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Hawaii's Thai Cuisine Experts Share Insights on Choosing Your Spice Level May 19, 2016

Wailuku Ahupua`a, Kahului
Hawaii's Thai Cuisine Experts Share Insights on Choosing Your Spice Level, Kahului, Hawaii

For a taste of Bangkok, there is no better place to go in Hawaii than Thailand Cuisine. But there’s nothing worse than ordering a steaming plate of chicken Pad Thai and discovering it’s too spicy for you to enjoy. Fortunately, the chefs at Thailand Cuisine use homemade recipes to make family-friendly meals that even spice-averse people will enjoy.

Even if you think you like spicy food, it only takes one spicy Thai dish to blow out your palate. Many of the foods that make up Thai cuisine are made with bird’s eye chili, a type of chili pepper commonly found in southeast Asia. These chilis explode with heat and flavor, giving many Thai dishes an instant burst of intense hotness. For heat seekers, Thai coconut milk curries have a slow burn that lasts the entire meal, and even something like the Som Tum, Thailand Cuisine’s refreshing green papaya salad, can be spicy.

thai cuisineTypically, the chili levels found in Thai cuisine range from No. 1, which is Western-style spicy, to No. 7, or super spicy. Even ordering right in the middle at No. 3 or No. 4 could be very spicy for certain palates. One of the best ways to guarantee that you enjoy your meal at Thailand Cuisine is to order your dish sans spices and adjust it to taste with the seasonings, including sugar, ground dry chilis, mild green chilies in vinegar, and Thai chilis in fish sauce, found in a caddy on the table. Be sure to order a Cha Yen, a sweet Thai beverage, to cool down your taste buds after the meal is over.

The chefs at Thailand Cuisine make their Thai dishes with the perfect blend of salty, spicy, sweet, and sour. Try the Tom Yum, a soup with chicken or shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal, for an explosion of Thai flavor. The eggplant with tofu is an excellent choice for vegetable lovers.

Using only the freshest ingredients, the chefs at Thailand Cuisine serve the most authentic and delicious Thai cuisine in Hawaii. For more information about the best Thai restaurant in Kihei and Kahului, visit their website or call the Kahului location at (808) 873-0225 or the Kihei location at (808) 875-0839.

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