Thai food is one of the best things about living in Thailand, but many foreigners know little of this vast and diverse cuisine besides Pad Thai and Tom Yung Kung. Iglu came up with a great way to help its own employees and any other foreigners in Thailand to expand their knowledge of Thai food while making it easy to order too. The solution is the AppeThai app available now for iOS, Android, and Windows.
AppeThai features over 200 Thai dishes. Each food item has an info page where you’ll find a beautiful image and description of the dish. Names for each dish are displayed in English, Thai, and Thai phonetics so that you can try to say them yourself, or show to restaurant staff when you have trouble getting the pronunciation right. We’ve also included audio versions of each dish’s Thai name recorded by a native Thai speaker to help you practice saying them correctly.
You can search for dishes from the master list or broken down by category:
Within any category you can search for dishes using keywords, or by name in both Roman and Thai scripts.
You can mark any dish you love to your favorite list so that you can quickly find it again.
And when you have no idea what you’re in the mood for you can try the shake to shuffle feature in order to bring up a dish at random.
One more helpful feature is the nearby Thai restaurant locator. It will open up to a map centered on your current location and show any Thai restaurants in your area. The great part about this nearby locator is that it works in any city. You can use it to find Thai food in Tokyo, New York, or London just as easily as Bangkok.
Best of all, AppeThai is free to download. Check out the AppeThai website where you’ll find links to download the app on your mobile device.