Bangkok man makes, floats and eats BBQ float for Loy Krathong Eve (Photos)

Naeak ‘Eak’ Wichapom and his pork krathong. Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook
Naeak ‘Eak’ Wichapom and his pork krathong. Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook

While roses may be the way into some hearts, a Thai man believes cooked pork is the best way to show someone you love them this Loy Krathong.

For the Thai Festival of Lights taking place today, Naeak “Eak” Wichapom’s gone viral for creating a float, or krathong, out of vegetables and pork just to see if it could be done.

“This year, I think my wife will really like this. … She must be bored of bananas and bread. So I decided to prepare moo kra ta (barbecue pork) for my entire family. It’ll feed my mom, my wife and my kid,” Naeak wrote on his Bored of My Wife page along with photos of him test-floating – and eating – the pork krathong on Loy Krathong Eve. 

‘Many people said it wouldn't really float, but it does. We’ve tested it,’ Naeak commented on a photo on his page. Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook
‘Many people said it wouldn’t really float, but it does. We’ve tested it,’ Naeak commented on a photo on his page. Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook

The photos show that rather than the usual foam or bread covered with flowers, his krathong was an elaborate hot pot spread filled with meat, carrots, mushrooms and an array of green veggies. Naeak is shown sticking candles and incense into the krathong for prayer before floating it in a bucket of water in what looks like his backyard.

After that, he’s seen firing up a hot pot grill and putting the bowl on top. “Delicious” he wrote with a photo of him sampling the edible krathong. 

Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook
Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook

It wasn’t the first time Naeak has wowed the Thainet with his creativity. Back in February, he went viral for another creative barbecue creation – a meat bouquet he made for his wife on Valentine’s Day.

“I’ve given her many things over the years we’ve been together, I figured she’d be bored of everything by now. So I wanted to do something weird this year,” said Naeak, whose page of comics about modern love has more than 2 million likes.

“We love food, what can go wrong?” told Coconuts Bangkok this morning of his inspiration.

Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook
The a meat bouquet Naeak made for Valentines. Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook
Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook
Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook
Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook
Photo: Bored of My Wife / Facebook

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Thai man makes barbecue bouquet out of real pork and vegetables for wife (Photos)

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