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  • hardie karges 12:49 pm on June 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    #Thailand: Let There be #Mangos, Red Gold and Green… 

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    Mango trees for sale in Thailand

    …and on the seventh day God said, “Wait a minute–one more thing.” And thus were created mangos, and they were good. And God said, “Jesus, those are good.” And Jesus said, “Dad, can I have another one?” God frowned, “Go eat your rice, son.” “Can I have sticky rice with mango?” God shakes his head. “You know those plug you up, son.” Jesus wept.

    And so mangos went forth and multiplied, and divided, and wandered far from their origins, all around the world, somehow ending up in Thailand, on the beach, not aware that they were somehow all related. Some were tiny with thin skins and seed almost as big as the fruit. Others were small yellow and hairy inside. Others were big red and juicy. Still others were sweet enough to eat green and raw.

    And there they were bred for their distinctions, not their similarities, in order to produce the most perfect, thin-skinned, fiber-less beauty. I’m talking fruit here, not women. And then I woke up. That’s what usually happens when I realize I’m dreaming…

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  • hardie karges 1:19 pm on June 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: coconut milk, , , , mango, sticky rice,   

    ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง: Sticky Rice and Everything Nice… 

    Sticky Rice and Mango

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    Getting diarrhea while traveling is no fun anywhere, but at least in Thailand the cure for Ramathibodi’s Revenge can be more fun than most other places. I’m talking about sticky rice, not just the plain kind you eat with fried chicken or ‘som tam’, that spicy raw papaya salad with which it goes especially well, since the belly-blasting propensities of the salad itself are somewhat balanced by the calming effect of the glutinous rice.

    But what calms your intestines one day can plug them up the next, though, so caution is advised. Mix that sticky stuff with some mango and sweetened coconut milk and you’ve something pretty heavenly, and a sho’ nuff’ internal butt plug, triple constipation if you aren’t careful. I went on a jag of eating it in my early days in Thailand, until I couldn’t remember the last time that I’d had my usual morning routine.

    Don’t let that stop you, though. An occasional splurge should cause you no ill effect. It’s maybe even better than sex, a whole lot like it, in fact… oh baby…

     
    • Esther Fabbricante 1:52 pm on June 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Gluten intolerance is even worse, so I can relate with sympathy.

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