • Games & Gambling: An article all about the crazy world of gambling and games in general. The article is found on page seven of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Extraordinary Book Of Facts And Bizarre Information from 2006. The crazy facts included; “There are 635,013,559,599 possible hands in the game of bridge.” “If you add up all the numbers of the roulette wheel (1 to 36), the sum is 666.”, and “One in four compulsive gamblers is a woman.”

 

  • I’m Gonna Wallace! & Cockney Slang: These are very interesting articles about Cockney slang terms. Cockney Slang is found on pages 129-130, while I’m Gonna Wallace is found on page 424 of Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader from 2007. Some fascinating slang terms include; “Mutt and Jeff”, which means “Deaf.” “Trouble and strife”, which translates to “wife.” “Loaf”, which means “head”, and can also be said as “Loaf of Bread.” “Wallace”, means “to barf”, and is short for “Wallace and Grommit.” Lastly, for some reason, “Tom Cruise”, means “booze.”

 

  • Flubbed Headlines: This is a list of outrageous, but true newspaper headlines. Flubbed Headlines is found on page 34 of Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader from 2007. Some of the wacky headlines include; “Woman Improving After Fatal Crash.” “TV ads boost eating of obese children by 130%.” “Dr. Fuchs off to the Antarctic.” Then, the most punny entry, “Suicide squirrels driving utilities nuts.”     

  

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