this christmas we are going to visit thailand generally and khao lak in particular for the very first time and i was wondering what the best way was to help us find our way around thai food. my husband likes spicy things, the hotter the better, so he shouldn't have any problems really, but i'm a bit more cautious. i am aware that the food has been dumbed down to suit the european pallette.
the problem i am having really is that i know it's very easy to get non spicy food, but i'm a foodie and have been practicing this last year with getting used to more spicy food. we have been adding chillies to our dishes, not that many admittedly and i'm still not really that keen on very hot food as i find i miss out on other the more subtle flavours .
is there anywhere you might be able to recommend, where we can go to be able to try the different dishes without going down the very hot route so to speak.
i read the wonderful trip report by sandemac. it brought the whole holiday alive for us and i was especially interested in experiences the kha niau, but it now looks like it might not be open. this would have been perfect as i read that northern thai food is generally milder than southern and the chap who runs it is german and we would be able to communicate.
we are staying at the lah own resort, but will be having a car for at least 2 weeks, so can travel.
thanks in advance.