With Thai food growing in popularity, there is also an increase in myths and misconceptions. While this is common with anything that grows in popularity quickly, it still leaves many of us wondering whether or not the stuff we are hearing is true. At Giant of Siam, we serve authentic Thai food in Nashua, NH. Today, our talented chefs are here to tell you some of the most common misconceptions about Thai cuisine.Â
Many people stay away from Thai cuisine because of the belief that all Thai food is spicy. However, this may be one of the biggest misconceptions behind Thai cuisine. A traditional dish from Thailand is rarely hot enough that it will melt your tongue. However, this is not the case for many of the dishes you can find. We will admit that many dishes have varying spice levels in each dish as chili is a common ingredient in Thailand. If something may be too hot or not hot enough, donâ€™t be afraid to ask for options to change the heat level.Â
Read more about the fascinating facts behind Thai spice levels in our previous article.
Actually, Thai street food is considered to be one of the safest in the world! In fact, street food in Thailand is a way of life there. Many people, both native and visiting, will say that Thai street food is the safest and tastiest in the world. Additionally, vendors there tend t take great care of their stall as they make sure everything is sanitary. Much of the time, you can even tell a stall is trustworthy if many people are eating there. The chances are that many people there may be regulars; they would not keep coming back if the food made them sick.
In Thailand, you only eat noodles with chopsticks, everything else is served with a spoon and a fork. In addition, some native to Thailand might even consider chopsticks to be a foreign utensil.Â
While the use of coconut milk is common in Thai food, it is definitely not in everything. Coconut milk is mainly used in dishes such as curries and desserts. Many think that coconut milk is used in all authentic dishes because many of the most popular Thai dishes, such as Tom Yum, use it. Other recipes like grilled chicken, papaya salad, and pad thai do not use it.Â
At Giant of Siam, we ensure that everything we serve is authentic and of high quality. On this philosophy, we became one of the best spots for Thai food in Nashua. Whether you are looking for authentic ambiance for date night or a quick bite to eat, the charm and consistency are always there.Â