2014 Snapshots

Wednesday, November 25

Corner View - เมนู "ต่อ วัน(menu per day in Thailand)

This weeks Corner view – “Menu al dia”.  

Thailand has a restaurant for everyone and every taste.  Really every craving can be satisfied.

But if you were to come around to my corner, authentic Thai food would be something I’d encourage you to try.  I know spicy is not for everyone but there are some Thai dishes that you can have minus the spice. 

Like this one that I absolutely love.  And that is Pad Thai.  Pad Thai literally translated is “Thai style frying”.

It’s a dish of stir fried rice noodles with eggs, fish sauce, tamarind juice, red chilli pepper, plus any combination of bean sprouts, shrimp, chicken or tofu.  And it’s garnished with crushed peanuts, coriander and lime.  the juice can be added along with other Thai condiments.

This is one that you must try.

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Before I go do you tip or not tip?

The last place I lived in was in USA and of course every time we went out for dinner at a restaurant we tipped.  Even if the service was not that great, it was just one of those things.  But here in Thailand tipping is not expected unless you have dinner at a hotel restaurant.  But of course all waiters appreciate a small token but the usual 10% is not expected like it is in the West.

What are your thought on tipping…… Do share.

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15 comments:

n a t s u m i said...

woow, I love Thai food !! Pad Thai is my favorite! I love to cook and make a variety of dishes but I have never made Thai food at home... I would love to try it next time!!

Have a great day!

Kasia said...

I love thai food... Delicious!

Francesca said...

We don't tip here but we pay fixed "service charges". I find it very annoying when I'm expected to tip. But, as you say, it's one of those habits.

likeschocolate said...

Lovely!

Lollipop said...

some pad thai for jane??? ;-)

Mari said...

As you know, we always tip and the amount is now 15 to 20 percent. I would love to just pay a fair price and forget the tipping. The problem is that it's spreading. It seems that everyone wants a tip now!

Thom said...

MMMMMMMMMM that looks so good. I tip well if the service is good and what I expect. However, if it's rotten I only give a small token. It's about service if you ask me. And 99% of the time it's always great :)

anna said...

yummie! I'm definitely going to try this one for myseld!
and tipping, that really depends on the culture, the tips you had to give in NYC shocked me, first I wanted to refuse, but someone told me that the waitresses almost get nothing beside the tips..

Conny said...

Deliciously Pad Thai. Yumm. Thanks for sharing your CV today.

jane said...

you´re killing me! it looks delicious! there is no tipping in spain either- waiters earn a good salary plus social security- which the restaurant has to pay of course. i think restaurants are much more lucrative in the states than here... plus i always feel a bit uncomfortable in restaurants in the us- i find the waiters to be a bit pushy... happy day kari!

Demara said...

I too love pad thai and now I know what it's literal translation is. so cool.

as for tipping. Here in Canada it's pretty similiar to the US its sounds like, where 10% is the minimum, although since marrying my husband I've learned that THAT is not his minimum. He always tips way more than I do. I say 10% is MY minimum though. However, growing up I wasn't taught to tip. So only started tipping a year or so before I met my husband and I guess I did 10% because that was all I could really afford.

When the service is bad...I do the tipping because I'm afraid what my husband would tip. Here in Canada I guess a tip is considered polite and expected. It basically says "thank-you for serving me today!"

Theresa said...

Yum. Tipping: 15 - 20% where I come from

Jodi said...

great shot. of course the pad thai is one of my favorites but yours looks especially good. i tip but i'm in the usa. i do appriciate good service and would tip in other countries too i bet.

Ida Nielsen said...

YUMMY!!!! Thai food is some of my favourite foods ;-)

MODsquad said...

I just knew you would post a photo I'd want to eat right now!

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