The Ultra-Appetizing Thai Foods for Tourists to Try in Thailand

Thailand is a stunning multi-diverse country and attracts many tourists each year. Most famous among these is the Thai-Food which is mouth-watering.

Thai Food has the least options for Vegetarians and more options for non-veg but still, vegetarian food isn’t dead there just not that easy to find.

In this list, we will be covering some of their most popular food items on the menu so that you can explore without thinking about what’s in it and become the star of your trip group

Let’s explore the gastronomical flavors of Thai,

Gyau Teow

Noodle soup in short. Gyau Teow is the most popular Thai dish and you can find it almost anywhere.

  • Made with Chicken, pork, or beef
  • Rice noodles or egg noodles
  • Some also add wontons or meatballs to the broth
  • It is normally eaten as a late-night snack and topped with local condiments




Tom Yum Goong –

 Spicy Shrimp Soup. Spicy level is on the higher side

  • Created with popular Thai ingredients like lemongrass, galangal, kaffier lime leaves, etc.
  • Shallots, lime juice, and fish sauce are added as well
  • Fresh prawns finally are dipped in a spicy broth
  • Tom Kha Gai is a less spicy version and is called Chicken in coconut soup where one can enjoy Tom Yum Goong but with mild spicing


Som Tam

Spicy Green Papaya Salad – It is more famous in Northeastern Thailand

  • Comes in many styles
  • Classic som mostly has Shredded green papaya, tomatoes, carrots, peanuts, shrimp, beans, palm sugar, plenty of chilies, lime juice, etc.
  • Flavors are mixed through mortar and pestle

Yam Pla Dook Foo – Fried

catfish with green mango salad. Catfish is fried in teeny tiny pieces which fluff into an airy texture

  • The simple secret is then the pairing of a crispy fish with green mango salad
  • Yam Talay is a healthier salad option called Spicy Seafood Salad
  • Laab is a spicy salad version with meat or mushroom and mint, however, if spicy is not your liking, then it is better to avoid this salad
  • One another variation is Pad Phuk Tong or Stir-Fried Pumpkin and the best vegetarian dishes.

Pad Thai

Thai-style fried noodles are hands down the national dish of Thailand and if you’re just going to explore Thai Cuisine, then it is a good starting option.

  • Made with shrimp, chicken, or vegetables
  • Street food availability and cheap
  • Pad See Eiw is one variety in which thick noodles are used, white rice noodles are stir-fried in dark soy sauce, chicken, pork, cauliflowers, or beef. The good thing about Pad See Eiw is that it is milder in spice.

Pak Boong 

 Morning glory. An extremely healthy Thai food version. Spinach like vegetable is fried and seasoned with soy soybean paste, soy sauce, garlic, chilies, and more. “Morning glory is salty, spicy, sour, and crunchy all at the same time, satisfying anyone’s palette.”

Khao Pad (Fried Rice) & Pad Krapow (Fried Basil) –

Khao Pad is a simple and popular fried rice that is topped with cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes.

The Pad Krapow is a non-veg version that is made using minced pork or chicken or tofu. The whole platter is stir-fried in Thai Basil.

Thai basil has a distinct sharp, peppery flavor, and the chilies add the final spice dose.

Say pet nit noi so that vendor adds little spices. The dish comes with white rice and running fried egg for an amazing satiation level.

Gaeng Keow Wan (Green Curry) & Panang (Thai Curry)

Panang Curry is milder in comparison to its variants in other countries. One of the most tantalizing and appetizing tastes of Thailand.

Panang curry is a safe bet for individuals who refrain from eating too much spicy as this particular curry hits the right spot in taste charts.

Panang Curry goes very well with shrimp or some other tastes for vegetarians

On the other hand, the Gaeng Keow Wan (Green Curry), goes well with rice. It is extremely spicy and originates from central Thailand. Some of the ingredients used in its preparation are Green Chillies, Ginger, Eggplant, and lots of coconut milk.

Steamed rice can bring down the spice level.


Some other popular Thai dishes worth exploring are-

Gai Tod (Fried Chicken)

Pad Phak (Fried Vegetables)

Kai Med Ma Muang (Chicken with Cashew Nuts)

Kai Jeow (Thai Omelette)

Kao Niew Ma Muang (Mango and Sticky Rice)

Similar to Thailand’s culture, Thai food is highly gastronomically appetizing and includes non-veg, veg, and many varieties as per need.

While spice level is more throughout the Thai country due to hot and humid temperate climate across whole Thailand. A spicier food cools the body by more sweat and heat disposal which is ideal for a high-humid country like Thailand

However, you can easily find many mild-spiced food items throughout Thai food and in more instances, it is just to ask your vendor for putting less spice and enjoy your food then.

Enjoy the Luscious Thai Food

Happy Traveling!

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