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Posted on Jun 9, 2012

Hot and Spicy Squid Lay’s- Who Knew?

Hot and Spicy Squid Lay’s- Who Knew?

 

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Who knew, right? Seriously, who knew you could feast on this disgusting artificially-flavored garbage? I guess it would work if you liked seafood, but I hate it. Does this makes me wildly unpopular to 80% of the world’s population?  Probably, but the smells around me in South East Asia are challenging me to no end. All of those   booths with sun-seared shrimp, lobster, squid, octopus, oysters, and other strong-smelling slimies. So, Lay’s Potato Chips has Asian varieties. Too cool. Watch this two minute grocery store discovery game. Guess what this flavor is?

 

 

 

So, yes, I’ve been challenged by the deep fried guess-what’s-on-your-plate Thai Roulette. Too much heat outside, too many strong smells, and way too much oil. I’ve written about my first day melting in the heat with a chili hot pepper stuffed in my mouth, Grandfathers, Teens, and Sex, our first Pad Thai, and will write more about discovering a totally new world unbeknownst to me until now.

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Ever had every (but I mean every) imaginable street odor smack you in the nostrils at the same time? Ever been wildly fascinated and curious about a new culture’s delicatessens but found yourself unable to consume most of it? Ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? Ever walked the streets of Bangkok naked? (Just asking. I’ll tell you when I do)

Write to me, burp at me, tell me I’m stupid, tell me this is seafood heaven and I’m severely close-minded. Let’s talk and laugh and throw melting street food at each other. I’ll take pictures. Be with us at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and on this blog.

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  1. Eeek. I tried these – they are foul!! And I LIKE seafood!! The smells in the street truly are amazing aren’t they???

    • god, they look disgusting. but so do the street boiling spring, squid, lobster, oyster, and octopus. god, those smells, the heat, the look of raw meat hanging, covered in flies and street smells, FOUL. and i really am the open-minded traveler. i am. i am. i loved your post about the SEven things i hate about america. my favorite “monday tax, i broke a nail tax”. i love your writing. loooooove it.

  2. Joining you in the ranks, can’t stand seafood either, it seems a shame considering all the nice seafood places there are, but seaweed chips ewwwwww…

    • Erin, i just want to barf half the time i am in those markets (which i love and adore to no end). but when i get to the seafood booths and it’s boiling hot outside and all those smells hit you at once and ahhhhhhh…. so surprised cuz i’ve always been the one to take pictures of the all the gross, crawly things we meet on the road. i even interviewed once a pair of dead, de-skinned pig heads in el quinche, colombia. (reminds me i need to put that interview up. it was a great one!) ahhhh…. seaweed was the light side. they also had squid, lobster, and crab varieties. watch the video, you’ll see. GROSSS.

  3. I loved that video!!! Guess the flavour lmao I am guessing the last one may be cheese and chilli – but that may be totally wrong!!
    I do enjoy prawns, and can eat squid to be polite – but I actually don’t like fish at all. I do eat it sometimes as I know it is good for me, but I really don’t like it!! Strong smells make my heave reflex kick in, so probably just as well I can’t smell these blogs or videos LOL Do your children try a lot of the different kinds of food? Quite a lot of children can be fussy when it comes to food that is why I ask. When I was in Spain a lot of the meats were highly spiced etc and I don’t do well with that. After watching a video of how local ladies make the chorizo (blood sausage) put me off that for life!!
    Keep eating, and blogging xx

    • how i’ve missed my wendy. dear god you don’t want to smell the shit whiffing through the air here. every, but i mean every imaginable smell all sintillating at once into your nostrils. oh yeh! my kids have tried everything. we even got dahnya eating grasshopper this week, on video. GROSS! sometimes i’m super challenged with what to eat, but usually i can find some fruit and veggies and i’m cool. blood sausages? excuse as i go barf my lunch out. oh god.

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