Sawatdii ka everyone,
Last week I made a video about polite request used in a restaurant and also wrote a blog about top 5 Thai food. After that I have got a question asking how to ask for something without mushrooms, so I got to share this to everyone as well.
Firstly, let see what a waitor or waitress will say to you:
Ao à-rai dii ká/kráp?
Or sàng à-rai dii ká?
Or ráp à-rai dii ká?
“dii” can be added at the end of the question for additional politeness.
= What would you like to order?
To answer to that question the pattern is below:
ao + noun.
ao bà-mìi núa kráp/ kâ
= I would like to have beef noodles.
ao kâao-pàt gài kráp/ kâ
= I would like to have chicken fried rice.
Now you would like to customize your order and ask not to include what you don’t like in the dish, you can say:
mâi ao + the thing you don’t want i.e. mushrooms, chillies
ao dtom yam goong, mai ao hèt
= I would like to have dtom yam goong, without mushrooms.
ao grà prao gài mâi sài prík
* sài = add, put ; mâi sài = not add/ not put
= I would like to have chicken with basil without chillies
Normally I can eat anything but I often ask them not to put MSG in my food. You never know right?
monosodium glutamate (MSG) in Thai is “pǒng chuu rót”
So I often order my Spicy Prawn Soup like this ” ao dtom yam goong, mâi sài pǒng chuu rót kâ”
Now you can enjoy your food the way you want 🙂
Chok dii ka (Good luck),