Wednesday, June 17, 2009

How many eyeballs have you eaten today?

After 10 months in Thailand I've finally developed a taste for Som Tam, spicy papaya salad. They make it with peanuts and can actually make for a nice light meal, not just a side dish. I had it for lunch yesterday on the beach, and today for dinner.

But what are those little orange things?


They're shrimp. Teeny tiny little shrimp. And what are the little black spots on the shrimp?

Eyeballs.

Yup... teeeeeeny tiny shrimp eyeballs.

I'm eating eyeballs.

It's possible I've been in Thailand too long.




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6 comments:

Yankee in England said...

Ain't nothing wrong with some teeny tiny eye balls now and then. Munch away.

Bezzie said...

WEll better than just plain balls right?

Sarah Nopp said...

Congratulations. You should have seen the eyeball eating on that Man VS Wild show with Will Ferrell.
By the way, thans for getting me to read Notes From a Small Island. I am loving this book! But you are right, he wants Oliver Twist to be in every town. Weird. Must have been something about his returning to the US.

cateskitchen said...

Awww, I miss those little shrimp. And their eyeballs!

Rebel said...

yankee - yeah...I figure if they're that small they don't really count.


I don't know Bezzie, pork balls, fish balls... it's all good.

Sarah - glad you're enjoying it. I figured it'd be more fun for someone more familiar with England.

Cate... you'll have to find the Korean equivilant!

Rebel said...

yankee - yeah...I figure if they're that small they don't really count.


I don't know Bezzie, pork balls, fish balls... it's all good.

Sarah - glad you're enjoying it. I figured it'd be more fun for someone more familiar with England.

Cate... you'll have to find the Korean equivilant!