Soup and roast @ Bangkok, plus the Milky Way

Posted: June 21, 2012 in Glorious Food Elsewhere
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Back in  Bangkok .

We had lunch at shop by the roadside. Roast duck, roast pork, sausages , char siew, the works !

Plus a wokful of stewed trotters

Plus a mountain of soups

 Each of us had our own bowl of soup, and I am not complaining ! They selected the duck and lemon/lime soup for me ( bottom left) which is the same as the one with the protruding duck drumstick. And the other one was chicken with bamboo fungus. My soup was ‘interesting’, Sourness is not a regular taste you would expect from a Cantonese style of soup, but anyway we were in Thailand, and the soup was sour- which was interesting. Actually it was not just slightly sour, it was rather very sour. I dug up chunks of winter melon in my soup and at the bottom of the bowl was what looked like dried lime skin. I think there was almost a quarter of the duck in the soup and the duck meat had soften to almost a melt in  the mouth texture. Funny tasting soup but enjoyable non the less.

We ordered  a roast platter- roast pork, roast duck, char siew and sausage. The roasts were generously bath in a sea of gravy. Taste wise, not bad. I especially like the duck, the sausage were sliced a tad too thin to be able to really get a taste

 The meal inclusive of 3 rice plus 1 refill and drinking water- 370Baht..

After the meal, continue with work…and then it was time for the airport..

At the airport, after clearing the security check, you will be greeted by the colourful structure depicting ‘churning of the ocean of milk’

 Extracted from wikipedia  – Churning the Milky Ocean

The churning of the ocean on milk or  the Milky Way was an elaborate process. Mount Mandarachala was used as the churning rod, and Vasuki, the king of serpents, became the churning rope. The demons (asuras) demanded to hold the head of the snake, while the demigods (devas), taking advice from Vishnu, agreed to hold its tail. As a result the demons were poisoned by fumes emitted by Vasuki. Despite this, the demigods and demons pulled back and forth on the snake’s body alternately, causing the mountain to rotate, which in turn churned the ocean. However, once the mountain was placed on the ocean, it began to sink. Visnu in his second incarnation, in the form of a turtle Kurma came to their rescue and supported the mountain on his back.

Don’t you think it’s unfair that gods/ the good guys are depicted as clean cut, fair skinned and beautiful

And the bad guys come in a variety of colours and with fierce facial expression…

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