Thai cuisine is certainly celebrated throughout the world for its unique combination of flavours that go into just one dish. The sweet, the spice, the sour, the bitter are all present in each and every dish the Thai’s whip up. Therefore, it is worth a try! However, the same can’t be said for a few local dishes which are stated below.
The is a dish that is made out of pig’s blood. The blood is marinated with spices and might even contain pieces of offal. This thick mixture is then eaten with noodles. There is a high possibility of harmful bacteria entering the body when the blood is consumed.
This is a salad made of raw fish which is ground and seasoned with chilli and other spices. A serving might not do you much harm. However, the dish is said to have carcinogenic properties. The fish contains bacteria that can activate cancer in the bile duct.
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Although you might not have realized it earlier, there seems to be quite a number of Thai dishes that involve raw meat and blood. This is one which includes raw beef with a generous helping of uncooked blood. Consuming this dish has resulted in upset stomachs with many who aren’t used to the dish.
Shark Fin Soup
Being a well-known Chinese dish, this goes way back with quite a history. The flavour of the soup is definitely something to experience especially at popular restaurants and the best river dinner cruise in Bangkok the likes of Manohra Cruises. Healthwise there is nothing harmful about the soup, however, sharks are endangered animals, therefore, let’s preserve the species and go with an artificial version instead!
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+