02 March 2017
Thai food is one of the best cuisines in the world, with its delicate blend of flavours and spices it’s hard to resist.
Once a veritable unknown in the culinary world, Thai food is now regarded as one of the globes major cuisines. In fact, there is a Thai restaurant in every major city in the world. However, the best place to try authentic Thai food is still of course in Thailand. Just take care of your travel safety before you go and take out travel insurance to Thailand to enjoy its wonders with peace of mind.
This article compiles 9 scrumptious Thai dishes that you simply must try while in Thailand.
This iconic Thai soup is always on menus in Thai restaurants around the world, but nothing beats eating it in one of the roadside eateries in Bangkok. Shrimp is the main ingredient of this soup, but along with shrimp, you get the unique blend of hot, spicy, and sour overtones to tantalise your palate. Straw mushrooms, fragrant lemongrass and fresh lime leaves add to the distinct aroma of this dish. This hot and sour soup is very versatile. You can request the heat is adjusted to suit your palate. Thailand is also one of 8 countries that will teach you to eat healthier.
Chicken in coconut soup, is a milder twist on Tom Yum soup thanks to the addition of coconut milk to temper the spice. It is a sweet-sour savoury soup that is creamy and delicious. It is usually eaten topped with fresh lime leaves and accompanied with a steaming bowl of rice.
Thailand’s version of stir-fried noodles is served in almost every street corner in Bangkok. For some reason, the cheap street version tastes better than the fancy restaurant version and the price differs significantly. In fact, Thai prices are among 14 things that will surprise first-time visitors to Thailand. You can mix seafood, chicken and vegetables in sweet and sour flavoured Pad Thai. The crunchy beansprouts and egg add texture and flavour to the dish. When eating Pad Thai as street food, you may be offered sugar, chopped peanuts and chilli powder to sprinkle on top. Add fish sauce to desired taste level.
Usually translated as ‘green papaya salad’. This classic Thai street food is an amazing and flavoursome dish because it combines fresh, sour, spicy, savoury, salty and sweet in one perfectly balanced dish. The main ingredient, shredded raw papaya, provides a rich texture that is very distinctive. It is super spicy because it’s coated with chilli pieces and seeds, but for those who can handle the heat, it is a feast for the senses.