Fried Rice in Thailand: Not Just for Quitters


There is some really great fried rice in Thailand, not greasy, served with pork, chicken or crab.

I never liked fried rice, most of the fried rice I ate in America was heavy and oily, possibly the first great fried rice I had was in Taiwan. But, I never associated Thai food with fried rice and somehow got the notion that eating fried rice in Thailand was for those people that couldn’t handle real, authentic Thai food.

ข้าวผัด (fried rice) isn’t for those that ‘quit’ on ”real’ Thai food. Fried rice with crab is something loved by Thais and fried rice with pork is eaten by many Thais on a regular basis. Today I had a great fried rice, it came with half a salted egg and fried pork, cooked quickly in an old looking wok, it had loads of flavor, was light and not oily and made for a perfect lunch.

Now that I have finally banished the ‘Thai fried rice is for quitters’ thoughts, this will become a regular meal for me.

About faranginbangkok

I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.
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