Question

when I think of food in thailand, I think of rice! Do tell me, is there more

Give me an idea of the traditional foods that are offered and having a true experience with the local people..

Location

City: Bangkok

Province: Krung Thep

Country: Thailand

Answers

do u live in bkk, thailand ? if u live in bkk right now, i would like u to go to the exhibition at Queen's Sirikit. As there's "Health Cuisine & Beauty Festival" there are many healthy food including rice that you can taste and buy from this festival. it's from Sep 02 to Sep 06, 2009. go there if u r in bkk now. :) i'm sure u will like it.
Thanks but I am a bit far away....I am in Jamaica...Even if I were to leave today, I would still not get there in time for the festival...
You will found a lot of local food in every where...Specially in Bangkok.Here is a paradise of food...Taste it!
What is traditional there?
Hi most traditional foods come from the regions here. Having said that, food like som tum, pad thai and tom yum are very tradtional. The list is endless, so you will get many more ansers to your question. Enjoy your meals.
Is it possible to follow a menu to make a meal?
we have rice but we eat rice with many delicious food such as 'tom yam', 'green chicken curry', 'massman curry', fried chicken. most of them are little spicy. if you go to the north of thailand, there are some differences. the local people eat 'sticky rice with local pork hot-dog, fried-pork', a sauce of paste and chill eaten with vegetable, and boiled rice flour in noodle form eaten with curry. I hope you can have a chance to try them ^^
Wow, they sound so good...if I were giving a prize for disciption...I would certainly put you high on the list of possible winners based on your discriptions.

Thank you...
I suggested that try more than rice called "sticky rice" eat with Thai Salad called "Som Tam",and for sure, "Tom Yum Kung" in thai stlye (not from abroad stlye, it's very chilly taste). Try to taste it when you are in Thailand ;P
Is sticky rice some thing that is really sticky? Do you use your fingers to eat it?
Thank you for your interest about our country. Rice is main food of us in Thailand. Rice is just same as bread in western country. We do have a lot of food that u can't imagine . The most popular dish for us and foreingner is Tom Yum Kung, Tom Ka Kai, and Som Tum . There are more of course but I
only give u 3 item for start it first. Tom Yum Kung is spicy shrimp soup with herb. Tom Ka Kai is chicken coconut soup with herb. And Som tum is Papaya

salad with shrip. All of this 3 item we do eat with rice. Let me add one more
is a noodle dish that u don't have to eat with rice only with vegetable is call Pad Thai Noodle with Shrimp. For all of this is the most popular Thai Dish but we do have more of traditional foods of each special province of Thailand. I
hope that you will come to Thialand and exprience our foods in the future. Thank you.
I see that you consume a lot of shimp...that is great...I could live like that...I love coconut milk and I see that you use a lot of that as well.Well I will see what by way of rescipes online...and who knows...maybe I will try something one day.
Thailand has the best cuisine in the world (this is not only my opinion), the variety is just unbelievable. You can easily skip the rice, if you don't like it.
Give it a try, but don't try Thai food abroad beforehand, it will only cloud your opinion!
Thanks for that suggestion!
Heja Sharon
That's a request I like: About food in Asia / Thailand; of course you can eat (only) rice 5 times a day (as most locals do) but then, there are plenty of Noodle soups, Fried Noodles, rice/soybean-Vermicelli, Chinese egg noodles, Sushi and many places you'll find dishes with potatoes, French fries, Sandwiches a.s.o. (there is not enough space to list 'em all)
Look around, basically where there are a lot of people to eat; what looks good, tastes good. Hmmmmmmmm ......
Thanks...but I think I will do without the people eating....smile...
Dear Sharon,

The Thai kitchen has many choices besides rice.
There are plenty of different noodles and a wide selection of salads....mhhmmmmm,

Enjoy,

Andre
I really love noodles...I wish yu could send me some in the mail..I will pretend that I am having some now..
Thailand food is good. You also can try to eat on the street. There are more traditional and you can feel the local Thai food Taste.

You may interest to cook Thai food to your friend when you go back home. There are lots of cooking class(half day availalbe). If you are interesting. You can send email to

The fee is very cheap. Don't hesitate to ask.
I will keep in touch with you..thank you..
go to the local food markets don't be scared of trying new kind of tastes and foods!! i am here in thailand for 7 years and i still find new things that i didn't try before so lots of good food to find!! go 4 it
That's interesting...were are you from originally?
There's SOMTUM very spicy, and another tradition food is PAD THAI.....there's a a lot, but that's all i can think of right now.
Thailand is the worlds rainbow of foods and no wonder there are Thai restaurants opening everywhere especially in the west but normally they cook a westernised version.
You can find small restaurants every ten feet in Bangkok especially on the side walk.This is where Thais tend to eat and is really cheap, less than one dollar. You can eat noodle soup called quoitiow with pork, fish balls, bean sprouts and vegetables (or beef if you dont eat pork). Also you can eat a whole grilled fish or chicken but really there are far too many dishes to try. If you dont like hot spicy food say MAI PET Cap which means not too spicy please. Top restaurants can be a bit pricey but for a special meal you will be overwhelmed by the choice. Try a seafood place there is a good one on Sukumvit road where you can eat fish, shellfish crabs lobsters and many strange things you probably wont have seen. Vegetables and fruit here are as plentiful as any where on Earth and most Thais cannot live without some fruit every day.Here again you may see many strange things but dont be afraid to try them. I always take some of my own chopsticks in plastic or metal when eating street food because most places have bamboo ones and are washed in cold water-the food is clean but in this day with various flues and stuff it would be safer. If you get the chance to eat with Thais quite normally you would sit on the floor with up to twenty dishes and will be offered a bowl with rice and you help yourself to whatever you want(quite often Thais help themselves from the same dish using their spoon which is ok and traditional so dont expect your own dish to yourself like westerners). Also you will be treated as a guest and may be offered the best bits of the meal- smile and say CAWP KOON CAP (thank you very much). I'm sure once you have been and seen the food and tasted it you will be a converted Thai food fanatic. Have a great time and "bon apetite"
Thank you so much Graham...You info was so intriguing...I really appreciate your descriptions and suggestions. I feel so much much knowledgable now on Thai cusine.
Bangkok is a paradise for sea food: schrimps, crabs, oysters, fish or squids. I suggest you try Je Ngor on Narathiwas. It is on the left coming from Sathorn, between Thanon Chan and Rama III. They have another branch in Bangrak, 541/9 Charoen-Krung Soi 39(Si-Phaya)02 235 8537. The place looks nothing special but the food is great.
I really like the emphasis placed on sea food..It it a swampy, rainy country?
OH!! There is MUCH more. If you enjoy good food..welcome to Thailand.
From spicy to sweet and sour and the unusual..eat to your hearts delight.
Most meals include rice but there are also dishes with "sticky" rice and "kanom jean" which is a type of noodle. Rice noodle..I think. Also different types of noodles with soups. Thai food is the best and make sure to try some of the popular dishes like Tom Yum Kung, Kanaa Moo Krob, Somtam and Green Chikcen Curry with Coconut. Those are just a few and remember to ask for a little bit spicy, if your palate can't handle the spicy foods.
Enjoy!
Tom yung kung seems to be the most special dish there...almost everyone speaks of it...thanks a lot.
Thank you to think of Thai foods. Rice is mostly the main dish for People living in Thailand. If you would like to have an experience of the traditional foods with local people, you should try what they eat by where you are according to your tourist guide's arrangement as you could accept it.
wow
many great foods
Tom Yong Goon Soup with shrimp spicy
The Thais love noodle soup too with seafood or chicken
Phat Thai noodle dish very tasty with some kind of meat or fish
Phat see you with sea food or vegetables an other noodle dish
Many different things
But can eat anywhere the corner food shops are great
Would you say that it is safe to eat anywhere on the street? Are the food preparation methods up to scratch?
Rice is off course the main ingredient in a lot of Thai dishes, but Thailand offers so much more in itś cuisine. The type of food varies depending in which part of the country you are. In the northern parts it can get really spicy and hot... When you come down to the more southern and near the coast the seafood is something you must try out. Lobster, giant shrimps, crabs, delicious fish and many other sea creatures is to enjoy. Some of my favorites is all these Tom Yang- soup dishes which can be with everything from meat to sea food. In the lower south parts you also have a lot of spicy curry dishes. I also find the fried shrimps with sweet and sour sauce a treat. Another tasty dish is sun dried meat which have been marinated in soyasauce and spices before itś dried. After that it will be fried in a hot pan. The result is a black thin sliced meat with a rich taste. Itś a must when you come to Thailand.

As in other Asian countries you can try more exotic things such as different roasted bugs, silkworms and barbecued frogs. I don't personally like them, but especially the insects are very healthy. You buy them from local street vendors. Try them if you dare...
hank you soo much...you have succecd in having my mouth water..I will stick to the evil that I know and avoid tha bugs and insects..
hank you soo much...you have succecd in having my mouth water..I will stick to the evil that I know and avoid tha bugs and insects..
hank you soo much...you have succecd in having my mouth water..I will stick to the evil that I know and avoid tha bugs and insects..
hank you soo much...you have succecd in having my mouth water..I will stick to the evil that I know and avoid tha bugs and insects..
hank you soo much...you have succecd in having my mouth water..I will stick to the evil that I know and avoid tha bugs and insects..
hank you soo much...you have succecd in having my mouth water..I will stick to the evil that I know and avoid tha bugs and insects..
hank you soo much...you have succecd in having my mouth water..I will stick to the evil that I know and avoid tha bugs and insects..
hank you soo much...you have succecd in having my mouth water..I will stick to the evil that I know and avoid tha bugs and insects..
hank you soo much...you have succecd in having my mouth water..I will stick to the evil that I know and avoid tha bugs and insects..
hank you soo much...you have succecd in having my mouth water..I will stick to the evil that I know and avoid tha bugs and insects..
hank you soo much...you have succecd in having my mouth water..I will stick to the evil that I know and avoid tha bugs and insects..
Thailand is not only about rice. They have almost everything! Must try: sticky rice with mango; traditional thai noodles; tom yum goong (spicy soup with herbs and shrimp); tom kah kai (chicken in coconut milk soup); pad thai (thai noodles wrapped in egg with nuts). You can also try exotic delis if you are brave enough (fried crickets). Thailand is famous for its street food. You won't go hungry here, there is food everywhere at very very low price!
Don't miss out on "som tam." This is a traditional Thai salad made from papaya, mixed with nuts, herbs, and lots of spices including chili! A must-try in Thailand!
Yes rice is the staple food of thailand and asia.,Fried rice, rice soups, sticky rice , sweet rice, rice rice rice. and also many other types of foods, vegetables and seafood's, with lots of chillies and spices. abundance of foods available here.
Thais eat a lot of rice but they eat noodles and soups as well.
Local people is found outside the tourist areas but its not easy to travel of the beaten track in Thailand if you dont know about their colture and speeks a few words of Thai.
If you thinking about Thai rice, you should know about how to grow rice, you will love it, wonderful.
Come here and experience the great tastes and diversity of real thai cuisine. In my opinion the best there is !!

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