Two main ways to serve Thai food, “Raad Kao”, individual dish and “Gap Kao”, separate dish
- Individual Dish
In the past, Thai people had large families. Due to the difficulty of eating together at the same time, placing the rice side dish and the rice on the same dish and serving individually is to some extent supplanting the traditional Thai dinning style.
- Separated Dish
The rice side dishes are separately served with the rice (not same dish). Normally, this style is suitable for eating with others. The shared rice side dishes are in the center of the circle. Each has their own rice while the side dishes are shared by transferring them with the shared spoons to the individual rice dishes.
- Individual dish
The spoon is on the right and the fork is on the left side of the dish.
- Shared dishes
For rice dishes, the spoon is on the right and the fork is on the left side of the dish. Shared dishes are placed in the center of the table with the serving spoons.