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Recommended Thai dishes to try

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Gosford, Australia
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Recommended Thai dishes to try

Hi everyone.

We will be in Koh Samui in 3 weeks time.

I'm starting to get excited now!

I haven't eaten much Thai food so would like some suggestions on dishes to try.

I have had Pad Thai which I really liked. Also tried a green curry which was way too hot for my liking! So anything not too spicy would be to my liking.

I also like seafood.

Cheers

Jacqui

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1. Re: Recommended Thai dishes to try

Hi

Tom kha gai : chicken coconut soup

Tom kha goong : prawn coconut soup

Note : kha is galangal

Prawn or fish with Tamarind sauce : goong ( prawn) rad nam makham, plaa( fish) rad nam makham

Makham : tamarind

Musman curry : gang Musman

Stir fried morning glory : pad pak boung

Steam fish/prawn with lemon and ginger : plaa ( fish ) neung manow , goong ( prawn ) neung manow.

Happy eating

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2. Re: Recommended Thai dishes to try

HI

I would like to advise you,

Khao Pad or Fried Rice (Pork / Seafood ) , Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Soup) , Gai Pad Pongali , Khao Khai Chiao ( Omelet on rice this is amazing :P),

Khao Man Kai (Chicken rice) , Khao Tom ( Thai rice soup have pork / Seafood)

Kung Phao ( Grilled prawns ) and all Noodle dishes are the best! :P

Try it :D

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3. Re: Recommended Thai dishes to try

Kana Moo Grorp is my fave...deep fried pork with Thai broccoli ...can be adapted to your spice preference

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4. Re: Recommended Thai dishes to try

Musman curry, chicken coconut soup are both mild, most satay dishes also mild, I have found though that if you ask for any dish and specify that you don't want it too hot they will 'tone it down' for you. (I have done this when visiting friends have been with me, and have done it myself in parts of Laos where the food can be hotter than Thai)

A lot of resturants will also have indications o the menu advising of hotnes.

Gosford, Australia
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They all sound so yummy, makes me hungry.

Have taken notes will just have to see if I can pronounce them correctly!

Thanks guys!

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The fresh fish which you can choose yourself and ask them to cook it as you like but make sure you oly eat fish in busy places that have a large turnover of people.

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7. Re: Recommended Thai dishes to try

Everyone seems to have nailed the savoury food so here's my take on deserts.

Sticky rice with Mango. I'm addicted to it. Its like rice pudding but a million times better. Also, tri coloured pearls. Again a coconut milky desert with 5 pence sized balls floating around in it. Don't know what its made of but I could eat it all day every day. Finally, the pancake stalls. They make them while you wait and top them off with all sorts of fruit or syrups. They cost pennies and are yummy.

Also, be careful with salads if you don't like spicy food. Many have raw birds eye chillis shredded into them. We've found that they're often the hottest things on the menu.

Edited: 24 August 2012, 11:26
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8. Re: Recommended Thai dishes to try

Hi

The tri colored pearls are made from sticky rice (glutinous) rice flour mixed with food color.

How to make them

Mixed flour with water and color roll in to small size of balls. Once done drop them in boiling water once cooked it will float to the surface. Serve them with creamy coconut sauce( I don't how I should call it). The creamy coconut made of coconut milk and palm sugar, water and a little bit of salt.

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9. Re: Recommended Thai dishes to try

chicken with cashew nuts, splendid!

satay chicken on a stick from the street carts ,splendid too

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10. Re: Recommended Thai dishes to try

Sweetpea, you are a star. I think I'm going to get very very fat now I know how to make the pearls. I feel a trip to London's china town to get the ingredients is on the cards.