Thai Food You Have To Try When Visiting Thailand

The Kingdom of Thailand, which was formerly known as Siam is a country situated at the center of the Southeast Asian Indo Chinese peninsula and houses 76 provinces. Hence, the culture and the cuisine is an amalgamation of flavours and influences as well as traditional indigenous tastes. Bangkok, the capital city, is one of the favorite tourist destinations of the world and houses a cosmopolitan population. Thus it is implied that the available flavours of the country are must-haves for the ardent food lover.

List of Thai cuisines one cannot afford to miss out on 

The essential Thai flavors consist of a few irresistible delicacies that can be summarized below.

●      Tom Yum Goong (Thai hot and spicy soup with shrimp)  

Considered as one of the essential Thai cuisines to try, Tom Yum Goong is a soup which exhibits a spicy flavor because of the opulent offering of chilis. The broth is made from a sophisticated and measured mixture of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal (rhizome similar to ginger), and a variety of Thai herbs. Mushrooms, tomatoes and the presence of shrimp intensify the appealing flavour of the dish and convert it into a culinary extravaganza.

 

●      Tom KhaGai (Chicken Galangal Soup) 

The soup called Tom KhaGai imitates the textures of curry because the generous creamy and lustrous cover is rendered by an opulent amount of coconut milk broth. The soup surprises the aficionado of good food through offerings of mushrooms, boneless pieces of chicken, lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves, and the special add on of cilantro and galangal.

 

●      GeangKeow Wan Gai (Green Curry Chicken) 

GeangKeow Wan Gai is one of the most popular Thai dishes that one must try when visiting Thailand. This green curry delicacy sports a pleasing combo with chicken though it can also be prepared with pork or beef. The rich, creamy, sweet, and spicy taste is rendered due to the base made from coconut milk broth and chili and sports creamy chunks of chicken and Thai eggplant. This curry is best served with rice.

 

●      GaengHanglay (Thai Hanglay Curry) 

Hailing from the northern parts of Thailand and considered one of the most popular flavours there, this curry is made of a creamy base prepared with chili, garlic, shrimp paste, shallots. This sauce is incredibly delicious and consists of pork simmered to tenderness in the savory curry paste. The occasional feature of roasted peanuts and pickled garlic adds on to the flavour of this dish 

 

●      HokMok Ma Praw Awn (Thai Seafood Curry in Coconut) 

The tropical sunny climate that is particular to Thailand is noticeable in the presence of coconut milk in a variety of dishes that are available in the country. This sweet curry prepared from a variety of fresh seafood cooked in a rich, delicious coconut milk cream served with fleshy chunks of coconut. The spectacular cuisine is served in a young coconut and hence displays a scintillating visual to the food lovers.

 

These in short are the best dishes that one should mandatorily try when they make their trip to Thailand. These are the authentic and quintessential flavors that one should explore to get the ultimate feel of Thai cuisine.

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