Living Like a Thai Day 11: Tofu, Really?

Mmm Tofu

Living Like a Thai Day 11

Not a lot to report today, budget wise it has been a very boring day. Last night my friend Ting came by for a little while and she brought with her the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie and a few beers :) The movie was so so ( and Pirated ), the beers were cold :) ( I swear I don’t drink as much as you think ) and the company was nice.

Today I woke up and took a shower and fate dealt the budget another cruel blow as one by one I ran out of Soap, Shampoo and then toothpaste. Okay, I screwed up one night on the budget, I don’t deserve to get hammered like this *shakes his fists at the sky*. No biggie, I think I can squeeze one more tooth brushing out of the toothpaste tube and the shower soap I use is the body wash type so I can get by with adding a little water to that and the shampoo bottle and get by with a shower tonight and one tomorrow morning. Looks like tomorrows budget is already spent!

After my disappointing shower I headed out to the street to get me a breakfast of banana and pineapple for all of 20 baht ( $.68 ). I then went for my morning walk before heading back to the man cave to work on some things. For lunch I had my Favorite…ramen noodles mixed up with some rice which was a bit different and good.

For dinner I walked up to the night market and got me some Wu Chai otherwise known as fried tofu with green leafy vegetables ( I have no idea what vegetables they are but they are definitely green). Doesn’t sound very appetizing but trust me this stuff is delicious especially dipped into the sweet soy sauce it comes with. And for 20 baht ( $.68 ) you get a big bag full of it cut up into chunks. Not only tastes good but apparently it’s good for you and it’s very filling.

And that brings to a close another day living like a Thai I might as well add another 17 baht to the total because I have a hankering for an Oishi Black tea with lemon and I might head up to 7/11 now and get me one :) Oishi Black Tea 17 baht ( $.57 ).

Living Like A Thai Day 11 Expenditures

Purchase Amount Cost Total
Frut Banana and one Pineapit 2 10 baht 20 baht
Tofu 1 20 baht 20baht
Black Tea 1 17 baht 17 baht
Day 11 Total 57 baht ( $1.94 )
July Totals 1809 1866 baht ( $63.53 )

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8 Responses to Living Like a Thai Day 11: Tofu, Really?
  1. SiamRick
    June 11, 2011 | 8:53 pm

    Talen, skip the shampoo and save 50 or 80 baht. Bar soap will get you by for the rest of the time. As for toothpaste, any baking powder in your cupboard? (OK, probably not . . .)

    You know, I’m not seeing a lot of calories in that menu. You must be dropping a bit of weight after 11 days!
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    • Talen
      June 12, 2011 | 1:26 pm

      Rick, I think I am dropping a little weight, not sure though…will know better at the end of the month when I weigh myself.

      Already one step ahead of you on the bar soap…good idea me thinks. toothpaste is a little tougher but I’ll come up with something.

  2. arch stanton
    June 12, 2011 | 12:45 am

    talen i would have been defeated long ago by this challenge i know i could not tackle some of the stuff you are eating.

    • Talen
      June 12, 2011 | 1:25 pm

      Arch, other than the ramen, which I am growing weary of all the Thai food I have been buying has been delicious…I highly recommend the Wu Chai as it really is a tasty treat.

  3. Rambone
    June 12, 2011 | 10:52 am

    I bought some Tofu at the Asain Foods store and it’s been sitting around a while. I just checked the expiration date – Jan 26, 2011. A big 19 oz. block which was sold for $1.19. My Thai wife really seems to want nothing to do with it. Why eat Tofu when you have chicken and pork? I don’t mind Tofu, but it only tastes as good or as bad as the sauce it’s in. But our fridge is bursting and being past its date and only spent a buck on it, as soon as I remember I’ll toss it… unless you want me to send it over?

    • Talen
      June 12, 2011 | 1:22 pm

      Rambone, this isn’t just plain tofu…it has vegetables incorporated in it along with spices and it really is quite tasty…matter of fact I might get some more today :)

  4. Richard
    June 13, 2011 | 4:44 am

    Great job I live in udon and it’s a lot easier here I admire u and enjoy.

    • Talen
      June 14, 2011 | 10:14 am

      Richard, I could do this experiment standing on my head in Issan…and the food would be that much better. :)

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