central and NE Thailand
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Dec 10, 2012 6:11 AM Last Post By: dreamsignals86
Dec 10, 2012 4:43 AM
central and NE ThailandI got back last month from 14 nights of travelling solo as an independent traveller in Thailand's historical sites such as Ayutthyah, Sukhothai, Phimai, Korat, Phnom Rung and Lopburi. The street food was often very poor and hell for a vegetarian and not at all like royal Thai cuisine which is good stuff but the people were the best. The conspicuous number of lady boys in the travel and hospitality industry was curious.
I liked Phnom Rung the best.
Dec 10, 2012 4:49 AM
1Unfortunately, not many Thais are veggies, as they pretty much eat anything, but when I go there and I go at least once a year for a month I usually find that the street food can, well for me anyway can taste better than some established restaurants, hope you had a good time, it appears that you did so much in your two week vacation
Dec 10, 2012 4:51 AM
Dec 10, 2012 6:00 AM
3Well, you didn't really get to try much authentic street food if you are a vegetarian.
A few dishes to help you out:
paht pak ruam (stir fried vegetables)
If you eat seafood- yentafo (a mixed seafood soup that is delicious)
kai jiaw sai prik (omelettes with chili peppers)
Paht Kana jeh (stir fried kale with tofu)
Phak boong fai daeng (stir fried morning glory)
Also, any curry you order you can substitute in tofu if you ask for it jeh.
But, yeah, Thailand is a very carnivorous country. I know loads of Thais who hardly eat any vegetables at all.
Dec 10, 2012 6:05 AM
Dec 10, 2012 6:11 AM
5^^ I brought my girlfriend to India last month. Literally had to find her chicken every day. I started telling her that chickpeas and and stuff were beans and tricked her into eating vegetables. She said she enjoyed it. The second I told her they were vegetables, she magically stopped liking them.
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