Thai Food You Should Never Miss in Thailand

Best Dishes To Eat in Thailand

Kraprao Talay - Thai Basil Leaves Seafood Stirfry photo by Prae Songprasit

Top 10 Traditional Thai food you must try in Thailand

Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The country is a Southeast Asian tropical getaway and popularly called “the land of smiles.” One of the main reasons people love to travel to Thailand is; Thai food.

Pandan Chicken photo by Alpha
Pandan Chicken photo by Alpha

Thailand has a range of locally made traditional food that no visitor should leave without sampling. Here are some of the Thai dishes that make Thailand a delicious destination to visit:

Kraprao Talay - Thai Basil Leaves Seafood Stirfry photo by Prae Songprasit
Kraprao Talay – Thai Basil Leaves Seafood Stirfry photo by Prae Songprasit

Kao Pad Nam Prik Mun Goong

Kao Pad Nam Prik Mun Goong by Jabb
Kao Pad Nam Prik Mun Goong by Jabb

Literally meaning “rice mixed with shrimp paste,” this dish contains steamed rice which is stir-fried with shrimp paste giving the dish an awesome flavor; this food is typically eaten with sweet pork dried shrimp, Chinese sausages, chilies, red onions, cucumbers, long beans, omelet, and green mango, to eat it, you mix lime juice on top of it. This food is at markets takeaways.

Gaeng kiew wan

Gaeng kiew wan photo by Elmar Bajora
Gaeng kiew wan photo by Elmar Bajora

Thai Green Curry (Gaeng Kiew Wan) is a really delicious-looking dish with a mixture of different flavors. It has spicy green curry paste, coconut milk with the sweetness of sugar, and the salty taste of the fish sauce. It is usually eaten with white rice or noodles.

Poh Piah

Poh Piah by Suanie
Poh Piah by Suanie

Poh piah is a Thai-style spring roll. This is one of the most popular foods travelers love to taste in Thailand, a crispy spring roll pastry stuffed with various ingredients. There is a version for vegetarians too with only vegetables in it. Poh Piah is mixed with chicken, pork, prawns, and tofu. Poh pah is a spicy dish paired with different dipping sauces, such as sweet and sour, sweet chili, and peanut sauce.

Pad Thai

Pad Thai photo by Premshree Pillai
Pad Thai photo by Premshree Pillai

This is one of the most loved dishes by travelers. Pad Thai is a mixture of noodles fried with egg, sprouts, and tofu. It is usually served with chicken, shrimp, or tofu with a special sauce seasoned with peanuts, chili, lime, and sugar.

Pad Kra Pao Gai Dao (Basil Chicken)

This is a dish consisting of spicy chicken with Basil and chili. Generally served with rice and egg. You could also replace chicken with pork, prawns, or squid.

Tom Kha Gai photo by Renee Suen
Tom Kha Gai photo by Renee Suen

Tom Kha Gai

Tom Kha Gai photo via Pixabay
Tom Kha Gai photo via Pixabay

Tom Kha Gai is Chicken soup with coconut milk, flavored with galangal – a type of ginger but with a different flavor, lemongrass or herb lemon and kaffir lime, besides chicken, tomato and mushrooms are also added. The soup has an acidic touch of lime or tamarind sauce and a delicious creamy texture of coconut milk.

SOM TAM THAI (GREEN PAPAYA SALAD)

Som Tam Thai photo by Emily Lloyd
Som Tam Thai photo by Emily Lloyd

Som Tam Thai is made from strips of green papaya with tomatoes, lettuce, dried prawns, peanuts, and chili.

Mango Sticky Rice

Mango Sticky Rice photo via Pixabay
Mango Sticky Rice photo via Pixabay

The description is in the title, mango with delicious sticky rice mixed together, giving you a rich sweet taste you’ll love!

These dishes are excellent food that makes Thailand a popular foodie destination to travel to, so when you visit Thailand, don’t forget to taste Thailand’s finest dishes!

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