Whenever I’m in a foreign place (be it a foreign country or a province in the Philippines,) I try to look for that place’s local delicacy for me to take home. There are two reasons why I buy snacks from a foreign place: 1) foods or snacks are good souvenirs for your loved ones since they’ll also have a taste of that place just by bringing them a place’s local delicacy; 2) I usually have travel hangovers which could be eased by eating a local delicacy of where I’ve been to.
Here are the snacks and drink that I bought from Thailand. I love sunflower seeds so when I saw this at 7-11 in Thailand, I immediately grabbed one.
Thailand is popular for their tamarind snacks and candies so I bought this individually wrapped plum tamarind candy.
Durian chips is by far my favorite snack buy from my trip to Thailand. I featured this on last week’s Fab Food Finds Fridays.
The only drink that I brought home is this Betagen Light which is a probiotic drink just like Yakult. This cultured milk drink only has 2% sugar and 0% fat.
Products I bought from Cambodia include this mix dried chips which consist of sweet potato, banana, and taro.
I also bought loose leaf Lotus tea, Green tea, and Jasmine tea from Cambodia. I have only tried Lotus tea which tasted like dried flowers. I do hope the Jasmine tea is good.
The only food item I bought in Vietnam is this 1/4 kg Pistachio nuts.
I definitely miss Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. I was able to consume my durian chips already and I’m left wanting more. I do home I find a local reseller of durian chips here in Manila.
Aside from their snacks, I enjoyed the meals that I had from those countries. Stay tuned for my blog post about the meals I had from Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. I’m still sorting around 2000 photos from our trip so it might take a while.