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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 Delicious Dishes @ Imperial Chakri Palace, KLCC

It was quite a while since we treated ourselves to sumptuous Thai food so we decided it was the time for us to explore. As recommended by our friend, we chose Imperial Chakri Palace as our stop this time to indulge ourselves in, like how our friend described, “exquisite service and super authentic Thai cuisine”. Of course, after knowing this restaurant is awarded as one of the Malaysia’s Finest Restaurants by Malaysia Tatler, we had even a stronger reason to come here! There are a plethora of dishes to choose from but we will focus on 3 dishes that won our hearts and we believe you should not miss out! 

 

1/ Chakri Tom Yam (King Prawn) 

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We couldn’t wait to start our meal with the restaurant’s Chakri Tom Yam as it was awarded the “Best Soup” during The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival in 2013! We were amazed by the big portion of the king prawn when the bowl was presented. Thanks to the king prawn’s freshness, the soup had such a delicate taste yet filled with flavors as it was infused with lemongrass, lime and chili peppers. As someone who is a big fan of Thai food, I would say this is one of my go-to places to savor an authentic and flavorful bowl of Tom Yam!

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2/ Deep-Fried Sea bass with Phad Cha Sauce

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Another dish that tempted our palate is this Deep-Fried Sea Bass with Phad Cha Sauce. The whole sea bass was presented with a bowl of mouth-watering phad cha sauce (sizzling stir-fried herbs sauce). The fresh sea bass was meticulously prepared and deep-fried until it was on point. It had such meaty and crispy texture which totally satiated our taste buds and mingled well with the phad cha sauce (or pad cha sauce) that came along.

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3/ Australian Lobster with Thai Sweet & Spicy Sauce

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Another must-have dish that you should keep an eye on is this Australian Lobster with Thai Sweet & Spicy Sauce. The dish caught our attention immediately as the whole lobster (600gm – 800gm) was beautifully set with an elegant and eye-pleasing decoration. This air-flown fresh lobster from Australia had such a firm and buttery taste that made it a perfect companion to the restaurant’s signature sweet and spicy sam rod sauce (three-flavored sauce).

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Imperial Chakri Palace
Opening Hours: Daily: 12:00pm – 10:30pm.
Location: Lot 417B, Level 4, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

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5 Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in KL

Vegan and tasty!

Eating a vegan diet doesn’t mean lack of choice or taste. You have plenty of possibilities and different meals. Check out this vegan-friendly restaurants selection for interesting daily dishes that will melt your tummy (and heart too)!

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The salad bar spots cheerful colours in its décor, adopts the motto ‘Every bowl’s a personal masterpiece’ as each salad can be customised according to personal preference with choices of mixed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado and vegetables. Diners may also opt for the salad of the day and round up meals with soups, smoothies, and fresh fruit salads. Its simple and healthful menu contains a huge lineup of exceedingly fresh salad and sandwich fixings, soup and quenching juices and smoothies all at very reasonable prices. The sandwiches and salads are big enough they can easily be shared. Highlights? Fresh custom build salads at reasonable prices!

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TABLEAPP_Blog #16_5 Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in KL_Marmalade

Come at Marmalade to enjoy their fresh and healthy menus. Their menus consist of homemade dishes, such as wholesome salads, delightful pasta, healthy smoothies, and Mom’s delicious carrot cake, significantly Marmalade. More over, it’s a kids friendly restaurant too! Homely food, cozy ambiance, and the amusing sounds that happy kids make as they frolic in the designated play areas, it is a restaurant dedicated just for the young at heart. Marmalade has been winning various awards, namely Best Healthy Eats and Best Healthy Eating/Vegetarian Restaurant by Time Out KL Food Awards.

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Discover a surprising number of delicious meat-free menu items at La Mexicana, an authentic Mexican restaurant. Did you know La Mexicana Ampang’s kitchen is run by Mexican-Italian chef Carmela? Want to try something refreshing? Try this salad made of imported cactus leaves with guajillo chili. You’ll likely love La Mexican’s creamy, chilled beetroot soup with crispy fried tortilla chips. So come on, book and dine out with us!

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Imperial Chakri Palace is well-known for its superb and Authentic Thai Cuisine prepared by award winning chefs. And they made a special vegetarian menu only for you! It offers plenty of choices. You can choose between different fried dishes, healthy vegetables, noodles, fresh salads, soups and so many others. Besides, for health reasons, all their dishes have no added MSG, additives or preservatives and are cooked with low cholesterol oil. 

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Fiercer by Fierce Curry House brings authentic Indian cuisines to the table. Contradicting to the common beliefs that authentic Indian cuisine is all about meaty tandoor, to the delight of vegetarians, Fiercer by Fierce Curry House does offer vegetable mains too! You can also taste vegetarian snacks such as vegan samosa, apart from their vegetarian mains tandoor for example, Paneer Tikka, soft juicy chunks of cottage cheese marinated in yoghurt, ginger, garlic, spices and grilled in the tandoor. Be sure to save some room for an irresistible dessert!

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5 Best Thai Restaurants in KL

5 Best Thai Restaurants in KL

Ah, flavourful, spicy, sour and aromatic Thai foods!

 

Sawadee ka! With the famous and fun filled Songkran Festival just around the corner, check out these 5 Best Thai Restaurants in KL, just to satisfy your Thai cravings! 

 

 

Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine

 

Set amongst a magnificent pool of lotus blossoms, quietly tucked away from the busy district of Kuala Lumpur, Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine’s innovative chefs cook up a blend of authentic and modern Thai dishes and present their creations as a feast not only for your palate but for your eyes. Herbs and natural seasonings are used to create a variety of colours and sensations in taste that makes a meal at Rama V memorable, exciting and enjoyable. Do not miss their Tom Yam Kung Mae Nam (tom yam river prawns  served in young coconut) when you pay them a visit! Note: Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine will be under renovation until 30th April 2016.

 

 

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My Elephant Thai Restaurant

 

Awarded as “Best Thai” by Time Out KL Food Awards 2015, myELEPHANT™ Thai Restaurant has surely gained a lot of loyal customers ever since then. Many come to taste their timeless signature dishes such as the Tom Som, Snow Fish, Gai Tod and home-made Tod Man Plah. Complimenting the perfectly balanced meals of spicy, sweet, sour and salty are the ever popular drinks, Pandan Cooler and Green Aroma. However, the real fans crave for the creamy green curry served with Thai eggplants, asparagus bean and a choice of meat. 

 

 

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Tamarind Hill

 

Trademark for its rustic-luxe dining experience since 1999, Tamarind Hill is one of the pioneer restaurants to serve Thai-Burmese cuisines. It is nestled on a spectacular, private hilltop in the heart of KL city. Against the backdrop of skyscrapers, Tamarind Hill's organic and tranquil ambiance exudes the illusion of being ‘out-of-town’. Its gorgeous space is lined with hill tribe artefacts that owner has acquired on his extensive travels in Asia. Recommended dishes include tuna in hot and spicy mango sauce, and stir-fried wagyu beef with hot Thai basil pesto. 

 

 

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Imperial Chakri Palace

 

Established in 1999, Imperial Chakri Palace is well-known for its superb and Authentic Thai Cuisine prepared by award winning chefs and also for the warm smiles and exquisite charm of its service which always been favourite choice of discerning food lovers, celebrities and also royalties. The highly skilled Thai chefs are personally hand-picked from Thailand. All dishes at Imperial Chakri Palace have no added MSG, additives or preservatives, and are cooked with low cholesterol oil. Private dining rooms overlooking KL city skyline are available for diners who are in need of privacy as well.

 

 

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Baan26

 

Translated as “House 26” in Thai, Baan26 is a a funky Thai fusion café located along the perennially popular street of Changkat Bukit Bintang, attracting both families looking for authentic Thai food and the bar hopping working crowd. The food, prepared by Thai chefs, features both the classic favourites such as Tom Yum and Green Curry, as well as unique specialties like the Curry & Egg Slices Mud Crab. Chill out restaurant by day, lively bar by night, it still manages to feel serene, homey and completely welcoming at this gem in this busy city.

 

 

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