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- Ao un nee = I’d like to have this one.
- Ao un nan = I’d like to have that one.
- Most important is that Thai food will be too spicy for foreigners, so it is better to ask first if this is spicy or not:- Ped = spicy ; Mai Ped = not spicy
- Un nee Ped Mai krub/ka. = Is this one spicy?
- Kor Mai Ped krub/ka. = May I have un-spicy one, please?
- In general Thai people would add “krub” for men and “ka” for women at the end of sentence to show politeness.
- To order or buy water (Narm), just say “Kor Narm Plao” = May I have plain water?
- Ice is “Narm Kang” (frozen water) in Thai.
- To ask for some Thai desserts:- “Kanon Wann” = desserts.
- Mee kanom wann mai krub/ka. = Do you have some desserts?Sometimes when stopping to buy at the street food stall, the vendor would ask if is for take away or to eat at the shop:-
- Gin tee nee – To eat here Sai glong /Sai Toong – To take away (box/ bag)
- Tarn tee nee – To eat here Ao glub baan – To take home
- Tarn = polite word for eat ; Gin = eat ; Tee nee = here ; Glong = box ; Toong = bag ;
- Glub = to return ; Baan = home
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To order noodles:-
- Pom kor sen yai moo nueng tee/charm. = May I have one (nueng) set (tee) / bowl (charm) of wide rice noodle (sen yai) with pork (moo)? “Pom” represents I for men.
- Dichun kor sen lek gai nueng tee/charm. = May I have one set/bowl of small rice noodle (sen lek) with gai (chicken)? “Dichun” represents I for women.
- Pom kor sen mee luke chin pla nueng tee/charm. = May I have one set/bowl of thin rice noodle (sen mee) with fish balls (luke chin pla)?
- Dichun kor ba mee moo dang nueng tee/charm. = May I have one set/bowl of red barbeque pork (moo dang) egg noodle (ba mee)?
- The noodles can be served in soup (guay teow narm) or dry (guay teow hang).
- Pom kor Pud Thai sai Goong. = May I have fried noodles with shrimps?
- Dichun kor Pud Si Iew Moo. = May I have fried wide rice noodle with Chinese broccoli and pork? The word “Pud” in Thai means to fry.
- Moo = pork ; Gai = chicken ; Goong = shrimp/prawn ; Poo = crab ; Kai = egg.
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