Sunday, November 25, 2012

Koh Lanta Delicacies

Some of the mouth-watering food on the island of Koh Lanta, Thailand.

Fresh seafood

Thai curries

Som Tam

Thai Pancake – Roti (or Loti)

Roti originates from India and is extremely popular around Asia. A less sweet bread type Roti is an accompaniment to curries and is an integral part of Indian and Pakistani diets but the sweetened version is a big seller in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. The bread / pancake is also a favorite on many of the West Indies islands in the Caribbean.

The kids had asked for ice cream after dinner. We convinced them to try this dessert on the street. They trusted the wisdom and experience of their parents and thanked us for it.

Fried Banana Drizzled with Honey

Thai bananas are coated in tapioca and coconut, and deep fried for a lightly sweet treat.

Giant Water Beetles

In Thailand, these beetles are de-shelled and then eaten either fried or roasted. Their taste is described as being similar to scallops. (I’ll take their word for it.)

We met this Thai family that was preparing their beetles to cook for dinner that evening.