World Boxing Council Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai may be the hardest puncher in today’s well-entrenched boxing scene of Thailand. However, his angst inside the ring melts when his favorite food becomes the topic.
Rungvisai’s choice of comfort food might be too exotic to most. His satisfying set meal consists of grilled Bandicoot rat and fried pigeon, matched with spicy red ant eggs and sticky rice.
“It’s my favorite since I was a kid,” Rungvisai said of his favorite food. “It reminds me of my childhood. My parents always prepare these goodies every time they pick me up at the airport from a trip abroad for a fight or after the fight here in Thailand. It’s my victory meal.”
Grilled Bandicoot rat has become a popular delicacy in many provinces of Thailand. It has slowly turned into a lucrative industry due to its large demand and the income that it generates.
On the other hand, red ant eggs are common food for people in the northeastern area of Thailand. It has been utilized as an ingredient in some authentic local dishes.
“Just the thought of my favorite meal makes me crave,” Rungvisai said in jest. “But I need to hold myself back in favor of my upcoming bout.”
All of Rungvisai’s gastronomic delights would not be part of his very strict diet plan as he prepares for his third defense of the WBC Super Flyweight World Championship. On October 6, 2018, he will make his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” in Bangkok, Thailand where he will defend his title from Iran Diaz of Mexico.
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring red ant eggs salad: