Thais love to eat — and we love Thai food most of all. Given that one of the first things we ask each other when we meet up is "Have you eaten yet?" it's clear this is a nation that's extremely passionate about its eats.
Coming for a visit and staying in Thailand? It’s so easy to get excellent food anywhere in Thailand, so as tough as it was to highlight only 20, I’ve finally narrowed down my list of must-try Thai dishes I can not live without.
1. Goong Chae Nam Plaa
Fresh raw prawns marinated in spicy fish sauce.
2. Kuai Tiao Gai Mara
Noodles Chicken bitter gourd stewed.
3. Pla Kapong Neung Manao
Steamed Fish in Lemon sauce.
4. Or Suan
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5. Hoi Krang Luok
Steamed blanched clam with Thai sour seafood.
6. Kow Pad Tom Yam Talay
Seafood Tom Yum Fried Rice.
7. Kao Ka Moo
Slow-Braised Pork Leg on Rice.
8. Khao Man Gai Tod
Fried Chicken with Rice.
9. Suki Haeng Talay
Thai Style Fried Seafood Sukiyaki.
10. Talay Tung
Crispy Spicy Seafood Bucket.
11. Kaeng Som Kung Pak-Plung
Hot and Sour Prawns Soup with Ceylon Spinach and Fried Omelette.
12. Guay Tiew Tom Yum
Tom Yum Noodle Soup
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13. Khao Pad Kra Pao Moo Krob
Stir Fried Crispy Pork with Holy Basil.
14. Pad Pak Boong Fai Dang
Stir Fried Chinese Morning Glory.
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15. Gaeng Keaw Wan Kai
Thai Green Curry with Chicken.
16. Khao Pad Nam Prik Pla Tu
Shrimp Paste Sauce Fried Rice with Fried Mackerel
17. Yam Pla-Duk Fu
Thai Crispy Fish with Green Mango Salad.
18. Tom Sab Kradook Moo On
Pork Spare Ribs in Spicy and Sour Soup with Herbs.
19. Sai On Yang
Roasted Pork Chitterlings.
20. Khao Tom Pla Kra-Pong
Thai Style Rice Porridge with Barramundi.
Are you a fan of Thai cuisine? Do you agree with my selection or have I missed your favourite? Share your must-try dishes below 🙂