Chang Thai Beer by H.C.

What Alcohol Goes with Thai Food?

A nice lager or dark beer pairs best with the spiciness of Thai food. Actually, most people drink water with Thai food but if you have a taste for alcohol I would recommend beer. Thai food has an intense flavor that combines sweet, sour, and salty. In my opinion, wine does not go that great with … [Read More...]

Spicy Thai by t-mizo

Is Thai Food Good for Cholesterol?

Eating Thai food regularly won't negatively affect your cholesterol levels. For proof, look no further than the fact that very few Thai people have high cholesterol levels even though they eat Thai food every day. The only caveat I would mention is to limit your consumption of pork, which is a … [Read More...]

Smoke from a wok. Image by mmmsedap

Is Thai Food an Aphrodisiac?

Some people claim that Thai food is an aphrodisiac, increasing libido and sexual desire, because of its exotic flavor and intense spiciness. But is there any truth to that? Certainly, scientifically there is little evidence to suggest that Thai food has any effect on lust. But sexual desire is … [Read More...]

Thai food by Imola Grácia Marjai

How Long Can Thai Food Keep in the Fridge?

Many people buy Thai food "to go" (Ka Bon in Thai) and store it in their fridge at home to be eaten over the next day or two. Thai food can certainly be kept in the fridge for at least a couple of days after preparation, to be consumed as needed. I personally don't recommend it, … [Read More...]

Thai food by Imola Grácia Marjai

How Expensive Is Thai Food?

One of the great things about living in Thailand is that Thai food is not only really good, but it is also incredibly cheap and inexpensive. Thai food usually costs the equivalent of between one and three dollars for a typical dish. At the Thai restaurant I frequent, you can get a regular sized … [Read More...]

Chopsticks by Ambuj Saxena

Is Thai Food Eaten with Chopsticks?

In Thailand, chopsticks are typically only used to eat noodles. Most of the time, Thai food is eaten with a spoon and fork rather than with chopsticks (and without a knife, too). Thai noodle dishes such as Pad Thai and noodle soup are usually served with chopsticks and a spoon. But if you don't … [Read More...]

Smoke from a wok. Image by mmmsedap

Does Thai Food Smell?

This question makes me smile because it brings up images of me repeatedly sneezing at Thai restaurants because of the pungent smells of the food cooking on the stove. The spices are so strong in some Thai dishes that if you are sitting downwind of the cooking area the smell can overwhelm your … [Read More...]

Thai kitchen by Martin Fischer

Does Thai Food Make You Sleepy?

Thai food doesn't make you drowsy at all. In fact, I think it has more of the opposite effect. Foods that make you sleepy are usually high in saturated fat or simple sugars. In other words, unhealthy foods. But Thai food is good for you and does not feel heavy in your stomach. Thai food … [Read More...]

Thai fried morning glory is front right. Photo by Imola Grácia Marjai

Does Thai Food Have Wheat?

Authentic Thai food doesn't contain wheat or any wheat products. Thailand is one of the largest exporters of rice the world, and rice is generally served with all Thai foods. Wheat is grown in the temperate climates of the mid-latitudes, whereas rice is generally grown in tropical and wet … [Read More...]

Thai bananas in coconut milk by Thai Jasmine

What Desserts Go with Thai Food?

Traditionally, desserts are rarely offered or eaten with Thai food. Most Thai restaurants in Thailand don't even offer desserts on the menu, as a matter of fact. But at the few Thai restaurants that do offer desserts, there are a wide range of offerings from brownies to cakes to ice cream. It … [Read More...]