Everybody should have already known by now that Thailand is considered to be one of the best countries when it comes to culinary. With a wide range of things to try in Thailand, you might feel overwhelmed with all the recommendations from the internet. But don’t worry, because we already compiled the 10 most amazing dishes you should try for your next visits to Thailand, and trust us, every dish we choose will surely excite your palette.
Pad Thai is considered to be the world’s favorite for various reasons. It is basically a stir-fried rice noodle with fresh shrimps and a side of bean sprouts. The combination of the crunchy texture of bean sprouts and delicious rice noodles is unfathomable, together with its distinct combination of sweetness, spicy and saltiness makes Pad Thai, “Thailand in a dish”.
Green Chicken Curry (Kang Keaw Wan Kai)
Also known as “The Queen of Curries”, Green chicken curry is a must-try dish to introduce anyone to Thai curry. With its distinctive sweet and savory taste with a little tingly spiciness, it is undoubtedly the entry dish for those who don’t do well with spicy food. It goes together brilliantly well with rice and even rice noodles as well.
Tom Yum Kung (Spicy Shrimp Soup)
The world’s favorite Tom Yum Kung is no curry, but a salty, spicy, sour, and savory soup with a very distinct taste from lemongrass, fish sauce, and lime juice. It is succulent and weirdly refreshing at the same time. It can be eaten as a side with delicious jasmine rice, so just a single bowl of hot soup to slurps. It is considered to be one of the most well-known Thai dishes due to its combination of vibrant flavors
Stir-fried chicken basil (Pad Ka Prao Kai)
“Pad Kra Prao” is a single plate dish that is favorable from the rich to the commoners, it is considered to be the dish to go for lunch and dinner 24/7. Minced or sliced chicken (or any kind of meat) stirred fried with holy basil, garlic, fresh chili is the perfect combination for this holy grail of culinary perfection.
Som Tum (Spicy papaya salad)
Som Tum or spicy papaya salad is not a dish for the faint of heart. With shredded raw papaya, pounded together with chili, fish sauce, lime juice, and many ingredients using a mortar, gives you a very special dish with a combination of sweet-sour and spicy flavor that would surely excite and burn your palette at the same time.
Tom Kha Kai (Spicy coconut chicken soup)
For those who can’t handle the spiciness of Tom Yum Kung, Tom Kha Kai is the alternative twist to Tom Yum. With a sweeter and milder taste coming from fresh coconut milk, you can easily finish the whole bowl on your own together and a nicely steamed jasmine rice.
One of the milder curries in the repertoire of curries in Thailand, make Panang Curry remains one of the most popular dishes amongst tourists and even some Thai who can’t handle spicy food. With its sweet, flagrant, and savory taste, it goes perfectly well with a side of steamed rice.
Thai Style Omelette (Kai jeow)
Basically Thai’s version of Omelette, Kai jeow is considered to be one of the simplest yet very popular dishes due to its flexibility. It can be eaten as a single dish with steamed jasmine rice, or an accompanying dish together with curries and any stirred fried dish.
Pak Boong Fai Deng (stirred fried morning glory)
Pak Boong Fai Deng is considered to be an extremely delicious and healthy dish. With its soft leaves and crunchy stems, you can have the best of both worlds in one single dish. Stirred fried with soy sauce garlic, some chilies, and a touch of soybean paste makes Pak Boong Fai Deng salty, spicy, and crunchy all at the same time. Just like any other Thai dishes, Pak Boong Fai Deng is best served with a side of steamed rice or porridge.
Khao Pad (Fried Rice)
Khao Pad or stirred fried rice, is considered to be Thailand’s classic. It is simple, yet very dynamic. You can say Khao Pad then anything after to make a new dish. With just rice, eggs, spring onions, and any condiments you prefer, you can make your dinner into something very exciting and special.