I love the people, the scenery, the culture, the architecture, the scuba diving... and the food.
Thais excel at street food. Anywhere you travel in Thailand you'll see these mobile market food stalls.
Think bar-be-que with a twist.
The twist often being food which has been marinated in glorious Thai flavours like lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce and garlic.
Not to mention lashings of chilli, which the Thais eat in great quantities.
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To the extent that I found pre-prepared pomelo (fruit similar to grapefruit) in the supermarket complete with a little bag of sugar mixed with dried chillies to sprinkle on the fruit.
I was initially a little nervous about trying spicy Thai food from a market stall, so my first experiment was with a lady in Bangkok who was cooking pancakes to order.
It was an extraordinary experience. I have eaten pancakes in many countries, but none more delicious than the Thai version: a thin and crispy pancake slathered in condensed milk and sliced banana.
Do you like street food? Would you try unfamiliar food in other countries?