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Salt-encrusted Fish (Wednesday Photo)

Michael Babcock, Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Nah Gkin! (Looks Good to Eat!)

Salt-Encrusted Fish

Salt-Encrusted Fish

This is a picture of three fish being grilled in Nong Kai in Northeastern Thailand (Isahn). Prior to grilling, they have been stuffed with an herb mixture and then the (unscaled) fish is covered with salt. The result is a succulent, moist fish with herb flavor that is simply delicious.

One of the great joys of traveling in Thailand is going to the open-air and local markets. One of the joys of going to the markets is seeing all kinds of appetizing and wonderful food that you never knew existed.

Kasma teaches her version of this recipe as Charcoal-Grilled Salt-Encrusted Fish Stuffed with Crushed Herbs, Served with Hot Thai Chilli-Lime Sauce (Bplah Yad Sai Samunplai Pao) in her weekend Advanced Series Set E (class 1).


The Wednesday Photo is a new picture  each week highlighting something of interest in Thailand. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

Buying Eggs in Thailand (Wednesday Photo)

Michael Babcock, Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Carry Carefully! 

Eggs in Nong Kai Market

Eggs in Nong Kai Market

I took this picture in 2004 at a market in Nong Kai market in Northeastern Thailand (Isahn) when Kasma and I visited on our own. It’s something you’ll see in just about any Thai market: eggs for sale packaged in a  plastic bag with no padding whatsoever. It seems as if Thai people are much more careful when they carry their purchases home!


The Wednesday Photo is a new picture  each week highlighting something of interest in Thailand. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

This photo was actually the first Wednesday Photo.