Food and Drinks

Is tap water safe for drinking?

Thailand’s water supply is clean for drinking but just to be safe, accommodation does provide two free bottle drinking bottles per day. Ice is generally safe in restaurants but be cautious with road side stalls. Avoid ice that is hand crushed.

Are there any dining places for special food requirements?

Big cities with many expats and tourists like Bangkok, Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Phuket, Koh Samui, Hadyai, Hua Hin, Chaam, and Pattaya provides wide ranges of food for every special requirements such as vegetarian, Halal food, and Kosher meals.  If there are any food allergy, the diners must inform the restaurants or hotels and resorts prior to ordering any kind of food.  European, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Indian food are popular and can be found in any cities throughout Thailand with different prices to suit any kinds of budget.

What if someone is allergic to MSG (mono sodium glutamate) and peanuts?

MSG is widely used in all of the dining places in Thailand and if diners are allergic to MSG, it must be informed immediately to the tour guide, waiter, or whoever is in charged. Peanuts are used in many of the noodle dishes, therefore, for those who are allergic to peanuts, this information should be informed immediately.