Back home I really enjoy a glass of red wine (probably a little too much at times ;). In Asia, imported wine is obviously on the expensive side when compared to local products, particularly if you're on a local budget. Mike's review on Mao Berry Wine gave me hope, so I thought I'd do a bit of sampling myself. Why not! A a house warming celebratory drink. We moved from a hotel room into an apartment today.
While wandering around Central Airport Plaza, I purchased a small bottle (70 Baht) of Umong Wine, rather than blow 250 Baht on what might be an inferior product.
Umong Wines are made from a variety of fruits, I chose Litchi (Lychee), which has an alcohol content of 10%. On opening the bottle you'll notice a sharp smell, not unlike that of methylated spirits. Taste, well...to me a little like sweet port with a dash of metho and vinegar. Sediment? Yes, although not very visible in the photo.
It wasn't the worst Asian wine I've tasted, that bottle ended up as drain cleaner in Hanoi, Vietnam. I won't be buying Umong again and wouldn't recommend it.
I've always wanted a hot pink balcony! Excuse the exquisite Chrystal ware, we're still acquiring household goods. The old new apartment is roomy and we've sorted out the cleaning issues...it hadn't been. First up we trotted off to stock up on scourers, towels and cloths etc. Nearby is Rimping Supermarket ($$$$ imported products for foreigners and Thais with a quid) and one of a few places I've seen where diligent parking attendants guide reversing cars out of their spaces with hand signals, while wildly blowing a whistle...how embarrassing!!! Isn't reversing part of the cirriculum when learning how to drive here?
Anyway, I thought I had bought bleach, but it turned out to be smelly pink toilet cleaner. I love my new broom though. Stray brought one of these back from his last trip as a joke, but I loved it so much I hung it my wall at home...it reminds me of a Muppet with an eating disorder.
|Street vendor selling various size muppet brooms.|
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