Thai food is very popular around the world and what better place to eat Thai food than in Thailand? Below are different foods to try, what to say if you have dietary restrictions, and more resources for foods to try during your trip from well-known travel & food bloggers. Happy eating!
Recommended by the Locals
- Tom Yum Gai (Sour & Spicy Chicken Soup)
- Pat Thai (Stir Fry Rice Noodles)
- Tom Yum Kung (Hot & Sour Shrimp Soup)
- Matsaman (Thai Curry Dish) <- a little difficult to find
- Coconut Ice Cream
Is there a particular dish/food that you do not eat? Try saying this phrase:
“mai gin ______” (I don’t eat ________)
Mai = I don’t ; Gin = eat; moo (หมู) = pork, gai (ไก่) = chicken, kai (ไข่) = egg
Mai gin moo = I don’t eat pork. (ไม่กินหมู)
*make sure you add formalities to the end of your sentence when speaking to elders.
For example: A lady would say “Mai gin mooka” ; the same sentence would be said by a boy as “Mai gin moocrap“; and a lady boy would say “Mai gin mooha”
Yum, I love trying new foods when I travel. I can’t wait to go to SE Asia to try all the food there!!!
Brings me right back to when I was in Thailand – love Pad Thai and Tom Yum soup in particular!
Oh my gosh! I love Thai food 😀 Tom Yum and Pad Thai…. yummy!!