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The Magical World of Thai Baked Goods

Posted date:  March 27, 2006
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Today’s journey through the world of bizarre Thai bread takes us to the local Yamazaki to visit our friend, Banana Ham Bun. Hey, there he is, say cheese!

As far as I can tell–and I actually tasted this one–Banana Ham Bun’s only connection to banana is its shape. The inside is filled with a slice of luncheon meat ham, and the top coated with a generous layer of “cheese”, as this close up reveals:

However, the thing that shocked me most about the Banana Ham Bun (other than the appalingly bad concept and lack of any banana flavour) was its greasiness. I normally try to handle these breads as little as possible, but in the course of actually consuming a small bit of this one, I actually had to touch it, and my fingers were almost instantly coated with gratuitous Banana Bun grease…


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I hereby award you the pklykoom medal of honour (third class) for exhibiting foolhardy bravery in the face of Thai irrationality.

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