Rolling to Get Lunch in Udon Thani, Thailand – Thai Cooking

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.

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.


What is Udon Thani and where is it located?

Udon Thani is a city in northeastern Thailand, not far from the border with Laos, located in the Isan region. It is the capital of Udon Thani Province and is known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant nightlife.

What are the main attractions in Udon Thani?

Udon Thani offers a variety of attractions, including the National Museum, which has a collection of artifacts and exhibits showcasing the region’s history and culture. The Buddha Park, located on the outskirts of the city, is a park featuring over 200 statues of Buddha, Hindu gods and animals. Wat Pho Chai, a temple dating back to the 14th century, is also a popular attraction in Udon Thani. Visitors can also explore the local markets and try the delicious local cuisine.

Are there any festivals or events in Udon Thani that I should know about?

Udon Thani is home to many festivals and events throughout the year. One of the most famous is the Red Cross Fair, which takes place in July and features traditional games, cultural performances, and a large market selling local products. Additionally, the Rocket Festival, which takes place in May and is celebrated by the locals in Isan region, is also worth attending.

What are some of the lesser-known attractions in Udon Thani that visitors should check out?

Beyond the more popular tourist destinations, Udon Thani has a number of lesser-known attractions that are worth visiting. The Phu Phrabat Historical Park is an archaeological site featuring pre-historic rock paintings and ancient ruins. The Nong Han Lake is a beautiful spot for a peaceful stroll or bike ride, and offers a great place to spot local birdlife. Also, the Tamnak Lao is a traditional Laotian-style village that offers a glimpse into the local culture and way of life.

What are some of the traditional arts and crafts of Udon Thani?

Udon Thani is home to a number of traditional arts and crafts, including silk weaving, pottery, and bamboo basket making. Visitors can find local artisans selling their wares at markets and shops around the city, and can also learn about the traditional techniques and methods used to create these crafts.

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