Thai Food: 47 Amazing Things I Ate In Thailand

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Dear Thailand,

You make the best food, and I love you for it.

Never stop cooking!

Yours hungrily,

Elizabeth

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I love Thai food. There is no country on earth that creates better food, in my opinion. I love Thai food so much. I could eat it all day, every day. In fact, for large chunks of my time I have done exactly that with the many trips I have taken to Thailand over the past 10 years.

On my recent trip to Thailand, I was mainly there to check out the Thai food. It’s a tough job, but I had to do it! Yep.

Thai food is all about flavour, and lots of it. The four cornerstones of Thai cuisine – spicy, sour, salty and sweet – are featured in almost every dish to some degree. From green curries and Pad Thai’s to Miang Kham and Roti Sai Mai, there is something for everyone.

This is going to be a very personal list, of things I have tried and liked. But the great thing about Thailand is, there are probably about 1000 recipes of Thai food to try and we all have our favourites.

If you want to get inspired for your next trip to Thailand, or perhaps you want to try something new at home in the kitchen, I’ve got 47 Thai food dishes to share with you today.

47 Amazing Things I Ate In Thailand

Som Tam Papaya Salad

1.  Som Tam (Papaya Salad)

Sticky Rice

2. Khao Niew (Sticky Rice)

Thai Barbecue Pork

3. Moo Dang (Barbecued Pork Loin)

Penang Curry in Omelette

4. Penang Curry in Omelette

Pad Gaprow

5. Pad Gaprow Gai/Moo (Chicken or Pork with Basil and Chilli)

 Fried Fish Ruby Fish

6. Pla Rad Prik (Fried Fish topped with Fried Garlic)

Roti Sai Mai

7. Roti Sai Mai (Candy Floss wrapped in Sweet Roti)

Kao Soi

8. Kao Soi Gai/Moo (Chiang Mai Curry Noodles with Chicken or Pork)

Burmese Tea Leaf Salad

9. Burmese Tea Leaf Salad (Not strictly Thai but tastes amazing – made with fermented tea leaves, nuts, puffed rice and tomatoes)

Pad Thai

10. Pad Thai (famous Thai noodle dish – it’s a classic for good reason)

Iced Coffee

11. Iced Coffee

Tom Yum Soup

12. Tom Yum (Spicy Sour Soup)

Fish and Sweetcorn Som Tam

13. Pla Som Tam (Fish and Sweetcorn Spicy Sour Salad)

Laab

14. Laab (Minced meat spicy salad)

Kao Man Gai

15. Kao Man Gai (Boiled Chicken with rice)

Savoury Miang Kham

16. Miang Kham (Edible leaf with little bits of lime, ginger, shallot, coconut, nuts, tamarind)

Ayutthaya River Prawns

17. Giant Fresh River Prawns

(photo coming soon)

18. Khao Ka Moo (Braised Pork Knuckle Curry)

Khanom Pang No Goong

19. Khanom Pang Na Goong/Moo (Fried Bread topped with Spiced Prawn or Pork)

Penang Curry

20. Penang Curry (thicker curry than the usual favourites)

Chiang Mai Curry

21. Gaen Hanglay Gai (Chiang Mai Curry – not to be mistaken for Kao Soi – Chiang Mai Noodles – this uses a specific spice mix with a slight Indian influence)

Mussaman Curry

22. Mussaman Curry (mild Southern curry, best with lamb)

Green Curry

23. Gaeng Kao Wan Gai (Green Curry – the spicy favourite)

 

24. Moo Grob  (Crispy Pork Belly)

Kratong Tong

25. Kratong Tong (Golden Thai Pastry Cups filled with spicy minced chicken salad)

Crab and Pork

26. Pu Jah (Blended crabmeat and pork seasoned and stuffed in crab shells)

Barbecued Squid

27. Pla Muek Yang (Barbecued squid)

 

28. Khao Kai Jeow (Pork Omelette with rice)

Pork with Garlic

29. Moo Tod Gratiem (Pork with fried garlic and pepper)

Fish Cakes

30. Tod Mun Pla (Fish cakes)

Sweet Basil Chicken Soup

31. Sweet Chicken and Basil Noodle Soup – still trying to get the Thai name for it

Fish with herbs and chilli

32. Pla Nin Laad Prik Bai Horapa – (Fried Fish with Chilli and Basil)

 

33. Gai Ped Med Mamuang (Chicken with cashew nuts)

 

34. Pla Poa with Namjim (Salt Baked Fish stuffed with herbs served with garlic chili dip)

 

35. Laap Pla Duk (Fried Catfish Salad)

Morning Glory

36. Pad Pak Bung Fai Daeng (Fried Morning Glory)

Spring Rolls

37. Kuay Teow Lui Suan  (Fresh Spring Rolls)

Garlic Bread on a stick chatuchak

38. Garlic Bread on a Stick (because the Thai are genius, and everything tastes better on a stick)

Chicken on a stick

39. Gai Yang (Grilled chicken on a stick)

Pork on a stick

40. Moo Ping (Grilled pork on a stick)

 

41. Kuay Teow Gai (Chicken Noodle Soup)

Coconut Ice Cream

42. Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Water

43. Fresh Coconut Water

Coca Cola Frappe

44. Coca Cola Iced Frappe

Mango Sticky Rice

45. Khao Neow Ma Muang (Mango and Sticky Rice)

Khanom Krok

46. Khanom Krok (Coconut rice pancakes, usually breakfast bites)

Bon Chon Chicken

47. Bonus – Bon Chon Chicken (amazing crispy chicken restaurant in Bangkok, actually Korean).

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 Have you been to Thailand? What was your favourite Thai food?

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3 Comments
  • Kay

    Reply

    Ahhhh I’m getting so hungry just looking at your awesome food photos! Thai food is definitely one of my favorite kinds. There are just so many delicious flavors. I haven’t tried all of these so I guess I’ll have to go back soon…

    • Elizabeth

      Yes! Head back to Thailand as soon as you can. There’s always so much more to try there. 😀

  • Emily Jayne

    Reply

    Literally salivating as I read this. Need to go and eat my way around thailand!

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