Thailand cuisine is the most memberable thing when any of us have a visit this Asian country. From luxury restaurant to street food, from appetizer to desert, each will give you a whole new experience.
Gaeng Keow Wan Kai (Green Chicken Curry)
Morsels of fresh chicken. Cherry-sized eggplants. Tender bamboo shoots. Sprigs of Coriander. Generous handfuls of sweet basil. These humble elements form the body of this seminal curry.
But how does it get so gloriously green you ask? Oh, that’ll be the spoons of green curry paste that’s stirred furiously into hot creamy coconut milk. Served alongside a bowl of fragrant Thai rice, Gaeng Keow Kan Gai is the extreme opposite.
Yam Nua (Spicy Beef Salad)
If there was such a thing as a ‘Salad Hall of Fame’, Thailand’s zesty own breed, or ‘yam’ as they are known here, would surely take pride of place. Unconvinced? Experience the fresh, fiery thrill of yam nua – with its sprightly mix of onion, coriander, spearmint, lime, dried chili and tender strips of beef – and you won’t be.
It perfectly embodies the invigorating in-the-mouth-thrill of all Thailand cuisine salads, the yummy-ness of yam.
Kai Med Ma Muang (Chicken with Cashew Nuts)
Pardon the pun, but tourists go nuts for this stir fried dish. Perhaps it’s the wildly contrasting textures of a dish that saut’s chicken alongside roasted cashews, sweet soy sauce, onions, chilies, pepper, carrot and mushrooms.
Perhaps it’s the sweetening dash of honey that appeals. Do you really care? The important thing is that this dish works: it’s simple but scrumptious, a little bit tame and yet still totally Thailand cuisine.
Khao Pad (Fried Rice)
Fried rice, egg, onion, a few herbs – nothing more, nothing less. A popular lunch dish served typically with a wedge of lime and slices of cucumber, the secret of this unpretentious dish lies in its simplicity. The concept is this: you’re the one devouring it, so you dress it.
To do so, Thailand cuisine use everything from prawns, crab or chicken to basil, chili and left-over vegetables, in the process turning an unremarkable pauper into a gastronomic prince!