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I remember once taking a Thai girl to a Indian restaurant on Sukhumvit in BKK because i fancied a curry and i assumed Thai people would also like Indian curry because it's spicy..

Anyway i order loads of food for the both of us and she picked at it and said "cannot eat".. and she ended up munching away at the poppadoms only whilst i had to contend with the whole amount of food! It would have been a good meal for 3 people and i felt i had to eat it all because i'm like that. I dont want that money to go to waste and i feel embarrassed leaving food.

 

I had to cram down nearly 900bahts and she later on stoped at a noodle stand for 30baht worth of noodles.

 

 

 

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A true Isaanite will not even consider to have a taste, out of principle.

 

An average Bangkokian may taste half a teaspoon before gagging.

 

Bangkokian from wealthy family will eat the whole table.

 

ps. The latter be 25kg heavier than

former ;0) 

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My wife eats Indian food and she is from Issan.  She has two fat friends who date Indian men and they both eat Indian food.  

 

Sharing Thai stereotypes in my experience is the same as telling ethnic jokes and only appeals to a small segment of the population.

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My Thai wife loves Indian curry so much that we usually have it three or four times a week. She prefers milder curries and I prefer hot ones. Her cousin came over and tried a vindaloo which she enjoyed but said it wasn't hot enough, wow. The aunties (older generation) wouldn't even try.

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10 years ago you couldn't get Thais to eat Japanese.. Now there are sushi places everywhere.

The younger generation are more open to experimentation. They travel more and have social media to present new ideas. Of course there will always be a more backward and less open to change element in any society. Here it's girls/guys from bahn nork unwilling to try the unfamiliar. No different to Brits unwilling to try "nasty foreign food" on their first package holiday back in the 50's

Or the guys on here who live on Spam, Toast and Frey Bentos pies because they don't like Thai food...  

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10 minutes ago, Pdaz said:

10 years ago you couldn't get Thais to eat Japanese.. Now there are sushi places everywhere.

The younger generation are more open to experimentation. They travel more and have social media to present new ideas. Of course there will always be a more backward and less open to change element in any society. Here it's girls/guys from bahn nork unwilling to try the unfamiliar. No different to Brits unwilling to try "nasty foreign food" on their first package holiday back in the 50's

Or the guys on here who live on Spam, Toast and Frey Bentos pies because they don't like Thai food...  

Really? I think Japanese food was already popular with Thai people 10 years ago. There is something about Indian food and Thais. Just ask a bunch of random Thais. You will definitely get comments alluding to racial stereotypes ... the phrase SMELLS BAD will come up you can bet your curry house on it. 

Japanese are seen as racial cousins by Thais.

Indians aren't. 

Thailand is a nation that is very and unapologetically up front with racial identity linked to nationalism. 

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