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The things I see - Chiang Mai, Thailand

At a local food market, pretty pink eggs, but....


 

...um, it being mid-February, I think it is safe to bet that those aren't Easter eggs. What is that black stuff? Nothing I want to put in my mouth, that much I can tell you.

Also in Chiang Mai: 

After my cooking class, I accompanied Julien to a little roadside eatery for his supper ( I got to eat all my dishes and was stuffed to the gills). Out of the gloom of the poorly lit street lumbered an elephant, a man in farmer's togs on his back.  When the great, dark beastie meandered past, we saw that his rider had thoughtfully attached a flashing red "warning" light to his tail, complete with a CD in guise of a reflector.

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frigg
Feb. 19th, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
Are they maybe "thousand year eggs"? I don't know if they have those in Thailand or if it's solely a Chinese thing, though.
mnfaure
Feb. 19th, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know either. I saw some wonky hard-boiled brown (shelled) eggs floating in a dark, clear broth and wondered the same thing (about whether or not they have the 1000yr eggs in Thailand, too), but I didn't ask. Sometimes it's too hard to make yourself understood.
frigg
Feb. 19th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Maybe they're pickled dragon eggs?
mnfaure
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
hehe. Maybe. I should have bought some to show to my grandkids. :P
pjthompson
Feb. 19th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
Wonderful images--both of the pictorial kind and the word kind.
mnfaure
Feb. 21st, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
I just wish we would have had our camera to photograph that elephant!
hkneale
Feb. 20th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
Pink eggs, um, possibly either a version of balut or possibly century eggs? Century eggs go black.
mnfaure
Feb. 21st, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
What is balut?
hkneale
Feb. 22nd, 2010 03:44 am (UTC)
It's actually a Philippine dish, but I wouldn't be surprised if a variant was found in other parts of SE Asia.

Balut is the chicken version of very young veal.

A chicken egg is cooked one day before it hatches. The Philippinos love it.
mnfaure
Feb. 24th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Okaaaay, let's juts add that to my "never try" list, shall we?
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