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Top 10 Most Popular Thai Dishes - Sensational Treats that will Tickle Your Tastebuds!

The rich zest of Thai food truly is quite addictive! There are plenty of Thai food lovers all across the world. This article gives details about some of the most popular Thai dishes that you must certainly try out.


Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Goong is a deliciously spicy shrimp soup that will take your taste buds to the seventh heaven of delight! It is one of the most popular dishes among the locals in the country. Quite a large number of tourists also opt to feast on this dish during their vacations. The soup combines the exquisite tastes of lemongrass, galangal, chilli, shallots, lime leaves, lime juice as well as fish sauce. The end result is a delicious concoction that has a remarkable balance of tangy flavours. A definite must-try!


Som Tum

You will either love Som Tum or hate it. But you will never know unless you try! Som Tum is a spicy green papaya salad that includes garlic, chilli, cherry tomatoes and green beans as well as shredded raw papaya. There are many variations of this dish offered throughout the country.


Tom Kha Kai

Tom Kha Kai is a 'safe' dish to try out in Thailand as is doesn't include a full gamut of fiery spices. It's basically a divinely fragrant chicken and coconut soup. The thick and creamy coconut milk effectively reduces the heat of the spices that are combined in the mix, making it a favourite among foreigners.


Gaeng Daeng

This is a dish that tastes as great as it looks. Gaeng Daeng, or the Red Curry as it is popularly known among tourists, is a concoction of heavenly appeal. It's made of meat, red curry paste and coconut milk. Finely chopped kaffir lime leaves gorgeously adorn the dish, adding rich pops of colour.


Pad Thai

You cannot escape Pad Thai in Thailand! It's the exotic Thai version of fried noodles and is a dish that is deeply connected with the lives of the locals. There are many leading restaurants in Mai Khao that serve Pad Thai with unique twists. Accompaniments like fish sauce, sugar, peanuts and chilli powder immensely enhance its original taste.


Khao Pad

Khao Pad, which is Thai style fried rice, is yet another favourite dish in the country. It uses a few very basic, but incredibly strong spices to bring out its rich appeal. You can add a variety of different meats to it, or enjoy a simple vegetarian version, depending on your mood and preference. Hotels like Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas serve exquisite Khao Pad that will keep you yearning for more.


Pad Krapow Moo Saap

When a serious hunger pang strikes and you start yearning for a good, filling meal, head over to the nearest restaurant and order a steaming plate of Pad Krapow Moo Saap. You will be served a deliciously aromatic concoction of steamed white rice, minced pork and a variety of spices.


Gaeng Keow Wan Kai

The name of this dish is a little hard to pronounce but try to order it anyway because you will fall in love with its remarkable taste! It's a simple, humble green chicken curry that comes with eggplants, bamboo shoots, coriander and sweet basil. Green curry paste is added to the coconut cream curry that all these ingredients are combined in, to give the dish its unique colour and name.


Yam Nua

Yam Nua is a spicy beef salad that is immensely popular among both locals and tourists. The taste of the tender beef is greatly enhanced by coriander, spearmint, lime, dried chilli and onion.


Kai Med Ma Muang

Juicy bits of chicken mixed with roasted cashews, onions, chilli, pepper, carrot, mushrooms and sweet soy sauce is what you get when you order a delicious dish of Kay Med Ma Muang. You can even add a dollop of honey over your appetizing dish to add a note of enchanting sweetness to the mix.