54 responses

  1. River
    June 19, 2011

    Well done on being adventurous with the food!
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  2. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    June 19, 2011

    LOL at Derek’s description of the spring roll!
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  3. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 19, 2011

    LOVE it!!! What a great day!
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  4. Lindsey
    June 19, 2011

    Yum, salad rolls and peanut sauce are my favorite!
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  5. Sana
    June 19, 2011

    Bahahaha at Derek’s comment!
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  6. Carolyn @Eat Well. Live Well. Be Well.
    June 19, 2011

    Having lived in Thailand for 2 years and now near Wat Mongkolratanaram, I can honestly say this is the REAL DEAL.

    My favorite Thai dessert – Mango and Sticky Rice.
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  7. Su
    June 19, 2011

    Nice! Condoms and peanut sauce… you can’t go wrong with that!

  8. Kristen (inspiredbydooce)
    June 19, 2011

    A lot of the time the reason I either love ir hate something is because I love or hate the texture.

    You’ve now got me wanting soft serve too- and I’m not usually into soft serve. But that dipped cone looks like a little piece of heaven.
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  9. Tara
    June 19, 2011

    Yum, love fresh spring rolls!!! Love your dress!

  10. Clare @ Fitting It All In
    June 19, 2011

    My ex boyfriend lived in St. Pete’s and we always meant to go try that when I visited! Never got around to it — sad because it seems like quite the experience!
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  11. Bee Goes Bananas
    June 19, 2011

    Mmm, I miss chocolate covered soft serve! It’s been a while. Too long, way too long!
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  12. Aleasha
    June 19, 2011

    Looks like my kind of day!
    p.s. Love the dress!

  13. S
    June 19, 2011

    you looked so cute today in that dress!! πŸ™‚

  14. Lauri (Redheadrecipes.com)
    June 19, 2011

    I think its always fun to try new things! My ‘rule’ is that you don;t have to like it, just gotta try it! Those sesame balls & Spring rolls look yummy! I thought the coconut balls sounded good, but your ‘bite’ looked kinda gross! Ha ha, least you tried it!

  15. Lee
    June 19, 2011

    Derek does have a point there.
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  16. Ali @ Ali Runs
    June 19, 2011

    I’ve never had any of that style food–but it definitely sounds interesting! I have been loving soft serve ice cream with rainbow sprinkles lately, it brings me back to my childhood. πŸ˜‰
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  17. Mary
    June 19, 2011

    I Loooveee that polkadotted dress! SO cute on you!
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  18. Jessica @ Sushi & Sit-Ups
    June 19, 2011

    Good for you for having an open mind! I had sesame balls a long time ago and remember really enjoying them!
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  19. Jenni
    June 19, 2011

    love that dress! so cute!

  20. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    June 19, 2011

    That coconut ball sounds repulsive! I’m with ya on Asian sweets, not a huge fan at all.
    Dipped cones are my favorite when I get real ice cream. I go with cherry though πŸ™‚
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  21. Michelle
    June 19, 2011

    I am in love with thai food. But anyway, I must say- you look gorgeous in your pearls and polka dot dress!

  22. Holly
    June 19, 2011

    The food looks great! I LOVE spring rolls! Mmmm
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  23. Kayla
    June 19, 2011

    I wish this post was a bit more culturally sensitive – that “weird” food that makes you “gag” is what millions of people eat everyday. I’m all for individual preferences, but …

  24. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    June 19, 2011

    Sesame Balls that you get at Dim Sum are the best.
    And, oh man, I love Chinese cakes like mooncakes and coconut balls. Mmmmmm

  25. Dori
    June 19, 2011

    I’m pretty sure the pad thai in Thailand is supposed to be less greasy, not more. Most food is greasier here…
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  26. Piffles
    June 19, 2011

    those green balls covered with coconut bits are actually a Malaysian delicacy called “Onde onde” … I’m surprised to see them tagged as Thai. =)

    Spring rolls and sesame balls are my fave, too!

  27. Melissa @ Mouth Watering Morsel
    June 19, 2011

    HAHA the spring roll description. Hilarious!!

    And for me being asian, I’m not a big fan of rice cakes (coconut balls).

    At least you tried it! (:
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  28. Amy @ love4living
    June 19, 2011

    I love, love, love your dress! You look so beautiful!
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  29. Kristin @ FoodFash
    June 19, 2011

    The coconut ball was definitely a bad call… Still so full!

  30. Monika @ Powered by Paprika
    June 19, 2011

    Awwww yay Theravada Buddhist temple!!

  31. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    June 19, 2011

    I love LOVE veggie spring rolls and sesame balls too. YUMM πŸ™‚

  32. Natasha
    June 19, 2011

    Thanks Meghann for this post….I’m so excited about this find. I’m going to drag my sister there with me the next time I’m in town. Oh and I really liked your dress too!
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  33. Kelly
    June 19, 2011

    It’s very telling that you called it “weird food” – with that mindset, your criticisms are less than surprising.

    • molly
      June 20, 2011

      i agree…saying that a culture’s food (or way of dress, mannerisms, etc) is weird is ethnocentric. maybe phrasing it “food that i’ve never had” or “food i’m not used to” would be more culturally sensitive.

      • Meghann
        June 20, 2011

        I’m sorry, I didn’t mean for my comments to come across as offensive. People call the food I eat weird every day and it never really offends me – what’s weird to one person is completely normal to another. It’s really all based on what we’re used to, I know my cousin’s wife (who is from South Africa) tells us we’re weird all the time for using pumpkin in sweet dishes. (something she didn’t grow up with) I’ll never forget when we bullied her into trying pumpin pie and she was gagging the whole time. We all had a good laugh. πŸ™‚

      • molly
        June 21, 2011

        i understand you didn’t mean to come across as offensive. i was just pointing it out. i don’t think you’re a hateful person (i’ve been reading the blog since ’09), but calling cultural things “weird” or “strange” starts creating an idea of an “other”, and when people have the notion of an “other” it can often lead to hate and racism against said “other”.
        i’m sorry to nitpick; i’m pursuing a doctorate in sociology and am writing about hate/bias/racism. it’s just always on my mind lately!
        and again, just to clarify, i DO NOT think at all you are a hater/racist/bigot meghann.

      • Kayla
        June 21, 2011

        Completely agree – thanks for articulating why it’s so problematic to call food “weird”. This post bothered me in that way.

      • Candice
        June 21, 2011

        Coming from another country, I think that is is weird that people eat certain things (cough grits and eggs in one bowl cough), but that is ok. Everyone is different and we are allowed to be. I don’t think that that your opinion is rude on your blog… IT is your blog of your opinion of your life. Love you Meghann. Keep up the great work, I keep on coming back for your opinion and still keep on trying new and different things, at least you are trying them and not just spitting it out unlike others might do!!! Love your SA cousin.

      • Courtney
        June 22, 2011

        I think constantly focusing on the idea of an “other” whether it be academic or not, is what reinforces the idea and continues to perpetuate it. Experiencing other cultures, regardless of whether it seems strange or out of one’s norm, is absolutely not culturally insensitive – not experiencing it and then (still) referring to it as weird would be.

  34. Floey
    June 20, 2011

    I appreciate your honesty that some of the food left you “gagging”, but now I’m not at all tempted to try coconut balls. Was the exterior made of mochi? It kind of looks like a green tea mochi type thing with filling.

    • Meghann
      June 20, 2011

      People have been commenting that what I had was a coconut filled rice ball and I believe Mochi is made of rice, right? I can’t say I’ve honestly tried mochi before.

  35. Cat
    June 20, 2011

    I crave good old-fashioned soft serve ice cream every once in awhile too! With a dipped cone? Even better! Jealous πŸ˜‰
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  36. Samantha
    June 20, 2011

    Hi meghann! I’m samantha from singapore. I have follow your blog for a year or more and i really enjoy reading it!
    Anyway, the coconut balls are actually called ondeh ondeh here. We all love it here! Sometimes the insides are brown shredded coconuts with brown sugar and sometimes it’s just watery brown sugar so the brown sugar will come flowing out when you bite into the coconut balls. ?

  37. Samantha
    June 20, 2011

    Hi meghann! I’m samantha from singapore. I have follow your blog for a year or more and i really enjoy reading it!
    Anyway, the coconut balls are actually called ondeh ondeh here. We all love it here! Sometimes the insides are brown shredded coconuts with brown sugar and sometimes it’s just watery brown sugar so the brown sugar will come flowing out when you bite into the coconut balls. ?

  38. Samantha
    June 20, 2011

    Here’s the link for more description of making the ondeh ondeh(coconut balls) if you’re interested to know. Haha

    Ps: its actually palm sugar not brown sugar. My bad!

  39. Christine @ Burning It Off
    June 20, 2011

    Cold veggie rolls with peanut sauce are one of my favourite Thai apps… especially when it’s hot out. The sesame balls look yummy, the coconut balls not so much.
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  40. Blair
    June 20, 2011

    I’ve been to both of those places!
    When I went to the Thai market, I sat inside the temple for a few minutes. It was fascinating and very peaceful.

  41. Andrea @ Onion in My Hair
    June 20, 2011

    I feel for you for the gag-worthy coconut ball! I am the same way about texture…the first time I tried sushi was not a good experience! But good for you for trying it!
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  42. Marissa
    June 20, 2011

    Eww, that picture of you biting into the coconut ball just made my stomach turn over! And I LIKE coconut… those spring rolls definately look like the tastiest thing there–you can’t go wrong with peanut sauce.

  43. Greg
    June 20, 2011

    LOL you fool

  44. Jordan P @ food, sweat, and beers
    June 20, 2011

    Oh dear, what was even inside of those coconut balls?! Looks like… shredded yuck.

    I just think that all that Thai food makes me want to take a journey to Thailand… or maybe just down the road for some (americanized) pad thai!
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  45. Dani
    June 20, 2011

    Hmm, I’d actually be curious to try the coconut ball! I LOVE anything coconut flavored!

  46. grace
    June 20, 2011

    Ok. I LOVE the Thai temple. The veggie spring rolls are killer! You must go back and try the fried bananas though… I mean, they don’t sound delicious…. and they aren’t healthy… but they taste like heaven. There are so many people who want them, you have to take a number.
    And Bo’s Ice Cream is right by my house. Way to represent.
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  47. brian
    April 2, 2012

    just got back from this place on Sunday and i love your write up. i have never followed anyones blog but i just may have to start.

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