Must-try delicious dishes in Thailand

by TAA on December 25, 2019

Thailand lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, making it the gateway to Indochina, Myanmar and Southern China. Thailand draws more visitors than any other country in Southeast Asia thanks to natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, and excellent cuisine as well. You can easily find Thai specialties in some vendors; shops or in the night markets.

tom yum soup

Tom Yum (traditional soup): This is spicy soup, very famous in Thailand. The dish is a combination of the fresh seafood and spices to create a sour and spicy taste. You also feel the greasy taste from coconut milk and herbs. The main ingredients of the dish are made from shrimp or chicken, mushrooms, Thai lemon leaves, galangal, lemongrass, coconut water... Depending on the place, the ingredients of this dish can vary with different types of seafood. The dish is easy to find in vendor shops or restaurants, with price from 100 baht. Photo: Phong Vinh.

Prata milk pancake

Prata: This is a type of pancake you can easily find on the streets of central Bangkok. The piece is covered with condensed milk and chocolate syrup for a sweet taste. Some restaurants also make prata with banana flavor, which is the favorite food of many visitors. Each prata costs from 50 baht. Photo: Shutterstock / Alexlky.

Pad Thai is fried noodles

Pad Thai (a kind of fried noodle): Pad Thai has been the "national dish" of Thailand for such a long time, since when the country was difficult and inhabitants had to mix all available ingredients into one dish. Basically, Pad Thai includes noodles, eggs, shrimp, bean sprouts and other vegetables. Famous Pad Thai restaurants often attract customers with special recipes. The price of this dish is about 80 baht for a small basic Pad Thai. Photo: Shutterstock / Giulia M.

Hoy tod or oyster omelette pancake

Hoy tod (oyster omelette pancake): An interesting combination of oysters and eggs makes a delicious oyster omelette. Chefs often cover fresh oysters above omelettes before eating instead of mixing them together. The oysters used for processing are always fresh. The dish is processed directly in advance with customer request, so you also have the opportunity to observe the talented Thai chefs. Don't forget to add a little garlic chili sauce to increase the flavor. This dish usually costs 70 baht. Photo: Shutterstock / Ole_ONX.

Som Tam or papaya salad

Som Tam (papaya salad): Ingredients of this dish include shredded papaya, chili, dried shrimp, tomatoes and chopped cowpea. All are put into a mortar, then add lemon juice, fish sauce, and jaggery, then mix until spices are absorbed into papaya. The spicy characteristic of Thai food will make you feel excited. The price of Som Tam in street strollers is only 40-50 baht. Photo: Shutterstock / Tom Grundy.

grilled squids

Grilled Squid: If you walk around the night markets, do not forget to try this crispy dish. To enhance the taste of the dish, Thai people sprinkle on the grilled squid sweet and spicy sauce. In addition, you can also choose fried fish balls, crab sticks… in this shop. The price of the dish is up to its size. Photo: Hong Lien.

mango sticky rice

Khao niaow ma muang (mango sticky rice): Thai cuisine is also famous for its mango sticky rice dish. Many tourists joke that coming to Thailand without enjoying mango sticky rice is a big mistake. The two main ingredients that make up the dish are glutinous rice and fresh mango. Thai people often use sweet ripe mangoes to eat with sticky rice, then add a little milk. Average price is 15 baht on the street vendor. Photo: Shutterstock / Mvazt.

Thong Yip is sweeten egg custard

Thong Yip (sweet egg custard): This type of bread is also known as thong yord or foi thong. Typically, they are made from chicken egg yolk mixed with flour and sugar. Depending on the chef, there are many different shapes, some long like fibers, some round like table tennis balls. Flower shape is considered the most complex. The cake costs about 10-15 baht. Photo: Shutterstock / Siriphas.

Sankaya Fak is pudding inside a pumpkin

Sankaya Fak Thong (pumpkin pie): To make this dish the chef should be skillful to remove the pumpkin intestine. Next, the chef will fill inside with a smooth creamy egg. The whole zucchini is then placed in a steamer until cooked. The dish has the sweet taste of pumpkin, the fat taste of egg cream. The cooked pumpkin intestine is soft, which is divided into small pieces for about 50 baht a piece. Photo: Shutterstock / kungverylucky.

Thai milk tea

Thai milk tea: A street food that captivates many visitors in Thailand is milk tea. Popular Thai milk tea is orange and blue. The signature orange tea is made from red tea with milk (powdered milk, condensed milk or cream). The cup of milk tea is rich in fat but still does not lose its specializing tea smell. This refreshing drink can be found anywhere in Thailand at affordable prices. Photo: Shutterstock / girl-think-position.

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