Try Foods other than Pad Thai! There is much more to Thailand than their famous exported noodle dish, aim to sample as many different dishes as you can and find your favourite!

Pineapple Fried Rice

Have a Banana Nutella pancake. Don’t even think about how many calories it might contain; just enjoy every bite.

You must try the local thai whisky ‘Sansom’ at least once. It might taste a bit like paint stripper but I promise it will lead to a good night.

Eat where you see Thai people eating. Some of the best food you will find is from the street stalls or the small restaurants with plastic chairs and tablecloths.

Thai Street Food, Patong

A ping pong show isn’t what you imagine a ping pong show to be.

It is fun to barter whilst out shopping, but have a price in mind which you are willing to pay for an item. That 20 baht which you are arguing over equates to about 40p.

Take trips and see everything which this amazing country has to offer. But realise that they aren’t the best at time keeping, don’t get flustered and mad, you’re wasting energy; its Thai time and you will get there in due course.

Khao Lak Beach

Do not insult the Royal Family.

Realise that you take your life in your hands every time you get in a taxi, jump in a ‘tuktuk’, on the back of a moped or attempt to cross the road.

TukTuk Patong, Bangla Road

Smile. It isn’t called the land of smiles for nothing. One smile will get you a long way.

AND HAVE FUN!

Love Abi xxx

 

There are 5 fundamental taste sensations of thai cooking, and all their dishes are made up of 3,4 or all 5 of them;

SOUR, SWEET, SALTY, BITTER AND SPICY.

It is my favourite type of cuisine so thought I would share with you my top 5 dishes which I think you must go out and try!

Pad Thai.

It may be cliché but this is probably my favourite – although I am hard to please. plenty of fresh lime and some dried chilli flakes are needed to ramp this dish up even more.

Pad Thai Chicken Patong

Som Tum.

This is Papaya Salad, it is a spicy salad which ingredients vary restaurant to restaurant, but mainly consists of shredded papaya, carrot, tomatoes and beans in a sour/sweet sauce.

Som Tum Patong

Tom Yam Gai.

Spicy broth with chicken. You can tell how spicy the soup is going to be from how intensely red it is when it arrives.

Tom Yum Gai, Patong

Pineapple fried rice.

Served up in half a pineapple, this dish looks as impressive as it tastes. I have no idea what they flavour the rice with but it sure is tasty. Usually stir fried with seafood, vegetables, raisins and cashew nuts. So many different flavours and textures in one.

Pineapple Fried Rice

Larb Gai.

This is another thai salad which consists of minced chicken, shallots, fresh herbs, red chilli and dressed in a lime juice. You can also get Pork and Beef versions.

Larb Gai, Thailand

These are just my top dishes which I think everybody should try, do you have a favourite Thai dish which you recommend to people?

Love Abi xxx