Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chinese Noodles at the Chiang Mai Women's Prison

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You can find ramen in the strangest places.

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Anyone with a guidebook in Chiang Mai knows about this place. The inmates are given life skills training, namely in traditional Thai massage.

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The place is popular, and an hour wait is common.

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Chinese noodles! Is it ramen? Who really cares, at only 45 baht this is a no-brainer.

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Ramen . . . sort of. I'm fairly certain they didn't make a tare. And I'm pretty sure the noodles aren't made with any sort of Chinese recipe in mind. But this bowl of simple shio ramen was actually pretty great.

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A bit of tang, and a bit of a Thai touch. Ground peanuts for some reason.

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Excellent massage, by the way.