The 10 Best Thai Recipes

Apart from a unique culture, Thailand has an imaginative and colorful cuisine. The main ingredients they use for most of their dishes are vegetables, rice and chicken. Almost all of the dishes are spiced up with the most varied of flavor herbs resulting in a final result which is both exotic and above all, healthy. Hopefully the following 10 best Thai recipes I list below will make you want to try them all. In any case, what other place is there to eat traditional meals than the source, right? So dig in and enjoy!

1. Phat Thai – Fried Noodles

One of the all-time favorite dish of both foreigners and locals, Phat Thai is a traditional Thai recipe prepared with tofu, shrimp, crushed peanuts, chili, coriander and bean sprouts.

2. Tom Yam Kung – Spicy Shrimp Soup

The national representative of the Thai cuisine, the Tom Yam soup is not only spicy but full of fragrant herbs, giving it a unique fresh aroma and a tastefulness which is unforgettable.

3. Kaeng Khiao Wan Kai – Green Chicken Curry

Prepared with zucchini and bell peppers, the green curry is truly unique Thai recipe. Though spicy, it also has a sweet flavor and combined with the chicken chunks it becomes a delicious meal.

4. Kai Phat Met Mamuang – Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts

Who would have though chicken and nuts would go so well together. This sweet, not really spicy dish is a light meal for anyone trying the Thai cuisine out for the first time.

5. Por Pia Tord – Fried Spring Rolls

The main appetizers of the Thai cuisine are the fried spring rolls, which can be filled either with vegetables or with shrimps, accompanied by sour or sweet dip.

6. Som Tam – Spicy Papaya Salad

A dish that has become a local Thai favorite, the spicy salad’s main ingredient is unripe papaya and fresh vegetables. Its perfect companions are sticky rice or grilled chicken.

7. Kao Phad – Fried Rice

Though at first a fried rice dish wouldn’t show much imagination, once you try the way Thais make it, using various ingredients and served in a carved-out pineapple cone, you will be more than surprised.

8. Tom Kha Kai – Chicken in Coconut Soup

Those who prefer spicy-free dishes, this chicken soup can become their favorite dish. Using coconut milk with lemongrass and galangal, Tom Khai Kai turn into the ultimate refreshing soup!

9. Phanaeng – Meat in Coconut Cream

Strongly resembling the red curry Thai recipe, this dish is more sweet and spicy. It is generally served with cooked rice, but those who think it has too much meat in it, can order some vegetable side-dishes too.

10. Mu/Kai Sa-te – Grilled Pork/Chicken in Turmeric

The chicken or pork sticks are also popular appetizers, or a meal in their own, being usually accompanied by two sauce dips, a sweet and sour sauce with vinegar, pepper, cucumber and shallot, the other a more spicy dip with coconut milk, ground peanuts and curry powder.

Many of these dishes are quite easy to prepare, you just need the ingredients and a bit of commitment to try all the 10 best Thai recipes.

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