UPDATE: 24 hours later, 4 vomit episodes, 101.5 degree fever and 2 others with diarrhea.......we may think twice before trying this again.
But...."what doesnt kill you makes you stronger"!!.....right?
Our kindly downstairs neighbor insisted that we had to get out and try "street food".
Since we werent sure about going-it alone, Susan (bravely) volunteered to escort us to a "reputable" place where she guarantees we wont get sick from! This is how all the Thai's eat. Little make-shift stands on the side of the road. Vehicle pollution and motorbikes whizzing by add to the "ambiance". Stools around rickety tables. Plates are rinsed, but not heat-santitized and probably not soaped up. You can be sure I prayed over the food!! You can fill your belly on a shoestring budget this way.....that is IF you are feeling brave enough for squid and prawns.
Doesnt Tristan look excited about his sweet pork on a stick?
Eating noodle soup with chop-sticks.....now that takes special talent! (which my 5-year-old does not possess:)
Yummy nonetheless....we passed on the seafood add-ins and stuck strictly with noodles, wontons, chicken and some herbs.
Chicken carcasses hanging overhead seemed to dim ravenous appetites from kids who were "starving" on our way to dinner. But they were all troopers and I was so proud of them for trying new things.
The fried tofu wasnt exactly a hit, but Gigi loved the kebabs and a few of the kids liked the "shrimp bombs".
We tried duck over rice....and passed on some other delicacies.....like all this mystery meat.
The "dessert" cart looked a little too exotic for us. Would you try any of these colorful embryonic looking things?
We did however locate reportedly the "best" sticky rice in town. Sweet coconut glazed rice served with ripe mango - delicious treat!
Here's crossing our fingers that its a restful night with no puking!
A memorable and fun experience for sure!!
We may however need to order pizza tonight to keep the insurgents from staging a revolt.