You might be a good person to bounce a theory I've had since a trip to Thailand almost 20 years ago.
I had made a friend from a prior tip to Thailand, and on this next trip he took me to dinner with his family in the suburbs of Bangkok. This is a place no farang would ever go - not a tourist area, an extremely modest, traditional, neighborhood restaurant, as was his family, who were to treat me, their guest, in what must have been something they very rarely did.
I can't remember the whole meal, but it was certainly everyday food for them, not at all fancy, and chicken wings were part of it.
They tasted and smelled exactly like Buffalo Wings. Exactly like ones from upstate NY, where they supposedly originated from. For those who don't know, Buffalo is a city in northern NY that is practically Canada.
Since then I've been convinced that Buffalo Wings actually came from Thailand by some enterprising NY Upstater who traveled there or was there during Viet Nam, rebranded it and capitalized on it.
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I've done level 7 and believe me, after half a dozen years in Louisiana and living only 43 miles from the Tabasco plant in New Iberia, La, and also loving Tom Yam, I figured Buckaroo's Buffalo Wings would be a skate in the park. I was wrong. But, while damned hot, they are also damned good!