Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe specializes in Northeastern Thai cuisine which is slightly spicier than the usual Thai food fare. And if you are game for it, come on down to see whether you can take their spicy level. However, if you can’t take spicy food, you can request for the food to be less spicy. The folks there are pretty friendly and don’t worry, they wouldn’t stuff your throat down with chili padi.
Northeastern part of Thailand is also known as Isan province and it is in close proximity with Laos and Cambodia. The two staples of Isan cuisine is glutinous rice and chili peppers. Now we know why dishes are usually spicier than central Thai cuisine. Dishes like Som Tam or papaya salad is originated from Isan too.
Have you ever come across at 32-pages menu?
The portion size of each dish is perfect for about 3 to 4 people. As compared to the usual Zi Char stalls, their servings are slightly smaller.
If you wanted to try something more local and tradition to North-eastern Thai culture, you should try this Northeastern Thai Style Mango salad with fermented fish and crab.It smells so ‘fishy’ that you would want to try it for yourself to see what’s the hoo-ha about. Not everyone can take the high spicy factor of this salad. The flavors are intense and it’s sure to set your nerves on the alarm. I will be wide awake if I consume this at 3am.
It is quite generous as this fish is meaty. And the spicy lemon soup base is the bomb.
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