living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – Yum, Yum, Good!

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Via: Pattaya Daily News

on a winter’s day, a reporter driving in Phitsanulok province noticed a big poster on the side of the road, which said “GRILLED RATS.” The sign was on the roadside along the route going from Sukhothai to Pitsanulok in Tambon Phaikhordorn, about 10 km from Phitsanulok.

The reporter stopped and talked to the rat-selling owner, Mrs. Somboon Yuyen, age 50, who lives on Tharmmul road, Amphur Meuang, Chainart province.

She said that selling grilled rats is a business that provides revenues to many families in the area. In winter, many local people like to eat grilled rats and come to buy her rats. Sometimes there are so many customers, she runs out of grilled rats to sell.

Mrs. Somboon has been selling grilled field rats for about 7 years. In the decade before that, she used to mainly catch the field rats to sell to the grilled rat shops. Back then the price would be 30 THB per kg ($1USD). Her revenue would total only 200 THB per day.

Then the wholesale rat prices increased to 80-100 THB per kg. However, the grilled rats had a higher price of 150 THB per kg. So Ms. Somboon and her husband began to catch the field rats to grill and sell themselves.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/2013/01/25/grilled-rats-are-a-tasty-snack-in-phitsanulok/

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” Popular rat dishes include fried field rats, curry field rat, and fried field rats with garlic.” – Bubba Gump

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