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5 Must try Thai Dishes - Fusions of sweet, spice, sour in ultra-vibrant colours

The wide variety of the food that Thailand has to offer will ensure that your taste buds will have an experience like you've never had before, here are 5 must try Thai dishes.


Tom Yum Goong

Watch out for the beguiling Thai chef-d'oeuvre spicy starter Tom Yum Goong. The delicious soup's main ingredients are shrimp, mushroom and tomatoes. The clear transparent starter is laced with lemon grass galangal kaffir lime leaves to highlight a tangy flavour and is served hot. Remember to ask for coconut milk and cream when ordering the soup which adds more character to the dish. The broth brings together the essential Thai tastes all in one bowl making it a popular dish enjoyed around the world.


Spring rolls

The crispy fried Spring rolls are another side dish that that is served in many street stalls as well as many fine dining restaurants in Thailand. Popular as an appetizer the light finger snack tasted better with some hot or sweet-sour sauce. There is also a vegetarian version of this dish which features Tofu as the main ingredient in the filling and used as a substitute to meat. Bursting with flavours the Thai spring rolls have earned a firm position in the list of popular Thai appetizers.


Pad Thai

Stir-fried noodles, commonly known as Pad Thai is one of the most loved dishes among locals and tourists. The noodles is made by stir frying tofu, peanuts, shrimp, green onions, bean sprouts and garlic along with noodles and served hot with a drizzle of lime juice a dash of fish sauce and with a fried egg sitting pretty on the top. Pad Thai can be bought at many street food stalls and carts located around the city. Stationary Street carts open up for business late afternoon and close late at night near some of the serviced apartment in Bangkok the likes of Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok to cater to people going home after work or the tourists who are visiting the country.


Gang Keow

Gang Keow Wan is a versatile curry that can be ordered with a choice of chicken, beef or veggies. This delicious dish made with green curry paste, coconut milk, Thai basil, bamboo shoots and the Thai roots and herbs speciality (lemongrass, galangal, lime leaves etc). Gang Keow is made very soupy to ensure that the plate of rice will absorb every last delicious drop of the ingredients. This popular dish is served at almost all restaurants in Thailand being one of the staple dishes enjoyed by the locals; readily available and relished with delight.


Banana Pancakes

Particularly popular with backpackers the Banana Pancakes is one of the best easy to eat food items in Thailand. They are also easy to make and even easier to be mixed and matched with a variety of toppings. It is made by simply beating up the regular pancake batter which includes flour, eggs, milk and a dash of salt with a couple of ripe bananas. Your morning will be naturally energized when you tuck into hot banana pancakes served hot off the griddle with vanilla sauce. Try them even with chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, hazelnut, etc. The street vendors are armed with them all! So, if you see one of the little carts offering pancakes, don't just walk by...GET ONE!!! Trust me, getting one, will definitely be a choice that you wouldn't regret!

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