|A whiff of nostalgia along Chao Phraya River|
The river aside, something else left an impression that day--a few small pieces of crispy toasted bread. Friends from Singapore, it's not Ya Kun Kaya Toast ok? As much as I admire the owners of Ya Kun for fusing their tradition with flashes of modern brilliance and in turn transforming their business into the current mini-empire, I can't help but take my hat off to those who do everything to hold on tight to their original craft.
|Tha Prachan's famous sugar butter cracker, with a garlicky variant as well|
|The 2 lovely ladies, but one should look at the lady in the background to know how hot it is|
|Slicing the home-made bread and applying butter like a machine|
|Before baking till crisp in this furnace, which the poor customers need queue in front of|
|This is where everything bottlenecks, the packers were extremely slow in comparison to their counterparts|
|To ensure the queue moves, every customer can only buy a maximum of 20 packs!|
On a side note, I feel inspired to teach all my readers to read some Thai, especially when this word is so close to my heart. So here goes....
|Ah.... Roy (low tone)....... this word means delicious|
Thank you Nueng, for showing me again what Thai hospitality really means. I am delighted that you got your dream job and will be staying in Bangkok!
Where are we going next?