Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The country is South-east Asian tropical getaway and popularly called “the land of smiles”. One of the main reasons people loves to travel to Thailand is; Thai food.
Pandan Chicken photo by Alpha
Thailand has a range of locally made traditional food that no visitor to the country should leave without sampling. Here are some of Thai dishes that make Thailand a delicious destination to visit:
Kraprao Talay – Thai Basil Leaves Seafood Stirfry photo by Prae Songprasit
Kao Pad Nam Prik Mun Goong
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 normally eaten with sweet pork dried shrimp, Chinese sausages, chillies, red onions, cucumbers, long beans, omelette and green mango, to eat it, you mix lime juice on top of it. This food is at markets takeaways.
Kao Pad Nam Prik Mun Goong by Jabb
Gaeng kiew wan
Thai Green Curry, (Gaeng Kiew wan) is a really delicious looking dish that has a mixture of different flavors. It has spicy green curry paste, coconut milk with the sweetness of sugar and the salty taste of fish sauce. It is usually eaten with white rice or noodles.
Gaeng kiew wan photo by Elmar Bajora
Poh piah is a Thai style spring rolls. 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 and is paired with different dipping sauces too such as sweet and sour, sweet chili, and peanut sauce.
Poh Piah by Suanie
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 and seasoned with peanuts, chili, lime and sugar.
Pad Thai photo by Premshree Pillai
Pad Kra Pao Gai Dao (Basil Chicken)
This is a dish consisting of spicy chicken with Basil and chili. Normally 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
Tom Kha Gai is Chicken soup with coconut milk, flavored with galangal – a type of ginger but with a different flavour, 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 photo by Emily Lloyd
SOM TAM THAI (GREEN PAPAYA SALAD)
Som Tam Thai is made from strips of green papaya with tomatoes, lettuce, dried prawns, peanuts and chili.
Mango Sticky Rice photo by Houang Stephane
Mango Sticky Rice
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 delicious destination to travel, so when you visit Thailand, don’t forget to taste Thailand’s finest dishes!