Comfort Food from Home


It doesn’t matter how long you have lived in a foreign country, there are still food items from your home country that you crave. It is not that I am bored with Thai food. Far from it. I love eating street food as well as cooking fusion food which is a mixture of Western and Thai. But, sometimes I feel like eating something from when I was a kid. And if it is not available in your adopted country, then it would seem the more the extreme the craving becomes. For me, whenever I made a trip back to the UK, I always bought  several jars of Vegemite and Branston Pickle amongst other items. If you are not British then you probably don’t know what I’m talking about. You probably wouldn’t even like it if you were able to eat some. But, I grew up on them and miss them a lot. But, things are changing in Thailand now that we have more expats living here. Gradually my list of essentials that I need to buy on trips back to the UK are getting smaller. Last year I was able to tick Vegemite and Marmite off the list when my local supermarket starting stocking them. Then, last night I finally found some Branston Pickle at Villa Market at K-Village.


What about you, is there something that you crave from back home or are you satisfied now with what you can buy in Thailand?

2 thoughts on “Comfort Food from Home

  • November 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Marmite and Kaya. I am from Malaysia, I grow up with mom put marmite in porridge and grandpa brought me to coffee shop for kaya and butter toast:)

  • October 31, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Makro Phuket sell 2.55 Kg containers of Branston Pickle, so I’m OK there.

    But the only source of Marmite down here is Villa Market at Chalong, who mark it up by about 400%. There was a time when TOPs at Central Festival stocked it, but I haven’t seen it there for a long time.

    I have a couple of jars that were brought back by a friend visiting England. But I may have to pay the extortionate Villa price if I can’t get any more.


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