It is difficult to know what to eat in Thailand when you don’t know Thai cuisine, here are ten best dishes to try during your stay in the Land of Smiles.
What to eat in Thailand: all the Thai dishes on this list are easily found in most regions, they are prevalent.
Travel to Thailand is also an opportunity to discover a tasty and very healthy cuisine if you do not abuse fried dishes.
The way for many people to lose weight without depriving themselves.
Food is healthier, less refined, and often mixed with aromatic and medicinal plants.
Help to order a dish in a Thai restaurant
In most restaurants (large and medium), it is possible to order foods with these ingredients of your choice: pork (mou), chicken (kai), shrimp (kung), squid (plaa meuk) and tofu (tao hou).
Example with fried rice:
Khao phat mou: fried rice with pork
Khao phat kai: fried rice with chicken
Khao phat koung: fried rice with shrimp
Khao phat plaa meuk: fried rice with squid
Khao phat tao hou: fried rice with tofu
1. Thai fried rice, Khao pat (ข้าวผัด)
It is fried rice with vegetables and meat of your choice, usually served with a dash of fish sauce and half a lemon for seasoning.
2. Thai-style sautéed noodles, Pad Thaï (ผัดไทย)
Pad Thai is noodles sautéed with soy sprouts, tofu pieces, crushed peanuts, eggs and generally shrimp.
For many tourists, it is one of the best Thai dishes!
See more: Pad Thai: Thai fried noodles recipe
3. Chicken in the ginger sauce: Khao man Kai (ข้าวมันไก่)
Khao man kai is rice cooked in chicken broth and served with pieces of chicken breast.
The dish is served with a delicious ginger sauce and a bowl of broth.
4. basil stir-fry: Pat krapao (ผัดกระเพรา)
Basil stir-fry is meat (pork, chicken) or tofu, stir-fried in oyster sauce and with a good big handful of sacred basil leaf.
5. Stir-fried soy noodles, pat see you: ผัดซีอิ๊ว
6. spicy papaya salad: Som Tam (ส้มตำ)
It is a green papaya salad cut into strips and crushed with fish sauce, mini tomatoes, lemon, peanuts, and powerful peppers.
This salad exists in several versions and can be made with grapefruit, noni or mango, and it can be served with crabs or fermented fish.
See the Som Tam recipe
7. red curry, Kaeng phed (แกงเผ็ด)
Kaeng phed, meaning spicy curry, is often prepared with chicken or pork.
8. Sticky mango rice, Khao niao ma mouang (ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง)
9. Chicken soup with lemon coconut milk, Tom Kha Kai (ต้มข่าไก่)
10. Lemongrass and shrimp soup: Tom Yam Kung (ต้มยำกุ้ง)
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Category: Thai cuisine