First of all: The picture here is of our kitchen--which hasn't gotten a lot of use yet. At home, we pretty much just make sandwiches or cereal or something easy.
It's much cheaper to eat out (which fits our lifestyle just fine these days).
There are two places that we frequent. And we go to at least one of them a day. One place is referred to as "Rose's" and the other as "Sombat's". These are names of people who either own the place or work there. They are both street vendor type places (for my Uz friends, a lot like an Osh-Hona).
We really like the food for the most part. Matt had something today that was too spicy for him, but that was a first. I haven't branched out to trying te spicy stuff yet. My favorite dish is garlic chicken or chicken fried rice or pad thai. One time, I tried a soup cuz I wanted something bland (for a queasy stomach), and it ended up making me royally sick! No more soup for me.
Another favorite food option is to walk to the nearby 7-11. They have breads and fun drinks and candy which is all pretty familiar to us (though you have to be sure and not get the corn and pea yogurt if you want yogurt).
On Sundays, we go to the American part of town and eat at very American restaurants. I've gotten breakfast at both places, and it's wonderful! A very nice Sunday treat for sure.
This other picture is of a cart-street vendor. They set up shop by the street on a little cart. Haven't been adventurous enough to try any of this yet, but I'm sure we will soon.
Other food highlights:
-fruit cost next to nothing, and my favorite fruit vendor sells it in a little baggy, already cut up, with a toothpick for about 25 cents!
-in Bangkok this past weekend, we ate Israeli food, something called a 'schwarma'--yum!!!
-there is an Uzbek restaurant in downtown Bangkok that I hope to go to soon.
-fruit smoothies in a bag are still a nice treat, as well as iced coffees or iced mochas.
That's all--just thought I'd give you more of an idea of what part of life is like here for us.