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Polish people and Thai food

Tajka 1 | 4  
11 Jan 2008 /  #1
I have found there are only few Thai restaurants in Poland. Once, making a call to a restaurant name "Thai........ in a city nearby Gdansk, I asked about their Thai food but the Polish girl could not explain me, then I asked if anyone could ......finally, I had to say Thank you and Bye. Or ...if i could speak Polish, I would get the wanted info.

Anyway, about 10-15 Polish people have tasted my Thai food, 12 of them fancy it very much indeed. I has been encouraged to run a (small) Thai restaurant in Gdansk where there is no competition of Thai food business.

In my opinion, the similar favorite taste between Polish and Thai food is sour taste:

Polish: sour soup, Bigos, salad (no mayonnaise, no cream)

Thai: Tom Yum (spicy soup), spicy salad........(* spicy......less or more)

Do you think Thai food will be welcome?
z_darius 14 | 3,964  
11 Jan 2008 /  #2
Go for it.
Especially larger cities, with a a cosmopolitan touch such as Gdansk, are always good places for the out of the ordinary in the art of mixing the edible things.
Gosiaa 2 | 89  
11 Jan 2008 /  #3
I just love Thai food ! 7 days a week and Im Polish !
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
11 Jan 2008 /  #4
There is a great Thai restaurant in Warsaw, I can't remember the street name. Having tried authentic Thai food, I think it would be to the taste of many Poles. My friends are Thai/Polish and they said the same, that Poles who are open-minded tend to like Thai dishes. Poles like vegetables which the Thais plump for. There are reputedly many foreigners in Gdansk so u r bound to get some custom. Also, it is a port so u can get imports quite readily/easily. Just make it slightly more to the Polish taste, i.e not too spicy. I love spicy food and got a blow ur socks off dish in Bangkok but it was VERY nippy and I needed a litre of ice cold water to help me out. My advice would be go for it!!
PieknaTancerk 3 | 67  
3 Feb 2008 /  #5
I love spicy food and got a blow ur socks off dish in Bangkok but it was VERY nippy and I needed a litre of ice cold water to help me out. My advice would be go for it!!

What was the name of this dish I would love to try it for sure.
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
3 Feb 2008 /  #6
I can't remember the Thai name but it was Thai spicy chicken
OP Tajka 1 | 4  
3 Feb 2008 /  #7
quote=Seanus] it was Thai spicy chicken [/quote]

Sort of this chiken?

Seanus 15 | 19,672  
3 Feb 2008 /  #8
Not sure, it was coarser than a leg or a breast that u'd buy in a British supermarket, I can tell u that much. Raw chili on the top, yummy!! No wonder my stomach moved towards ulcer development.
OP Tajka 1 | 4  
3 Feb 2008 /  #9
My last idea is spicy chicken salad.

chicken, onion, lettuce, veggies etc. & small pieces of chilli

It is sour & spicy, served cold.
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
3 Feb 2008 /  #10
This is really nice. My friends are Thai/Polish. Their dad is Polish and mother Thai but they were English teachers. They might have some good ideas
plk123 8 | 4,138  
3 Feb 2008 /  #11
i love hot spicy food but many people may not. polish food, in general, isn't very hot.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,238  
3 Feb 2008 /  #12
i dont do spicy food, makes my eyes water and my nose run lol
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
3 Feb 2008 /  #13
Onions make ur eyes water too, spicy food is great. God Bless Indian and Thai curries. I don't go to vindaloo level heat tho, or even ceylon. A good madras is as adventurous as I get. Thai curries are even spicier, make sure and bring the ice-chilled water
JustysiaS 13 | 2,238  
3 Feb 2008 /  #14
i always stick to korma and pasanda, there is no way i can have madras without overheating ha ha
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
3 Feb 2008 /  #15
Those 2 mild dishes are legendary, got a taste for it now. The standard curries, rogan josh, dansak and balti are all good too.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,238  
3 Feb 2008 /  #16
i like rogan josh or madras too, i mean the taste and the flavour, but the spices are too strong in them and i end up having a litre of water with it, not very enjoyable! my bloke says korma is not a curry as curry is meant to be spicy and korma is like a dessert... oh well i dont care, i love it, with chicken or prawns and some mushroom rice. mmmmm!!
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
3 Feb 2008 /  #17
Poland just doesn't compare to the UK when it comes to Asian food but there are obvious reasons for that. Prawn curries, they hit the spot
JustysiaS 13 | 2,238  
3 Feb 2008 /  #18
i know, my sister always asks me to bring some sauce for her, she loves korma too. ive thrown in some poppadums and mango chutney as well last time i saw her, she was extatic lol. prwans arent big in Poland, i actually know many people there who wont eat them just because they think they are disgusting. my mother wont even want to taste them lol.
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
3 Feb 2008 /  #19
They are not bad from Tesco, quite fresh. I love them in a Thai chili sauce. There's a specific Thai sauce, the name escapes me, but it's great. It's basically raw chilis. That's gonna p*** me off now, trying to remember the name. Ah well, bed time anyway

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