Posts Tagged ‘restaurant’

Leaving Nang Rong

February 27th, 2010 No comments

Buddhist ordination parade late this morning. Morning market building behind. It’s time for us to leave Nang Rong. There are already some hot days in late February this time, although there are number of cool ones as well. A few things have happened. Regarding restaurants and chain stores, it appears the local KFC may make [...]

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Latest News in Nang Rong

January 22nd, 2010 1 comment

The first picture was taken at night just as I left my landlord’s house. This elephant goes around Nang Rong in the evening with a reflector tied to his tail, stopping at the restaurants. Since the restaurants are open to the outside, the elephant just comes up close, but not close enough to grab anything [...]

Beetle Bombing

November 28th, 2009 No comments

Insect problems are surprisingly absent from this part of Thailand, contrary to my years ago image of what Southeast Asia was like. There is nothing to correspond to the yellow jacket plague in various parts of the U.S. when you try to eat outdoors. Everyone eats outside here nearly all the time. The kitchens and [...]

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Kao Pat Gai

November 14th, 2009 No comments

With Sue in India doing teacher training and me in Nang Rong, I have to think about finding food more often than I would otherwise. I have already written about one Isaan basic food group, Som Tam. Today I walked down to Nong Biea for lunch. It is named after the owner’s young son and [...]

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The Best Som Tam

November 4th, 2009 1 comment

One thing any Thai in Isaan knows is where to get the best Som Tam. If there is one particular food that they eat here it is Som Tam. It’s main ingredient is green (we westerners would say unripe – but what do we know?) shredded papayas. Some other ingredients I can remember are prik [...]

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The Rice Bigot

September 18th, 2009 2 comments

Well, I finally visited a local Thai restaurant. That is not unusual in Nang Rong, where virtually all restaurants are Thai restaurants. In this case, however, I was in North Idaho in the U.S. where Sue and I spend summer. A Thai restaurant opened its doors here a year ago. My daughter in law Add, [...]

KFC in Nang Rong: Will it Last?

August 15th, 2009 2 comments

On our website (near the bottom of the page) we say there are no chain restaurants in Nang Rong.  Well, that is no longer completely true, but maybe not completely false either. A new Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise opened there around the end of the dry season (March) this year. It is located within the Tewikit mall which [...]

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