A blog about food in Thailand
and elsewhere.

Any guesses where I am?

Posted date:  July 4, 2008

 The unofficial national dish of an unspecified country in the SE Asia region

And no, it’s no isaan (northeastern Thailand). A pretty easy challenge for most of you, I imagine…
Sorry blogs have been slow in coming, but I’m on the road at the moment and have little time to spend at the computer. When I’m a bit more stationary, I’ll be blogging on some of the interesting stuff I’ve seen and eaten in this country. In the meantime, be sure to check out the feature I’ve done on backpacker food at the Lonely Planet website.

5 Comments for Any guesses where I am?

Loved your “Backpacker Cuisine” piece on lp.com, Austin — very accurate and very funny. Great stuff all around. Give a shout if you’re planning on being in Manila anytime over the next five weeks, by the way — I’d love to buy you a beer!

Dan Eldridge, Guidebook Author
Lonely Planet — Turkey; Thailand; New England; Philippines
Avalon Travel — Moon Handbooks Pittsburgh


mmm… vientiane, laos?

“The English, with their Full English Breakfast (coffee or tea, baked beans, toast, fried bacon, fried eggs, fried cheese and fried mushrooms) seemed to dominate this area.”

Austin – a Full English Breakfast contains many wonderful things, but fried cheese it most certainly does not! Love your blogs.

Dan: Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Would love to–the Philippines is one of the few places in SE Asia I’ve yet to visit.

Mei: You win!

Simon: Obviously I’m not English–but I did see this particular item on more than one menu. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that there was really only one menu that each restaurant had copied?

I like mine hot & spicy, sour & sweet with a kick of stinky saltiness from padek!

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