Mario Maurer returned to Thailand recently to attend the Hamburger magazine 8th year anniversary celebration at Central World, Mario has been in Korea these past few weeks filming a drama. The few things he misses most about Thailand are his friends and the food, what he said: “the truth is I miss everyone, over there if I want to eat papaya salad, roasted chicken with sticky rice, there is none.”
I nearly floored because what he is describing is a very common rural Isan dish. Who would have thought, Mario would like this type of food, he was born and bred in Bangkok, not rural Isan Thailand. He’s grown up so much, he is developing a sense of humor and learning NOT to respond to the press.
Here’s the dish–roasted chicken with an assortment of spicy Thai sauces, spicy papaya salad with peanuts (YUM!), sticky rice, and a cup of ice cold water. GOOD MEAL!