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Must Try Dishes in Thailand – The Perfect Blend

Thai food is famous the world over. Famous for the perfect blend of spices and herbs the exotic dishes focus on salty, sour, sweet and spicy. Chiang Mai is one region for savouring some of the best.


Khao Soi – Popular Dish from the North

A definite comfort food that will take you back to the northern hills of Thailand, Khao Sai is a hearty noodle soup. One that will remind you of lazy afternoons spent beside the Mae Ping River in the northern city of Chiang Mai. This dish consists of a thick coconut cream broth induced with spices and herbs. The noodles are added with a choice of meat such as beef, chicken or seafood. Limes, shallots and pickles are added for more flavour.


Tom Yam – Most Famous Thai Soup

Top Yam has known the world over and in south East Asia the soup takes on many versions. In Thailand, Tom Yum is served as a spicy sour soup that's wholesome and bursting with flavour. Made with seafood or even chicken the soup consists of lemongrass, galangal, shallots, kaffir lime and other tangy flavours that make the clear broth.


Khao Phat – a Hearty Meal

Comfort food doesn't get any better than this. Khao Phat is a type of fried rice that's served with large pieces of crab meat and boiled egg with a runny yolk. Offering the perfect blend of flavours this is a must try dish.


Phat Kaphrao – Spicy Chicken for Your Rice

One of the best accompaniments to a rice dish, Phat Kaphrao is flat strips of fried chicken garnished with fresh red chillies and holy basil. This is all you need as you sit beside the Mae Ping River, home to Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and enjoy the lush surroundings. Do consider ordering a round of steamed rice with Phat Kaphrao at one of the in-house garden restaurants of a luxury Hotel Chiang Mai is popular for and relish the flavours.


Phat Thai – Popular Since the 30's

Phat Thai made with egg noodles garnished with tofu, egg and shrimp is a top runner since the 1930's in Thailand. The reason for the dishes fame is centred on not just the basic ingredients but on the garnish as well, this is a combination of fish sauce, tamarind, lime and vinegar. One of the most served dishes around northern Thailand; do try a steaming plate of Phat Thai.


Laap – Aromatic Meat Dish

Made with perfectly cooked minced meat and rice this is a very aromatic comfort food that you will keep going back for. Definitely one for all meat lovers, this dish is a fine amalgamation of exotic spices in which the meat is carefully cooked to exude a delightful aroma and flavour.


Yam – Best Thai Salad

This is the Thai's version of a salad. An order of Yam will arrive with carefully sliced pieces of meat arranged on green leaves together with diced vegetables. The garnish is a sauce that adds loads of flavour to the entire meal.