As many of you know, we’ve been hanging out for the last few months in Udon Thani, Thailand while Tim recovers from a broken leg. He broke his leg in Laos, but they sent us to the hospital in Udon Thani. Lucky for us, in this time, we’ve had the privilege of finding the best Thai cooking in the city – and the chef is just down the street from our hotel.
We start out with a little roll down the street – because there’s no way a guy in a wheelchair is going to survive the sidewalks. We have a video of Jakarta’s sidewalks, which are worse, but Thailand’s pavers won’t be winning any awards, either. Oncoming traffic – no problem. Wheelchair on the sidewalk – not a chance. But if you haven’t seen it before, playing in traffic in Thailand is kind of fun. They are used to carts and slow things on the side of the road, so no worries – right.
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And then we get to Por’s Place and she start’s cooking, and we get to see it up close and personal. There’s no measuring. Por just knows how to make things delicious, so watch closely. I try to get a good shot of the ingredients, but her magic goes well beyond brands and specifics. She makes Thai cooking look easy, a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, but when she finishes, dang is it tasty. Seriously, she’s got some enchantments going on – and we’ve had food from all over the country.
We hope you enjoy this little slice of life in Udon Thani, Thailand, and if you’re ever over this way, stop in and have Por make you some lunch. You won’t regret it.
Por’s restaurant is on Adulyadej Road, north of Watthananuwong Ave? (cross street). It’s also north of Thanburi Hotel and UD House, and diagonally across from the 7-11.