Thai people take their food very seriously. If you have heard that this country is a food paradise, our pictures will make it more explicit. But we have to warn you not to see them when your stomach is empty. You would book a one-way ticket to Thailand in a wink and wouldn’t come back until you sample all of its food in jubilation.
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Street food is the ultimate joy of being in Bangkok. There are over 12,000 vendors operated in the Thai capital. You can get anything while you are walking down the sidewalk on the streets of Bangkok, 24 hours a day.
Go to one in many floating markets in Thailand to witness its most vibrant scenes. Hop onto a boat and discover colorful life on the rivers where locals sell everything from flowers to vegetables and food. Yes, many kinds of food.
In 2017, 35,000 readers of CNN have voted to find out a list of World’s 50 Best Foods via a Facebook poll. 7 Thai dishes were named in the list, 4 of them were in the Top Ten. They are all luscious.
Come as the sixth place in the World’s 50 Best Foods, Som Tam is perhaps Thailand’s most famous salad. The sweet, salty, and spicy flavors paired with the crisp crunch of the shredded green papaya make it one of the iconic street foods in Thailand.
Mango Sticky Rice is just beautiful, and of course, delicious. It’s likely that every traveler will try this dish once they are in the Land of Smiles.
Pad Thai is Thailand’s unofficial national dish. Rice noodles are stir-fried with eggs, tofu, bean sprouts, roasted peanuts, and fresh meats like shrimp, crab, or chicken then flavored with fish sauce, garlic, red chili pepper, and shallots. What's an appetizing bite!
Tom Yum Gung is another signature dish. The Thai masterpiece soup that is made with shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, galangal, lime leaves, and coconut milk has spread around the world.
Considered by some to be the most famous and the most delicious dish of Thai cuisine, the tongue pleasing flavor that comes with a spoon of Massaman Curry is irresistible. It consists of chicken, potatoes, coconut milk cooked in a rich curry with nutmeg and cinnamon.
It’s hard to beat a bowl of Green Curry in color and flavor. It has different versions like veggies, chicken, and beef. All are cooked with a lot of green peppers, therefore, it’s not a choice for people who are less spicy.
Chicken Fried Rice is a typical Thai food. Although it’s simple, it’s flavorful and tasty. Especially the crispy yet tender chicken.
Few dishes can arouse the taste buds like a place of Mu Nam Tok (or spicy minced pork salad.) Made from thin pieces of grilled pork, Mu Nam Tok is flavored with chili powder, lime juice, fish sauce, and lots of herbs.
Coconut milk is absolutely crucial to Thai cooking. You will find it in many recipes, such as this chicken coconut soup aka Tom Kha Kai. Rich creamy coconut milk adds local flavor to the soup. The other versions are made with seafood, mushroom, pork, and tofu.
In Thailand, the simplest recipe can also be tasty too. For example, this banana pancake is super easy to make but it’s one of the best damn things to try. It has dozens of variations. If you want chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, orange, or almost anything you can think of, they can put it on for you.
When it comes to food, Chiang Mai takes its own pride. The most popular dish in the northern is Khao Soi. It is a mixture of curry chicken, delicious broth, and topped with fried noodles.
To sample all of the local delicacies in Chiang Mai, walk to Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. Local vendors sell an eye-catching array of fruit and ready-to-eat food that you can eat while browsing other market stalls.
Want to learn some Thai authentic recipes? No place to do it better than Chiang Mai. As the hot spot to learn the art of Thai cuisine, Chiang Mai has hundreds of cooking classes to offer. They will teach you how to create authentic Thai dishes, including vegan and vegetarian-friendly options too.
Khantoke is a traditional dinner set in Northern Thailand. The Khantoke includes chicken curry, Burmese style pork curry, fried chicken, sticky rice, deep-fried pork skin, and vegetable served on a bamboo mat.
In this country, you will never be hungry. Night markets open from late afternoon until midnight serving mouthwatering foods with a very reasonable price. Fish, prawns, sausages, and chicken wings are served on sticks.
And when you are fed up with meat, please your stomach with some fresh fruits which are seen on every street.
Now you can understand why millions of visitors flock into this country each year to sample a piece of Thai food. Plan a visit to start your own culinary tour.