Thai Food Thai are all about sharing their food. 1. Thais eat family style! Don’t plan to order your own dish, all meals are shared in Thailand. Thai people have a very friendly and social nature, so naturally they enjoy eating in big groups and they usually order enough for the entire table as it is customary to sample several dishes at one time. Unlike Westerners, Thais do not put big servings of food on their plate all at once. Begin with a portion of rice and gradually make your way around the other dishes served on the table, helping yourself to small amounts of each. Thais do not like wasting food so be mindful of how much you put on your plate, make sure you finish everything you have piled on there. ©