10 (Tue) March 2015
Fried Sun-Dried Venison Meat
at Bangkok Café & Bar (Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok International) Airport)
-Samut Prakan, Bangkok-
Mission to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic + Personal Deviation to the Kingdom of Thailand, Day 1. No direct flight from MNL to VTE, the trip requires a stop-over in BKK (see most recently 5.169 Kaeng Phed Ped Yang).
Whereas venison isn’t a meat commonly associated with Thai cuisine, it is indeed eaten in certain provinces and occasionally available at restaurants in the bigger cities.
The venison here, not so good. My first experience–the closest that I’ve otherwise come would be reindeer (see generally 3.184 Chili Jack Reindeer Sandwich)–I expected it to be dry, which it was, and gamy, which it wasn’t, though it did have an oddly sour aftertaste from some kind of marinade. But worth the novelty–at least I can add deer to the list of animals that I’ve tried and proudly proclaim to be one of the few people in the world to have had it in Bangkok International Airport.