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BANGKOK 14 November 2018 10:36
Jingthing

What non-Thai foods did you start eating after you moved to Thailand?

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If any, of course.

When we move to Thailand, naturally we're going to be exposed to new THAI foods we haven't seen before.

However, there is lots of international food here as well.

This topic is only about non-Thai foods that expats started to eat after moving to Thailand.

I suppose for many expats, there may be none.

 

Please share what those foods are for you, if any.

 

Here are the some for me that I can think of right away --

 

Buffalo Chicken Wings (American)

Although I'm American I had never even tried them once before moving to Thailand. So I went through a phase of eating them sometimes after I tried them once here, and liked them. For some reason, I'm over them and stopped ordering them entirely.

 

Kvas (Russian, Ukraine, etc.)

This is a fermented beverage made with bread. It's kind of like a less sweet coca-cola, and a tiny bit like beer. I like fizzy things and I like fermented things, so it was love at first sip. I tried it for the first time here and now I'm becoming ADDICTED. A bit ironic as I suppose my ancestors from Russian Ukraine drank it regularly as well, though I'm not sure about that. 

 

Spaghetti Carbonara (Italian)

I don't eat this often, but surprisingly, I tried it for the first time in Thailand. Missed it before even in Italy. 

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I got into vietnamese food big time but we no longer live near the tasty restaurant and where I am now, they are not nearly as good.

 

 

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I got into vietnamese food big time but we no longer live near the tasty restaurant and where I am now, they are not nearly as good.
 
 
That's funny because Vietnamese is one of my favorites but decent Vietnamese is basically unavailable in Pattaya so not here.

In keeping with the spirit of the topic please reference specific foods as opposed to entire national cuisines.

For example Pho.

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5 minutes ago, Rc2702 said:

That's looks lovely. I am a big fan of this dish. Is it from laos? I ask as I cannot find this in vientiane I thought it was from laos. Strangely, when I had it in CM was never that impressed. We make it at home now I usually eat it for 3 days as we make a big pot. We make it a bit spicier than I recall having in a Lanna restaurant or two in bkk. Nearest thing to a curry for me here.

It's a Burmese origin dish very popular in "Lanna" region of Thailand. I think it's so integrated and prevalent there that I would tend to call it not relevant to this topic. It's basically a regional THAI dish now. 

 

Now if you said that you started to eat Burmese tea leaf salad here that would be more apt. 

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2 hours ago, Jingthing said:

It's a Burmese origin dish very popular in "Lanna" region of Thailand. I think it's so integrated and prevalent there that I would tend to call it not relevant to this topic. It's basically a regional THAI dish now. 

 

Now if you said that you started to eat Burmese tea leaf salad here that would be more apt. 

Same could be said for your chicken wings. It's a crap topic to be fair and it should be about foods we began eating once in thailand.

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loti ( a sort of banana pancake)

kfc & burger king

spagetti carbonara (an inferior but cheaper version of spagetti gorgonzola sauce)

masaman gai (some sort of chicken curry & potato i think)

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Middle eastern/Israeli food i've only ever eaten in Thailand  - there's a really good Middle Eastern restaurant in Hua Hin.

 

Vietnamese food is another i've only eaten in Thailand.

 

I'd not tried Sushi before living in Thailand either.

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14 hours ago, Jingthing said:

Spaghetti Carbonara

I get that from time to time in 7-11.

Obviously better when you make it yourself.

The only thing I get brought over from UK is Marmite but I guess you can get that here now like nearly all western food. 

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Middle eastern/Israeli food i've only ever eaten in Thailand  - there's a really good Middle Eastern restaurant in Hua Hin.
 
Vietnamese food is another i've only eaten in Thailand.
 
I'd not tried Sushi before living in Thailand either.
Thanks for that.
The sushi thing is particularly on point to this topic.
Sushi is very popular globally but you tried it first in Thailand and it's not Thai food.
Like my Buffalo chicken wings example. As an American I never felt moved to try that iconic American dish but did in Thailand at American restaurants and liked it.

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