Eating Out in Thailand

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Without a doubt - Thai food is one of the best Asian cuisines, but be careful some dishes can be very very spicy. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai.

Due to Buddhist religion, Thais have not developed dishes with a use of large animals in big chunks. Big cuts of meat were shredded and laced with herbs and spices. Traditional Thai cooking methods were stewing and baking, or grilling. Chinese influences saw the introduction of frying, stir frying and deep-frying. Culinary influences from the 17th century onwards included Portuguese, Dutch, French and Japanese. Chillies were introduced to Thai cooking during the late 1600s by Portuguese missionaries who had acquired a taste for them while serving in South America.

Thais were very good in "Siamese-ising" foreign cooking methods, and substituting ingredients. The ghee used in Indian cooking was replaced by coconut oil, and coconut milk substituted for other dairy products. Overpowering pure spices were toned down and enhanced by fresh herbs such as lemon grass and galanga. Eventually, fewer and less spices were used in Thai curries, while the use of fresh herbs increased. It is generally acknowledged that Thai curries burn intensely, but briefly, whereas other curries, with strong spices, burn for longer periods. Instead of serving dishes in courses, a Thai meal is served all at once, permitting dinners to enjoy complementary combinations of different tastes.

A proper Thai meal usually consists of a soup, a curry dish with condiments, a dip with accompanying fish and vegetables.

If you are not so much into Thai food, do not worry. You can find Western and other cuisines in every city, but it would be a sin not to try as many dishes as possible. If you have not tried Tom Yam Kung (spicy shrimp soup)-soup and Phat Thai-Noodles (stir fried noodles) you probably haven't seen Thailand at all.

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October 28, 2006 change by siamsource

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Ahaar Indian Cuisine

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One of the best Indian Restaurant in the city of Pattaya, Serving Tandoori, Muglai and Curry dishes along with Chinese Indian fusion, Vegetarian, jain and Nonveg in a friendly and family oriented envoirment.

type:Vegetarian
World66 rating: [rate it]
accessibility:12:00 noon - 12:00 Midnight
tel:+66 38711151
url:www.ahaarindiancuisine.com
address:183/79-80, Soi 13/2 (Soi Postoffice) Off 2nd. Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung. Pattaya City. Chonburi 20150.
email:madan_mansharamani@hotmail.com

Ahaar Indian Cuisine

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The finest Indian cuisine in city of Pattaya, located on 1st floor of the building, on soi 13/2 (Soi Postoffice ) off 2nd. Rd., Opposite Dusit Baracuda Hotel  and " The Avenue " shopping center.

Serving Tandoori, Muglai and Curry dishes along with Chinese Indian Fusion. Vegetarian, Jain and Nonveg.


[Edit] But why would you bother with Indian food when in Thailand? Dont eat at the western looking thai restaurants either take a look at where the locals go to eat and follow them. It may take a little longer to order, if you dont speak thai, but the more..

type:Indian and Pakistani
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accessibility:12:00 noon - 12:00 Midnight
tel:+66 38711151
url:www.ahaarindiancuisine.com
address:183/79-80, Soi 13/2 (Soi Postoffice) Off 2nd. Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung. Pattaya City. Chonburi 20150.
email:madan_mansharamani@hotmail.com

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Absolultely must go. Call in advance to book a table.

type:Thai
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address:baan khanitha, 49 soi ruam rudee, 2 ploenjit road, bangkok 02-2532438 - 39
PriceOfMenu:1200-1500 tb per person

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