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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     nicoleeis says if you want to taste what the locals are eating in Bangkok, Thailand, then look no further than ice cream? Well to clarify, there is one specific street cart in the back alley of Chulakorn University, which serves up healthy scoops of homemade ice cream. But don't worry, she reassures that these ice cream flavors are not the typical chocolate and vanilla people are accustomed to -- although if you wanted to have those flavors then you can get them -- these scoops of frozen dessert are a robust combination of unexpected flavors like Red Bull and vodka, lychee and fruit yogurt. She says what makes this dish unique is that the ice cream scoops are served up in Thai hot pots, 'But in this case it's a "cold pot," which is traditionally used at Thai restaurants for soups like Tom Yom Gung,' she said. She admits some of these flavors are not traditionally Thai, ‘but ice cream and sweets are quite popular in Thailand, and I find the ice cream helps cool down your mouth after a spicy meal,’ she said.
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    The best food to have while in Thailand is street food. There is such an array of food choices with an amazing mixture of ingredients so that your palate is completely blown. While visiting a back alley near Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok we started our night with pork satay, these fish patties, and then had Sooke, which is a noodle dish either in a soup or dry mixed with your choice of meat and vegetables.
    Once we finished this delicious meal we walked to another stall where we had hot pot ice cream. The hot pot in Thailand is used as a soup dish for a table. What this stall did was freeze the hot pots add 7 kinds of ice cream (chocolate brownie, redbull and vodka, mint chocolate chip, milk, fruit yougurt, strawberry, lychee) add a little bit of liquid nitrogen and now you and your friends have a cold volcanic dessert. It was an amazing experience and is something that the locals line up for. The redbull and vodka ice cream was surprisingly good as well as very refreshing.
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