No matter which part of the globe you’re from, if you’ve been living here in Phuket for a while, chances are you’re missing something from your native country. Phuket is a little slice of heaven on earth but even still, there are things about a person’s homeland that keep them yearning for a taste from the past. Luckily, a lot of the things that people miss from their own countries can easily be found here. Below is a list of things that people from abroad living in Phuket miss most. (Please forgive the Stereotypes. We know they don’t apply to everyone.)
To most people around the world, Vegemite tastes and looks like grease from an auto-parts garage. Australians love it though and often suffer withdrawals when they don’t have it after a while.
When people think of Russian beverages, they often think of Vodka, but Tea is the most cherished drink back in the Motherland. Tea is fairly easy to come across in Thailand, but not the types that Russians generally prefer. Loose leaf tea is always better than in bags.
Cheese is something that most Europeans love. Sadly good cheese is scarce in Thailand, but don’t worry, most upmarket supermarkets sell the good stuff from overseas, albeit at a price.
Olives are loved the world over but the Greeks seem to love them the most. Good olives are almost as rare as cheese over here. Bottled olives can be found in Supermarkets but for the really good olives a deli is your best bet.
Thai deserts and sweets are unusual and often delicious. Thai Chocolate and Candy, usually not so much. American candy can be found in most 7-elevens and family marts here, but the selections are sometimes limited. Places like Topps and Villa market have a broader variety but considering how many different types of Candy there is in the USA, there really isn’t much to choose from in comparison.