Food and Drink

Below are listed some of the favourite and traditional foods that are available in Thailand. All the dishes are usually made with any meat or vegetable that you require. Just ask the Chef.

Thai Style Breakfast

Thai’s traditionally eat soup, rice and noodles in the early morning. The curry soups are a milder version of the lunch and dinner dishes and are nutritious and healthy. If you do like to ensure mild dishes then just say ped nid noy which will be understood as a little bit hot. If you require a very mild dish then say mai pet – not hot.

Curry Soups

Curry soups are usually served with a separate dish of plain rice. Spoon the soup onto the rice and mix with fish sauce (nam pla) or fish sauce with chillies (prik nam pla) for Thai style seasoning should you so require – very refreshing and light in the morning.

Green Curry Soup (Gang Kiew Wan) – a sweet medium hot soup with baby egg plant and Thai spices Tom Yam – the most famous Thai spicy soup is a combination of onions, tomatoes, lemon grass, lime leaves and chillie

Tom Ga – a coconut based mild soup with onions, lemon grass, galangal and lime leaves

Noodle and Rice Soup

Noodle Soup (Kuay Teow Nam) - glass noodles, flat noodles or egg noodles with coriander, chillies and spring onion. Very mild just add seasoning and Thai condiments according to your personal taste Rice Soup (Cow Tom)– rice, ginger, garlic, pickled radish and spring onions

Rice

Stir Fried Rice (Cow Pad) - with onions, egg, tomato and spring onion

Stir Fried Rice with sweet basil (Pad Gap Rao) - egg, chilies, onions, tomato and spring onion

Noodles

Flat Noodles in gravy (Kuay Teow Rad Na) - with dark and light soy sauce, spring onion and cabbage

Flat Noodles with dark and light soy sauce (Kuay Na Pad Kee Mao) - holy basil, chilies and cabbage

Omelette

Stuffed Omelette (Kai Jiew) – usually with chicken but pork but is an alternative.

Lunch and Dinner

Thai Curries

Green Curry (Gang Kiew Waan) - a sweet medium hot curry with baby egg plant and Thai spices

Panang Curry (Gang Panang) - a fairly mild, sweet yet tangy curry in coconut milk with kafira lime leaves

Massaman Curry (Gang Massaman) - a rich Thai coconut curry with potatoes and peanuts

Orange Curry (Gang Som) - the hottest Thai curry. Sour and usually served with fish and bamboo shoots

Red Curry (Gang Ped) - hot and spicy with coconut milk and lime leaves

Thai Sauces

Three Flavours Sauce (Sam Rot) - sweet, sour and salty - a tangy sauce with tamarind and chillies

Sweet and Sour Sauce (Put Brio Waan) - traditional tomato based sauce with onions and pineapple

Vegetable Dishes

Morning Glory (Pad Boong) - a fantastic Thai green vegetable with garlic, chillie and soy beans in a juicy

Stir Fried Vegetables (Put Jay)

Rice

Stir Fried Rice (Cow Pad) - with onions, egg, tomato and spring onion

Stir Fried Rice (Pad Gap Rao) - with holy basil, egg, chillies, onions, tomato and spring onion-

Noodles

Pat Thai –Thailand’s national dish and a must for everybody with bean sprouts, egg, spring onion and peanuts

Flat Noodles in gravy (Kuay Teow Rad Na) - with dark and light soy sauce, spring onion and cabbage

Flat Noodles with dark and light soy sauce (Kuay Na Pad Kee Mao) -holy basil, chilies and cabbage

Noodle and Rice Soup

Noodle Soup (Kuay Teow Nam) - glass noodles, flat noodles or egg noodles with coriander, chillies and spring onion. Very mild just add seasoning and Thai condiments according to your personal taste

Rice Soup (Cow Tom) - rice, ginger, garlic, pickled radish and spring onions

Thai Salad

Papaya Salad (Som Tam) - spicy Thai salad with nuts and crunchy sand crab

Spicy Yam Salad (Yam Talay) - yam, tomato, baby onion, chillies and lime juice

Glass Noodle Salad (Yum Wun Sen) - spicy Thai salad with coriander, baby onion and chillie

Snacks and Starters

Noname vegetable – mixed vegetables deep fried in a batter ball and a served with a sweet chillie sauce or sweet plum sauce dip

Tempura – meat or vegetables coated in light crispy batter, deep fried and served with a sweet plum sauce

Spring roll with glass noodle, bean sprouts, carrots and oyster sauce

Useful Thai Restaurant Phrases

Thank you Korp koon krab/ka
No thank you (don’t want) Mai ao krab/ka
Good luck Chok dee krab/ka
Never mind Mai ben rai krab/ka
Cold (drink) Yen
Milk Nom
Hallo Sa wat de krab/ka
Delicious Aroi krab/ka
Little bit hot (food - spicy) Ped nid noy
Not hot (food not spicy) Mai ped
Very hot (food very spicy) Ped mag mag
Egg Kai
No egg Mai sai kai
Like Shopp
Fish sauce with chillie Prik nam pla
Fish Pla
Oyster sauce Num mun hoi
Without oyster sauce Mai sai num mun hoi

Krab is said by men at the end of a sentance

Ka is said by ladies