Thailand gathered its nickname as The Land of Smiles. With its rich filled history and culture, no wonder this country has become known to the world as one of the gems of Southeast Asia. Together with its world-renowned tourist attractions, Thailand has a variety of unique and flavorful dishes that are must try to tourists.
Tom Yum Goong
Tom Yum Goong is truly popular to both locals and tourists. It consists of a variety of ingredients such as lemongrass, galangal, shallots, lime juice, lime leaves, chili, and fish sauce. There are also fresh prawns and mushrooms that are combined in this dish to create a more flavourful taste. Coconut cream is another option for people who want to have a creamy texture.
Pad Thai is considered to be Thailand’s national dish. It is a stir-fried noodle dish that is made up of onions, eggs, beansprouts. Shrimp or chicken are also added to the bowl together with its condiments (chili sauce, fish sauce, sugar, grounded peanuts) to have more tasteful quality.
Som Tam is a spicy green papaya salad that has a distinct taste. It has different versions, but the typical ingredients of this well-known dish are green papaya, garlic, tomatoes, carrots, and a lot of spicy herbs. These are all combined to mortar and pestle to produce its authentic flavors.
Panang or Thai curry is a perfect food for people who want a lesser spicy taste. Its main ingredient is coconut milk that creates creamier curry sauce. Pork, beef, or chicken are the common meat ingredients of this dish. Several vegetables are also included in this food that can complement all other elements of the curry dish.
Kuay Tiew is an easy dish that can be seen in the streets of Thailand. It consists of different vegetables, meat (pork, beef, chicken), and noodles.