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Saturday, 27-Mar-2004 00:00
Spring rolls meet Dim Sum: Tube Noodles (Kuaytiow Lod)
I'm getting ahead of myself.. The challenge was to try a different place every single day of the year but I'm currently running nearly two a day. This is the entry for Saturday 27th, but am writing this today on Wednesday 23rd and already have the pictures for Sunday and Monday.. Soon the year will run out of days before all the restaurants and food stalls do! 0)

Today's entry is a bit of a first because I actually never had this particular food before. I only stumbled upon it while waiting for the huge crowd at the nearby noodles restaurant (see below) to subside. And I have a weak spot for market women wearing this traditional Thai straw hat.. At first I thought she was selling Vietnamese style cold spring-roles, but they turned out to be something different, very tasty and vegetarian to boot: Tube Noodles (Kuaytiow Lod). These are steamed rolls of wide noodle wrapped around a filling that includes various vegetables, bean sprouts and tofu. Comes take-away in a styrofoam box with two different sauces, a sweet one and a soury one, similar to the sauce served with dim sum. The whole dish is of course more or less a variety on the dim-sum theme, but cheaper and a lot more filling.. :)

Location of this particular stall was near the Three Kings Monument, where there are many food stalls and small restaurants operating around lunch time.

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