Thai food is one of famous cuisine in the Southeast Asia because of its deliciousness and diversity. Here is some recommendation for you to enjoy your Thailand vacation perfectly.
- Pad Thai (Thai style fried noodle)
Pad Thai is one of the national dishes in Thailand. It is a wonderful blend of stir-fried noodles, eggs and bean sprouts in a fish sauce or soy. To make mild flavor, some other vegetables, shrimp, chicken and ground peanuts are added, up to each individual’s hobby.
It is available in every corner of Thai, from street food stalls to restaurants.
- Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)
This soup is a refreshing harmony of fragrant lemongrass, chili, galangal, lime leaves, shallots, lime juice and fish sauce. The dish is a spicy broth with some vegetables and seafood, such as fresh prawns. It is a little spicy but not too much.
- Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)
Spicy Green Papaya Salad, made from shredded unripe papays, is one famous dish in Thailand. It has origins from ethic the Lao and some variation throughout Southeast Asia, for example Bok L’hong in Cambodia, Tam Mak Hoong in Laos, Som Tum in Thaliand and Goi Du Du in Vietnam. Thai Som Tum consists of garlic, chilies, green beans, cherry tomatoes and shredded raw papaya, even peanuts, dry shrimp or salted crab as in some regions.
- Mango Sticky Rice
Mango Sticky Rice is a traditional Thai dessert made with glutinous rice, fresh mango and coconut ice cream or milk. Despite originating in Thailand, it has become popular in South and Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, India and Bangladesh.
- Khao Pad (Fried Rice)
A healthy dish of fried rice mixed with egg and vegetables. Depending on your culinary hobby, you can have meat such as chicken or shrimp with it. And an dispensable spice for this dish is Thailand fish sauce, which make the fried rice mild.
- Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork)
Pad Krapow Moo Saap is a very popular Thai dish. It is made in a piping hot wok with lots of holy basil leaves, minced pork, green beans, soy sauce and a little sugar. It is eaten with steamed rice and a fried egg on the top of plate. Normally, the Thai use a lot of fresh chili in this dish, so you can order less chili to suit with your taste.
- Thai Curries:
There are several curries in Thai cuisine such as Green Chicken Curry, Red Curry and Yellow Curry. In general, a Thai curry dish is made from curry paste, coconut milk or water, meat, seafood, vegetables or fruits and herbs.
- Tom Kha Gai (Chicken in Coconut Soup)
Chicken and coconut soup is a Thai traditional food. It is a flavored harmony of quintessential Thai ingredients: coconut milk, lemongrass, fresh ginger, lime juice, fish sauce, chili paste, basil and cilantro. Thanks to creamy coconut milk, this dish has a rich sweet flavor.
- Pad Phak (Fried Vegetables)
Most Thai dishes are perfect blends of flavors as many as possible. Stir-fried vegetables are no exception. They are mixed with sugar, salt and spices, which suits with both vegetarians and carnivores.
- Kai Med Ma Muang (Chicken with Cashew Nuts)
Kai med ma muang is a favorite dish of the local and foreigners. This sweet and flavourful dish is stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts, soy sauce, honey, onions, chillies, pepper, mushrooms, basically whatever vegetables the chef has on hand.