Pork… and More Pork in Thailand

Pork… and More Pork in Thailand

In this blog post, Dawn McGowen talks Thai food – what seems like an overabundance of pork in Thai cuisine, eating dinner foods for breakfast, and her overall experience with meals she’s had while teaching English in a homestay in Bangkok.

A major cultural difference between Thailand and home is food. I’ve tried many foods since first arriving, and I have a lot of thoughts. I’m not sure what I was expecting the food here to be like. If you look on social media accounts of people who have been to Thailand, you’ll see pictures of coconuts, colorful fruits, and ice cream. Ha! There’s more to it than that…

Many people told me that I was going to love the food here. There are some foods here that I have really enjoyed, but I would be lying if I said I love, or even like, all the food I eat on a daily basis…


Perhaps the biggest food shock I’ve experienced here is the amount of pork they eat. There are pork meatballs, pork and rice, pork and noodles, pork on a stick, pork rinds, fried pork, roasted pork, pork threads. I’ve got pork coming out of my ears!

It’s not all about pork. Read more of Dawn’s foodie adventures in Thailand through her blog, “From Texas to Thailand.” Mango sticky rice makes an appearance, and honestly who doesn’t love mango sticky rice?

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