by: anika854, created: 02 Apr 2018, updated: 02 Apr 2018 Public: Users can add dishes

Like many other Asian cuisines, Thai cooking uses rice as a basic ingredient for the majority of dishes. The word “food” in Thai language means literally “to eat rice”. Furthermore, it has 5 main tastes, which you may meet in almost every dish. These are: sour lime, savory fish sauce, hot chilli, salt and sweetness (usually added by palm tree).

1. Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yam Goong, ต้มยําากุ้ง

(Thai)

Thai shrimp soup, is one of the most essential dishes in Thai cuisine. The soup has countless varieties, but lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, chilies, and in this case shrimp, are mandatory.

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2. Pad Thai

Phad Thai

(Thai)

(Thai-isaan)

Stir-fried rice noodle dish commonly served as a street food and at casual local eateries in Thailand. It is made with soaked dried rice noodles, which are stir-fried with eggs and chopped ...

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3. Som Tam

Som Tom, Som Tum, spicy papaya salad, green papaya salad

(Thai)

Som tam ' spicy papaya salad ' comes from northeast Thailand, but it's reached near-cult status throughout the rest of the country. Slight regional differences in ingredients means placement on the sweet-or-sour ...

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4. Tom Kha Kai

Chicken In Coconut Soup

(Thai)

A mild, tamer twist on Tom Yum, this iconic soup infuses fiery chilies, stalks of lemongrass and tender strips of chicken. However unlike its more watery cousin, lashings of coconut milk soften ...

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5. Gaeng Daeng

Red Curry

(Thai)

Red curry is a popular Thai dish consisting of red curry paste cooked in coconut milk and added with meat; such as chicken, beef, pork, duck or shrimp, or vegetarian protein source ...

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6. Kao Pad

Khao Phat, Thai Fried Rice

(Thai)

Thai fried rice is a variety of fried rice typical of central Thai cuisine. In Thai, khao means "rice" and phat means "of or relating to being stir-fried". This dish differs from ...

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7. Pad Krapow Moo Kai Dao

Pad kra prao mu Khai dao, Fried Basil And Pork

(Thai)

An incredibly popular ‘one plate’ dish for lunch or dinner, fried basil and pork is certainly one of the most popular Thai dishes. It is made with lots of holy basil leaves, ...

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8. Gaeng Keow Wan Kai

Green Chicken Curry

(Thai)

Morsels of fresh chicken. Cherry-sized eggplants. Tender bamboo shoots. Sprigs of Coriander. Generous handfuls of sweet basil. These humble elements form the body of this seminal curry. The spoons of green curry ...

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9. Kai Phat Khing

(Thai)

A simple dish of fried slices of chicken with sliced ginger, soy sauce, fish sauce and chillies.

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10. Khao Khai Chiao

Kao Kai Jieu

(Thai)

A quick snack or breakfast, it is an omelet with white rice, often eaten with chilli sauce and cucumber. where the omelet is topped with a minced pork and vegetable stir-fry.

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