Thai greeting is unique and different than the rest of the world.
We do say”hello, how are you?”
BUT I bet you have heard local Thai people often greet each other as
Have you eaten yet? กินข้าวหรือยัง? gin kaâo rěu yang?
it’s clear this is a nation that’s extremely passionate about its eats.
I got asked many times “Where can I find a good Thai restaurant?”
My answer have always been “Don’t look at the menu, the décor or even the prices. Look at the number of people inside. That’s your quality indicator”
Thai cuisine is more accurately described as four regional cuisines corresponding to the four main regions of the country:
Northern, Northeastern (or Isan), Central, and southern.
Top 3 Northern Thai dishes
Northern Thai cuisine shares many dishes with northern Lao cuisine and the cuisine of Shan state in Burma.
อาหารภาคเหนือ Northern Thai food
ภาค /pâak/part ; region ; area
เหนือ/ nĕua/north ; northern
Number 1 : ไส้อั่ว sâi oùa
Chiang Mai, sausages like ไส้อั่ว /sâi oùa are left to ferment for a few hours or an entire day before they’re cooked, making them taste distinctly sour. ไส้อั่ว /sâi oùa is grilled whole and displayed in a coil that might be several feet long.Mixed with minced pork ,garlic, cilantro leaves, lemon grass,galangal, shallot.Sausages are efficient – they keep meat from spoiling, use up less-desirable parts of an animal, and disguise the flavor of meat that isn’t quite fresh. Refrigeration and commercial meat production have now made these concerns outdated in most parts of Thailand, but Thai people still love sausage.
Number 2 : แกงฮังเล or แกงฮินเล
ฮิน/hin/ is a Burmese word means แกง /gaeng/curry
Number 3 ข้าวซอย Khâo soi
ซอย/ soi/ to slice ; mince ; divide
According to Wikipedia There are two common versions of ข้าวซอย Khâo soi
- Lao khâo soi is made with wide rice noodle, coarsely chopped pork, tomatoes, fermented soy beans, chillies, shallots, and garlic, then topped with pork rind, bean sprouts, chopped scallions, and cilantro.
- Northern Thai khâo soi is made with a mix of deep-fried crispy egg noodle and boiled egg noodles, pickled cabbage,shallots, lime, ground chillies fried in oil, and meat in a curry-like sauce containing coconut milk.