Influenced by Indian, Chinese and Malay cuisine, extensive use of spices and herbs such as turmeric, coriander, chilies, peppercorn, garlic, etc. Thailand has big flavour profile with 4 characteristics consist of sour, sweet, savory, salty.
2 Most Popular TraditionalCuisines
Tom Yum Kung
Literally translated as the soup of shrimp “Yum” salad. Yum is a kind of salad similar to the Spanish ceviche which consisted of raw shallots, fish sauce, palm sugar, and lime juice. Tom Yum is based on this principle.
Pad thai, or phad thai is a stir-fried rice noodle dish commonly served as a street food and at most restaurants in Thailand. It is listed at number five on a list of "World's 50 most delicious foods" readers' poll compiled by CNN Go in 2011.
2 Most Popular CuisinesNowadays
Pad Kee Mao Spaghetti
Also a stir-fry with a lot of garlic, bird eyes chili, soy sauce, oyster sauce, fresh green peppercorns, and holy basil. It replaces rice noodles with spaghetti in the stir-fry and people love it.
Pad Thai has been only invented around 60 years. Rice noodles stir-fried with Pad Thai sauce (dried chilies, tamarind paste, salt, palm sugar, garlic, and shallots) accompanied with peanuts, tofu, prawn, lime, etc. The savoriness comes from fish sauce added during stir- fry and the butter from prawn's head.
2 Most Popular Flavors inStreetFood
Gai Yang or Grilled chicken is a big thing in Thai street food and it’s always a must when having a papaya salad. Thai grilled chicken is simply marinated with coriander roots, garlic, pepper, and soy sauce or fish sauce depending on the recipe.
Kho Moo Yang
Kho Moo Yang or grilled pork cheek follows the same principle and both are eaten with Jaew dressing consisting of fish sauce, palm sugar, lime or tamarind paste, ground toasted rice, and culantro or chopped cilantro or spring onions.
2 Most Popular Exotic Flavor /Cuisine
Som Tum Pla Ra
Som Tum Pla Ra is a papaya salad with fish sauce, palm sugar, fresh bird-eye chilies, raw unripened papaya, and fermented fish or crab which has a very strong odor.
Nam Tok, which literally means waterfall. Nam Tok is everything similar to Larb (chili flakes, fish sauce, palm sugar, toasted sticky rice, lime juice, shallots, mint, culantro刺芹, and it replaces minced meat in Larb for grilled pork cheek or beef steak) except for that Nam Tok add quite the amount of blood from the meat that dish is cooking with.