Who doesn’t love a good Thai takeaway? Thai green curry, sticky rice, satay chicken…delicious. However, Thai cuisine is so much more than the dishes served in your local takeaway and you can’t imagine the delightfully bold flavours and diverse ingredients unless you’ve tried the real deal.
Today we’re going to be talking about five regional dishes to try in Thailand, and if the mere mention of Thai cuisine is enough to have you drooling, check out our Thai hotels and villas with infinity pools that can all be booked in just a few clicks.
Phad Kraphao Kai Khai Dao
One of Thailand’s most popular dishes, it’s enjoyed by tourists just as much as it is by locals. Chicken is the meat commonly used but pork is another popular choice; the meat is combined with garlic, chilli, fish sauce, soy sauce and hot basil (the key ingredient!). The stir fry is traditionally served with fragrant jasmine rice and topped with a fried egg. Now that’s a breakfast to combat any hangover!
Khao Neow Mamuang
It’s not all about the main course, Thai cuisine also contains gorgeous desserts that you’ll fall in love with during your stay. So how about this for a sweet surprise? Sweet rice with mango. Firm rice is served alongside thick slices of ripe mango and the whole thing is topped with rich coconut cream. Yup, it tastes just as good as it sounds.
Street food is becoming a huge part of Thai cuisine, and it’s so easy to see why! These grilled pork skewers are absolutely delicious on their own but even better with a side of sticky rice to absorb all of those rich meaty flavours.
Pla Raad Prik
Seafood is prevalent in Thailand, with its large swathes of coastline, so make the most of it and order yourself this fish dish. A whole fish is fried and served with an abundance of a spicy, sweet sauce that contains and hefty dose of tamarind.
Well, a blog post about Thai food wouldn’t be complete with a mention of Thailand’s most famous dish, would it? A stir fry made up of rice noodles, bean sprouts, egg and a salty, spicy sauce is a staple – add your chosen meat or tofu and you’ve got a delicious, filling main course that’s so popular it’s served in almost every country around the world.