Thai cuisine is on the rise these days with most of the restaurants keeping a separate menu for Thai dishes. Having said this, Thai cuisine is full of dishes that are lightly prepared but packs a punch with their indigenous spices. Even though authentic Thai spices and vegetables might be difficult to procure in some places but there’s always an alternative to them. So here are some of the dishes you need to try once because WHY NOT !!!! 😋😋
1. Thai green curry/Gang Keo Wan
The most popular Thai dish is served in almost all the restaurants serving Thai. It’s considered the spiciest curry among all the dishes but it is also sweet considering the high amount of coconut milk that is added to it. Its main ingredient is young green chilies. It is prepared mostly with meat but even tastes good without the meat.
2. Green Papaya Salad/ Som Tam
It is the most popular salad in Thailand because it’s healthy as well as filled with flavor. The main ingredient of this is as you might have guessed by its name is the green unripe papaya. It’s sweet as well as spicy because of the chili dressing that is added to it.
3. Thai red curry/ Gaeng Daeng
The main ingredient here is the red curry paste and like the green curry, here also a huge amount of coconut milk is used. Various meats like beef, chicken, duck, etc, and for vegans, tofu can be added to enhance the taste.
4. Pad Thai
This name is no stranger to foodies. Pad thai noodles are rice noodles, unlike others. It’s mainly street food but we can see it being served in high-end restaurants with added twists. Pad Thai mainly contains eggs, tofu, tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic or shallots, red chili pepper, palm sugar, lime, peanuts. Half of the fun in eating this lies in the fact that many of the ingredients are provided as condiments on the side such as peanuts, bean sprouts, red chili pepper, etc.
5. Thai yellow curry
Back in the golden days, this curry was found on the streets of Bangkok, where chunks of chicken and potatoes were added. Its main ingredient was the yellow curry powder or the Indian Madras curry powder.
6. Chicken with Cashew Nuts/ Kai Med Ma Muang
A highly flavorful dish that is loved by locals and foreigners alike, and it is stir-fried chicken (everyone loves stir-fried chicken, period!) prepared with cashew nuts, soy sauce, onions, honey, pepper, chilies, and any other vegetable that we want to add. Being loaded with veggies it is healthy and yummy.
7. Mango and Sticky Rice / Kao Niew Ma Muang
At last, comes the dessert which is very simple yet it tastes so very good. Made with sticky rice, mango slices, and sweet coconut cream. After a heavy meal, this is the perfect way to satiate your sweet tooth. And the best part is that it is served the whole year even when mango season gets over.
So these are some of the Thai dishes you should try once. Do let us know in the comments section below if you have tried any of the above. 💖