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Food & Drinks
Without a doubt, one of the main attractions of Thailand is food and dining there. For tourists, Thailand offers a great variety of taste and dining experiences. You can find here almost any type of foods and many of them will surely fit your taste very well. There are all kinds of restaurants in Thailand other than Thai food. Italian, French, Middle East, Korean or Japanese... all are available in almost all tourist places.
There are also fast food restaurants like McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza hut and more. You’ll be amazed seeing all of those over there.
Food in Thailand can be as cheap and easy as 25 Baht (Thai fried noodles) cooked at a street stall or as expensive and complicated as a US$100 ten-course meal by a royal chef served in one of Bangkok's 5 star hotels.
An average meal in local Thai food restaurant will cost you about 120 - 180 Baht whilst in better restaurants cost you from 300 - 500  Baht with extra pay for drinks. In general, Thai food or Asian food will cost you less than Western one.
One of the great things about Thailand is that food from stalls and tiny sidewalk restaurants is usually quite safe. In fact, street restaurants, where you can see what you'll get and everything is cooked on the spot can be a safe option.

The native Thai food is unlike any other Asian food, it is often highly spiced, more than any other type of food in the area, and is usually cooked very quickly, on a high heat. It is also prepared using fresh produce, mostly locally grown or raised. This makes Thai food extremely healthy.
Thai cuisine is characterized by balance and strong flavors, especially lime juice, lemon grass and fresh coriander, the combination of which gives Thai food its distinctive taste. Anyway, Thais are well aware that these can be more than Westerners can handle and will often ask if you like it hot; answer "yes" at your own risk!
Thai dishes can be roughly categorized into central Thai food (around Bangkok), northern Thai food (from the northern region around Chiang Mai, with Burmese and Chinese influence), north-eastern Thai food (from the Isaan region bordering with Laos) and southern Thai food (with heavy influences from Malaysia).
When the sun goes down, street vendors will gather in their droves, selling all kinds of food to the public. Tables and chairs will be set up, forming seating areas shared by several foods stalls. An evening at the night markets is a fine way to dine, sampling from any stalls which take your fancy.
Thai food is most commonly eaten with fork and spoon. Hold the spoon in your right hand and use it to eat, and reserve the fork for piling food onto your spoon. Chopsticks are only employed for noodle soups or some other Asian-style dishes.

Vegetarian food
Vegetarians won't have too many problems surviving in Thailand. That said, Thailand is a Buddhist country and vegetarianism is a fairly well-understood concept, especially among Chinese Thais (many of whom eat only vegetarian food during several festivals). Tofu is a traditional Thai ingredient and they aren't afraid to mix it up in some non traditional dishes such as omelettes (with or without eggs), submarine sandwiches, and burritos. Since Thai dishes are usually made to order, it's easy to ask for anything on the menu to be made without meat or fish. Bangkok features several fantastic veggie and vegan restaurants, but outside of big cities make sure to check that your idea of "veggie" matches the chef's.

Tap water is usually not drinkable. It is better to boil it before drink. Bottled water is cheap and available everywhere at 5-10-20 baht/bottle depending on its size and brand, and drinking water served in restaurants is always at least boiled. Ice is often added in to water, juice or beer to reduce the heat. Make sure that you get ice made from purified or boiled water. It is normally safe in restaurant or hotel but not sure on street. There are also water selling machines in residential areas or hotels, local shops that sell UV-treated clean water for a surprise cheap price of around 1bath. This option also helps you to avoid making unnecessary plastic waste from empty bottles.
Coconut water, iced and drunk directly from a fresh coconut is a cheap and healthy way to cool the body - available at restaurants and also from vendors that specialize in fruit juice.
Fruit juices, freezes and milkshakes of all kinds are very popular with Thais and visitors alike.
One of Thailand's most characteristic drinks is Thai iced tea. Instantly identifiable thanks to its lurid orange color, this is the side effect of adding ground tamarind seed. The iced tea is always very strong and very sweet, and usually served with a dash of condensed milk.
Western-style black tea, coffee is also widely available, and is usually served with condensed milk and lots of sugar. If you do not want those of additional stuff, just remind waiter when making your order. Black Canyon Coffee is Thailand's home-brewed Starbucks, but while coffee is their mainstay they also offer a limited meal menu.
Apart from Red Bull – the Thai native brand of soft drink, you can find here all most all type of soft drink available in the world.
The misnamed Thai whisky refers to a number of liquors. The best known are the infamous Mae Khong brand and its competitor, the sweeter Saeng Som, which are both brewed primarily from sugarcane and thus technically rum.
Western-style beer is a bit of an up market drink in Thailand, with the price of a small bottle range from between 50 - 90 Baht in most pubs, bars and restaurants. There are Thai lagers with relatively high alcohol content (around 6%) as it is designed to be drunk with ice. Other local brews include Singha, the cheaper and stronger Chang (5%-6% relatively), Singha Light (3.5%), Chang Draught (5%) and Chang Light is 4.2%.
Premium brands include Heineken and Tiger, but San Miguel, Federbrau and other Asian beers such as the Japanese Asahi are also fairly common.
Imported beers, either draught or in bottles also available along with the usual local brands. Belgian and German beers can often be found, as well as Irish stouts and ales such as Guinness, British bitters such as John Smiths and the light Mexican beer Corona is gaining in popularity. Regional favorite Beerlao has also started to make an appearance in bars and pubs around the country. All imported beers (with the exception of Beerlao) are very expensive though, being about twice the price of locally sourced beers.
Western tipples in Thailand are comparatively expensive - but still affordable by Western standards. Imported liquors, wines and beers are widely available but prohibitively priced for the average Thai. A shot of any brand-name liquor is at least 100 Baht, a pint of Guinness will set you back at least 200 baht and, thanks to an inexplicable 340% tax, even the cheapest bottle of wine will set you back over 500 Baht.