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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Best Thai Cuisine to Experience in Bangkok – Go On! Treat those Taste-buds

Thai cuisine is loved the world over for its rich balance of spices and herbs and in Bangkok the choices are endless; the following article takes you on a delicious journey of gastronomic delights.


Nothing Beats a Spicy Shrimp Soup – Tom Yum Goong

Get ready for this fresh, tangy treat that will have you almost licking the bowl. Tom Yum Goong offers a burst of flavours with a fine combination of chilli, fragrant lemon grass, lime leaves, galangal, shallots, fish sauce and lime juice. Juicy and fresh shrimps together with straw mushrooms add loads of body to this very popular dish. Tom Yum enjoyed steaming hot at one of the roadside food kiosks offers a burst of spicy, sour and hot flavours in your mouth.


Papaya Salads Rock

Som Tom or Spicy Green Papaya Salad is a conundrum. Many love the dish while others can't decide on the acquired taste. Whichever way it screams 'Thai' and is a must try. Head over to the nearest food street from Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok and you will be treated to various versions of this dish. Papaya salad is created with green beans, garlic, chilli, cherry tomato and the main ingredient shredded green papaya. All ingredients are mashed in a pestle to release a rush of flavours that range from sweet and sour to spicy.


Chicken in Coconut Soup for Some Soul Food

Relishing a bowl of Tom Kha Kai is a pretty good excuse to leave your comfortable Sukhumvit serviced apartments; especially on a rainy day. Made with crushed shallots, thinly sliced galangal, stalks of lemongrass and slivers of chicken the soup is made with loads of thick coconut cream. Served with a topping of lime leaves this will be the most heartening soup you have in Bangkok. It offers a sweet, spicy kick to its cousin the fiery Tom Yum.


Red Curry to Feel Like a Thai

Asking for a bowl of red curry will help you fit right in with the throngs of locals enjoying their spicy food. Gaeng Daeng is a spicy curry eaten with steamed rice; it's made with thick coconut milk, red curry paste and chunks of meat. The dish comes to the table topped with strips of crushed Kaffir lime leaves that render the meal a marvellous aroma.


Don't Forget the Noodles

Pad Thai is by far the most popular noodle dish in Bangkok and across the world. It is a flavoursome Thai version of fried noodles made by dropping noodles into a hot wok already containing fistfuls of beansprouts, egg and onions. A crunchy spicy dish Pad Thai is eaten with lashings of sugar, fish sauce and heaps of finely chopped peanuts.


Next Comes the Fried Rice

Khao Pad is fried rice with egg, onions and fresh herbs. A simple meal enjoyed at lunchtime Khao Pad is generally served with slices of cucumber and green chilli relish. Choose the combination of ingredients from left over vegetables to crab, chicken and seafood.