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jacquesl
post Aug 24 2008, 02:39 PM
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The National Culture Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand conducted a survey to find out what most foreigners prefer when it comes to ordering Thai dishes. At least 500 restaurants located around the world that serve Thai food were asked to answer a questionnaire.

This menu may help you to select the dishes, when ordering in Thai restaurants.


The Results Are As Follows: Most foreigners Prefer

1. Tom Yam kung (spicy shrimp soup) 99 %

2. Keang keaw wan kai (green chicken curry) 85%

3. Phat Thai (fried noodles Thai style) 70%

4. Phat kraphao (meat fried with sweet basil) 52%

5. Keang phet pet yang (roast duck curry) 50%

6. Tom kha kai (chicken in coconut soup) 47%

7. Yan nua (spicy beef salad) 45%

8. Mu or kai satay (roast pork or chicken coated with tumeric) 43%

9. Kai phat met mamuang himmaphan (chicken fried with cashew nut) 42%

10. Keang panang (meat in coconut cream) 39%










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post Aug 24 2008, 05:19 PM
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That's really useful - thank you Jacques. I'm heading to Thailand in January and I haven't had much experience with Thai food - at least now I will be able to eat something that I recognise for the first few days until I get a bit more adventurous!
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post Aug 25 2008, 02:23 AM
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3. Phat Thai (fried noodles Thai style) 70%

4. Phat kraphao (meat fried with sweet basil) 52%

These 2 menus easy to order at the local shop along the footpath , it's very cheap 30 Baht pork or chicken and 35 Baht for seafood.

Additional expereince for Noodle Tomyum ,almost all Thai foods are hot and spicy well, don't forget to order No Spicy.
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post Aug 25 2008, 01:40 PM
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That's interesting, but what do the local Thai prefer I wonder? Is it the same?


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post Aug 25 2008, 05:13 PM
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Pad Thai is so my favourite thing ever...
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post Aug 26 2008, 12:28 AM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Aug 25 2008, 01:40 PM) *

That's interesting, but what do the local Thai prefer I wonder? Is it the same?


Mu or kai satay (roast pork or chicken coated with tumeric) and phad krapao (meat fried with basil) are the most popular street foods among the Thais. They usually order phad krapao with kai dao (fried egg). Another popular dish eaten by them is Gai thod gap Khaw niaw (fried chicken with sticky rice).
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post Aug 26 2008, 02:36 AM
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Can't believe no-one's mentioned Som Tam, definitely a favourite with the locals and definitely in my top five..


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post Aug 26 2008, 02:39 AM
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yes, sure for Somtam is the local favorite, me too.

doyou know Yum ?
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post Aug 26 2008, 02:47 AM
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Salad? Love it. Aroi maa!


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post Aug 28 2008, 05:14 AM
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QUOTE(helenbels @ Aug 24 2008, 05:19 PM) *

That's really useful - thank you Jacques. I'm heading to Thailand in January and I haven't had much experience with Thai food - at least now I will be able to eat something that I recognise for the first few days until I get a bit more adventurous!


For a complete introduction to all Thai food, check out Austin Bush. He has a link to his food blog over the years of all things Thai food related.......

I read this blog back to front listing the foods that I really wanted to try when travelling in Thailand and it made things so much easier....plus there was lots of food to try that a tourist would not know existed.


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QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Aug 26 2008, 02:36 AM) *

Can't believe no-one's mentioned Som Tam, definitely a favourite with the locals and definitely in my top five..

Som Tam is on of my fav's along with Isaan grilled chicken...



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post Aug 28 2008, 10:16 AM
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QUOTE(raniroo @ Aug 28 2008, 05:14 AM) *

QUOTE(helenbels @ Aug 24 2008, 05:19 PM) *

That's really useful - thank you Jacques. I'm heading to Thailand in January and I haven't had much experience with Thai food - at least now I will be able to eat something that I recognise for the first few days until I get a bit more adventurous!


For a complete introduction to all Thai food, check out Austin Bush. He has a link to his food blog over the years of all things Thai food related.......

I read this blog back to front listing the foods that I really wanted to try when travelling in Thailand and it made things so much easier....plus there was lots of food to try that a tourist would not know existed.


Fantastic! Thank you!
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I live in Bangkok, eat street much of the time, and the only thing on the list that I eat is mu satay. Even when I was living in Southern California, I passed on most of that list.


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QUOTE(curt1591 @ Aug 28 2008, 06:46 PM) *

I live in Bangkok, eat street much of the time, and the only thing on the list that I eat is mu satay. Even when I was living in Southern California, I passed on most of that list.


So what do you eat on the streets of Bangkok? Any recommendations that have not been listed yet?


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I do like a good tom yam noodle soup. It's usually less emphasis on the shrimp and lemon grass, and not so sour. Mu satay is always a good, quick snack. Stateside, I never cared for pad thai, but I have found some good versions here.

Most often, I'll pick up khao mun kai (Thailand's Hianese chichken rice), pad see ewe / radna, fried bananas, jok (rice soup), fried bread, soy milk, bah mee, and lots of fruit.

Here you'll find some of the places and dishes.


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Yum seems to Salad but it's hot and mix with seafood or pork.
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Nice topic Jacques.
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anybody brave enough to eat the malang thod (fried bugs)??
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Patungka is the best ones for me..
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Apologies for not knowing the name but you get another version of the chicken coconut soup- a chicken curry coconut soup- which is Excellent.

Also a favourite with the local thai's is whole fish bbq'd which you get off a street stall often cold as a lunch snack or at a restaurant freshly prepared, often with ginger and garlic.

Another thai buffet food is the steamboat, which is a combination of preparing your own soup whilst bbq ing over it.

Also Som Tam is one of my favourites- though I cry like a baby eating it. Annoying thing is I can't make it here as it's hard to get unripe papaya. Though the thai's often eat variations of som tam- I had a banana version that was excellent.


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