1. Vietnamese Salty Breakfast
Most of us prefer to have bread with jam and a glass of milk for our breakfast. Whether to have it sweet or savoury is based on personal preference. But Vietnamese tend to have salty breakfast before 9:00 am.
2. Thailand and its Healthy Desserts
Give Thai people rice, and you can have everything on your table. Give a portion mango with sticky rice or coconut rice pudding a try now, and you will realize that they do not only eat grains of rice and making a noodle out of rice, but they even use rice as the essential ingredient for the desserts.
3. Find Coconuts just about Everywhere in Thailand
Soup, curry, desserts are mostly coconut milk-based in Thailand! Besides rice, Thai people love to mix almost everything in their plates with coconut milk. It is very good for our health since coconut milk contains electrolytes that can prevent constipation.
4. Bizarre Foods in Cambodia
There is no reason to hate insects in Cambodia because who knows they are edible?! Bugs and ants can be found in Cambodia from street food to gourmet dishes. If you notice the sour taste from Cambodian street foods, you probably have eaten a bunch of red ants! But if you like it, you can level up your game by trying bugs-based snacks.
5. Where is the Local Food in Cambodia?
Sad but true, most of the times the people of Cambodia would claim that the tourists won’t like their local foods. In other words, Cambodians are not confident to let the tourists try their authentic foods as they have unique food taste preferences. Thus, Cambodian restaurants often serve more familiar foods such as Western-adapted dishes. It takes persistence to find the authentic ones.
6. Eat Only with Your Right Hand
Burmese people believe that the left hand is intended to take care of personal hygiene, while the right side is to do the main work. They will expect you to eat with your right hand, including squeezing the rice and mixing it with other dishes.
7. Two Meals a Day in Myanmar
Unlike most of us who eat three times a day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner or supper, the people of Myanmar only eat two times per day in which they are not your typical brunch and dinner, but they prefer to have lunch before 12.00pm and snack time in the afternoon. In the meantime, to keep their stomach full, they have all possible dishes to arrive at the same time. So, it is very common in Myanmar to have rice, meat, vegetables, desserts served all together.
8. Indonesians: The More, the Merrier
People would wonder why if you come at a local restaurant eating your meal by yourself. Since socializing is a significant value in Indonesia, some Indonesians would wait for their friends to come to eat together and share stories.
9. Indonesians Have the Guts to Eat Innards
This is not a healthy habit, but Indonesians love innards just because according to their standard, even though innards do not contain any nutritional value, these parts are too delicious to be missed.
10. Home is Where Lao Prefer to Eat
At a glance, the impression one may get from eating at home is the comfort and being in total relaxation. However, eating at home for Lao requires specific procedures to follow. Commonly, the oldest family member should have the first mouthfuls, followed by other family members. Once all of them have their turns, it will be free for them to eat as usual.