The village shop is hardly a place a westerner is going to take a lengthy shopping list to. It has its use, but unless you like a fly in your soup, or want to test your willpower and self-control by eating a garlic sausage in front of a soi dog and its big brown begging eyes, the village shop is useful for just a few items.
Beer, cigarettes, three-in-one coffee and soft drinks spring to mind, and if you dig a little deeper there’s what Wonderful Wi has in the plastic container in the top photograph, ice cream… and if you’re lucky the shop will also sell sweet sliced Thai bread because you can then make yourself a real Thai treat. Delicious Thai style ice cream in bread.
A Bread Winner – Thai Style Ice Cream
Long time readers of Beyond The Mango Juice may recall my post A Bread Winner – Thai Style Ice Cream which spooned the mouth-watering photograph below. I’m fairly sure the post sent a few westerners scurrying to their local supermarkets to buy bread rolls, ice cream and peanuts to give it a go. Doesn’t it look inviting?
The problem in Wilai’s village is the ice cream man has sometimes sold out before he gets there, which is a bit of a tease because he passes through without a squeak of his horn on his way home to the next village. Nevertheless, there are ways of getting around that, and one is to take a walk to the local village shop and buy everything you need.
This homemade Thai style ice cream in bread is a sweet treat which took about one minute to make and tasted heavenly. The bread is slightly sweet and the raisins in it will dance naked with whatever ice cream you choose to fill out your sandwich. You can also sprinkle some cashews or peanuts over the ice cream to rape your taste buds and magnify your magnificent ice cream experience to its magnum effect.
Have you ever had ice cream in a bread roll or sandwich? Or, if not , do you think it would tickle your taste buds?
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