You’ve probably been eating Thai food wrong. Thankfully, Coconut TV teaches you the correct way to enjoy Thai cuisine.
When eating Thai food, it is polite to wait until everyone has been served to begin eating. Unlike Chinese food, Thai food is mainly eaten with a spoon and fork. The rice is flattened so that it is easier to eat, and food from the communal side dishes is scooped onto the rice and eaten in proper sized bites. The spoon is the main utensil used to do this. The fork is just used to arrange the food on the spoon in proper sized bites. Soup is eaten out of individual bowls and sometimes with rice. Thai food is also eaten quietly, no loud sounds to denote pleasure. When you are done eating, put your spoon and fork next to each other on the side of the plate.