Cycle 5 – Item 258
20 (Sat) September 2014
Chicken Noodle Soup
at food cart
Mission to Thailand (Day 1)
- Day 1 (5.258 Chicken Noodle Soup)
- Day 2 (5.259 Tom Yum Goong)
- Day 3 (5.260 Phak Boong Fai Daeng)
- Day 4 (5.261 Phad Kra Phrao Pla Meuk)
In Bangkok. Here to represent WHO at a regional consultation on tobacco and trade. Objectives (of the meeting) are to examine how international trade agreements, both those existing and those under negotiation, impact national tobacco control measures. Objectives (of GMTD) are to explore of my favorite cuisines in one of my favorite food countries.
Spent the afternoon shopping at Siam Paragon Mall, bought a few suits, ate dinner while waiting for the alterations. The sales clerk recommended Laem Cha-Reon Seafood on the restaurant floor.
Laem Cha-Reon Seafood is a Thai restaurant.
However, the food was generally kinda crappy. Seriously, the best part of the meal was the steamed rice, fragrant jasmine.
Later, roaming around the neighborhood of the hotel, I dropped by a noodle cart on the street.
Customizable, I kept my order simple: thin rice noodles, some chicken, sprouts, scallions. The broth, which looked to be chicken stock, enhanced with pork’s blood, was amazingly rich and complex, slightly medicinal, in a good way. The best street noodles that I’ve experienced anywhere at any time.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN THAILAND)