In this article, I’m going to take a comprehensive peek at the best Thai dishes. You will find the best choices to put in your mouth when visiting the land of thousand smiles. All of this forthcoming knowledge is based on our own experience so just enjoy the setting!
Thailand has one of the best cuisines in the world. Furthermore, Thailand got more dishes on the list of CNN Travel’s World’s 50 best foods than any other country – seven. With that being said, you can find countless of different of wonderful dishes there. One day you can taste tasty Massaman curry with rice and the another you can order authentic Pad Thai. Just pure perfection!
Let’s dig deeper on this article A Comprehensive Peek at the Best Thai Dishes.
One of the Best Thai Dishes – Curries
First of all, our peek at the best Thai dishes begins with the personal favorite food style in Thailand of ours – curries. There’s none better flavor in your mouth than a little bit spicy Red curry or Green curry. If you aren’t into spicy food, you can of course either ask to reduce spiciness level or choose Massaman curry or Panang curry instead. The latter one goes by the name of Yellow curry. Rice is a wonderful side dish for various curry foods.
In addition, there are wonderful noodle dishes as well in Thailand. Especially in the Northern Thailand such as Chiang Mai, you will find exceptionally scrumptious Khao Soi (Northern Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup). Furthermore, if you’re not in Chiang Mai area, you can always take authentic Pad Thai. It is one of the national foods in Thailand, too.
Also, there are various types of noodles used in the foods. Depending on what kind of meal you are preparing, you can choose rice noodles, egg noodles, glass noodles or wheat noodles. For example, Khao Soi comes with egg noodles and Pad Thai with thin and flat rice noodles. Rice noodle is a suitable choice for a gluten-free regimen.
Moreover, if you want to totally forget the Western cuisine while in Thailand, you have to figure out what to eat for breakfast. We have a solution for you! Since rice is used in almost every different food from breakfast to dessert, you should most certainly try omelet with rice in the mornings. Furthermore, if you are ok with eating meat, you might want to add pork to the omelet.
Especially in the Northern Thailand, pork is exceptionally juicy.
In addition of omelets, fried rices are an easy choice for anybody wanting to taste best Thai dishes. As a matter of fact, whether you are a picky person with food or an all-in type of eater, fried rice fits everyone. You can choose fried rice with chicken, beef, pork, seafood, or just plain vegetable. Do not forget to add some spices like chili powder, sweet chili sauce, or soy sauce in order to make fried rice more delicious!
One of the most well-known dishes in Thailand is Tom Yam soups. They are generally cooked with shrimps giving it the distinctive taste. For some reason, we aren’t so much into Tom Yams but that doesn’t make it a bad choice for you to try to. Having said that, Tom Yam Goong is in the 4th place of the previously mentioned list of CNN Travel’s World’s 50 best foods. So there have to be something else as well in addition to cheap price.
At this point, it is good to mention the other thing in Thai cuisine which we don’t care so much. Coriander has a big role in Thai food culture. Since it has a strong taste, it will usually split people into two categories: For and against coriander. We will belong to the latter category.
Does coriander belong to your best Thai dishes?
There are plenty of great salads choices included in best Thai dishes, too. If you dare, you can choose Thai spicy Tuna salad even though I don’t recommend to begin your trip with it. The level of spiciness is beyond the belief and soon you’ll start to regret the choice. One traditional salad to pick instead would be Som Tam, also known as Papaya salad. One of its main dressing ingredients is palm sugar. It will balance the sour lime juice of the dressing.
The most famous dessert in best Thai dishes is obviously Mango Sticky Rice. It is a traditional summer dessert in Thailand because mangoes are in season in April and May. Still, you can get at any time anywhere in Thailand. Mango Sticky Rice comes with fresh mangoes, coconut milk, and sticky rice making it bittersweet combination. Just give it a try!
In addition of Mango Sticky Rice, Thai fruits make a really good dessert plate. These exotic fruits such as dragon fruit, chompu, durian, and jackfruit mixed with familiar ones like banana, watermelon, and pineapple will finish any meal you have had.
Finally, if you want to try extra tasty dessert, don’t look further. Thai Pancake, also known as Rotee, is one the easiest dessert to get in Thailand when walking in marketplaces. Especially women seem to love it…
I have shared with you in this article a comprehensive peek at the best Thai dishes. Best Thai dishes include various kinds of foods from categories such as curries, noodles, rices, soups, and salads. It is fairly easy to conclude this post for a statement that Thailand has the best cuisine in the Southeast Asia. Perhaps in the whole world?