Eating out is something that we Bangkokians indulge in rather frequently. With the numerous dining options available in our city, it’s often difficult to choose which place we want to visit next. Thai Foodie is always on our radar and for good reason, especially street foods. The cuisine is outstanding, and the atmosphere is perfect for a night out with friends.
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It’s a good idea for tourists visiting Bangkok to learn a little Thai. Not only will knowing a few Thai words improve your language skills, but it may also help you save money. Speaking Thai adds spice to everyday conversations for the locals, and for those learning the language, a few words here and there can go a long way. So, where should you go in Bangkok for authentic Thai cuisine? There are thousands of Thai restaurants and street food stands in the city, but we’ve compiled a list of just 5 of our favorites for you to try.
Top 5 Thai Foodies
Spicy Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)
It is actually quite simple to prepare Thai food at home. However, you should be aware that not all recipes are created equal. Some Thai recipes are complex, requiring dozens of ingredients and detailed instructions, while the majority are quite simple. Furthermore, many Thai recipes make extensive use of fresh herbs and spices that are both inexpensive and readily available. Thai spicy basil chicken is a great Thai recipe for beginners. It’s flavorful, simple to make, and absolutely delectable.
Thai spicy basil chicken is a popular dish among many people. It’s mostly made of chicken that’s been sliced and cooked with Thai herbs. They add carrots and onions, as well as other ingredients, to the mixture. White rice is a common accompaniment to chicken. It is well-known for its exotic ingredients and flavors. This dish is light, healthy, and full of flavor. The sauce is made with chili paste, lime juice, and fresh Thai basil.
The most water-mouthing stirred-fry spicy basil chicken with rice is served on Bangkok Food Tour at a local street with a vendor for two decades.
Tom Kha Kai, (also known as Chicken in Coconut Soup)
Tom Kha Kai (also known as Chicken in Coconut Soup) is a rich, spicy Thai soup known colloquially as “elephant’s piss soup.” Despite its dubious moniker, this soup is incredibly flavorful and has a fan base that includes both Thai and non-Thai palates. It is traditionally made with a mortar and pestle, but it can also be made in a food processor, which is much faster. This soup contains coconut milk, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal root, and mushrooms, in addition to the poached chicken in coconut milk. This dish is served on our Bangkok Food Tour with a vendor at a hidden location near Chinatown. They made with secret recipe that make the soup so delicious and yummy.
Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)
Thailand’s national dish is Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup). It’s typically served hot and spicy, with a generous wedge of lime and a side of fresh cilantro. The dish dates back to 14th century Thailand and has gained popularity in recent years. Tom Yum Goong has approximately 15 calories per serving and 3.4 grams of fat. It is a traditional Thai hot and sour soup that is typically made with shrimp, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, galangal, mushrooms, tomatoes, and chili peppers. Tom Yum is known for its use of prawn heads and shells, which give it a distinct appearance. The soup is garnished with wonton, or deep-fried wontons. Wonton soup is a popular variation of Tom Yum that tastes similar to Tom Yum but is typically made without shrimp. If you enjoy spicy foods, check out our “4 Best Spicy Tom Yum Thai Soup With Chicken” content.
Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)
Thais invented the condiment or salad known as “Som Tum”. It tastes sour, tangy, and spicy. Among the ingredients are chopped raw papaya, mint, and shrimp paste. It’s usually paired with grilled meat or fish. Thai soups are among my favorite dishes, and Som tum is at the top of my list. While papaya salad can be found on Thai restaurant menus, making it at home is a breeze, and it’s a delicious way to eat healthy.
Som Tum is a spicy papaya salad native to Thailand’s Isan region. Steamed green beans, carrots, cilantro, and lime juice balance out the bright, tangy flavor. It’s light and refreshing, and, like all good Thai dishes, it’s packed with nutritious, heart-healthy ingredients.
Thai Massaman Curry
Thai massaman curry combines the flavors of curry, coconut milk, ginger, peanuts, and other ingredients. It is most commonly made with chicken, but it can also be made with beef or other meats. This curry recipe calls for chicken, but if you prefer a vegetarian option, you can easily substitute tofu or vegetables for the chicken.
The Thai massaman curry recipe is spicy, so if you’re not used to seasoning foods, start with a milder recipe. It’s made with coconut milk, potatoes, carrots, peanuts, turmeric (for the bright yellow color), and peanuts. Its main ingredient, coconut milk, is responsible for its creamy texture. The spices are mixed in various amounts, but what makes it spicy are the galangal, long pepper, and lemongrass. It’s typically served with rice, but it can also be served with noodles.
If You Don’t Like Spicy Thai Foodies
Curry is an Indian dish that can be prepared in a variety of ways based on what is available, how you want it to taste, and what you have on hand. The most important thing to remember about Thai curry is that spices are always present. While chili is often used in Thai foodie, it may also contain turmeric, black pepper, ginger, galangal, other types of chili, as well as other spicy ingredients. If the language isn’t an issue, you can simply ask the chef to make it less spicy. If you try to order on the street, communication will be tough, therefore, you might consider attending a food tour in Bangkok to prevent eating too spicy curry, which may upset your stomach the next morning.
As the country’s national cuisine, there are many Thai foodies, and there are various meals that are a must-try when visiting Bangkok, Thailand. They blend three major cuisines: Chinese, Thai, and Western. Thai food is both tasty and healthful. It’s also flexible and has a low saturated fat content. Furthermore, Thai cuisine is extremely simple to prepare at home. Bangkok is widely regarded as the best city in Southeast Asia for delicious culinary. The city has around 500 alternatives for appetizing authentic menus, not to mention street vendors. There are street stalls all across Bangkok where you may eat authentic Thai cooking. The purpose of this article is just to provide you with some information on Thai foodie and what to expect in Bangkok.