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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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