Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sort of beefy

There's a scene in Doctor Who when the Doctor takes Rose and a tag-along (can't remember his name, not Ricky) well into the future. While there, Rose stops for a snack - a beverage of sorts that she sips with a straw. When asked how it tastes she replies with an amused smile "Sort of beefy." The tag-along was suitably disgusted, but Rose just laughed.*

And Rose's attitude is exactly what you need when you travel. I like beef. I like shakes. Beef-shake? Why not? So I channeled the spirit of the Bad Wolf herself when I saw these bad boys.

Chicken curry donuts. Yup... CHICKEN.... CURRY..... DONUTS!

They taste about as you'd expect, very sweet and donuty on the outside, mildly spicy chicken curry filling on the inside. And actually, they're pretty good. This is the second time I've gotten them.

I think the trick to eating in Thailand is to avoid the uncanny-valley of foods. If it's traditional Thai food it's good. If it's radically weird food like chicken curry donuts, you can judge it on it's own merits... having no preconceived notion of what a 'good' chicken curry donut would be. It's when Thailand tries to do Western food that you get problems!

TAG: Code Watermelon
*I'll bet Rose stopped laughing when the beef-shake hit her intestinal track!


Yankee in England said...

sounds like it is right up there with a fried snickers bar! In a strange way it sounds yummy.

Bezzie said...

Hm, I don't know if I can do sweet chicken. I've tried it in other forms and it does nothing for me. They look interesting though!

Rebel said...

Yankee, I'm not a huge fan of snickers bars to begin with, but frying one sounds frightening!

Bezzie - yeah, they make a lot of things sweet here that shouldn't be, like Ritz style crackers..... with banana cream filling. Gah!

Jeannette said...

I have had a curry doughnut. I like em warm.

Rebel said...

mmmm.... warm would be good.