Must-have dishes in Thailand (Part 2)


More good dishes in Thailand.

Khanom Jeen Nam Ya Kati (Coconut Milk Curry w/ Rice Noodles) ขนมจีนน้ำยากะทิ

Coconut milk is a prized ingredient in Thai cooking and there’s no better way to enjoy it than within a curry.

Khanom jeen is the name for soft rice noodles that are ever so slightly fermented. They can be compared to really soft spaghetti noodles, but made from rice.

Nam ya is coconut curry often made with fish, served over the soft rice noodes, and topped with a variety of fresh raw veggies. It’s a miraculous combination.

Geang Keow Wan Gai (Green Curry Chicken) แกงเขียวหวานไก่

Thai green curry is one of the most well known Thai dishes throughout the world. The rich coconut milk base paired with chunks of chicken, round Thai eggplant, and chillies, is a recipe for ultimate culinary comfort!

Grab a plate of freshly steamed rice and green curry will surely be satisfying.

Hor Mok Ma Prow Awn* (Seafood Curry in Coconut) ห่อหมกมะพร้าวอ่อน

Hor Mok Ma Prow Awn @ Youtube

Hor mok is an assortment of mixed seafood cooked with coconut cream and pieces of coconut flesh before being loaded into a young coconut to be served. The dish is slightly sweet fromt the coconut but absolutely scrumptious.

A far as Thai dishes go, hor mok ma plow awn is at the top of the list, something you shouldn’t miss when eating in Thailand!

Panang Curry (Panang Curry) แพนง

Thai Panang Curry is a red brown colored dish that’s lightly sweet and flavored with coconut milk. The curry also has a nice nutty flavor. It’s not a soupy curry like Thai green curry, but just includes a little sauce to supplement your plate of rice.

The thing I enjoy most about a typical panang curry is the freshly sliced kaffir lime leaves thrown of top that give the dish a wonderful aroma and zesty touch.

Pad Sataw (Stink Beans) ผัดสะตอ

Pad Staw @ Pinterest

Nearly all Thai dishes get me excited, but there’s nothing that makes my mouth drool like a plate of southern style pad sataw (also known as stink bean or bitter bean).

Despite “stink” being in the name, these little beans that grow like peas in a pod, are miraculously flavorful and their texture is just as pleasing.

Normally pad sataw is made with either shrimp or pork, but I’d be willing to eat stink beans in any shape, form, or style!

Massaman Gai (Chicken Peanut Curry) มัสมั่นไก่

Massaman chicken curry is especially famous for being a Thai Muslim dish that has flavor influences from Persia. A few of the familiar Arab flavors mixed with the coconut milk of Thailand and you’ve got what is an internationally acclaimed favorite!

Chicken and potatoes are the large ingredients in Thai massaman curry while the liquid is flavored with a wonderful nuttiness.

Hope you enjoy your time in Thailand!

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