A brief glimpse into the assortment of school dinners we experienced whilst volunteering in Northern Thailand. Some great, some average, but never terrible! There are no local names for these dishes here as we never had a menu, so knowing what we were eating was down to guesswork, taste and sight…
General rules we found; You can’t go wrong with breakfast which was always an assortment of rice and eggs. Pork is a staple here, which is lucky because….whenever you get chicken, even the tiniest piece will have bones in it, so it’s best to either avoid it completely, or be very delicate with each and every mouthful.
Cabbage, eggs and pork, with Rice – Craig loved this, but I found it to be a little bland in flavour.
Pork and Pumpkin, with Rice – They got it right today! Truly scrumptious!
Breakfast: Assortment of egg and rice
Breakfast: Cabbage, pork, fried eggs and rice – My favourite breakfast and our most frequent breakfast too (luckily)!
King Prawn Lemongrass Soup – VERY good, although it is kind of weird that they expect you to eat the eggs of the king prawn, which is just brown residue on their underbelly.
By far the best out of all our meals at school were those including pumpkin, all were creamy and tasty!
We hope you enjoyed this brief insight into school dinners in Thailand, I can certainly say that since leaving we have been hard pressed to find food as good and authentic as we did in Thailand. But there is still hope 🙂 Any feedback or comments are always welcomed.