Jok -Thai style congee

A typical Aussie breakfast may be bacon and eggs, or smashed avo on toast, but have you ever wondered what the Thais eat?
Well it’s possible to eat almost anything for breakfast in Thailand! The Thais love to eat the same meals for lunch and dinner. Don’t be surprised if you see Pad Kra Pao (stir-fried chilli basil), fried rice, Pad Thai and Pad See Ew at the hotel breakfast buffet. In fact I know many Thais who would happily have papaya salad for their breakfast!

In saying that, there are popular dishes that many Thais particularly love eating in the morning, such as Khao Tom (rice soup) Khao Neow Moo Ping (grilled pork skewer and sticky rice) and Patongo (fried bread stick). Another popular one is Jok, a Thai version of the Chinese rice dish – congee.

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Wat Dhammadharo

The temple, or “Wat”, is a very significant place for Thai Buddhists. Temples play an important role in everyday life, with people going to the temple to make merit and pray to Buddha for good health, good fortune and increased wealth.There are tens of thousands of Buddhist temples in Thailand. Some of you that have been to Thailand may have visited Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) or Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).

Outside of Thailand, there are also Thai temples in many places around the world. In my blog post this time I will take you to a Thai temple in Canberra called “Wat Dhammadharo”.

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