Thai food is known to be hot and spicy. Almost all Thai food is cooked with basic ingredients like garlic, chillies, lime juice, lemon grass and fresh coriander. Take a look at some of these popular Thai foods!
Phad Thai (Stir Fried Noodles) : It is made of the basic ingredients: flat rice noodles, seafood (or chicken, pork, or tofu), dried shrimp, tamarind, fish sauce, bean sprouts, shallots, and egg. These ingredients are stir-fried in a hot wok before being served and garnished with roasted peanuts, fresh herbs, and chilies (optional). It perfectly captures the distinctive sweet, sour, and salty flavour combination of Thai cuisine.
Kaeng Lueang (Yellow Curry) : It has a rich texture and distinctive colour coming from turmeric. The traditional aromatic components such as coriander, cumin, shallots, lemongrass, and galangal, are pounded with this. In addition to chicken or another type of tofu, there are also coconut milk, veggies, and potatoes. This curry variety often has less chilies than its red and green curry equivalents, making it less hot.
Gaeng Keow Wan Gai (Green Curry) : Perhaps one of the most well-known dishes worldwide, green curry is a dish that originated in Central Thailand. The flavourful green are what give it its characteristic green colour. Although it contains components seen in many Thai curries and is boiled with coconut milk, it is the green chilies that give this meal its intensely fiery flavour.
Gaeng Daeng (Red Curry) : It tends to be milder than green curries but more spicy than yellow curries. Crushed red chilies in the curry paste (a mixture of garlic, shallots, blue ginger, lemongrass), which is then combined with coconut milk, vegetables as well as chicken breast slices, give this rich, sweet, and aromatic curry a unique red hue.
Khao Niao Mamuang (Mango Sticky Rice) : Mango sticky rice, one of Thailand’s most beloved traditional desserts, is a delectable way to end any Thai meal. It is created simply with sticky rice, coconut milk, and fresh mango slices. Additional sweetened condensed milk is optional.