Apart from being an Ubi-holic, I’m also a self-professed Udang-holic and Katam-holic ~ just can’t get enough of prawns and crabs!
So as I subjected the people of Bangkok (again) to the terror of my umpteenth visit recently, I simply couldn’t resist the beautiful blushing grilled prawns on the streets – trapped by unmistakeable wafts of burnt prawn shells (a bit like burnt hair, at times) slowly grilled over charcoal fire that meandered their way up my pollutant-filled nostrils, sending signals of unbridled craving and drooling to my tiny brain.
A kingly portion for a measly 150 Baht (about $6), served with tongue-paralysing hot green chilli sauce – homemade, no doubt.
Fantastically simple, yet superbly delicious!
But why can’t I get the same thing here in Brunei? Ada pulang, but kadang-kadang saja. We have prawns, don’t we? It’s just a wee bit curious that simple and honest foods like this aren’t as easily available as they should be. Allupurinol is just a Doctor’s visit away, afterall.