Thai people are especially proud of their flavorful, unique cuisine, and what they love the most is their traditional street food. Striving for that perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour, spicy and bitter flavors, Thai cooks play with strong flavors, a huge variety of spices, coconuts and fresh vegetables.
Here are four mouth-watering Thai street dishes that you simply must try!
Pad See Eiw
This hearty dish consists of wide rice noodles that are stir-friend in soy sauce with chicken, pork or beef, and broccoli or cabbage.
One of the most popular street foods in Thailand, the Som Tam salad is a beautiful blend of green papaya, carrots, tomatoes, peanuts, dried shrimp string beans, garlic, fish sauce, lime juice, chillies and sugar.
Moo Ping is the name for the famous Thai skewers of grilled pork, which are the ideal on-the-go street snack. As simple as it sounds, the dish offers an exciting mix of flavors – it’s prepared with garlic, soy sauce and sugar.
Tom Yum Goong
With it’s bold, spicy flavor and traditional Thai ingredients such as fresh prawns, lemon grass, galangal, chilli, fresh lime juice and fish sauce, this spicy shrimp soup has a bold, spicy flavor, which might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but it’s definitely worth a try!