Mango's Thailand trip report

May 5th, 2009, 10:00 AM
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mango, Thanks again for taking the time to do a report. Give the normal work schedule a few months and you'll be planning your next BKK or other SE Asian venue before you know it

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May 5th, 2009, 12:21 PM
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Ha ha, Hawaiian. Your welcome. I have a feeling you're probably right about the next trip! Aloha back at you!
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May 6th, 2009, 06:34 AM
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Mango, I was interested to read about Hoi Tod. I didn't realize it was a part of Thai cuisine as well. We had a wonderful version in Kuching, with a very flat, almost crisy "omelet" part. We also sought out the best Ta Chien in Penang at a hawler stall. That was a heartier version with more oysters, similar to the traditional Hangtown Fry of San Francisco. I'll have to look for Hoi Tod on my next trip to Bangkok.
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May 6th, 2009, 09:49 AM
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Kathie- Yes, Hoi Todd is awesome if prepared well..make sure you try in BKK with the red hot sauce. Yummy!
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May 6th, 2009, 06:33 PM
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Mango - I know that little pig but haven't eaten there before - I usually go just near there for roast duck.

Now I'll seek the red pig - going to be back there late June - so thank you.
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May 6th, 2009, 06:34 PM
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mango---what a terrible end to your trip...

i'm wondering if it was a combo of some food poisoning and heat excess, plus a tinge of chinese herbs??

why don't you go to regular restaurants with a/c....there are tons of them in bkk and thailand....and many are very reasonable..??
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May 6th, 2009, 09:32 PM
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I've eaten Hoi Tod a few times, once at MBK foodcourt and found it almost unbearably oily. I will have to give it another go with the red sauce. I must have just been unlucky.
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May 7th, 2009, 06:39 AM
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Mary- You're welcome! Make sure you prepare the soup like I mentioned. :]

Hi Bob- Chinese herbs, lol. I can't figure out what was the problem. I had a slight fever and cold..perhaps I was just run down, but it was a little rough. In retrospect I SHOULD have stayed in the A/C and not exerted myself. IF you ever get sick in a foreign country, do everything in your power to get rid of it asap. This way you'll shake it off faster, if you can. Thanks for your thoughts!

Shanek- You may want to ask them for just a little oil, if you are able to convey this. It is oily, I agree! Red sauce makes the dish, imo!
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Jun 12th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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Interesting your response to Lesbians with peircings in Thailand like being on another planet and you live in the USA, do you live in a mountain shack there because there is no more wierder place then the USA for people who have come from another planet, did your old pop think the same.......hahahaa
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Jun 12th, 2009, 06:31 PM
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file that post under 'huh?'
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Jun 12th, 2009, 08:43 PM
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here come the trouble makers
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Jun 12th, 2009, 10:25 PM
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ht, i think in order for one to make trouble, one actually must make sense first. anyone care to break out the Rosetta Stone and decipher the last one for me?
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Jun 13th, 2009, 02:36 AM
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Thanks for the trip report.
Have now duly copied all the food suggestions. Hoi Todd looks very similar to that really delicious Oyster Pancake I had in Korea.

My 5 cents worth, go to the doctor and have an electrolyte blood test. It sounds as others have noted, like heat stroke, and possibly your body is not quite recovered. Otherwise drink some Gatorade, which I actually carry in powder form when traveling to really hot places
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Oct 5th, 2009, 07:21 PM
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This is late, but sorry I missed your posts, guys/gals!

I was doing a search for the "best of" Thailand for our next trip, and I thought I'd peek into this thread, and there you all were! =]

NYWoman- Thanks for the info..I will drink this stuff if I get sick again in December. Hope your trip went well, btw!

Daveid- If you're still around: It is bizarre to see what I described above since visiting Thailand in '03. Seems like Bangkok is becoming far too westernized. I have no issues with anyone gay, btw.. Some of the wife's male friends are totally on fire and they are some of the most hilarious people to be in company of.

Thanks again everyone!
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