The Best of Thai Cuisine

You can never go wrong with Thai food. Unless you can’t stand spicy food, that is. Then again, you can always ask for the non-spicy version if it comes to that. Indulging in Thai food is one of the best things you can do, and if you are uninitiated to this cuisine, it is about time that you discover it!

You can find excellent Thai restaurants all over the world, but I have to say that my best gastronomic experiences were in the country itself. This is to be expected, just as with any other cuisine. If you ever find yourself in Thailand - you should make it a point to do so, actually - make sure you check out these dishes, which I consider to be the best of Thai cuisine.

Green Mango Salad

What better way to start a meal than with a fresh salad that gives a crunch that you can’t beat? Green mangos are not native to many western countries, but once you develop a taste for them, it is hard to forget the flavor. Thai green mango salad is one of the best ways to experience this fruit, which is naturally sour in flavor. Made right, however, you will not be overwhelmed with the sourness. Instead, it will be a delightful blend of sour, sweet, and salty flavors. Green mango salads usually include toppings such as shrimp (my choice!), pork, or chicken.

Tom Yam Goong

Another lovely starter is this soup called Tom Yam Goong. If there is only one soup that you should try, it is this! Tom Yam Goong consists mainly of shrimp and mushroom and has a sour and spicy flavor. The secret lies in the generous use of herbs such as lemongrass, shallots, and lime leaves. Before you even take the first spoonful, you will already fall in love with the aroma! Oh, and if you eat it with a steaming cup of rice, Tom Yam Goong can also serve as a main dish.

Thai Chicken Satay

Satay is a popular dish in Southeast Asia, but one thing you should know: there are so many kinds of satay, but it is hard to compete with Thai chicken satay!

Satay is made using strips of chicken, which are marinated in a special sauce. As usual, what makes Thai chicken satay stand out is the blend of spices used in the marinade. Think lemongrass, turmeric, shallots, and more. To make the dish all the more luscious, don’t forget to get generous helpings of the peanut sauce.

Pad Thai

This dish has given me more joy than any other Thai food. At the same time, it has given me a lot of heartache, if only because I can’t seem to find a version that truly satisfies my taste buds outside of Thailand.

Pad Thai might very well be the signature dish in Thai cuisine. This dish has so many variations, but it basically is made with noodles mixed with tofu, shrimp, bean sprouts, and meat (usually chicken or pork). Often, it also comes wrapped in a coat of light scrambled eggs. What makes it even more special is the topping of finely ground peanuts. My mouth waters at the thought!

This is no doubt a very limited list of what Thai cuisine has to offer. If you are limited in time and choices, however, make sure you get a taste of these dishes. You’ll fall in love with Thai food, for sure.

Sunny Craig is passionate about food of any kind. He will try just about anything, but he will always come back to his tried and tested favorites. His love affair with Thai food started when he went to learn Thai in Bangkok many years ago, and the rest is history as they say.







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DISCLAIMER! Super Candy is a blog of a Newbie Cook aspiring to provide mouth watering reads. On this blog the author shares her personal cooking experience, dugged up recipes and reblogs of delicious and scrumptious looking photographs.


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