Has anyone ever found somewhere that actually serves decent food for young kids in Thailand. I'm not talking baby food but food bland enough for a 2 year old.
I went to this apalling place in Bangkok called Piri Piri Flaming Chicken....we asked for the childrens chicken meal. First of all it comes served with Cajun spices, then we send it back and it's returmned covered in black pepper....my daughter refused to eat a mouthful complaining that it was spicy.
I thought this was just die to this restaurant being generally shit (don't get me started on the other issues.), until we went to Sizzler in Hatyai last weekend. Again a childrens menu is presented so my wife chose the sausage and chips...only the sausage contains not only pepper but chillie. Again the whole dish went to waste and she just munched quails eggs cheese, and carrot sticks from the salad bar...but what's the fucking deal with shoving spices into food for toddlers.
The other thing that irks me is that what essentially the first restaurant claims is kids food is just the adult food minus vegetables, and this appears to be ageneral consensus that lkids don't like and therefore are not presented with vegetables....this is not just faqncy chain restaurants but a simple noodle shop, when asked to prepare a bland version for my daughter will ask if she wants vegetables and appear suprised when we do.
This country is utterly barking sometimes.
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More than sometimes, surely!Originally Posted by LDMA
My kids only 6 months, but based on what you say, I'm not looking forward to finding his child-friendly food.
Mebbe that's why my young nephew and niece here eat so much western fastfood Mcshite?
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I'm not arguing against your main point, but I sort of wonder at anyone who goes to a place called Flaming Chicken and then is surprised when the food is spicy.
I don't know about Thai kids, but Korean kids eat spicy food from a VERY young age, so maybe the same is true here?
You mean on the kids menu that they sp[ecifically say is for kids? That's the point surely...spicy chicken for the adults....plan non-spicy chicken for the kids?Originally Posted by Lizara
I think it may be best to just cook if the restaurants can't accomodate children's tastes. I had no idea they were that bad in Thailand. Aside from just a few simple dishes like chinese steam dumplings that I purchase at restaurants, I go to the supermarket and cook/prepare all my food. It helps me to keep down the fat and sodium levels that are so high in food you get when you eat out. It's no wonder Americans have an obesity epidemic, both adults and children.
Thats why we cook at home so much. But at Sizzler there are options. The soups are good, the pasta is good. Plus you can get fish, shrimp or chicken on the kids menu's. My kids like the sausage and dont consider it spicy at all.
She could also easily share your meal, as thats what we did until my kids were about 4.
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My wife and I let our son eat off our plates (after we "de-spice" it). We also bring food from home. When we do order food for our son my wife is very specific to the wait staff as to what she wants. If they get it wrong, she lets them know. *sigh* I wonder if people really know how to care for kids here. I see so many kids (and I mean young kids) left aone to wander the streets, looking dirty and unkempt . . . off topic - sorry.
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me girl spits rice at her grandmother when she tries to feed her it(shes 5 months), loves the taste of cake, chocolate and bread etc.and farleys rusks
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no one cares to say anything. even thai people dont like it.Originally Posted by LDMA
but dont make anyone lose face!! dont speak your mind!
thai people listen-- do whatever it takes to NOT speak your mind! we want everyone to feel comfortable-- at all costs- even our kids. our kids are not as important as the group's feelings
as was said by a thai colleague here..."thai food gets really boring after a while. its the same spices, and the same taste. if you want good, different food, you gotta make it yourself"Originally Posted by aging one
im as well, tired of eating the same stuff.
been on a pizza binge the last week
only a binge...but i gotta take a break from rice with salty sodium meat and overcooked veggies on top.
...on the other hand, go to a tourist place, and the food is good.
its just that, there isnt a tourist place within 2 hrs from here.
for better or worse
I know a few people who go out to eat and only let their children have dessert, feeding them before going out. Their theory is that it is cheaper, less stressful and ends up with a more relaxed atmosphere. They sometimes share their meals or get an appetizer for the kids.
^ a good idea mate
I like the Piri Piri, but wouldnt bring my daughter there. my daughter is always content with rice and a bit of soy sauce. she ripps into sticky rice, fish, grilled meat sticks.... i always order something that there may be a possibility she will eat if i am with her. fish sticks, and small slices of pizza at the pizza company if it comes to that.
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Just tell your kid to man up...god damn.
she's a girl....