With very little western news coverage or media attention given to a potential street food ban in Bangkok, I couldn’t find much information on the matter stateside. With the help of writer and food blogger Chawadee Nualkhair, I’m digging to find out more about the vague plans for street food reform in Bangkok.
What a whirlwind this year has been. I won’t even get into the political charade that has unfolded stateside. This year has been punctuated by extreme highs and extreme lows, bracketed with everything in between and formatted into a pretty scrumptious memoir. Let’s see some of the standout moments of Spice Vagrant in Southeast Asia,
I found it in Phuket. Mecca, shining nirvana, glimmering hope in noodle form. The crown jewel of a city, a country, a world. In a word “Stupid-good”. The quality of a dish being so good it in fact, clinically makes you dumber, albeit for a fleeting moment.
We were up at the crack of dawn to make this thing happen. The Mission was to take the historic train 150 miles west to go through Kanchanaburi, Thailand. These are the rails in the rolling hills and forest terrain that American, Thai and Burmese prisoners of war built during World War 2.