To those of you who aren’t familiar with this dish, the story behind it will seem like a sad, cruel joke.
Popularly called “Son in Law Eggs,” this little deep-fried, savoury egg dish is traditionally cooked by Thai mothers for their soon-to-be son-in-laws as a grave warning that if they decide to get a little promiscuous with their beloved daughters, their precious gems will end up boiled, deep-fried and served with sweet sauce.
Of course, we just read this story over the internet so it might be wrong. (Any Thai people out there?) But the story actually makes the dish more memorable so we figured we’d share it with you anyway.
Before we end the article though, we’d like to give the genitalia joke another go; but we figured it might ruin your meal so we won’t.
Enjoy your son-in-law’s eggs. (Sorry, that was hard to resist.)