Gaeng om is a soupy, herbal Thai curry often eaten in concert with larb or grilled meats as a cleansing herbal tonic. It's often served in Chinese hotpot fashion, on the table above a small charcoal pot. It is supposed to be seasoned with pla raa, the fermented fish sauce of Laos and Isaan—a freshwater fish based condiment that is fierce in its pungency. But conventional fish sauce works fine too and is gentler on the palate.
Mireia Venere Travel Blog 17.02.2010
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When you get tired and wired from your leisure or business trip to Thailand, it’s time you lie and get lazy with Thai massage, a.k.a. yoga for the lazy. Thai massage is traditionally practiced in a Buddhist temple or “wat” but is now performed in many massage centers in Bangkok and elsewhere. Here are some preparations for your Thai massage:
JOHN KRICH The Wall Street Journal 29.01.2010
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