What did I eat today? Jok

Thai Food

Although I have already a serie about Thai Food in general and although Thai food is Typically Thai I hereby introduce a new serie What Did I eat today? Because many people ask me what I am eating after living in Thailand for more as 15 years. Well first of all I still not eat and never will eat spicy food. My taste buds are just not made for it. And I want my food to be dead but not too long dead. So that all limits my Thai food. For breakfast I most times still eat western style, musli with yoghurt or bread. But for lunch or dinner I eat almost always Thai food. So this is going to be a serie about what Thai food I eat and you can see all posting by clicking on the label What Did I Eat Today. I hope you like it.

So what did I eat? 

A package of Jok is my emergency food at home or for when I have some digestion problems. In the package is a kind of powder that you put in a dish and pour cooked water over it. Then you mix it good and wait for 5 min. Then mix it again and your food is ready. Normally I would not eat Jok, mind you on the photo you see egg and meat-balls in the Jok but that of course is not in the package. You would have to add that yourself, what I do not do when I eat it. For me it is food that I can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This version from a package is of course not very healthy. 

Costs : 8 Thai baht

What is Jok?

Jok is sometimes also written as Joke or Chok and is a Thai style breakfast. Jok looks actually a bit like Khao Tom (Rice soup) but it is slightly different. Jok is the Thai version of rice porridge congee, most time served for breakfast. The main ingredient is slow & long cooked rice, so it is almost not recognisable as rice. It is served with minced pork or beef, spring unions, egg, garlic and sometimes ginger. It is a typically street-stall food, although there are also restaurants specialising in Jok. And some of that restaurants are famous.


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The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!