Southern Thai food are well-known for a characteristic of “Hot !!!” and “Very hot !!!”.
Do Southern Thai people are an Iron Man who could eat that hot ???
Actually, Southern Thai foods aren’t that crazy, though. Due to the weather that so warm. We don’t have much of an appetite. Spicy food could make us eat more (than normal because if we stop it might be so suffered.)
We have non-spicy Southern Thai Food as well. Stir-fried Bai-Lieng doesn’t have chili. Fried pork belly is no heat at all. These to tone down the heat from curry. If we don’t have food to balance, then just a tray of fresh vegetables is enough.
Don’t miss this touch when you are in the South of Thailand. And be prepared if your stomach is not strong enough, have a non-spicy appetizer first (to coat).