Food travel through Thailand
Thailand is certainly the quintessential backpacker destination. Running through Thailand’s rainforests and temples; looping around its islands and beaches, is a tried and tested route that every backpacker fantasizes about. But it is not only the astounding beauty Thailand is famous for, Thai cuisine is one of the best international cuisines in the world.
Thailand is simply bursting with appetizing delights, ranging from traditional to modern; this particular cuisine has experienced a lot of innovation over the years. With every major international city providing their version of Thailand’s cuisine, the best is still to be found on Thai soil.
Jean –Pierre Gabriel, the author of “Thailand: The Cookbook” has mentioned in his book “I have never encountered a cuisine as fascinating as Thai. It seduces through its flavors—which come both from certain ingredients and legendary recipes—and the great sense of freshness it imprints on one’s memory.”
So, here are the best 6 Thai dishes from across the country:
1.Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)-
This dish is famously known as “The National aroma of Thailand.” Tom Yum is probably the most famous Thai soup – flavourful, spicy, sour and fragrant. Originated in Central Thailand, it’s a refreshing blend of fragrant lemongrass, chilli, galangal, and lime leaves, shallots and fish sauce giving it a legendary herbal kick.
2. Pad Thai (Thai style Fried Noodles)-
From Cape Town to Khao San Road, the default international Thai dish! There are an infinite number of variations on this timeless tradition, but usually, noodles are dressed up with tofu, bean sprouts, onion, and the brilliant final touch: peanuts ground crushed.
3. Khao Pad (Fried Rice)-
A popular lunch dish served typically with a wedge of lime and slices of cucumber. Thais use everything from prawns, crab or chicken to basil, chilli and left-over vegetables. Ah, good old fried rice!
4. Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad) –
This spicy dish comes from northeast Thailand but is very popular throughout the country. Common to all recipes is shredded green papaya and a healthy dose of heat. Barbequed chicken and lumps of sticky rice are the perfect companions.
5. Sriracha Sauce-
Sriracha hot chilli sauce is a dipping sauce which originated from Thailand. It made from a paste of chilli peppers, distilled vinegar,garlic, sugar, and salt. It is named after the coastal city of Si Racha of eastern Thailand, where it may have been first produced for dishes served at local seafood restaurants.
6. Khao soi (Cut Rice) –
Khao soi or khao soy is a Burmese-influenced dish served widely in northern Laos and northern Thailand. It is a kind-of-soup made with wide rice noodles, chopped pork, shallots and beans. Different variants of khao soi are made with and without coconut milk and with rice noodles instead of egg noodles.
Food belonging to different countries across the globe is impacted by their culture and Thai cuisine is one of the most culturally oriented cuisines. At Gogrub, we have tried hard to soak Thai spices and sauces in our exotic snacks range. One of our top selling products, Thai Sriracha Cashews which is prepared from a unique blend of Sriracha sauce and sun dried tomatoes; contains a peppery tangy Thai flavour and is truly one of a kind.