If you’re new to Thai food, you may feel overwhelmed about what to order. Read our quick guide and you’ll be able to order like a pro!

 

Thai meals are enjoyed family style, meaning all the dishes are shared and enjoyed together. As a general rule, you should order the same number of dishes as people present.

 

For this reason, it’s better to have many guests at the table, rather than just one or two. In fact, many Thais believe that eating alone is bad luck, so invite a friend next time you join us at Thaiphoon!

 

A typical Thai meal includes the four main tastes: salty, sweet, sour, and spicy. Many Thais dishes are not considered satisfying unless they combine all four tastes! A great combination of items to order would be a variety of meat or fish dishes, a vegetable dish, a noodle dish, and possible also soup. This will allow you to try all of it in one meal!

 

After you finish your meal – hold on to your leftovers! Throwing food away enrages the Thai “god of rice,” a deity who watches over the people, ensuring everyone has enough to eat. Bad luck or even widespread famine may ensue if you throw your food away, according to Thai lore.