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Thai Cuisine

Aromatic, spicy and exotic:

Thai food

Thai cuisine has some of the most delicious food in the world that both reflect the culture, environment, and values of the country.

You can even go “more exotic” with dishes likes the deep-fried grasshoppers, silkworms and termites that can be found on the street.

On the other hand, some Thai dishes are among some of the favorites in the world, which you might have tried at home and should try when visiting the country.

Using all of the dynamic flavorings of spicy, sweet, salty, bitter and sour within their dishes, Thai cuisine is innovative and mouth-watering.

Fun fact: Unlike its neighbors, Thai’s do not use chopsticks and prefer to use a spoon and fork.

Rice is the most used sider on the plate and the most used rice is the so-called Jasmine rice, which is sweet-smelling long-grain rice that is indigenous to Thailand. It is also the finest and expensive rice that you can get served in Thailand. Therefore lots of restaurants will serve you Khao Suoy, which is in the white rice family and is still delicious.

Top 5 picks from Thai cuisine

Base of Thai cuisine is a dish called Pad Thai - Highlights of Thailand tour
Gaeng Keow Wan is typical for Thai cuisine too
  1. Pad Thai: The most known Thai dish around the world is stir-fried rice-noodles that include prawns, shrimps, and tofu to add protein. It is quite sweet and often topped with peanuts to give some crunch. The dish has been listed several times on the CNN Go’s ‘World’s 50 most delicious foods’ according to readers and is popular among celebrity chefs.

  2. Gaeng Keow Wan: A type of green curry, that in Thailand is served with fermented rice noodles. The dish is a mix of a sweet taste with a hint of heat from chili and salt from fish sauce. In many Western cultures, the dish is served with jasmine rice.   

  3. Gai Haw Bai Toey: A chicken wrapped in pandan leaves which is served with a delicious dipping sauce. This is a real authentic Thai treat, which is not common to see in Western countries due to the difficulty of steaming the chicken. This is your chance to visit and try!

  4. Meuk Kapi Prik Tai Dam: A dish where squid is fried with shrimp paste and black pepper. The dish is salty, and the black pepper balances the flavor to provide one f the tastiest Thai dishes you will find.

  5. Pla Rad Prik: A dish that is served from local street stalls to upscale restaurants. It is a combination of fried fish and sweet, sour and spicy sauce that is usually accompanied with rice like most Asian dishes.

Desserts in Thailand

In Thailand, lots of people love desserts.

Most Thai desserts are quite sweet and primarily made from rice, coconut milk, sugar, sweet corn, and kidney beans. 

They are often topped tropical fruits like pineapples, mangoes, jackfruit, longans, custard apples water-melons, coconuts and more.

 

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