I love Thai food. There is no country on earth that creates better food, in my opinion. I love Thai food so much. I could eat it all day, every day. In fact, for large chunks of my time I have done exactly that with the many trips I have taken to Thailand over the past 10 years.
On my recent trip to Thailand, I was mainly there to check out the Thai food. It’s a tough job, but I had to do it! Yep.
Thai food is all about flavour, and lots of it. The four cornerstones of Thai cuisine – spicy, sour, salty and sweet – are featured in almost every dish to some degree. From green curries and Pad Thai’s to Miang Kham and Roti Sai Mai, there is something for everyone.
This is going to be a very personal list, of things I have tried and liked. But the great thing about Thailand is, there are probably about 1000 recipes of Thai food to try and we all have our favourites.
If you want to get inspired for your next trip to Thailand, or perhaps you want to try something new at home in the kitchen, I’ve got 47 Thai food dishes to share with you today.
47 Amazing Things I Ate In Thailand
1. Som Tam (Papaya Salad)
2. Khao Niew (Sticky Rice)
3. Moo Dang (Barbecued Pork Loin)
4. Penang Curry in Omelette
5. Pad Gaprow Gai/Moo (Chicken or Pork with Basil and Chilli)
6. Pla Rad Prik (Fried Fish topped with Fried Garlic)
7. Roti Sai Mai (Candy Floss wrapped in Sweet Roti)
8. Kao Soi Gai/Moo (Chiang Mai Curry Noodles with Chicken or Pork)
9. Burmese Tea Leaf Salad (Not strictly Thai but tastes amazing – made with fermented tea leaves, nuts, puffed rice and tomatoes)
10. Pad Thai (famous Thai noodle dish – it’s a classic for good reason)
11. Iced Coffee
12. Tom Yum (Spicy Sour Soup)
13. Pla Som Tam (Fish and Sweetcorn Spicy Sour Salad)
14. Laab (Minced meat spicy salad)
15. Kao Man Gai (Boiled Chicken with rice)
16. Miang Kham (Edible leaf with little bits of lime, ginger, shallot, coconut, nuts, tamarind)
17. Giant Fresh River Prawns
(photo coming soon)
18. Khao Ka Moo (Braised Pork Knuckle Curry)
19. Khanom Pang Na Goong/Moo (Fried Bread topped with Spiced Prawn or Pork)
20. Penang Curry (thicker curry than the usual favourites)
21. Gaen Hanglay Gai (Chiang Mai Curry – not to be mistaken for Kao Soi – Chiang Mai Noodles – this uses a specific spice mix with a slight Indian influence)
22. Mussaman Curry (mild Southern curry, best with lamb)
23. Gaeng Kao Wan Gai (Green Curry – the spicy favourite)