More than the experiences and sights, food is also found among the top priorities in every trip. Food and drinks can give people that lasting memory that sometimes defines what their travel experience is all about. Feeding oneself is not only a need but is another means of introducing other cultures to your senses. It makes the travel experience richer and more profound.
When people travel, eating is one of the most critical concerns. People always read through various blogs and ask for recommendations to find the best and most affordable.
When you visit Thailand, food will not be a problem as there is so much food to explore in this food-loving country. The only challenge that families might encounter is what to let their children eat. Thai foods have fresh and bold flavors. They usually play around with sweet, savory, tangy, and spicy tastes, which are not always friendly to children’s tastebuds.
However, do not let this stop you from allowing your children to experience the beauty of Thai cuisine. Not all Thai food is strong and spicy. Fortunately, we have this list of kid-friendly Thai dishes for the family with a litter of picky eaters. Here are Thai dishes that we believe your children would love:
Dish 1: Khao Pad (Fried Rice)
Khao Pad is a dish that children can enjoy and adults who love to eat rice. This dish originated in China but is also considered a western dish because of its popularity. It is made of steamed rice and vegetables, meat or seafood, eggs, flavoring, and other various ingredients. There is no chili used in this dish unless you ask for a little.
If you want to eat a more westernized version, you can ask for the Khao Pad American, which is the same thing, except it is filled with more meats and a sunny-side-up egg on the side. The rice is also cooked with ketchup and raisins to make the taste more flavorful.
Dish 2: Kaho Man Gai (Oiled Chicken Rice)
Who does not love chicken? If your kids love chicken, they would love this Thai version. Your kids would not even suspect this is a Thai chicken dish because, at first glance, it looks like your typical Hainanese chicken. The only difference is how flavorful it is.
The garlic, ginger, and onion are stuffed onto the chicken before it is steamed, allowing the flavors to seep into the skin. More flavor is mixed into the rice, giving the eater a complete experience. Kaho Man Gai is a common food served in most restaurants, and it is an affordable and delicious dish.
Dish 3: Kai Jiao (Omelette)
If you have a picky eater child, Kai Jiao would never disappoint you. This dish is specially made for kids who are fussy with what they eat. The recipe is simple as it is similar to their favorite omelet served with rice and covered with a few drops of soy. It is a dish that can satisfy their hungry tummy and make them ask for more.
If you want to make the dish healthier (and if your kid does not mind), you can always ask them to stuff the omelet with vegetables and meat for a more complete and filling meal.
The foods you eat during travel make the experience special, so if you are traveling to Thailand, do not overthink your food too much. If you have a picky eater on your team, you can always ask the restaurant to offer you something suitable to your kids’ tastes. Also, western food is commonly offered in Samui and the rest of Thailand so that you can order any time. Better yet, take note of these foods so you and your kids can enjoy traditional Thai dishes.
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