I’m never going to eat the same again – seriously, I just can’t go back to that pedestrian routine of cereal for brekkie, tuna/pasta salad for lunch and some kind of brown past/wholemeal rice and chicken combo for dinner. I just can’t do it.
Here at Fairtex we get two meals a day provided for us, breakfast and dinner, and it has left me happy as a pig in shit, basically because it’s basically the same thing regardless of the time of day. We troop into the canteen after our training sessions so typically be faced with a plate of rice and a few trays of extras. Maybe one will be a nice red chicken curry, maybe some spicy seafood, possibly some sliced pork in a lovely sweet chili sauce. Let’s not forget a tray of the most succulent, mouthwatering and explosively tasty pineapple, melon and watermelon I’ve ever tasted.
And like I say, this arrives for breakfast as well as dinner. The only concession to the morning meal is that there’ll be some eggs as well, either fried, scrambled or – my favourite – boiled, peeled then briefly cooked in sweet chili sauce. Just like heaven.
Only one criticism so far, and that’s that there just isn’t enough of the stuff. Fair enough it may have sufficed for me back home but after a long day involving two intense training sessions it just doesn’t quite fill the hole. Luckily for us there’s a stall across the road from the camp where you can pick up a massive hunk of dried chicken and a bag of sticky rice for 30 baht (roughly 60p). On top of that there’s Big C, the local supermarket, where you can fill your fridge with fruit, snacks (Oreos ftw) and the most amazing fruit juice (orange, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, carrot, tomato, celery and something else I forget) for an almost insultingly low price.
This place rules. Food rules. Most importantly, breakfast curry fucking rules.
(PS – tried to take photos of the meals as evidence but I always finish it too fast…)