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Happy Pork (Wednesday Photo)

Michael Babcock, May 20th, 2009

Thai Supermarket Pork

Happy Pork in Supermarket

Happy Pork in Supermarket

I took this picture this last year in Thailand at a supermarket in Seri Center in Bangkok. There are too many malls in Bangkok to count: Seri Center (now called Paradise Park) is one of them. They seem very popular amongst Thai people – I think that they enjoy going there because they are air-conditioned.

The only place in Thailand that I’ve really seen the equivalent of an American supermarket is in a mall: they all seem to have one on the very bottom floor. They are as appalling as the American equivalent, with aisle after aisle of non-food, things such as soft-drinks and packaged foods. Most of them do, however, have very appetizing looking fresh food and often very good, fresh fish.

I took this picture because of the sign on the package “Our pork is happy.” I found it interesting that the healthy food movement, natural meat without antibiotics, has found its way to Thailand. There were also organic eggs at this market.

The Wednesday Photo is a new picture  each week highlighting something of interest in Thailand. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

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