Thai Food for Beginners – What to eat on your first family tour to Thailand
The capital of Thailand is worlds one of the best places to eat delicious Thai food.
When you are in Thailand, enjoying your holiday, taking the opportunity to test Thai food should be one of your ‘to-do’ lists.
If you are traveling in Thailand, you surely notice so many restaurants and street food vendors are selling the best Thai food. One thing you should keep in mind, it is all fresh, tasty and the prices are fairly cheap so you can just get to try as many as you wish.
Allow me to try and introduce the best Thai foods, ones Thai people eat themselves, and others more likely for tourists.
1. Kway-Teow (Noodle Soup)
Kway-Teow is a popular Thai dish that can be found almost everywhere in Thailand.
If you ask how does Kway-Teow looks like? It looks quite like noodles soup.
It made with pork, chicken, or beef in addition to egg noodles or rice noodles.
Sometimes Wontons and meatballs both added to the dish.
The dish gets even better when sugar lime juice & fish sauce both mixed with it.
2. Som Tam (spicy green papaya salad)
Som-Tam is another standard dish of Thailand. Originally came from the northeast of Thailand. Som-Tam itself has different types of look. However, in most cases is made from tomatoes, carrots, peanuts, dry shrimp runner beans, tamarind pulp, lime juice, garlic, and chilies.
The main item of this dish is green papaya and the process of serving is quite different which makes much difference and more interesting.
3. Tom Kha Gai (Chicken with coconut soup)
Tom Kha Gai is another popular food which got the place in 3 in our top list so if you got an opportunity to test don’t miss it. Tom Kha Gai is spicy food, which becomes most popular for its creamy look and the taste made with coconut milk and rice.
If you judge it with the spice scale you have to place it quite high near the top.
if you are vegetarian it will be the best option to try Tom Kha Gai.
4. Tom Yum Goong (spice shrimp soup)
Tom yum is quite similar in a way to Tom Kha Gai. The Tom Yum became the one more popular with the local people reviews. The most attractive part of Tom Yum Goong is it serves in boul and follows by amazing fragments of lemon, chili, shallots, lime juice and fish, shrimps, and straw mushrooms. The dominant taste is spice and sour while the soup served with steamed white rice.
5. Pad Thai (Thai style fried noodles)
Pad thai is recommended as the most famous and fantastic dish in Thailand & Bangkok. Wide and thin noodles are mixed with beansprouts and the other items are onion and egg. You can find different kinds of flavors such as fish sauce, dried shrimp red chilies, prim sugar, and garlic. Pad- Thai is mostly made with seafood but you can find many of the restaurants made it with chicken, beef.
6. Khao Pad (fried rice)
Khao Pad is one of the basic foods of Thailand. Khao Pad is normally served at lunchtime in Bangkok. Basically, it’s a basic porting of many dishes made with rice, onion, egg different types of vegetables like carrot lemon, and tomato. Khao pad served with plate with a piece of lemon.
7. Pad Krapow Moo (stirred fried basil and pork)
Pad Krapow is served on a plate kind of like Khao pad, but the taste of this one is totally different. The Pad Krapow Moo first ingredient is Pork (Moo). It usually made with large chili, fresh green bean soy sauce, and sugar. When it all cocked with the vegetable mix then go onto stream boiled white rice and a fried egg.
8. Gaeng Keow Wan Kai (green chicken curry)
Gaeng keow wan kai gets his own place of honor in Thailand restaurants for its unique color and taste. The popularity for its color comes from mix of green chilies.
Gaeng keow wan kai dish is mainly using Thai curry. This special Thai dish made with coconut milk, bamboo shoots, galangal, lemongrass, and many more. Unlike the Yom Yum is not a sour dish but still served in a bowl with steamed rice.
9. Yum Nua (spicy beef salad)
Yum nua is another delicious salad which takes his position to the top among the all salad in Thailand.
This kind of salad specially made with beef. The other items are lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, fish sauce, and palm sugar.
you can only try yum nua as it is, with nothing else but adding steamed rice completes your meal with some sour and sweet mixed flavor.
10. Kai Pad Med ma-muang (stirred fried chicken with cashew nuts)
Kai pad med ma muang it the last item of our blog. Kai pad med ma muang is mainly made with stir-fried chicken mixed with cashew nut.
The great taste of this dish comes from the soya sauce, honey onion, garlic, chilies and pepper, and verities kind of vegetables like a carrot.
It heady spice because the red chili is mixed both with chicken and cashew nut.
If you can handle the heavy spicy food you can enjoy it most. But I suggested you try not to order it for your children.
If you ask my personal opinion, I must say that I have been traveled to Thailand several times in a different season. I also stay there long time couple of months and I have tried lots of street food, indoor food and also restaurants foods.
They are all amazing while each of them has its own style of taste. Keep in mind though, that visiting Thailand for short time will not allow you to try all the food there is to try there.
Getting a street food tour of Bangkok might help you try as many as possible.
Bon appetite.. 🙂