Posts tagged ‘brandon oriental market’

April 27, 2011

Oriental Market and making new friends

by Nicole Lee

Having lived overseas there is no place closer to my heart than the beautiful country of Thailand (yes, Scott, I know). I lived there for a year(ish) as an exchange student. It had it ups. It had its downs. But I came home and have thought (and talked) about it every day since. I don’t remember the language hardly at all anymore, but I would love to re-learn. Unfortunately there are a lot of complications that go with that, so I’m stuck without the speaking skills. On the other hand! The food? Oh you bet your ass I brought the taste and the culinary skills to cook it back with me.  ข้าวมันไก่? แกงเขียวหวาน? ผัดกะเพรา?! Just thinking about it makes my mouth water! What does this mean? It means tracking down great markets and restaurants is a MUST. Brandon Oriental Market? Definitely one of my favorites. Selection is great, staff is fabulous and it reminds me of my Thai home. I would send anyone asking me about Thai market style shopping to start in here!

Also! One of the girls that works there? I totally added her on Facebook. She is  Thai and cooks Thai with her Thai friends almost every week! And she invited me to join. Can’t wait and be sure a blog post will follow that!

Tomorrow: Salmon three ways with rice and wilted greens!

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(This was the only shampoo I could find at the supermarkets in Thailand.)