It came out like New Zealand's Huka Falls but with only seconds warning. Was it that weird smelling fish I ate last night or that funky pork noodle thing that I had at lunch time? I was trying to decipher if the meat was actually pork. The only consolation of having to visit the loo is the fact they have butt cleaning hoses. Amazing. Why have I never heard of these before, a personal hose for my butt, leaves you feeling fresh as a daisy. I'm trying to convince James that we need one in our next house, may have to incorporate heated water for our colder Invercargill climate though.
Back to the food. One of the things I was looking forward to most on my visit to Thailand. To be honest We have found it to be a bit hit or miss on Koh Phangan, some places blow your mind kinda flavour, and others are just so so. I have stopped ordering pad thai, as it has been nothing like the pad thai we have back in New Zealand, dare I say it, Invercargill pad thai is better. One thing that has been of huge help is trip advisor. Mama Pooh's (yes that is the name of the restaurant in Srithanu Village) had amazing reviews and we were excited to try. My jaw dropped when we got there. It looked like a recycling shop, with odds and ends of all sorts of things, dirt floors, rickety old tables, all perched over this ditch by the side of a busy road. I took a deep breath, which tasted of ditch smell and tried not to imagine the health and safety level of the kitchen. We sat down and ordered whilst lizards and other insects crawled around me and the scabbie dog sneaked under our table and started scratching it's fleas off in the kids direction. Atmosphere Mama Pooh's did not have but the food - wow. It was amazing. We all left that place with a new appreciation of Thai food. I guess you can never judge a restaurant by the way it looks.