Eating & drinking whilst in Thailand

Eating and drinking is one of the great joys of travelling around Thailand as the food is rightly known as being one of the world's most delicious cuisines. Below are just a few thoughts on what culinary delights you might expect when you are in Thailand. 

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Thailand’s food is renowned as being one of the most delicious and complex cuisines around. Heavy emphasis is placed on creating dishes which contain contrasting flavours of sweet, salty, sour and spicy which give Thai dishes a unique and distinctive flavour. With heavy influences from ancient Chinese settlers fried noodle (Pad Thai) and fried rice ( Khao pad) are extremely popular dishes. Aside from the Chinese style fried noodles and rice Thailand is also famous for its use of coconut milk to make truly delicious and distinctive curries.

Typical Dishes

  • Tom Yum Goong – Spicy Shrimp soup
  • Som Tum ( Spicy green Papaya salad)
  • Tom Kha Kai – chicken in coconut soup
  • Gaend Daeng – Thai red Curry
  • Pad Thai – Thai style fried noodle often served with chicken or shrimp
  • Khao Pad – Fried rice
  • Pad Krapow Moo Saap – Fried basil and pork
  • Gaeng Keow Wan Kai (Green Chicken Curry)

The price of eating out in Thailand
If you are eating out in Thailand here are some ideas on the cost of meals and drinks:

  • Lunch or dinner in a simple local restaurant £1 to £3
  • Lunch or dinner in a mid-range local restaurant £7 - £10
  • Lunch or dinner in an upmarket local restaurant £12- £18
  • Dinner in an international restaurant £20 - £70
  • Local beer £1-£2
  • Cost of cocktail in hotel £5-£10
  • Cost of dinner in a four star hotel including drinks £25- £35