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5 Recommended local dishes you must try when visiting Thailand

Thailand has various local dishes you must try.
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Thai food is a unique blend of varying flavours and textures. You can find 5 essential flavors: salty, sour, spicy, bitter, and sweet in its traditional dishes. Your trip to this country is incomplete before you taste these dishes:

Pad Thai

Pad Thai is rice noodles stir-fried with tofu, bean sprouts, eggs, and either shrimp or chicken followed by some other seasonings like chili, fish sauce, ground peanuts, and sugar. You also can add lime juice to make it more flavorful.

Khao Soi

Khao Soi is a silky noodle dish cooked in coconut milk-based curry, then garnished with crispy egg noodles. Depending on where you order, the meal can also be cooked with rice noodles.

Gaeng Keow Wan Gai

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Gaeng Keow Wan Gai or green chicken curry consists of slices of chicken, Thai eggplant, bamboo shoots, coriander, and basil combined with the flavourful green curry paste that’s a combination of coconut milk, green chili, kaffir lime, galangal, shrimp paste, cilantro, lemongrass, and other spices. The dish is best served with fragrant jasmine rice.

Khao Phat

‘Khao‘ means rice and ‘phat‘ relates to being stir-fried. Khao Phat consists of Thai jasmine rice, small meat slices, egg, onions, garlic and sometimes even tomatoes along with various seasonings.

Som Tam

Som tam’s main component is shredded green papaya, which is cloaked in the flavours of ground chili, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and green beans. Fish sauce, lime, sugar, and peanuts are also thrown in for a spicy, sweet and sour flavour.

The dish is usually eaten with sticky rice to complement the crunch of the green papaya.

Ummi Lulu
Journalist at News Asia Today. From Indonesia. I write about life, tech, and business related topics happening in Asia.