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If the century-old chairs in the Yu Chiang coffee shop could talk, they would have so many stories to tell.

Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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The Yu Chiang coffee shop from outside.

Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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Coffee so thick and rich it looks like topsoil in a glass.

Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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Some wore slicked, parted hair and three-piece suits, while others sported the wispy beards and Mandarin collars of Ming Dynasty thinkers.
Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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According to the owner, Thanu, the food (along with the chairs and the tables) has remained the same.

Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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The spices take hold inside the pig, and then it is roasted, and chopped in front of the shop.
Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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This moo yan g is the cornerstone of a Chinese-style breakfast in Trang, where it's usually eaten on toothpicks, with a few coffees.

Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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The dim sum that's served in dozens of Trang coffee shops is strictly Cantonese.
Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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Pete Panichgul, 65, was born in Trang but spent the better part of three decades in America opening Thai restaurants.

Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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A vendor in Trang's colorful morning market.

Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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Mrs. Fong proudly serves her steaming bowls of rice porridge with a colorful array of condiments: salted duck eggs, crunchy fried anchovies, sweetly pickled ginger and braised tofu.

Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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A bowl of Khaotom, with my condiments.
Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .
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Whole pigs are rubbed in a mixture of five spice, garlic, and sugar and then left to dry for a day in the sun. Read more here .

Jarrett Wrisley explores the versatile and flavorful cuisine of Thailand's Trang Province,
Where China and Thailand Meet .