Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Flea market supper

Three cousins wrestle a mountain of clothes in the flea market. An hour or two in they proceed to the food section. It's been awhile since the girls had somtam, or green papaya salad. So it is high on their list of dishes to have for supper. Joy is finding a vendor whose somtam combo is exactly one's taste.




This is the state of the coffee table the day after- a mainly fruit breakfast to offset the effects of coke drunk during the somtam supper which cost just $4.50.

And this is how fruits in the tropics are enjoyed: ten mangoes for $1.61, a kilo of rambutan for $0.60, two kilos of mangosteen for $1.30, durian for $3.25, a dozen pieces of jackfruit for $0.65. Joy is spending less for healthy food.

Somtam is everywhere in Thailand and popular among locals and foreign visitors alike. The Thai variation is no. 46 on CNN Go's World's 50 Most Delicious Foods. Here's a recipe by Maangchi Kim.


  1. Oh yum...this looks fabulous! I love Thai food. This would be great to link-up to my Create It Thursday's live now!

  2. You won't find prices like that where I live. . .

  3. Oh wow this looks like some yummy food! Thanks for linking with TTF this week.


  4. yummy, Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  5. Everything looks so good! Thank you for sharing at TTF this past week!

  6. delicious (and healthy) supper, and you have such an interesting breakfast! nice!

    thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Hazel
    enjoy the rest of the week!

  7. Seeing your post linked up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop was great! Thanks for joining us and we hope you'll come and party creatively again on Sunday at
    Best wishes from England!



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