Many cuisines could lay claim to this title; French food is widely admired, Italian food is very distinctive, i could go on, but as we are in Thailand, I would like to put forward Thai cuisine as one of the greats.
I don't like everything I have eaten here by any stretch of the imagination, but some dishes are just mind-blowing.
Wing bean salad
Fluffy catfish salad
Tom yam goong
Oysters with red and green chili sauce, garlic and onions
Sweet and sour
I have never plucked up the courage to eat Thai breakfast, except those deep fried x shaped donuts, and I do not enjoy the cheap cuts of meat and gristle that are often used, but I would not expect to like all of any country's cuisine.
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Yeah, a lot of those are good. I doubt it's the best in the world, although Thais will tell you it is. They think they invented curry and chiles you know. And they think only in Thailand will you find spicy foods.
nice of the portuguese to bring them chillis wasn't it? those farang do have something to offer after all.
culinary taste is of course a matter of personal opinion, however i've found myself eating less and less thai food since i've been here. my digestive system can do without the excitement!
much prefer chinese and japanese cuisine, particularly japanese - clean, bland, subtle.
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Jok with ginger and a a big mug of coffee Yeah! Well, the big mug of coffee is a bit of a fantasy as coffee was usually half a tiny cup of overly sweetened something. But yeah, go for the jok in the morning.
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NZ is right...jok in the morning is truly OK. Though I would prefer a good omelette with Jimmy Dean's spicy breakfast sausage on the side, good home fries (or maybe even grits with a melting pad of butter.)
Biscuits and gravy would be ok for breakfast, as well.
But Thai food "Great Cuisine"? Don't think so.
.......go on stick an egg on it....
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I love thai food and been away from it when travelling back to the UK is really bad. The last time i went back i think i must have put on half a stone eating the normal english stuff and couldn't wait to get back on to thai food. I have some recipes for you to check out if you like Thai cuisine and information on where to learn how to cook thai food. http://thaitreasuretrove.com/thai_food.php
I really, really like Thai food. It's one of my faves although I do eat Western style about once a week.
Stop! Stop! Breakfast sausage patties!!Though I would prefer a good omelette with Jimmy Dean's spicy breakfast sausage on the side, good home fries (or maybe even grits with a melting pad of butter.)
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I have a recipe for jimmy deans sausage, not bad at all.
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I don't think it's the best in the world but the street stuff is definitely good eats for the money you pay.
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Thai food is fine if you're not particularly hungry.
AO...how on GGE did you get a recipe for JD's sausage? And can it be made with ingredients here?