Karen lunch

Great spread of food for lunch last Thursday. It was cooked for us by the wife of the senior nurse.

image

A culinary first for me – eating frog. The dish was very spicy, but I can confirm it tasted like muddy chicken. I didn’t eat the bones, even the tiny ones in the flippers, but most people just crunch away.

image

The Karen like their vegetables, too. Here are some florets of cauliflower cooked with herbs and spices, and a side dish of mint, cucumber and podded beans.

image

image

Rice forms the mainstay of every meal. To make it tasty, you add chillies, dry or in a paste with oil and garlic, and fish paste.
image

Just when we thought we’d finished, the cook brought out a tray of fried eggs, sunnyside up. It was simple food, using local ingredients, tasty and nourishing. Delicious, even chillied Kermit.

Advertisements

3 Replies to “Karen lunch”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s