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Bangkok's Most Popular Dishes - Enjoying Your Thai Meals!

Food is an important part of Thai culture. You will be surprised to see how frequently Thais eat even while maintaining super slim figures. When you are in Bangkok enjoy being a foodie since the range of delectable Thai cuisines is simply too good to miss out on.

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Thai Breakfast dishes

How about a Joke to get you through the day? Joke is a local Thai dish usually served during breakfast. It is a type of congee or rice porridge, which is a well-known dish in Asian countries. In Bangkok, a variety of meats are usually added to enhance the flavours since pork is a local favourite you find minced pork or pork organs in the dish. The topping is generally a soft-boiled egg, spring onions, and sliced ginger. If you want to eat like a Thai then add some soy or fish sauce with ground or pickled chili.

Khao Rad Gang is considered a Thai fast food preferred by many during the rush hour. However, this fast food is high in nutrition and ideal to get you through a busy day even without lunch. A bowl of rice is served with at least two to three accompaniments; you can pick your choice from curries, stir-fried dishes or even a soup.

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Having a Thai Lunch

One problem that you will face when dining in Bangkok is to decide where and what to eat since the choices are varied. Kway Tio is a basic dish widely available throughout the country. A type of noodle soup prepared with a variety of meats including pork, beef, duck, fish or meatballs. Veggies are also added along with the standard Thai condiments to taste.

Another classic lunch item in the menu is Pad Thai Goon. This is quite a popular dish you find in many Thai restaurants all over the world. Stir-fried rice noodles are served with fresh shrimp, crab or chicken, you will also be able to find a vegetarian version. This is a heavy dish with a lot of flavours and a bit spicy too. If you are eating out in Bangkok the choices are endless. Visitors who are staying at top class hotels such, as Avani Atrium Bangkok will be able to enjoy local cuisines at it's best.

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Dinnertime in Bangkok

For dinner, there's no hard and fast rule. Usually, it's either noodles or rice dish that most Thais consume. Noodle soup such as Kuay-jap with a meat item such as pork and veggies are a preference. If you prefer rice then you can opt for Khao-tom-Kui, which is a bowl of rice porridge served with different side dishes of your choice.

Tom Yum Gung is a Thai masterpiece soup that you must taste during your stay in Bangkok. Prepared with shrimp (which is the main ingredient) mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, lime and couple of other herbs. It is one of the most popular Thai dishes in the world. The tangy, sweet and a strong spicy flavour that leaves behind a tingling sensation on your taste buds is definitively worth tasting. The mishmash of herbs exudes a refreshing aroma ensuring that you slurp down every drop. Certain ingredients can be altered (but not everything) if you prefer a creamy flavour coconut milk or cream can be added but for a more sour and healthy version, you can omit these!