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No, we're not suggesting that Dracula asks this question ('though he may well have done!) but more asking you, as a visitor to our City, have you tried so! Northern Thai food? Many people have a preconceived notion that all Thai dishes are fiery hot and, therefore, to be avoided. Not true! Most Thai meals are not too spicy and many are not spicy at all at least as far as "hotness" is concerned. While, surely, lots of Thai people like the fierceness of extra chillies (especially E-san people), the vast majority of Thais favor a more moderate "spice" which doesn't set their taste buds afire! Restaurant menus will frequently guide you on a dish's "hotness" but, if not, don't be afraid to say "Mai Phet" not hot please. To make it even easier for you, we have listed a few dishes which have usually proved popular with overseas visitors. We want you to enjoy your North Thailand experience and, if you're from Kentucky, not have to eat the Colonel's chicken or, if from Yorkshire, to be a bit more adventurous than cod 'n chips! Try some of the following suggestions and we're sure you'll agree they are "Aroy makk, maak" absolutely delicious!

Most Thai dishes are flavored with spices which, although not "hot" are not intended to be eaten. They are in the dish (perhaps soup) purely for the flavors they impart. These spices include lemon grass, ginger, kafir lime leaves and galanga root simply leave them or discard onto a separate plate..

Tohm Yaam Goong Spicy Shrimp Soup Flavored with
Lemon Grass, Lime and Chilli
Dtom Kha Gai Creamy Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk
Tohm Yaam Pla Chorn Spicy - Sour Fish Soup
Gaeng Jued Woon Zen Vermicelli Noodle Soup
Dtom Gralumplee Sawd Sai Moo Cabbage Stuffed with Pork, in clear Soup
Gaeng Liang Pla Haeng Mixed Vegetable Soup with Dried Fish
Gaeng Neua The Red Curry with Beef
Gaeng Ped Bped Yaang Roasted Ducking Curry
Gaeng Khiew Waan Gai Green Curry with Chicken
Gaeng Hung-lay Beef Curry with Ginger
Gaeng Gari Gai Yellow Chicken Curry
Gaeng Massamun Nua Massamun Beef Curry
Panaeng Neua Thicp Red Curry of Beef
Pla Gao Raad Prig Fried Grouper with Chilli Sauce
Pla Shoo Shee Fish in Sizzling Curry Sause
Pla Jian Fried Fish with Ginger and Soya Beans
Pla Pae Za Steamed Fish
Paad Paak Ruammit Gai Fried Mixed Vegetables with Chicken
Paad Priew Waan --
Zee Krong Moo
Sweet and Sour Spareribs
Gai Paad Med Ma-
muang Himmapaan
Cashew Nut Chicken
Gai Haw Bai Toey Fried Chicken in Pandanus Leaves.
Tord Mun Goong Deep Fried Prawn Cakes
Paad Nor-mai Farang Gub Goong Fried Asparagus with Shrimp
Poo Paad Naam Prig Phao Stir-fried Crab with Roasted Chilli Paste
Ma-khua Yow Paad Tao Jiew Long Eggplant with Soya Beans
Yaam Neua Yaang Spicy Salad of Grilled Beef
Yaam Pla Doog Fu Spicy Salad of Crispy Catfish
Yaam Yai Mixed Vegetable Salad
Yaam Woon Zen Spicy Salad of Vermicelli with Pork,
Prawn, Squid
Plaa Goong Peppermint Shrimp Salad
Yaam Sohm-oh Pomelo or Grapefruit Salad
Yaam Ma-khua Yao Phao Grilled Long Eggplant Salad

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