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Top 05 Thai Noodle Soups to Try – Flavour-filled Discoveries

A quintessential part of a foodie tour of Thailand is to savour its aromatic noodle soups, each with something different to offer your palate. Combining a variety of exotic spices and ingredients, these dishes will have your taste buds in raptures of joy; here are some of the most popular options.


Ba Mee Moo Dang

This is the name given for a dish that features egg noodles that are combined with delectable roast pork slices; apart from the soup version, there is a dry variety as well. The preparation of ba mee moo dang, in fact, requires numerous steps which is why many locals find it easier to buy it from street vendors. Among the ingredients used are star anise, cinnamon, garlic, coriander and vegetables, while the egg noodles are prepared similarly to the way you will find in Chinese cuisine. The combination of the noodles, pork, soup and spices are divine!


Tom Kha Gai

Tom kha gai (or tom kha kai) is another noodle soup sensation in Thailand. A coconut milk-based soup or broth is one of the key elements of this dish which has both sour and spicy elements to it. Be it at a street-side eatery or a riverside Bangkok restaurant, the authentic versions of this dish made with chicken are well worth savouring. Apart from coconut milk, which gives it a signature flavour, the soup also has several ingredients which lend to its taste; these can include lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, chillies, fish sauce, cilantro, coriander and galangal.


Tom Yum Goong

Globally popular, tom yum goong is best savoured when in Thailand, where it can be enjoyed in its most authentic forms. This is another dish that has wide appeal and can be found at locals markets as well as restaurants at hotels or residences the likes of Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok. It is known for its hot and sour flavours which blend perfectly with a variety of seafood, especially prawns. Various Thai herbs are used in making this dish while ingredients such as lemongrass, lime juice, fish sauce, ginger and coriander all play their part in enhancing the flavour.


Guay Tiew Ruea

Thais love this dish that is also called boat noodles; "guay tiew" means "noodles" while "ruea" is the word for "boat" and in case you are wondering, this dish was typically made and served on boats! Among the unique ingredient used to make it is pig's blood which lends to the flavour and colour. Meat lovers will enjoy the pork or beef that come with this noodle soup dish which also consists of various herbs and ingredients including star anise, cinnamon, fried garlic, chilli flakes and more.


Khao Soy

A dish that originated in northern Thailand, khao soy is a kind of creamy Thai curry soup that is made using coconut milk, both boiled and crispy egg noodles and chicken. One may even get a sense of eating an Indian curry since ingredients such as coriander seed and cardamom are used. Of course, you also get typically Thai additions as well with lemongrass, ginger, shallots and lime all combining to create a flavour-filled noodle soup.