Can't handle the heat? Choose your dishes wisely in Thailand

Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 15, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

Ask for your dishes mai phet ("not spicy"). Thai food can get really spicy—know what you're in for. (Phet means spicy.) Skip the nam pla if you’re on a low-sodium diet. This fish sauce is used instead of salt, and is added just as commonly. See our Thailand Travel Guide.

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