Top 5 Thai dishes that you have try when in Bangkok

Posted on July 17, 2015 by in TOP Travel Destinations

thai dishes

What’s the scoop with Thai dishes?

We’ve written about eating Thai food in Bangkok before – from enjoying delicious street food to visiting original eateries like Somtam Nua, Sweet, sour, salty, bitter or spicy flavors work together to form a huge variety of delicious, aromatic dishes that you just can’t resist.

To Thai people, rice is a representation of  life and is traditionally served with most meals. The foundation of a Thai dish is usually rice or noodles, with a selection of vegetables and fish or poultry. Meat isn’t as prominently featured as fish, shellfish or chicken, but beef and pork in particular do appear in various Thai dishes.

We take a look at the best Thai cuisine to try at home or abroad, but especially when in Bangkok.

What are the Top 5 Thai dishes?

Pad Thai

thai dishes

Pad Thai is the national dish of stir-fried noodles, found across the world from Thai street food vendors to high-end London restaurants, and is a firm favorite of many. You’ll find shrimp and tofu amid beansprouts, noodles and onion, mixed in with a fish sauce and topped off with finely ground peanuts. 

Som Tum

thai dishes

Som Tum is the Northern Thai favorite of papaya salad that has a sweet-sour-spicy flavor that’s too hot for some to handle. Chilies, garlic, green beans, tomatoes and raw papaya are crushed together and often added to shrimp or crab to create a taste sensation.

Khao Phad 

thai dishes

Khao Phad is a comfort food fried rice dish that typically consists of just rice, egg, onion and herbs cooked together. Served with lime and cucumber, this oh-so-simple dish can be dressed with chicken, shrimp or seafood to make it more of a meal and chili sauce to give it a bit of a kick.

Khao Man Gai

thai dishes

Khao Man Gai is a simple meal of boiled chicken and rice, but with a chicken broth accompaniment and sweet and spicy sauces, you won’t regret trying it when in Bangkok. This dish is a street food not widely known outside of Thailand, but is a national favorite.

Gaeng Keow Wan Kai

thai dishes

Gaeng Keow Wan Kai is a green chicken curry dish that’s based on coconut milk and fresh green chilies. Fish or meat is added to the mix, as well as vegetables like eggplant and bamboo shoots and a good helping of herbs and spices, and then served with rice or noodles.

What else do I need to know about Thai dishes?

There are so many dishes that you’ll be yearning to try in Bangkok once you breathe in the unique flavors, and hopefully these favorites will get your taste buds tingling before you go.

If you like this post – subscribe via email or follow us on Twitter.


About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

This post has been tagged with:
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Don't miss - more topics from Mighty Travels

AAdvantage | Aegean Airlines | Aeromexico | Aeroplan | Air Canada | Air China | Air France | Air France/KLM Flying Blue | Air India | Air New Zealand | AirAsia | AirBnB | Airline Reviews | Alaska Airlines | Alaska Mileage Plan | Alitalia | American Airlines | American Express | American Express Membership Rewards | ANA | Asia Miles | Asiana Airlines | Avianca | Avios | Avis | Award Booking | Bank Bonuses | Best coffee | Best Rate Guarantee | Best Western | British Airways (BA) | Capital One | Cash Back Deals | Cathay Pacific Reviews | Chase Sapphire Reserve | Chase Ultimate Rewards | Cheap flights | Cheap Passport Photos | Cheap Visas | Checking Accounts/ Bank Bonuses | China Airlines Review | Choice Hotels | Choice Privileges | Citibank | Club Carlson / Radisson | Credit Card Deals | Currency Arbitrage | Delta Airlines | Delta Skymiles | Destinations & Inspiration | Emirates Reviews & Skywards | Error Fares / Mistake Fares | Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest | Expedia Coupons | Fare Monitoring Service | Frequent Flyer Programs | Fuel surcharges | Getaround | Google ITA Matrix | Hainan Airlines | Hawaiian Airlines | HHonors | Hilton Honors | Hilton Hotels | Hotel Corporate Codes | Hotel Deals | Hotel Friends & Family Discounts | Hotel Loyalty Programs | Hotel Reviews | Hyatt | Iberia | IHG Rewards Club | Immigration & Airport Security | Immunization | Japan Airlines | Jetblue TrueBlue | Krisflyer | Lifemiles | Lounge Reviews | Low Cost Airlines | Lufthansa Miles and More | Malaysia Airlines | Manufactured Spend | Marriott Hotels | Mighty Travels Premium | Mileage Plus | Mistake Fares | Mountain Gorillas | Norwegian | Online Shopping Mall Deals | Orbitz Coupons & Deals | Priority Pass Lounges | Qantas | Qatar Airways | Radisson Rewards | Rapid Rewards | Ryanair | Saudia | Singapore Airlines | South African Airways | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Sri Lankan | StarHOT | StarwoodONE | ThankYou Points | Things to Do (City Guides) | TOP Travel Destinations | Travel Agent Rate | Travel Deals | Travel Insurance | Travel News | Travel Tech | Turkish Airlines Review | Uber | United Airlines | United Mileage Plus | World of Hyatt | Wyndham Hotels | Wyndham Rewards |