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Top 10 Foods to Try in Thailand – The Best of Thai-Cuisine

You know a cuisine is worth trying out when people all over the world are fans of that cuisine; which is exactly why you should try out Thai cuisine that combines a fusion of spices & essences.


Khao Soi

Starting off the list we have what is probably the most popular dish in northern Thailand. Khao Soi is basically a noodle soup served with a delicious curry made of coconut milk broth and an assortment of herbs and spices. The dish is typically served with succulent pieces of chicken or beef, as well as sides of lime, shallots or pickles to really bring out the flavor.


Tom Yam

If you've wondered where "sour Thai soup" gets its inspiration from look no further than Tom Yam. Tom Yam is a think broth-like soup which typically consists of shrimp and a variety of vegetables and spices, although chicken and prawn versions of the dish are also common. It's wholesome, delicious, and is sure to leave your taste-buds tingling!


Khao Phat

If you are a fan of fried rice dishes you are in for a treat! Khao Phat is a delicious dish of rice served with juicy chunks of crab meat and a boiled egg with a watery yolk – talk about a comfort-food dish!


Phat Kaphrao

When you order a dish of Phat Kaphrao what you will get is a dish of flash-fried chicken served with holy basil and hearty serving of fresh red chilies. The chicken is typically served with white rice and a boiled egg. The spicy chicken perfectly complements the wholesome rice, making it a great dish.


Phat Thai

Ever since the 1930's this dish, containing egg noodles, served with tofu, egg, and shrimp has been a hit in Thailand. The real winner of this dish, however, is mouth-watering seasoning made of lime, tamarind, vinegar, and fish sauce. The dish is served in many Hua Hin Restaurants including the restaurants of hotels such as the Anantara Hua Hin Resort.



Laap is one of Thai cuisine's exquisite dishes which is made up of sensational minced meat and rice. The minced meat is cooked and seasoned to perfection offering a delightful aroma and an unforgettable flavor. Meat lovers looking for a wholesome meal definitely ought to try it!



Yam is considered to be Thai cuisine's spin on salads. When you order a dish of Yam you can expect a dish made up of a bed of succulent pieces of meat of your choice topped off with an assortment of freshly diced vegetables. But that's not all, the dish comes with a delectable dressing/sauce that brings the dish together, and is sure to bring satisfaction to your taste-buds.


Kai Yang

Kai Yang is a meat extravaganza that is just as delicious as it is popular. Imagine a whole chicken marinated in a combination of spices, herbs and sauces, which is then grilled to perfection and served with a side of green papaya and sticky rice – that is what you get when you order Kai Yang.


Som Tam

This uniquely Thai dish consists of strips of unripe papaya pounded together with tomato, long beans, chili, lime, and fish sauce, to deliver a fusion of flavors and aromas that will leave your mouth watering. The dish is served with rice or noodles, making it a great option for a light, yet delicious, meal.


Green Curry

Combining all sorts of spices, an assortment of spices, and various other ingredients, this dish goes great with any dish of white rice. It adds flavor, spice, and relish, making it a must try side dish!