Top 10 Best Thai Foods in Thailand
In Thailand, Thai cuisine is the national cuisine. It is one of the most popular cuisines in the World. Below are some top Thai dishes. Some are world famous, others are Inglorious, but you must try all these at least once. It will be useful and inspirational for anyone who wants to visit Thailand. During Thailand Tours, Testing a delicious Thai food will be the new experience for you.
1) Som Tam (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)
Som Tam is one of the famous spicy papaya salads in northeast Thailand. It is locally known as Cambodia. Ingredients requires for Som Tam are green papaya, unripe, some sweet, long green beans, Garlic, carrots, tomatoes topped with peanuts and fishy dressing and lots of hot chilies. This is one of the delicious and best salads to eat with grilled pork and sticky rice. During Thailand Tours, you should try it. It’s really amazing.
2) Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)
Tom Yum Goong is a sweet, salty and spicy Thai soup in Thailand. Ingredients requires for this soup are coconut milk as its base, lemongrass, chili, lime leaves, galangal, shallots, fish sauce. You can add your meat of choice. Flavor of this soup is spicy hot and sour. You can eat this soup with sticky rice. The smell of this soup will reminds you of exotic perfumes.
3) Gaeng Kiew Wan Gai (Green Chicken Curry)
Gaeng Kiew Wan Gai is a central Thai Green Curry. The name of the Thai dish is derives from color of the green chillies. The main ingredients requires for this green curry are coconut milk, palm sugar, green curry paste, fish sauce. Fruits, Thai eggplant, pea aubergine and other vegetables are also included. Green curry is typically served with round rice noodles or rice. It can also be served with Indian style roti.
4) Tom Kha Kai (Thai Coconut Soup)
Thai Coconut Soup is a spicy and acetic hot soup with coconut milk. In Thailand, Soup includes coconut milk, coriander, lemon grass, Thai chili peppers, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, chicken, straw mushrooms, fish sauce and lime juice. Fried chilies are also added sometimes. It’s sweet Thai Coconut Soup. You will really enjoy soup and eat more times.
5) Khao Phat (Thai Fried Rice)
Thai Fried Rice is a popular lunch dish in Thailand. It is made with Thai jasmine rice instead of regular rice. It requires Thai jasmine fried rice, meat, onion, egg, garlic and tomatoes. The flavorings, which may include sugar, soya sauce, salt, some chili sauce and fish sauce. All these are fried with other ingredients. Thai fried rice is served with tomato slices, cucumber slices, lime and springs of green onion and coriander.
6) Pad Thai (Thai Fried Noodles)
Pad Thai is noodle dish with stir-fried rice which is served as a street food in Thailand. It is made with soaked dried, thicker rice noodles, stir-fried with eggs, salty tofu and flavored with dried shrimp, tamarind pulp, garlic, fish sauce, palm sugar and red chili pepper and served with peanuts and lime wedges. You can test this dish at market side restaurants and tiny street stalls. This is the best place to taste this dish. This dish was made popular during World War II in Thailand. It is one of Thailand National dish.
7) Massaman Curry (Thai Curry)
Massaman Curry is a rich, soft Thai curry in Southern Thai dish. Massaman curry usually contains peanuts, coconut milk, cardamom pods, fish sauce, cinnamon, potatoes, palm sugar tamarind sauce, bay leaves and dried chili peppers. Additional ingredients like Pineapple juice, oranges or orange juice can be use. You can eat this curry with rice and also with chicken. You will love this thick, buggy flavor of the sauce.
8) Gaeng Daeng (Red Curry)
Red Curry is the popular Thai dish made with red curry paste, smooth coconut milk and meat such as duck, pork, beef, chicken and tofu. The ingredients include dried red chili peppers, coriander seeds, shrimp paste, galangal, lemongrass, cumin seeds, shallots, garlic, salt, peppercorns, coriander root, kaffir lime peel. This red curry paste is cooked in coconut milk and then added with meat. This dish is normally served in bowl and eats with steamed rice.
9) Khao Soi (Noodle Soup)
Khao Soi dish is typically served in Northern Thailand, Northern Laos. It is a northern Thai Soup made with a creamy, egg noodles, spicy coconut broth with chicken and crispy egg noodles. This soup is served with lime, pickled vegetables and chilies. There are mainly two common versions of Khao Soi. One is Lao Khao Soi and another one is Northern Thai Khao Soi. You can test this noodle soup at market on tiny plastic food table.
10) Kuay Teow Moo Daeng (Red Pork Noodle Soup)
Red Pork Noodle Soup is popular Thai dish and only found in Thailand. Because of Street food, it is not found in restaurants. This Thai dish is made with a potent, noodles and flavorful broth, bok choy, sprouts and slice of red pork. Flavorful broth is made from onions and boiled pork bones. You can eat this dish with fish sauce, a few sugar, and some amount of chili.