1 – Discover New Foods and Flavors Only the Locals Know
Surprised by the strange looking breakfast foods at a local market in Chiang Mai (Thailand), we wanted to know more but struggled with the language. Gailong, a lady waiting in line to buy her breakfast, helped us navigate the dishes. The vendor with the longest line was serving “xi dou fen”, a popular Chinese breakfast dish.
We ended up eating the hot, thick and creamy breakfast dish together and talking about local Thai food specialties. Originally from Bangkok, Gailong moved to Chiang Mai, three years ago looking for a less hectic place to raise her triplets.
Later on, after we parted, Gailong came to look for us with an unexpected gift. She brought us “Baijo”, a local rice based whiskey, typical in the Thai Chinese community. It was Chinese New Year and she wanted to us to taste the local beverage. What a great lady and a wonderful experience.
At the local markets, moments are shared and memories created!