Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Thai Style in Thailand
In America there is a type of food called "TexMex". Americans took Mexican food and modified to something new. It is not called Mexican food American style! Call it what it is and in all my years in America I have never seen nor heard an American restauranteer explain to a Mexican what mexican food is all about.
In Thailand you can get Vietnamese food that has no relationship to Vietnamese food. I have had Italiann food that in no way resembles anything Italian. For many years if you ordered a burger in Thailand you got a pork patty. Things eventually progressed to a 50/50 pork beef patty. It was explained that a pure beef patty was impossible as it would fall apart because beef did not have enough fat to bind it.
You might be seeing a trend here, perhaps.
Thais say they enjoy golf. But not golf as we know it according to the Royal and Ancient Rules. Sixsomes are not unheard of, having a seperate ball for putting and certainly not least "Freedom"
And then there is Buddhism Thai style where monks carry money, treat the vinaya as an option and are generally overweight.
Now to sort all this out and to save confusion I am introducing a new vocabulary.
Thaimese food fot Vietnamese food Thai style, Thaitalian food for Italiand food Thai style, tholf thai golf, and Thaidhism thai style buddhism
Now there are many other possibilities and I look forward to yours.