18 Popular Thailand Cuisines You Have to Try

Thailand is located in Southeast Asia. Kick-boxing is their national sport. As one of the popular South east Asian most favorite tourism destination, Thailand provides you with their historical places, unique traditions and Thailand is also well known for its cuisines, let’s say, what is the most popular of Thailand cuisines? I think most of people including you will say Tom Yam Goong as their answer. Well, the answer is correct; Tom Yam Goong is the most popular Thailand cuisines. In this article, you will know that Thailand cuisines are not only about Tom Yum Goong, here are the lists of them.

1. Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Goong

In my opinion, most of us agreed that Tom Yum Goong is the Thailand cuisines representatives. Tom Yum Goong is a dish with a combination of seafood and spices such as chili, lemongrass, lime juice and fish sauce. Although the visual appearance of this soup is simple, but the taste is strong and it can wake you up.

2. Gang Som Pak Ruam

Gang Som

Gang Som Pak Ruam is soup with a combination tastes of spicy, sour and sweet.  Gang Som Pak Ruam ingredients are consists of sliced cabbage, carrot, mung beans, scrambled egg and Thailand’s green vegetables.

3. Pad Thai

Pad Thai

This is the favorite Thailand cuisines especially for foreign tourists. Pad Thai is a noodle mixed with bean sprouts, onions and egg. Pad Thai served best with the combination seasonings such as chili powder, fish sauce, peanut and sugar. A bowl of Pad Thai is never enough once you already taste this food.

4. Gaeng Daeng

Gaeng Daeng

Unlike the Pad Thai, Gaeng Daeng used mild coconut milk, beef, and red curry paste. Gaeng Daeng have an aromatic flavor comes from the lime juice and it can arouse your appetite.

5. Geng Kheaw Wan Gai

Geng Kheaw Wan Gai

This dish is made from sliced chicken with appealing green tomato, bamboo shoot, bay leaves and coriander. All of these ingredients are boiled in a gravy sauce made from tomato and green paste made from various vegetables. Coconut milk and various spices are added as the final touch.

6. Panang Gai

Panang Gai

Panang Gai is a combination of fried red curry paste with shredded chicken and addition of coconut milk. You will get a fresh and spicy taste as the result of lime juice and chili.

7. Som Tam

Som Tam

Based on their variety, Som Tam can be categorized into three dishes. Som Tam usually use grated papayas with sour crab as the first variant, Som Tam plara is made with sliced Asian carp, long beans, eggplants. While Som Tam Thai, using dried prawns and ground nuts as their base of ingredients.

8. Gang Massaman

Gang Massaman

Still in the world of Thai Curry, now we are already arrived at Gang Massaman. Unlike the previous curries, Gang Massaman have a sweet taste. It has strong taste as the combination result of curry paste, cinnamon, nutmeg; coconut milk, shredded chicken and sliced potato. Gang Massaman is suitable for those who love to eat curry with thick sauce.

9. Gai Pad Pongali

Gai Pad Pongali

The main ingredient of Gai Pad Pongali consists of yellow curry paste, bell pepper, tomato, onion, and chicken. The texture of Gai Pad Pongali is smooth and the addition of egg combined perfectly in a plate with parsleys. Gai Pad Pongali is best served with rice.

10. Gang Jued

Gang Jued

Gang Jued is a healthy dish with combination of various vegetables such as onion, cabbage, carrot and more additional ingredients like tofu, bacon, vermicelli, egg and special Thailand bay leaves. All of those ingredients are boiled in a hot pot. The visual appearances of this food are enchanted like a rainbow.

11. Jim Jum

Jim Jum

Jim Jum is a Thailand cuisine using a clay pot for cooking. Boiled bacon with egg, vermicelli, cabbage and tofu are the ingredients of Jim Jum. All of those ingredients are cooked inside a clay pot.

12. Kao Na Phet

Kao Na Phet

If China has Peking Duck, Thailand have their own version of it. Kao Na Phet or roasted duck is served on a plate with rice and duck soup.

13. Kai Jiew Moo Saap

Kai Jiew Moo Saap

This dish is using scrambled egg as the cooking style. The difference is, Kai Jiew Moo Saap are added with fish sauce and minced bacon. The combination of this dish is served with rice and spicy sauce.

14. Kai Med Ma Muang

Kai Med Ma Muang

Kai Med Ma Muang, is the opposite of the previous dish. Kai Med Ma Muang use chicken as the main ingredients. Kai Med Ma Muang is stirred with roasted nuts, soy sauce, onion, pepper, mushrooms, chili and added with rice. Kai Med Ma Muang is ready to eat.

15. Khao Tom

Khao tom

Khao Tom is suitable for those who didn’t like foods with strong seasonings. Khao Tom is a rice soup consists of fish soup, shrip or chicken and of course rice for the main ingredients. Khao Tom only use ginger but in a large portion as the main seasoning. According from the people who ever taste it, Khao Tom is refreshing and soothing. Khao Tom can be your delicious medicine especially if you catch a cold or fever.

16. Khao Niao Mamuang

Khao Niao Mamuang

Although Thailand foods didn’t give us a wide variety of dessert, but you must not let this go from your list menu. Khao Niao Mamuang consists of white sticky rice cooked with coconut and salt. This savory dessert is added with sliced mango. You can imagine a rich sensation of savory and sour taste inside your tongue. I’m sure you already want to go there don’t you?

17. Tod Mun

Tod Mun

Tod Mun is Thailand fish cake, you can find it everywhere especially in the crowded area of Bangkok street. Tod Mun is made from minced fish and then it fried until perfectly golden brown. Tod mun usually served with vinegar sauce and sliced cucumber.

18. Khao pad poo

Khao pad poo

This is not ordinary fried rice. Khao pad poo use jasmine flower and Thailand fish sauce. Khao pad poo is using crab meat as the protein source and it’s served with scrambled egg and poured with lime juice. You can found Khao pad poo in every corner of the Thailand street and restaurants with a cheap price.

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