One of the greatest experiences that you can encounter when traveling is trying the new cuisines that country has to offer. Thailand does not disappoint. The dishes here are truly unique and are always enjoyed by the country’s visitors. The food is usually made with a variety of fresh ingredients, which are full of fresh flavors, spices, and give the food a great aroma. Here are six dishes you must try when visiting Thailand.
Pad Thai is Thailand’s most famous dish and it is most popular with tourists. This delicious dish consists of rice noodles, a stir-fry sauce, shrimp or chicken, fresh vegetables, and finally topped off with toasted peanuts. It is a simple yet delicious dish enjoyed by people all over Thailand and the fact that it is cheap to buy makes it even better. Due to the popularity, it can be enjoyed anywhere from Patong beach bars to street food stalls.
Knaw Pad is a pleasant dish that consists of steamed rice, shrimp, chicken or pork, vegetables all mixed together with a fragrant sauce. Then chilies and lime juice are used to garnish the dish off. In the south of Thailand, where it is served with fried rice, this Thai dish is served within a pineapple and will have pieces of pineapple to top it off, making it not only tasty but nice to look at.
Pad Kra Pao
Pad Kra Pao is Thailand’s most sold food dishes. It is readily available at almost every food stall and it is very cheap to purchase. It consists of chicken, fresh vegetables, and hot basil. Then it is served alongside sticky rice and commonly topped off with a fried egg.
Som Tam is a Thai salad that’s made using green papaya (that is shredded), tomatoes, long beans, toasted peanuts plus a fish (soy) sauce and lime juice to finish. This isn’t any ordinary salad, the green papaya doesn’t make this dish sweet, it makes it sour. This striking flavor of sourness mixed with hotness makes it a very popular choice and an unforgettable experience.
Tom Kha Gai
Tom Kha Gai is a soup described as light and fragrant. The ingredients involve lemongrass, coconut milk, galangal, tomato, mushroom, onion, chicken and kaffir lime. This is not a very hot dish but has a unique taste. A lot of people will add some sticky rice to this soup to compliment it.
Thai Green/Red Curry
Green and red Thai Curry are one of the most well-known Thai dishes around. This curry is made with eggplant, leaves of basil, and a green or red curry paste (which is made from green or red chilies). The small green chilies used for the green paste are called bird’s-eye chili’s and are exceptionally hot. The red curry paste is made using medium heat dried red chilies, so isn’t as hot.
There is a great array of Thai food available and there are food stalls and restaurants everywhere. People eat all the time, whether it’s on their way to work or home, when browsing the markets, or just sitting on the street, so you will never be far from Thailand’s tastiest and most notorious dishes.