According to one on-line dictionary, the definition of food porn is “Images that portray food in a very appetizing or aesthetically appealing way”, but there’s a new kind of food porn in Thailand. It’s all about preparing food in a sexually evocative way.
In Thailand, the act of preparing som tam (papaya salad) is very distinguishable, both by the “pok pok” sound and the rythmic motion of crushing ingredients with a mortar and pestle.
There’s something about that distinctive sound and motion of preparing som tam which has a certain sexual suggestiveness of its own. Add a sexy Thai girl into the equation, and we have a new definition of food porn.
“sexually evocative videos of food preparation”