The food in Thailand
One of the specialties of Thailand is the food I enjoyed and it will be very difficult for you not to like Thai food.
You can find something to eat in just about any street in Thailand, between restaurants, cafes, markets and street vendors, you can spend your time refueling, drinking and eating a bite.
The price of food is not expensive and you can easily eat a meal and drink for 3-4 euros in a restaurant.
Each restaurant offers a wide range of Thai dishes and it is often very difficult to choose. The rice, noodle and pasta dishes are the cheapest, counting some extra bahts for meat or salads.
In the main restaurants of the cities are also offered some Western meals, so you can enjoy if you want to fries, a classic burger and other pasta to Italian.
In street restaurants you will often be entitled to a map made by hand and then laminated. The comfort will be rudimentary and you will eat on plastic tables or even wooden tables under a stand.
The big advantage of Thai food is definitely eating fresh produce.
Many products are directly manufactured in Thailand, like seafood, fish, rice, tropical fruits etc … There are no tons of intermediate in the final product that we will consume.
In this way when you walk in the street you will find many stalls with fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, meat skewers etc …
It is truly a pleasure to enjoy the juice of a coconut freshly opened before our eyes, or to take a fruit salad with mango and other pineapple during a break.
The flavors are delicious because of the mixture of herbs and spices. Each dish, thanks to it has a sauce that raises all the food.
Many tourists have questions about the quality of hygiene in restaurants and especially street restaurants. However hygiene is respected and it is rare to have a problem with that. When in doubt avoid raw and privileged fish and meat products cooked.
However the change is radical between the dishes of your country and those of Thailand, consequently it is a brutal change for your stomach, and it is not uncommon to wipe a few words of stomach at the beginning of the stay because of this sudden change.
In the same way, because of the temperature, and the fact that the water is not really drinkable, you will buy regularly cold drinks in the supermarkets, and you will order in your coffee poses a drink every time. The tea is very good and it is one of the classic soft drinks in Thailand. It was my favorite accompaniment to my meals there, I always ordered a glass of fresh tea. In addition it is not a small portion of tea that provided you, but rather a small Carafe, the equivalent of almost 50 cl.
Here are some typical Thai dishes that you will meet:
Pad Thai is a dish of fried rice noodles that contains egg, sometimes chicken or shrimp, vegetables and accompanied by lime and peanut. The snack is to adopt it.
The chicken satay is a dish made of chicken with walnut sauce (sometimes it’s spicy).
Khao Man Gay
This is the basic dish par excellence served in popular restaurants: chicken, rice, cucumber and broth. This dish is actually of Chinese origin but has won the hearts of Thais (and mine, at the same time). The rice is cooked with a broth that contains fat and chicken skin, which gives it a very soft texture
Tom Yam soup
Served without noodles, Tom Yam soup is a very fragrant traditional sweet and sour soup. It contains lemongrass, kaffir lemon leaves, galangal, fish sauce … It’s always one of the first courses you’ll learn if you decide to take cooking classes in Thailand.
Green curry dish, red or yellow
It’s creamy, made with coconut milk, yet it’s aromatic and spicy. Green curry is usually the most spicy. It is made with chicken, beef or pork, sometimes you can also choose seafood shrimp.
Thai curry is more like soup. It is served in a bowl and you add rice. You can often see kaffir lime leaves, small pieces of bamboo or tiny green Thai eggplants.