A long wait at the Krabi bus station filled our party with dread. Luckily there was a nice market nearby selling a wide variety of southern style curries! I had a good long conversation with the proprietors about what each pot contained, and after much hand wringing, I settled on a spicy fish curry. My crazy companions chose Kanom jeen. Fools.
Man oh man... It's not just the complex and spicy flavors that I love, it's the variety of condiments that make this a blissful meal.
One thing of interest was this mystery item:
Fruit? Vegetable? Jack fruit? Anyone know? It filled my mouth with a most unpleasant sensation.
This curry stand was so good I had to sample more. I went for the recommended duck curry.
It was rich, fatty, and spicy. Enough to put even the hungriest of eater over the edge.
Times like these perfectly capture what I love about eating in Thailand and what difficulties arise when blogging about it. Literally everywhere you can find delicious food. It is in random and or unremarkable places like this that the idea of trying to document the best becomes totally ridiculous. Even though for our party this was an ideal meal, I wouldn't dream of recommending that anyone go out of their way to hit up the market near the Krabi bus station for a bowl of curry.