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5 Top Thai Dishes You Need to Try

Whether you are on a trip in which you need to train your taste buds to savor new delicacies, or you are a gourmand who lives for the art of fine dining, we introduce to you a few dishes you should not miss out on.

The dishes discussed in this article have been selected to cater to your dietary preferences.  Whether you love Thai food in Melbourne super spicy or with mild spices, we have got you covered.

  • Gaeng Keow Wan Gai

Okay, this one is not for the fainthearted. The dish, which in English is called Green Curry with Chicken, has the hottest curry in all of Thailand as one of its major condiments.

Vegetables like potatoes and eggplant, as well as spices and herbs like shallots, turmeric, blue ginger, garlic, kaffir lime leaves, and Thai basil, go into enhancing the taste of the sauce which is made from coconut milk.

Depending on your choice, you could have the green curry with beef or seafood rather than chicken, which is the usual accompaniment.

  • Pad Thai

Generally translated as stir-fried noodles, Pad Thai has a sweet and sour (rather than spicy) flavor. You can find it anywhere and everywhere, from street corners to posh restaurants.

Here’s a little secret though: sometimes, a heavy touch of sophistication robs a thing of its natural appeal, and this dish is one such thing.

So if you want to enjoy this meal, go for the cheaper version found at local restaurants. Enjoy your stir-fried noodles with vegetables, or seafood, chicken, or pork.

  • Som Tam

The green papaya salad is made from simple ingredients like unripe papaya, garlic, carrots, tomatoes, chilies, palm sugar, long beans, fish sauce, lime juice, and peanuts. The appeal of the delicacy is suffused in its simplicity.

It is straightforward to prepare, can be found in almost practically every city in Thailand as it is a staple, and is delightsome to the taste buds. The dish holds a promise of different pleasant sensations shooting from your taste buds to your brain: from sweet, to sour, to hot, and salty.

  • Suea Ring Hai

This dish, just like most other foods from the northeastern part of Thailand, has flavors that are spicy, salty, and sour at the same time and is served with a portion of sticky rice. It is nicknamed Crying Tiger, a fitting appellation, to be honest.

This is because the grilled stick is served with a sauce so hot and spicy that the eyes begin to tear up. Of course, this delicacy is for the ballsy foodie who is not afraid to savor the deliciousness beyond the initial burning sensation on the tongue.

  • Guay Teow

This is a generic name for noodle soups of any kind. Made with pork, beef, or chicken, as well as with rice noodles or egg noodles, they are a perfect treat at any time of the day.

The dish is usually accompanied by condiments such as lime juice, sugar, dried chili, and fish sauce. They are also often served with meatballs in the broth.