Thai take away (drive-thru)

This is my regular fast food joint. He is located about 20 metres from my front gate and operates from around 2pm – 8pm everyday (except when he doesn’t feel like it.)

He sells Muu and Gai Yung (Pork and Chicken cooked on coals) and Khao Neil (Sticky Rice). I usually order 4 sticks of pork (5 baht each) and 10 baht of sticky rice which comes to a total of 30 baht which is just a fraction over $1.00 AUS and is a full meal for me.

Sometimes cars pull up and order through their window. I am not lazy like that so I make the walk for the exercise.

The owner is Jolly man and dressed in a red suit could quite easily pass for Santa Clause. He is always up for a chat and loves my two kids.

The proprietor

The proprietor

Dead Pig

Dead Pig

Dead Chicken

Dead Chicken

3 responses to “Thai take away (drive-thru)

  1. Hi Andrew,

    Food looks good but not for me. No vegetables.

    I want to talk about rain and this is for all you Ubon-Warin guys out there. We are experiencing heavy continuous rain which could cause flooding later towards the end of August and September. Maybe into October. The Mun river is very high.

    I’m an old hand here in Ubon and remember history a bit more clearly than the locals. Like in 1915 when they bused several hundred Free Isarn men from Roi-Et down to Ubon for a meeting and lined them up in Thung Sri Muang to raise the flag and the machine guns rose up and shot them down. We have our own killing fields in the middle of town.

    Back to rain and floods. In 1978, I lived in Khon Kaen, and for my late wife to get home to Ubon she bused to Roi-Et, changed buses to Surin. Then a train from Surin to Warin. She then took a boat a little way down from the railway station across to the main Ubon market. In Khon Kaen my house near the hospital was flooded through the ground floor and my friend erected fish nets in the garden to catch all the fish from the fishery research station.

    In 1982 the same floods occurred again in Ubon. Then in 2000, 2001 and 2002 the floods were more severe. This time the ring roads impounded more water, more business had been built between Ubon and Warin (Ubon Watsatduk the big offender here). I couldn’t drive on any road out to the university. Army trucks were brought in to ferry people from the main market across to Warin. There my researcher would pick me up to go out to the university.

    The cause of these floods is caused elsewhere. Heavy rain upcountry in Udorn and Kalsin will cause their dams to almost overflow; the Ubonrat at Namphong and the Lat Prao in Kalsin. The dam authorities open the gates to release the water to protect their dams. All this water flows down the Chi into the Mun and along to Ubon. If China then releases more water, the Mekong backs up, the Mun can’t flow out and so the water spills over around Warin and Ubon. Further north the same happens in Sisaket, Yasothon and Roi-Et.

    Flooding may not happen in 2009, but at the moment with the high level of the Mun, signs are ominous.

    Buy some gumboots.

    Michael

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