A proper Thai meal should consist of rice or “kao” and some thing to eat with rice or “kab kao”. Each diner is served with an individual plate of rice while everything else is served in the middle of the table for sharing among diners. Normally rice arrives at the table first followed by non-rice dishes. Thais will not start eating until their rice arrives. This is a different concept from that in the Western world where rice is a side dish often ignored completely. In fact Thai food is cooked to “season” the rice and dishes are flavored to be eaten with rice – they aren’t meant to be eaten alone.
You would think just drink something cold like chilled water. That is exactly what most people do when their eyes are watering with a fire in their mouth. The result is the opposite. Seconds after sipping the chilled drinks, the fire starts right back in. Then more water gulped down but the heat never goes away. Your stomach stuffs up with water after a while. Continue reading “What is the Best Relief When Your Tongue Gets Burnt by Spicy Thai Food?”