Are you a Foodie?

by Mridula on August 30, 2014

in Canon D550,Food,Photography,Thailand

Is food the high point of your travels? In spite of traveling a fair bit, I am almost never excited about food. I squarely blame it on the mess food of the hostels I stayed in. I mean how about a lizard in the omelette? Also, I guess being a vegetarian plays a role. In South Africa some people would joke that there was ample grass all around for us, so they were not bothered about feeding us!  But there is an advantage of not being a foodie. I can eat any vegetarian stuff, plus eggs, I hardly ever get upset about food. But then this post is about food, good food, food from Thailand.

Noodles and Egg

Make Your Own Noodle Soup

I actually like trying local food, the trouble is it is often non-veg in many parts of the world. When I found a soup counter at the Ramada Plaza, Menam Riverside in Bangkok, I did give it a try. I mixed the soup, noodles and the eggs and it worked out quite well. But such occasions when I get to experiment with local food are rare.

Sea Food

Nice Looking Sea Food

I could click this colorful looking sea food but I would not try it. I have liked prawns a few times I went near them. I can actually eat fish in small quantities but if I was asked to finish a dish, I would not be able to.

Desserts

Desserts

Most of the hotels have large dessert spreads (Ramada Plaza, Bangkok, was no exception) that usually is my undoing. There was a time when I would load my plate and think nothing about it. Sadly gone are those days. I hardly get any exercise, so I have to be careful about the desserts I eat! Not that it has made any difference to my weight!

cake

Cakes are a Delight!

I am really fond of cakes and pastries. Indian sweets rank even higher. But I only clicked this excellent looking cake. I stayed away from eating it. But the weighing machine tells me it really serves no purpose!

Cheese Cakes

I Swear by Cheese Cakes

Well instead of the cake I polished off the cheese cake, I at least ate half of it, OK if not half of it, it felt like the half of it. It seems the only food I want to talk about is sweet, the desserts. Is there a name for people who are not foodies but feel that a single dessert can completely change the complexion of a day?

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Nilesh September 3, 2014 at 9:27 am

and oh yah, that cheese cake looks really yummy and heavy on calorie count. i guess that’s what definition of a cheese cake is !!!

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Nilesh September 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

you are right. there is not much to try out in local cuisines for vegetarian people. there is another problem while ordering food in non-English countries (like China/Korea), since you do not know the language, if someone local is not accompanying you, its really hard to communicate to them what you want.
but none the less you do get some really good local vegetarian dishes, IF YOU ARE LUCKY :) . i remember having some good food at dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong. in US also i enjoy eating food at some Thai/dim-sum/Sushi restaurants, which have not many but really good vegetarian choices.

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Bikram September 1, 2014 at 6:06 pm

yessssssssssssssss I am .. and you have just made me drool over the pics and made me so hungryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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Mridula September 2, 2014 at 10:52 am

Bikram :D I hope you found something good to eat!

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Hemu September 1, 2014 at 7:56 am

Yup, sometimes you feel cheated if you are vegeterian, and then there is mann ki awaaz (your inner voice) cursing them, why they can’t use Paneer to make some veg alternative. But then, you can’t have paneer except india and other south east asian countries. :)

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 11:54 am

Hemu I am happy to try local vegetarian dishes, I have no issues. I do not crave for Indian food on short trips. But yes being vegetarian limits the choice. But it is becoming better. I remember my trips in early 2000 and how expensive vegetarian food was in some of the European cities! :D

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Deepa August 31, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Lovely post and yummy captures :) I’m a foodie and have a big sweet tooth :) I love to explore local food specialties while travelling :) Loved sea food and cake photos the most :)

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 11:55 am

Thank you Deepa. From now on I will be more conscious about clicking food pictures as they are liked :D

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Fayaz Pasha August 31, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Good post! I’m a foodie, fishy (love fish) n Sweets.

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 11:57 am

I will do more food posts in the future Fayaz.

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Datta Ghosh (@IamDattaGhosh) August 31, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Clicks are beautiful, made me crave food while having a frll stomach. Agreed hostel food will make you eat whatever you get

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 11:59 am

Datta going by the response I have to do more food posts on this blog!

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roohi bhatnagar August 31, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Apart from a great description, what I really liked about this post is you are a veggie but with so broad mind attitude.. I am too a veggie like that :)

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Roohi I guess with traveling came the slight change in attitude not that I was ever rigid. Some of my family members are non-vegetarians.

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Preethi Venugopal August 31, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Finger licking good captures mridula..;)

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Thank you Preethi.

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Indrani August 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm

All tempting captures.
I am more fond of fish :) you know why. :)

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 12:04 pm

I know Indrani, I know :D

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Chaitali Patel August 31, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Lovely shots! Made me want to eat something sweet right then!

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Thank you Chaitali.

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Niranjan August 31, 2014 at 11:16 am

Those look yum! I am not a foodie but I love exploring the local cuisines.

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Same here Niranjan.

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Sangeeta August 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

I just love desserts. These pictures bring sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day in Bangalore. Belgium is one of the best countries in Europe to experience the same.

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Thanks for the tip, but then Belgium is so far away :D

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Tushar August 31, 2014 at 8:57 am

Even during travels I prefer homemade food.
Yes, cakes, pastries, sweets I love it too.

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Tushar there is nothing like home made food, I agree.

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shaivi August 31, 2014 at 8:23 am

These pics r so tempting! Whenever I am on a holiday, the hotels n resorts don’t really make me happy…its the local food in a local setting which steals the show! And the best part…those places aren’t crowded since most people either don’t know about them, or r too skeptical as they aren’t in a v presentable setting.

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm

You have a point there Shaivi.

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Aditi August 31, 2014 at 2:32 am

God I’m so hungry now!!And it’s past midnight! Have to admit food is always a highpoint during our travels and we are die hard non veg lovers!! ;)

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Good to know Aditi :D

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Pratishtha Khan August 31, 2014 at 1:40 am

Such beautiful food pictures! I love street food, whether Thailand or any part of the world. And desserts! They are a weakness.

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Mridula September 1, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Thank you Pratishtha, I should be doing more food posts on this blog!

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