Sawatdii ka everyone,
Besides language teaching, eating good food and cooking are my passion. In orer to rank the best Thai food, using my own experience is not enough so I asked my foreign friends living in Thailand and made a poll. The following is the Top 5 list of Thai Food:
1. Dtom Yam Goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง) : Spicy and sour soup with shrimp:
The most famous Thai spicy soup. I believe everyone either tried or heard about this fabulous soup before. Whenever I eat out at a Thai restaurant, I won’t miss this soup.
2. Dtom Kaa Gai (ต้มข่าไก่) : Chicken soup in light coconut with lemon glass, cherry-tomato, mushroom.
This simple Thai chicken soup has that distinctive Thai flavor – a balance of spicy, salty, sweet and sour. You know what the best thing is about this soup? It is the perfect one pot meal. You only need a plate of hot steamed rice and nothing else.
I have cooked this soup for a hundred times. It is easy, delicious also provide you with added health benefits.
3. Pad Thai (ผัดไท)
One of Thailand’s best known noodle dishes. It is eaten at any time of the day or night, and is especially popular at the night markets throughout the country.
I never cooked this dish at home since you can find it easily anywhere. Personally, the best place for street Pad Thai is in Thong lor next to the BTS station.
4. Gaeng Keow Wan Gai (แกงเขียวหวานไก่) : Green Chicken Curry
Green Curry Chicken is loved by most people, especially those who can’t take hot stuff or don’t enjoy “mouth-burning” feeling but want to eat Thai food, because it is not as hot as other Thai dish, in fact it is pretty sweet.
This curry can be eaten with anything from hot steamed rice, rice noodles or Roti (Indian bread made from stoneground wholemeal flour)
5. Pat Gra Pao ผัดกะเพรา : Meat or Seafood Fried with Sweet Basil
“Gra prao” or holy basil is a Thai herb, it’s used for Thai cuisine as spice and a medicine for traditional Thai medicine long time ago.
It is all time hit dish. Ga-prao can be made with ground or sliced chicken, beef, pork or seafood. It’s usually served as a one-dish meal, a quick meal eaten over rice, and is usually topped with “Kai Dao” (Fried egg). It is quite simple to cook and the result is very delicious!
Kop Kun Ka