Thailand’s Favourite Dish
When in Thailand you just can’t get around the delicious local dishes. the most important thing that you need to know when you order a meal in Thailand. Some of the dishes are spicy, and then I’m not talking about a tickle on your tongue spicy I’m talking about that feeling when it seems you’re eating lava spicy.
1. Tom Yam Goong
Translates too spicy shrimp soup. A bold, refreshing blend of fragrant lemongrass, chilli, galangal, lime leaves, shallots, lime juice and fish sauce shapes this classic soup, giving it its legendary herbal kick. Fresh prawns and mushrooms are added and coconut cream if you want the creamy version. , the distinctive smell reminds you of exotic perfume.
2. Som Tam
Garlic, chilies, green beans, cherry tomatoes and shredded raw papaya get dramatically pulverized in a pestle and mortar, so releasing a rounded sweet-sour-spicy flavour that's not easily forgotten. Regional variations throw peanuts, dry shrimp or salted crab into the mix. In English it is translated to ‘green papaya salad’. This dish is one of the staples of street food cooking and dining.
3. Pad Thai
Invented in the 1930s by a Chinese-Thai chef, this dish of thin rice noodles stir-fried with egg, tofu and shrimp, and seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, tamarind, vinegar and dried chill
4. Pad Krapow Moo Sap
Fried basil and pork is certainly one of the most popular Thai dishes. It can be served as a ‘one plate’ dish for lunch and dinner. Pad krapao usually is made using minced pork or chicken (it’s also great with tofu) which is stir-fried with Thai basil and plenty of chillies. The dish served with white rice and topped with an oozing running friend egg “kai dao” which blends through the rest of the dish for an unforgettable taste sensation.
5. Gaeng Keow Wan Kai
Known as Green Chicken Curry. You can order it with chicken, beef or veggies. The paste of this curry is made of green peppers (that is why it is so damn hot!) together with coconut milk, Thai eggplant and loads of other ingredients this makes the spiciest curry you can get in Thailand.
6. Kai Med Ma Muang
Its chicken with cashew nuts which is the wildly contrasting textures of a dish that saut's chicken alongside roasted cashews, sweet soy sauce, onions, chilies, pepper, carrot and mushrooms.
7. Kao Niew Ma Muang
Translates to mango served with sticky rice. It is delish! Kao niew ma muang is simple but extremely delicious, made with sticky rice, fresh mango slices, and lashings of sweet condensed milk.
8. Khao Pad
Khao pad is fried rice and served wih some eggs, onions and that’s it actually. The dish usually comes with slices of cucumber to garnish and plenty of condiments are usually dumped on top to suit the consumer’s taste.
9. Kai Jeow
Served with a lot of dishes as its basically simple as thai omelette. Ask for “kai jeow pak” if you would like some vegetables added to your Thai omelette.
10. Gaeng Som
Gaeng som translates to sour soup. it’s often a reddish sweet and sour soup including shrimp. But in the south of Thailand, gaeng som is a staple soup that’s laced with chillies and seasoned with turmeric and enjoyed with almost every meal. The soup is made of ground chillies, fresh turmeric root and lots of garlic. The result is a fiery broth that will excite your taste buds with every slurp!