The Wonders Of Thai Food (Part 2)

The sequel is finally here..The Wonders Of Thai Food (Part2) Today I’ll be going into more detail about the Thai foods that I ate and the health benefits of these dishes.

It’s a first here on Di Nutrition to be covering any particular country’s dishes, and what better way than to start off with Thailand, as I feel so blessed to have eaten their foods.

If you missed out on part 1 then please go watch that right now.. yeah It’s a video (Click Here)

Ok without further ado here is The Wonders Of Thai Food (Part2)… Enjoy

 

Bao (Steamed Buns)- Now these little buns have a very uncanny resemblance to Boo from Mario Kart.

Despite that though I promise they’re no trouble what so ever, in fact Bao is very delicious indeed.

Bao is a steamed, filled bun, that’s bread like in taste and quite similar in touch. It can be filled with meat such as Chicken & Pork, vegetables & Fish such as Shrimp.

Bao’s origins actually stem from China, but the Thai people have adopted this dish and made it their own for many years now (They call it Siopao). The Thai people tend to eat this as a Snack/Dessert but I first tasted it at breakfast.

I was very impressed with the softness of the Bao and how both the meat and vegetable based examples exploded in my mouth to give a very nice taste. I slightly preferred the vegetable based one over the meat based one, as I felt the flavor had more diversity in it.

What I found really neat about this was the fact that Bao can be eaten on the go with no cutlery needed.

I would definitely recommend the meat Bao if you are looking for a way to get more protein in (Click Here) , and the vegetable ones as a much better snack for you than eating chocolates or  crisps (Potato Chips) any day.

 

Thai Coconut Soup- Thai Coconut soup aka Tom kha kai is a spicy and sour soup with coconut milk in it. It normally contains a lot of Peppers, Mushrooms, Lime, Chicken and Fish sauce.

What I very quickly found out was, despite the Coconut milk this dish was still really hot and it’s more like a curry then a soup.

I found the taste to be very creamy & rich, with the peppers really giving the dish it’s kick, I could  taste the lime too but I didn’t really feel it made it sour enough for me to even notice.. maybe I was to focused on the peppers 😅

I would recommend Thai Coconut soup as it’s very healthy though hot and is packed with vitamins, to be honest I’m not a fan of really spicy dishes but still loved this dish.. hot curry lovers will lap this up, no doubt.

 

Thai Pork Soup- Thai Pork soup is a very popular dish in Thailand and I was blessed enough to have this recommended to me at a restaurant.

Thai pork soup contains Pork (Duh) Leek & Carrot with a mixture of Thai flavors that give you a real experience whilst eating.

I really enjoyed this dish.. despite looking out of the window and seeing two tigers fighting each other!

First of all I felt the mixture between the Leek, Carrot and pork was really nice, and second it’s one of those soups that the flavor never gets old

I can see now why this soup is so popular over here; I would recommend this to you if you’re an eater of pork and love vegetable & meat based soups.

DID YOU KNOW?: Leek has Vitamins A and K, along with healthy amounts of folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, magnesium and thiamin in them.

 

Seafood- I enjoyed the fresh Sea food here in Thailand very much..despite hearing about non natives getting bad stomachs after consuming the local sea food in Thailand.

I had no such problems myself.  As you can see in the picture above I had Shrimps, Shell Fish, Sea bass, Fish & Noodle soup. I also ordered Crab with this and rice.

The shrimps were very nice along with the noodle soup. I was not too pleased with the fried Sea bass (I had to cut all that skin off) (Click Here)  but it was very tasty after doing so. I also for the first time in my life had Crab.

I had this along with the rice and to be honest with you it was mediocre, It’s not something I would go after to eat again.. and I much prefer Lobster than Crab.

I would recommend everything above except the Crab. The health benefits of Sea Food is great, such as low in fat/cholesterol, big on Omega’s (Click Here) ,high in protein…the list goes on, bottom line.. EAT MORE SEA FOOD ASAP.

 

Yoghurt- If you’ve read any of my blog posts before you’ll know I don’t really care for Yoghurt. To my surprise I started eating a lot of it over here.

The particular one I had was Thai and was very tasty  and on its own, not sweet at all. It’s only when you add the freshly cut Bananas to the mix that you really feel any sweetness hit your mouth.

I Really loved the combo of the Banana and the yoghurt.. I know it’s not a ground breaking combo, but I felt this Thai Yoghurt with the Banana was one of the best I’ve ever tasted in my life.

I would recommend this if  you love eating Yoghurt. I think even someone with a sweet tooth who’d initially think “this is not sweet at all” would really enjoy this Thai Yoghurt as the taste is to die for.

 

Thai Coconut Sticky Rice With Mango, Kiwi & Coconut Milk – Thai Coconut sticky rice is a Thai dessert dish served with a fork and spoon.. which you will become accustomed to for breakfast, lunch and dinner over here in Thailand.

This dish is very popular in the summer because the Mangos are in season then (April & May) . They call sticky rice “Khao neow” over here.

Now I ended up seeing this on a menu by an off chance, and it really caught my eye. I don’t normally eat desserts at all but I decided to order it this time around.

When I was finally presented with the Thai Coconut sticky rice I was amazed, It look so beautifully displayed on the plate. I thought how the Kiwi was presented was clever.. though that little ice cream cone thing was never eaten (You know I keep it healthy) , the mango was super fresh and tasted so good.. but for me the Coconut milk was the best thing on the plate!

It took me by surprise because it was warm and not cold, but it was no problem at all as it tasted nice on its own.. but with the sticky rice and mango it brought the dish all together.

It was like a well drilled football team every ingredient knew it’s role and delivered, which was nothing but  sheer heaven to my mouth and the best thing I ate to date in Thailand.. by a country mile!

So this goes without saying I would recommend this to you if you love food period.

 

 

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.  Please do let me know though…

What Do You Make Of All This?

What Is Your Favorite Thai Dish?

What Are Your Biggest Challenges/Frustrations When Eating Asian Cuisines?

Are You A Fan Of Crab?  

Have You Ever Tried Thai Coconut Sticky Rice ?

Of course Any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below

Until Then Ciao

We Look Up  

Karim David

-The Healthy One

 

 

118 Comments

  1. Chris Mclean May 31, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Nice work Karim.

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Thanks Chris 🙂

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  2. Martje Vliermaat May 31, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Love this 🙂

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      🙂

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  3. Sammy Yates May 31, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Looking dapper mate.

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Ahaha Your very kind Sammy thank you 🙂

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  4. Lisanne Rommelent May 31, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Wow well said.

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you Lisanne 🙂

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  5. Arzhan Valanejad May 31, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Super job! this was a good read 🙂

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks Arzhan 🙂

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  6. Satsu Michizoe May 31, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I enjoyed this article of yours. I’m not a big fan of Crab though like you.

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks Satsu.. I Feel You 🙂

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  7. Reuben Hussain May 31, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Fantastic article Karim. I actually eat Tom kha kai every week, to me it’s the best dish in Thailand.

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Oh cool Reuben! thank you so much for your suggestion 🙂

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  8. Sid Burks May 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I noticed no noodle or rice based dishes made the list, why was that ?

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  9. Lexi Adeline May 31, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    My biggest Frustration with Asian food is the names of them. It really puts me off if I’m eating out to try it, I tend to go for what I know.

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Ok Lexi thank you for your honesty.

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  10. Casey Pittman May 31, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I love the Seafood in Thailand too, good job.

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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  11. John Olivieri May 31, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I really want to go to Thailand now because of you!

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      You should It’s a wonderful place John 🙂

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  12. Natalina Silvia May 31, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Part 2 was worth the wait well done Karim 🙂

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  13. Toby Rogers June 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    This is very good I’ve shared this on facebook 🙂

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    1. 1didieci June 1, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you Toby 🙂

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  14. Morgan Thomas June 1, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I love thai food!!

    Tom Yum Goong soup is the best, it very popular and healthy.

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    1. 1didieci June 1, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      I’ll have to try that out Morgan, thanks for sharing this 🙂

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    2. 1didieci June 2, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Thank you for sharing this Morgan 🙂

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  15. Riad Hussain June 1, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Nice work well done. I am a fan of Crab I just love breaking it all apart and eating it.

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  16. Ollie Jones June 1, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I love Indian food more.

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  17. Fran Dixon June 1, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I got thai food just the other night, thanks for encouraging me to do so 🙂

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    1. 1didieci June 1, 2017 at 11:23 pm

      Aw awesome Fran… Your welcome 🙂

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  18. Zhelan Liao June 2, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Exactly right. I will be subscribing now!

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    1. 1didieci June 2, 2017 at 9:59 am

      DO IT! 🙂 🙌🏿

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  19. David Long June 2, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Thai Beef Curry is the best dish in my eyes.

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    1. David Jambrešić June 7, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Beef Curry is so gooooood.

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  20. Shay Grant June 2, 2017 at 6:30 am

    This took me by surprise, thank you for all your tips.

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    1. 1didieci June 2, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Your welcome Shay… Thanks for the comment 🙂

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    2. 1didieci June 2, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Your Welcome Shay 🙂

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  21. Alice Williamson June 2, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Nice article Karim, I hate Crab it taste disgusting!

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    1. 1didieci June 2, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Ahaha thanks Alice 🙂

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      1. Marin Posavac June 7, 2017 at 10:18 am

        Green curry is very good.

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  22. Sue Chen June 2, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Poa Pee which is egg rolls, I’ve eaten many times is nice.

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    1. Shannon Pratt June 12, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Ditto.

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  23. Dexter Jackson June 2, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Excellent post here Karim! thank you so much.

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    1. 1didieci June 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      I’m glad you think so Dexter! Your welcome 🙂

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  24. Felix Thorsen June 2, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I’ve not had the sticky rice but I have had Banana with Coconut Milk, it’s nice too.

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    1. 1didieci June 3, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Cool Felix.. You need to try that sticky rice ASAP, Hmmmmm 🙂

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  25. Alex Carr June 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    This is was very good keep it up!

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    1. 1didieci June 2, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you Alex It means a lot 🙂

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  26. Isabelle Woods June 2, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    I love this Karim! thank you for sharing.

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    1. 1didieci June 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

      🙂 Your Welcome!

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    2. Emma Dinesen June 4, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      ditto

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  27. Elliot Chambers June 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    The Coconut soup looks delicious!

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    1. 1didieci June 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Elliot Chambers…Coconut Soup Is The BOMB! Thanks for the comment 🙂

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      1. Ash Kolten June 6, 2017 at 10:15 pm

        I attempted to make this last night it went wrong 🙁

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  28. Leo Knight June 5, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I’ve had Crab many times before and it’s ok you know. Lobster is much better in my opinion.

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  29. Scott Horton June 5, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    My favorite is Thom Ka Ghai, That’s chicken in coconut milk (over rice)

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    1. 1didieci June 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Thanks Scott for your recommendation I’ll have to try that one 🙂

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  30. David Lan June 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Tod Nam Pla is the sea food in that picture you’ve got. I like this because it’s none spicy.

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    1. 1didieci June 6, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Thanks for that David… yeah it’s so true that.

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    2. Pat Henderson June 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      I loved this dish too.

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  31. Yousef Khan June 6, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Very good article here Karim.

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    1. 1didieci June 6, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Thank you Yousef! I appreciate you & the feedback given 🙂

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  32. Connor Atkinson June 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Great article Karim, my biggest challenge with Asian food is not being familiar with the dishes.

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  33. Thomas Kjeldsen June 7, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Crushing it Karim well done 🙂

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    1. 1didieci June 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks Thomas 🙂

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    2. George Petty June 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      This is awesome keep it up.

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      1. 1didieci June 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm

        Thank you George 🙂

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  34. Elo Holm June 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Phat Thai I like this meal so much.

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    1. Ben Delan June 16, 2017 at 4:33 am

      Ditto.

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  35. Jamie Spence June 7, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Is it ok for me to share this with my followers on facebook Karim ?

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    1. 1didieci June 7, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      Yes of course Jamie 🙂

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      1. Brandon Lawson June 12, 2017 at 9:25 pm

        I also shared this on facebook, great article man.

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        1. 1didieci June 12, 2017 at 11:09 pm

          Thank you Brandon I appreciate that 🙂

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          1. Camilla Cross June 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm

            I did the same on all social platforms.

          2. 1didieci June 16, 2017 at 8:59 am

            Thanks Camilla your a ⭐️

  36. Lara Webster June 7, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I’m offended your not a fan of Crab 😄 as I’m a big seafood eater.

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    1. 1didieci June 7, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      Ahaha your funny Lara.

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  37. Eva Ward June 7, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this Karim. You’re looking very handsome in your pictures 😍

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    1. 1didieci June 8, 2017 at 10:54 am

      I’m very happy to hear that. Aw thank you very much.

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  38. Mercedes Tucker June 8, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I love Sticky Rice OMFG We’ve both had the same desert! I’m glad finally someone said how good this desert really is 😘

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    1. 1didieci June 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Ahahaha indeed! Well Mercedes somebody had to do it first, thank you for your comment 🙂

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  39. Erik Čermák June 9, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Didn’t you have any salty dishes ?

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    1. 1didieci June 12, 2017 at 11:45 am

      No that would be unhealthy & not very tasty..Thank you for your question Erik 🙂

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      1. Lukáš Jelínek June 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

        You are a powerful influence thank you so much.

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        1. 1didieci June 18, 2017 at 11:09 pm

          No Problem Lukáš I’m here for you 🙂

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  40. Riina Palo June 9, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    This was amazing Karim thank you! No I’m not a fan of Crab either.

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  41. Nestori Paavola June 9, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I’m going to Thailand this Christmas,I’ll have to try out the yogurt then.

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  42. Elina Räsänen June 11, 2017 at 10:53 am

    What I don’t like about Asian food is it can be very hot.

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  43. Willem Freriksen June 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Great article Karim loving the info. Noodle soup called Kuay Tiew is the best dish,I had the chance to eat many times when I went to Thailand last year.

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    1. 1didieci June 12, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Thank you Willem! Kuay tiew I’ll have to check that dish out 🙂

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  44. Nadeera Sargana June 11, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    I love Bao so much too,lmao Mario kart reference 👻

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    1. 1didieci June 12, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Ahaha two great minds Nadeera 👻👻

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    2. Owen Chapman June 16, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      That was legendary 👏🏼

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  45. Roman Šindelář June 12, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Excellent content 👏

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    1. 1didieci June 12, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Thank you Roman I appreciate all the love you’ve shown this year!

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  46. Kévin Chausson June 12, 2017 at 11:39 am

    In Thailand I had a red curry.

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  47. Issac Wilkinson June 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I really liked this article Karim, but I’m surprised you have not included any of the noddle dishes.

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    1. 1didieci June 12, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks Issac I’m glad you mentioned this actually, The reason for this was because it would be like everything else that can be found online.. and to boot this is just the delicious food that I tasted and loved the most, but thank you for asking me this (Many are afraid to ask lol) much love Issac 👊🏿

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      1. Issac Wilkinson June 16, 2017 at 9:50 am

        I understand. Thank you for answering 👍🏻

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  48. Tatiana Hodge June 12, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I’ve tasted Coconut Sticky Rice and I had the same reaction Hahaha❤️

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    1. 1didieci June 12, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Ahaha glad to know I’m not the only one!

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  49. Heidi King June 13, 2017 at 12:35 am

    ❤️ this so much.

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  50. Nina Davis June 13, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Not tried the sticky rice yet but it looks really good!

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    1. Mike Arrighi June 15, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      It is I’ve had it lots of times.

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  51. Russell Jamison June 13, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I like both Crab and Lobster to be honest,I thought this was very good.

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    1. 1didieci June 14, 2017 at 10:10 am

      I’m glad you thought so Russell, thank you for your comment.

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  52. Abi Mcgowan June 14, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Very beautiful young man you are Karim.

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    1. 1didieci June 14, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      Why Thank You Abi 😁😘

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  53. Jade Webb June 14, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Karim. I’m planning a trip to Thailand at the end of the year 🙂

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    1. 1didieci June 15, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Your Welcome! & That’s Awesome Jade..Have fun 🙂

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  54. Bennie Mendoza June 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Excellent article my friend 🙂

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    1. 1didieci June 15, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Thank you Bennie 🙂

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  55. Imaran Khan June 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Green chicken curry is my all time fav in Thailand 😋😄😀

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    1. 1didieci June 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Aha thanks for sharing your all time fav with us Imaran 🙂

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      1. Imaran Khan June 19, 2017 at 10:39 am

        It was no trouble at all 😀

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  56. Charlie Newman June 19, 2017 at 8:40 am

    WHAT A READ THIS WAS BACK OF THE NETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT ⚽

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    1. 1didieci June 19, 2017 at 10:26 am

      🤣 ❤️ This Charlie Thank you.

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