Great photo essay on foods from Thailand

Jodi Ettenberg Legal nomads

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

Jordan and Skyler McDonald recently left their jobs in Atlanta – Jordan a consultant and Skyler an attorney – to travel the world together. Like many travelers, they decided to host their experiences publicly on a site called 180 Degrees West. As a fan of Thai food and food photography, I wanted to highlight their great photoessay here, since it captures in a photoessay the essence of what makes discovering the world so great. Two of their photos are below, but you can check out the full photoessay in all its colourful glory.

We’ve posted about Thai food before – here and here – but the McDonalds’ full-page photos left us drooling with some new foods to feature.




Stewed pork from the night market at Suk Soi 38, by 180 Degrees West


Sweet coconut pancakes at the side of the road, by 180 Degrees West


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Dim sum in Thailand? Why not!

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

Back in May of last year, I posted about the 10 Thai foods that will make your mouth water. I’m back in Thailand now after a fall in Morocco and Turkey and I realize I’ve left one thing out: the dim sum, steamed deliciousness that one normally associates with China.

With all the wonderful street eats on offer, I’ve noticed a proliferation of huge steaming drums in all the night markets, from thick bbq pork buns to tiny wontons to steamed crab, still in the shell. For 40 cents a pop (80 for two) it’s hard to turn down and I obviously had to try them all before sharing them here ;)

And the closeups:

Steamed crab, in the half shell -

Steamed shrimp & veggie shumai:

And of course, mochi for dessert, stuffed with thick red bean paste:

It’s a reminder to me that while the traditionally Thai dishes are delicious, I’d be remiss not to try some of the other food on offer, from Chinese-style crispy pork to these glorious dim sum treats.

Where to get it: Sunday night walking street, Chiang Mai, inside the courtyard of Wat Sum Pow.

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Not your everyday travel photo: dogs on motorbikes

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

A weekly hashtag called FriFotos has emerged on Twitter, started by Jonathan Epstein as a way to share themed photos to a group of curious travelers. I don’t always participate, but this week’s theme is dogs, and I wanted to share my not-so-everyday photos of dogs on the road. Literally:

While I was trying to get a photo of the first dog, he turned to look at me with pure disdain, as if to say “What? You find this interesting? Please.” And it’s true: the amount of things and animals and people that Thais can fit on one tiny motorbike is staggering. 

Oh and by the way? They drive cars too:

Have any travelling dog photos of your own? Share them in the comments – photos are enabled.


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