On the menu tonight – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.
Thought for the day…” Life was much easier when APPLE and BLACKBERRY were just fruits”.
” Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings”.
One of the delights of foreign travel are the unusual foods that you find, especially in the local markets. Today’s photo comes from a trip about 10 years ago to Laos, and shows some of the foods on offer in the market. Fried frogs and also fried rat are for sale here, together with something in the centre of the display which I can only guess what it is (any ideas????). Squirrels on a stick and snake are also common, and wild birds also feature on the menus. Far better is the local Lao (arabica) coffee, which is surprisingly good. And to finish off the meal…..Lao Lao, or the local whisky, made from rice. Very strong of course, and the one that I tasted had been made in old oil barrels. The oil gave the whisky an extra taste. The Scotch may use old brandy and cognac barrels to give their whisky a special taste, but the Lao secret was oil barrels. Definitely different. If oil is not to your taste then you can also get Lao whisky infused with snake. They claimed that snake-infused whisky has medicinal properties and that it can be used as an aphrodisiac. Not tried that one, nor the fried frogs or squirrels. There are limits, sometimes.
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