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Top 6 must-eat local dishes in Thailand - Treat your taste buds

Thailand is a buzzing city with tourists and travellers from around the world. Apart from the excursions in the country one of the major attractions is the delightful food you find in Thailand.


Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)

If you love shrimp then there is no doubt you will absolutely love the Tom Yum Goong. This dish can combine all four flavours sweet, sour, salty and spicy. Lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, fish sauce, galangal and chilli peppers are some of the ingredients used in the dish to bring out the flavours. You can select between the two options of getting the coup with coconut milk or without coconut milk and the best option is to try out both on different occasions.


Pad Thai (Stir-Fried Noodles)

Pad Thai is a common food in East Asia but the traditional Pad Thai in Thailand is one that you must try. The rice noodles are flat and thick and stir-fried with a variety of vegetables such a carrots and bean sprouts and mixed with tofu. If you want extra toppings you can also get chicken or shrimp and select the level of spiciness to your liking. Somerset Park Suanplu Bangkok is located around some of the best restaurants that serve traditional Pad Thai and the best way to identify these restaurants is to spot the number of locals dining in.


Gaeng Keow Wan Gai (Green Chicken Curry)

If you love anything spicy you are bound to love this Thai Green Chicken Curry which is full of flavour and bound to burst out in your mouth. It is usually enjoyed with rice or pitta bread but you can even enjoy it as a combination with other dishes such as Pad Thai and Tom Khai Gai. Apart from the chunky strips of chicken, you will find in the dish you will also come across Thai eggplant, bamboo shoots, basil and coriander.


Gaeng Daeng (Red Curry)

Gaeng Daeng is rather similar to Gaeng Keow Wan Gai when it comes to the ingredients but the flavours are completely different. Gaeng Daeng is a red curry which is based on a tomato mix but the dish can be found with chicken, shrimp, tofu and vegetables. You can decide how spicy you wish the dish to be and this is generally served in many restaurants and street food carts as well. If you are staying at a hostel, an Airbnb or any one of the two-bedroom serviced apartments, Bangkok has ample options for you when it comes to food as you can either get take away and eat in the room or you can sit by the street food stall and indulge in a warm meal.


Khao Phat (Fried Rice)

Unlike any fried rice you will come across in South East Asia, the Khao Phat is full of flavour and is packed with different ingredients that are bound to keep your tastebuds guessing what the next bite will consist. Trying out traditional food in Thailand is a must-do when you visit the country and Khao Phat is one dish you will find easily.


Tom Kha Gai (Chicken in Coconut)

Tom Kha Gai is a common dish but a dish that balances the flavours between spicy and sweet. This is a delightful side dish to be enjoyed with plain steamed rice and you can enjoy all the different flavours of the curry.