What are some popular Thai dishes to try in Bangkok?

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When visiting Bangkok, there are several popular Thai dishes that you should definitely try. Bangkok, the epic and the most-charming country in the world, is a true treasure to be explored. Be it the striking tourist destinations, the distinct cultural ethics, the hearty people, the magnificent temples, the spectacular nightlife scenes, or the fantastic food options, this destination will perfectly captivate enthusiastic souls. The lip-smacking delicacies, delicately infused with a spicy hint, will impress all the individuals who love piquant, spiced, and aromatic food. For some reason, the spiciest non-vegan food in Bangkok is much-loved by many people. They carry a unique, tantalizing twist to every dish.

Here are some delicious options:

1. Pad Thai

This national dish prides itself on its long history traced back to previous centuries. Pad Thai flaunts the authenticity of Thai culinary arts by using only fresh and best ingredients and the well-balancing of the five fundamental flavors. The stir-fried noodle becomes popular because it tastes yummy and comes with a choice to add in a set of seasonings to suit your appetites. Throughout history, Pad Thai has evolved into two different styles: the classic and variation. The classic Pad Thai is a stir-fried noodle with eggs, fish sauce, tamarind juice, red chili pepper plus bean sprouts, shrimp, and tofu and garnished with crushed peanuts and coriander while another style is relatively dry and lightly flavored. The latter is easily found in street vendors and dominant in Thai restaurants in the West but having classic Pad Thai freshly cooked in its original country is a way to go.

2. Tom Yum Goong

Tom yum goong is one of Thailand’s popular soup dishes, well-loved for its sour-spicy broth and curative properties. The intense flavor comes from a mixture of chilis, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal root, and tamarind paste. Plump, juicy prawns are the real star of this dish, swimming seductively in all these wonderful flavors. A bowl of tom yum goong is easy to get in Bangkok, with most food stalls offering a warm bowl any time of the day. Prepare to get your taste buds tickled as the spice factor of tom yum goong is not for the faint of heart.

3. Green Curry (Kaeng Khiao Wan)

One of the most awesome dishes in Thailand, which is both visually appealing and mouth-watering, the Thai Green Curry Chicken is the staple dish of Thailand. It is made with fresh green chilis, lime leaves, basil leaves, green eggplants, and chicken. Containing high nutritional value, this dish is absolutely delicious and should be tried at all costs.

4. Massaman Curry

Usually found in authentic Thai restaurants, this curry dish is one of the more rich but milder Thai dishes that is said to have taken inspiration from Malay and Indian cuisine due to its extravagant mixture of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, bay leaves, nutmeg (which are usually not used in Thai curries) and locally sourced chili peppers, lemongrass, white peppers and more which is made into the Massaman paste. This paste is then fried over the coconut cream and various other ingredients for an exquisite flavor. Made with all kinds of meats but rarely pork, as some cite there are Muslim roots to the dish. So, it isn’t surprising to know that this dish was even included in CNNGo’s article ‘World’s 50 most delicious foods’ for its amazing texture and flavor.

5. Som Tam (Papaya Salad)

Green papaya salad, locally known as Som Tum, is one of Thailand’s most prized culinary creations. It is spicy, made from shreds of unripe papaya combined with an assortment of vegetables and other ingredients. It contains a potpourri of spicy, sour, chili, and sweet tastes. All the condiments, garlic, chilies, green beans, cherry tomatoes, and shredded raw papaya are pounded using a mortar and pestle, enhancing each ingredient’s individual flavor. The raw papaya, however, remains crunchy, lending the meal an interesting and fun texture. The dish has a distinctive tangy taste typical of Thai food that has the ability to please even foreign taste buds. You can find many variations of this dish across the country, some with dry shrimp, salted crab, and sausages, and others with peanuts, asparagus beans, and Thai eggplant. This is a major staple food of Thailand as it is easy to make and easier to enjoy.

6. Moo Ping (Grilled Pork Skewers)

Moo Ping is Thai Grilled Pork. Bite-size pieces of Pork meat are skewered together with fat and grilled atop charcoal. The melting fat drips on the embers, creating a thick smoke that douses the pork with even more flavor. The skewers, before grilling, are marinated overnight in a sweet and salty mixture. Once the grilling is complete, they are slathered with a spicy sauce made of Thai peppers. The meat is juicy and tender. It melts in your mouth. Be sure to try it straight off the grill when it is piping hot and the most flavourful. You can have it stick after stick as is or pair it with some sticky rice for a complete meal.

7. Pad Krapow

Pad Krapow or Phat Kaphrao is one of the most famous dishes in Thailand. It is served with rice and fried eggs and is a popular street dish. The ingredients required to make this dish are- Thai chilies, garlic, eggs, vegetable oil, holy basil leaves, sugar, water, black soy sauce, long beans, red pepper, onion, chicken, oyster sauce, fish sauce, and soy sauce.

8. Khao Pad (Thai Fried Rice)

The most impressive dish of Bangkok is here, giving all three major tastes-hot, sweet, and sour in every bite. . Made with some exotic veggies and fried rice, this dish is given a hint of the Thai style, tossing it with eggs, chicken, shrimp, crab, pork. After this preparation is finally garnished with brown sugar, chili sauce, soya sauce, and fish sauce (NamPla).

9. Gai Yang (Grilled Chicken)

Just like fried chicken, grilled chicken is prevalent throughout all of Thailand. Forget about a hamburger and French fries combo meal and instead opt for the masterful pairing of sticky rice, papaya salad, and grilled chicken – you won’t be disappointed! You’ll find there are all parts of the chicken and a few different marinades on grilled chicken available in Thailand. A light soy sauce and sugary marinade are most common, but I especially enjoy the turmeric marinade.

10. Khanom Bueang ( Thai Crepes )

Thai crepes have one of the most beautiful presentations of any food. This mouthwatering street snack from Bangkok has a taco-like appearance. The crepes are topped with roasted peanuts, flaked coconut, and freshly made whipped cream. In this incredible delicacy, shrimp that have been topped is also available to non-vegans.

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