Life in a Thai School
"These stories and photo albums are some of my experiences from teaching at Sriwittayapaknam School in Samut Prakan, Thailand, for the last 17 years."
- Richard Barrow
|School Lunch Menu|
|Written by Richard Barrow|
|Monday, 12 January 2009 12:30|
Tom Yum Gai - Lemon Grass Soup with Chicken
Today I am giving you the full menu for our school lunches. This is what the students eat over a four week period. There are actually three different menus: kindergarten, junior school and senior school. As there are some repeats I will just give you the menu for the older students. Not everyone eats the same thing at the same time. There are 1,800 students (and one small kitchen) so not everyone can have a rice based meal at the same time. So, half of the school have rice while the other half have some kind of soup. I will show you the kitchen and rice-cookers later.
Khao Mun Gai Tod - Fried Chicken on Rice
The following is the menu for the senior school:
Fried chicken with rice
I think my favourites out of this are: lemon grass soup (tom yum gai), fried chicken with rice (khao mun gai tod), egg noodle soup with wonton (ba mee nam), green curry with pork (gang kee-o waen moo), chicken curry with bamboo shoots (gang gai sai noh mai) and probably quite a few others. Before I give you the Top 10 School Lunches as voted by the students, what do you think will be their favourite meals?