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Top 5 Cuisines to Try in Bangkok - Don't Miss Out on These

Bangkok, Thailand's vivacious capital city has a lot to offer when it comes to food. Whether they're deep fried, contain a healthy toss of raw veggies or fruits; Bangkok's top dishes are a must try.


Tom Yum Gung

This is a dish that you're gonna come across while dining in Bangkok, everywhere from the street side eateries to the high-end restaurants in hotels like the AVANI Atrium Bangkok. Tom Yum Gung is a perfect representation of Thailand's love of fresh ingredients as it contains fragrant lemongrass, zesty kaffir lime leaves, galangal, fish sauce, juicy prawns and much more.


Pad Thai

There's nothing so quintessentially Thai as Pad Thai! This beloved dish captures the very heart and soul of Thailand with its vibrant ingredients. First, a handful of thin or wide noodles are tossed into a wok and is soon joined by crunchy beansprouts, chopped onion, and an egg. After a little bit of a dance in the wok, condiments such as fish sauce, chili powder, sugar and ground peanuts are added to the season. There are also other variations of Pad Thai that includes either tofu or shrimp.


Som Tam

Thailand's most famous salad, Som Tam is a wonderful infusion of bold flavours. It's also very healthy. Make yourself some Som Tam at home by grating raw green papaya and mixing it together with tamarind juice, peanuts, ground garlic, and chillies; tomatoes, string beans and dried shrimp. Season with fish sauce, sugarcane paste, salt and lime juice. Serve it alongside a bowl of sticky white rice. In Bangkok, one variation of Som Tam includes crab while another features fermented fish sauce.


Gang Keow Wan

One of the most beloved of Thai food is the Thai Green Curry which can be found in different variations in Bangkok with fish, chicken or pork in it. In addition to the meat, the Thai Green Curry features coconut milk, Thai eggplant, Thai basil, bamboo shoots and of course the Thai green curry paste. The curry is flavoured with the usual collection of Thai herbs such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal, to name a few.


Thai Sweet Sticky Rice With Mango

Finally something for those with a sweet tooth! Thai Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango or Khao Neeo Mamuang; is Thailand's favourite dessert that is widely consumed during the mango season. The dessert is made with special sticky rice that can be found at Asian supermarkets. Washed and drained the rice is boiled first with water and second with 1 ½ cups coconut milk, ½ teaspoon of salt and a cup of sugar. Once it's cooked begin to make the sauce by whisking together ½ cup of coconut milk with a ¼ teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of sugar and tapioca starch. Bring to a boil. Serve by arranging slices of mango on top of the rice and finally drizzle the sauce generously on top of both the rice and mango. For better taste, sprinkle some sesame seeds.