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Grilled Pork, Thai Style

Thailand is one of my favorite vacation destinations. It seems so close, going from Tokyo to Bangkok, however it is easily a 6 hour flight. But it's worth it every time I go. This would be my sixth time visiting Bangkok and my husband's nth time; he goes so often for business, I can't keep track. The last time he was there, he raved about a local restaurant specializing in whole suckling pig. So of course, we ate there. I want to eat there again. Not just for the roast pig, but for the fried shrimp cakes, the black pepper crab soup and the whole fish covered with fresh lemongrass, lemon, ginger and mint swimming in a sweet and savory lemon sauce.

The roast pig is the highlight of the dinner, and after being crisped up at the grill, it was presented at the table with the skin cut up into manageable squares along with some steamed buns.The rest of the meat was cut up and stirfried two ways: one with chili and basil leaves and the other way with tons of garlic and soy sauce.

    

That's what's left of the dish. There wasn't much meat, but it was tasty. I'm already thinking of when I can go back to Thailand.

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