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Thai Cuisine: Surprising Facts You Might Not Know!

Known as one of the most fascinating destinations for its cuisine, Thailand is a heaven for food lovers to come and excite the taste buds. From exotic street food, seafood extravaganza, green curries to luscious desserts, Thai dishes can easily make your mouth water. Along with their impressive cuisine, Thailand also has a unique dining culture with amusing facts which you might not aware of! 

It’s time to dive in and see how well you know about the food culture of this beautiful country.

1/ The Special Greetings – “Gin Khao Yung?” 

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We all acknowledge that food matters yet to Thai people, food is even more than that. Eating is a sort of happiness and enjoying food is like having a celebration! You can easily feel their love for food as one of the very first questions they ask each other is “Gin Khao Yung?” which literally means “Have you eaten yet?”.  The next time you see a Thai person, don’t forget to amaze them by using this phrase. 

2/ Baked Food? Thank You, Next! 

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Looking for delectable baked delights while you are in Thailand? You’d better think twice! With the blooming of deep-fried, stir-fried and grilled treats, baked foods are certainly luxuries when you come to this country! You might need to search high and low or even fork out a good amount of money to get your favorite baked foods. However, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” and you will have an extraordinary experience which you won’t regret! 

3/ Beer “On The Rocks” 

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If you are a discerning beer drinker, you would probably have a slight pain seeing how the people here drink beer! From small eateries to fine-dining restaurants, you will bump into some Thais who are sipping their favorite brews with an abundance of ice! With Thailand’s often brutal heat, this concept of serving beer has become so popular to an extent that it would be… weird if you drink your beer without ice! 

4/ Food Is All About Sharing 

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Did you know dining alone in Thailand is somewhat considered bad luck? The people here prefer to share rather than enjoying the dish themselves! In fact, they like to order the same number of dishes as the number of those who present and share the dishes all together! This practice originated from the belief that everyone should have a chance to taste each dish on the table and it shows how generous and thoughtful the people here are! 


5/ Forks Are Never Used To Put Food Into The Mouth! 

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It might surprise you but Thai people do not really use chopsticks in their dining culture, except for a few noodles dishes. The people here love to use forks and spoons! However, you might need to keep in mind that forks are not used to directly put food into your mouth. Instead, Thai people will use the fork to push food into the spoon and then devour it!


Now that you’ve learned some exciting facts about this much-loved cuisine, you might wonder where to find a good restaurant to enjoy Thai delicacies. We’ve got your back! Check out the list of the Top Thai Restaurants in Klang Valley that serve authentic and fusion Thai dishes! 



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[ELITE Review] 3 Exquisite Delights at Chakri Palace @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

As I was still overwhelmed with turkeys, buffets and festive desserts after all the Christmas and New Year’s Eve feasts, I was hesitated at first when my friends asked me out for dinner. Fun fact, they also chowed down on too many protein-rich dishes and that’s why they wanted to take a break by savoring some Thai dishes! The good experience we had at Imperial Chakri Palace still lingered on our mind, hence we were not hesitated to go for its flagship outlet – Chakri Palace. Of course, I didn’t miss out this chance to taste and share with you the 3 most sumptuous dishes here that you definitely should go for!


1/ Deep Fried Garoupa with Traditional Sweet & Spicy Sauce

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Nothing beats a meal of freshly-caught fish fried until perfection and that’s why we absolutely fell for the hearty dish Signature Deep Fried Garoupa With Traditional Sweet & Spicy Sauce. The vibrant and thus, eye-pleasing color of the big portion of fried garoupa immediately captured our attention right after it was presented in front of our eyes. Smothered in delectable sweet and spicy sauce along with fine herbs, the dish quickly tempted our palate for its irresistible aroma. With its crispy goodness, delicate taste that mingled perfectly with the sauce and the not-flaky-at-all texture, the dish is totally a must when you come here.

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2/ Signature Deep Fried King Prawn (2pcs)

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While our hearts were still skipping a beat with the luscious garoupa (I know it sounds exaggerating, but you can hardly avoid this when you taste such a sumptuous dish!), we were in awe again to see a mouth-watering dish of 2 pieces of Signature Deep Fried King Prawn. Not only was the dish beautifully presented, showcasing the delectable goodness and huge portion of the king prawns, but it also satiated our palate with the king prawn’s freshness and natural sweetness. A dish you cannot forgo! 

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3/ Chakri Four Seasons

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We decided to end our meal with something light and this Chakri Four Seasons seemed like a good one (the dish is also an excellent starter to tease your palate!). Finest spring rolls, mango salad, prawns, chicken balls and mixed fruit are meticulously hand-picked by the restaurant’s award-winning Thai chef team! We still vividly remembered the exquisite taste of the crispy spring rolls, the palate-teasing mango salad which is well-balanced in terms of sweetness, spiciness and sourness, the delightful chicken balls, crispy prawns and finally, the fresh mixed fruit which is an extraordinary addition to the dish.

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Chakri Palace
Location: Lot C4.06.01, Level 4, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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