Real Thai food?
going to thailand and was wondering if there are thai dishes I have GOT to try also I love fruits and would like to know what exotic fruits are in season in the beginning to mid august.
Generally Thai food is known for its balance of five fundamental flavors in each dish or the overall meal – hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty and bitter (optional). Although popularly considered as a single cuisine, Thai food is really better described as four regional cuisines corresponding to the four main regions of the country: Northern, Northeastern (or Isan), Central and Southern. Southern curries, for example, tend to contain coconut milk and fresh turmeric, while northeastern dishes often include lime juice.
Here are some popular dishes
Pad Thai (Thai: ผัดไทย) – rice noodles pan fried with fish sauce, sugar, lime juice or tamarind pulp, chopped peanuts, and egg combined with chicken, seafood, and tofu.
Rad na (Thai: ราดหน้า) – wide rice noodles in gravy, with beef, pork, chicken, shrimp, or seafood. (Originally from China)
Khao Pad Naem (Thai: ข้าวผัดแหนม) – Fried rice with fermented sausage (typically from the Northeast).
Pad see ew (Thai: ผัดซีอิ๊ว) – noodles stir-fried with see ew dum (thick soy sauce) and nahm plah (fish sauce) and pork or chicken.
Pad kee mao (Thai: ผัดขี้เมา) – noodles stir-fried with Thai basil
Khao khluk kapi (Thai: ข้าวคลุกกะปิ) – rice stir-fried with shrimp paste, served with sweeten pork and vegetables.
Khanom Chin Namya (Thai: ขนมจีนน้ำยา) – round boiled rice noodles topped with various curry sauces and eaten with fresh leaves and vegetables.
Khao soi (Thai: ข้าวซอย) – crispy wheat noodles in sweet chicken curry soup (a Northern dish).
Kow Pad Gai (Thai: ข้าวผัดไก่) – fried rice with chicken
Gai Krapao – minced chicken in sauce made up of a combination of hot green chilies, garlic, and basil
Gai Himapahn – juicy chucks of chicken with cashew nuts and chilies
Here are my fave-
Tom yam (Thai: ต้มยำ) – hot & sour soup with meat. With shrimp it is called Tom yam goong or Tom yam kung (Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง), with seafood (typically shrimp, squid, fish) Tom yam talae (Thai: ต้มยำทะเล), with chicken Tom yam gai (Thai: ต้มยำไก่).
Tom kha gai (Thai: ต้มข่าไก่) – hot sweet soup with chicken and coconut milk.
Satay (Thai: สะเต๊ะ) – grilled meat, usually pork or chicken, served with cucumber salad and peanut sauce (actually of Indonesian origin, but now a popular street food in Thailand).
Red curry (Gaeng Phet lit. ‘hot curry’, Thai: แกงเผ็ด) – made with copious amounts of dried red chillies
Green curry (Gaeng khiew-waan, Thai: แกงเขียวหวาน) – sweet green curry, made with fresh green chillies and flavoured with Thai basil, and chicken or fish meatballs. This dish is usually creamier and lighter than is counterpart curries.
Massaman curry (Thai: แกงมัสมั่น) – an Indian style curry, usually made by Thai-Muslims, containing roasted dried spices, such as coriander seed, that are rarely found in other Thai curries.
Pad prik (Thai: ผัดพริก) – usually beef stir fried with chili, called Neua pad prik (Thai: เนื้อผัดพริก)
Pad kaphrao (Thai: ผัดกะเพรา) – beef, pork or chicken stir fried with Thai Holy basil.
Pad pak ruam (Thai: ผัดผักรวม) – stir fried combination of vegetables depending on availability and preference.
Panaeng (Thai: พะแนง) – dry curry with beef (Panang beef, Thai: พะแนงเนื้อ), chicken, or pork. It includes some roasted dried spices similar to Massaman curry.
Tod man (Thai: ทอดมัน) – deep fried fishcake made from knifefish (Tod man pla krai, Thai: ทอดมันปลากราย) or shrimp (Tod man kung, Thai: ทอดมันกุ้ง)
Boo Jah (Thai Crab Cakes) – crab cakes with pork, garlic, and pepper served with a simple spicy sauce, such as Sri Rachaa sauce, sweet-hot garlic sauce, nahm prik pao (roasted chili paste), or red curry paste and chopped green onions.
Choo-Chee Plah Ga-Pong – snapper in choo-chee curry sauce (thick red curry sauce)
And don’t forget about these ‘must try’ desert-
Kao niao ma muang (Thai: ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง)- Sticky rice and ripe mango
Kao niao Durian (Thai: ข้าวเหนียวทุเรียน)- Sticky rice and durian in coconut milk
Gluay buad chee – Banana in coconut milk
Foi Tong, Tong yib, Tong yod
Kanome Maw Gaeng – sweet potato pudding
Fried Banana with Ice Cream
Cha Yen – Thai Iced Tea
Kah-Feh Yen – Thai Iced Coffee
Known as the “King of Fruits”, durian is admired for its unique taste. The ripe flesh of the durian is truly delicious, but can perhaps best be enjoyed when mixed with glutinous rice and coconut milk. There are many different durian varieties namely the Morn Thong, Kan Yao, and Chanee being the most famous.
Mango-Thailand is home to many varieties of mango. The Nam Dok Mai and Ok Rong varieties, are an all -time favourite A heavenly treat when eaten ripe with sticky rice and coconut cream
Thailand is one of the world’s leading exporters of pineapples, both fresh and canned . “Smooth Cayenne” grown mainly in Petchburi and Prachuab Khiri Khan provinces in the West, and in Chonburi and Rayong provinces in the East, is the main variety exported
In fact, it is said those grown in other areas are not as delicious as those grown in Chonburi and Rayong. Don’t fail to sample the golden, luscious fruits which the’ eastern region is so proud of, it’s one of the sweetest surprises literally-in Thailand.
For more info on Thai fruits, click on the link below-
I’m so happy that tourists like you makes an effort to get to know more things about Thai before coming here. I suppose doing this makes all the difference between a good holiday and a really memorable one. Enjoy your stay here!
From Ucancookthai.com: Thai Style Sausage or Isan Sausage.
As well, Appon has a receipe here for Isan Sausage with Old Fish Sauce (Side Gorg Isan Pa la Sub).
Some folks must really be starved for the sound of a Thai-accented woman speaking, for Appon is actually featured as a Ringtone at NuttyMP3 as Appon Khiewchanta – Old Fish Sauce isan Sausage.mp3. I am thinking that it must be a farce, but you can actually play the 15-second clip without downloading it.
Another version of Sai Grog Tod (Isan Style Sausages) is available at Big Oven.
A recipe for Thai pork sausage Isan style (Sai grok I-san) can be viewed at Tan Kitchen – Thai Kitchen.
Some of these recipes — and other different ones — will likely be in an earlier similar post that you can refer to here.
Does anyone have a good recipe for Thai rice and beef sausage?
I ate this rice and meat sausage on a roadside barbeque in Thailand it is served with cucumber, Hot green Chillies and limes. Anyone with a recipe. I think it had a sourish tang to it too. (the sausage)
Searched for thai sausage : Found 11 recipes
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