Local cuisine has an abundance of original dishes. Those who prefer hot and spicy food would enjoy a vacation in restaurants of Krabi. The abundance of spices and herbs is one of the main distinguishing features of the national cuisine. For many travelers, accustomed to European cuisine, this feature can be a real problem. The best salvation for those who struggle with spicy dishes is rice. It forms the basis of the local cuisine, thatâ€™s why it is almost always on the table.
Rice becomes the basis of interesting side dishes for meat, as well as for original independent dishes. In restaurants visitors are offered two kinds of rice: â€˜khao suayâ€™, that means crisp rice eaten with a spoon, and â€˜khao nieoâ€™ that stands for glutinous rice, which is usually eaten with fingers. One of the most popular dishes among travelers is khao phat, fried rice, which can be complemented with a wide variety of ingredients. Pieces of vegetables or meat, fish or vegetables - those are components, because of which khao phat has thousands of variations.
Another important component of the national cuisine is noodles. Depending on your preferences, you can enjoy the most tender rice noodles or to order appetizing egg noodles. Those who prefer energy food would find for themselves khqetthieo sen yai, thick and hearty noodles. As well as rice, noodles may be served in addition to meat or fish dishes, as well as a separate dish. You are sure to taste noodles with the naam broth, as well as noodles with fish or meat meatballs, named â€˜luuk jin.â€™