Welcome at our Culinaria page

In "Culinairy" we present some authentic Thai recipes and we wil give you some general information about Thai food, street hawkers and yes foodculture.

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Thai food and restaurants

The one thing you don't have to worry about in Thailand is food. It is plentiful and very cheap, and you can buy it just about anywhere. So if you order something that turns out not to be to your liking or you got something completely different from what you had ordered, why don't you just give it a try. Most Thai food costs less than 1 or 2 dollars, so that wont break the bank. If you are still hungry just order something else.

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Too spicy or not too spicy

Most westerners are somewhat afraid of the fiery nature of Thai food. There is no need for that, with a few Thai phrases, you can tone the spicyness down to a large degree. In general if you order your food "mai pet" (i.e. not spicy), Thai food will be mild enough for most western palates. If you are oversensitive or allergic to (fresh) chilli, you can also ask for "mai sai Prik"(without chilli). There is however a large selection of Thai food that is not spicy at all. For instance Kao Pad (fried rice), Noodle soup, Pad Thai (fried Thai noodles) etc.

Food safety

As most Thai kitchens are more or less open, it is easy to ascertain the levels of hygiene. From what we've seen so far, Hygienic standards are generally very high, for instance, food and plates are usually rinsed in bottled water. Even when you enjoy "streetfood" the food is save, because of the Thai being very consciencious about hygiene, the food is always very fresh, and turnover speed is high. You don't have to take our word for it, though, you can see it for yourself when you eat street food. Whatever they do with the food and the plates its out there in the open. In most Western kitchens you can only hope that every thing that happens in the kitchen happens hygienically.