Tom Yum is a unique dish from an emerging “food paradise”, which is Thailand. Different from the sophistication and sophistication of Japanese and Korean cuisine, Thai cuisine is known as a “food paradise” because of its diversity and suitable for all tourists coming to this place. Among many famous dishes such as Tom Yum (sour soup), Kang Phed (red curry), Pad Thai, Massaman Curry… emerges Tom Yum as the best dish.
Tom Yum usually has the two most common types that are read by the name of the main meat that makes up the dish, which is tom yum goong or tom yum kung (Vietnamese reads as “tom yam cong”) and tom yum kai (“tom yum plow”) “), where “goong” or “kung” is shrimp and “kai” is chicken. Tom Yum is a spicy and sour soup, usually with shrimp, chicken, minced meat, needle mushrooms and especially spices with lemon leaves, galangal, lemongrass, dried onions, fresh chili, lime juice, herbs, Coconut milk, fish sauce, seasoning seeds… In general, the process and ingredients are simple and easy to make, but Tom Yum’s spices are very sophisticated, creating the typical sour and spicy taste of Thai dishes.
Not only popular in Thailand, Tom Yum is also a famous dish in neighboring countries such as Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and western Vietnam. Perhaps that’s why Tom Yum was ranked 8th by CNN magazine in the top 50 best dishes in the world, if counted in Asia, only after Japan’s Sushi.
Moo Ping (also known as grilled meat skewers) is a street food that is loved by many diners when coming to Thailand. One thing is for sure, anyone once enjoying this flavor will be addicted and want to “eat” for a few skewers to satisfy their mouth. Then, when I return to Vietnam, sometimes I just want to have a few grilled meats in the “Thai style”.
The golden grilled skewers are quite diverse with all kinds of chicken, beef, pork, chicken wings, chicken legs … marinated with rich spices grilled on a burning charcoal stove. In which, the grilled pork dish served with sticky rice is the most popular. Thai people have a rather strong and spicy taste, so when the meat is cooked, the seller will sprinkle a little more salt and pepper.
Kai Pad Med Mamuang
Stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts is a famous Thai dish. There are many different versions and variations, but through the article below, Toplist will introduce you to fried chicken with cashew nuts commonly found in Thai night markets. The chicken is crispy on the outside, soft and succulent inside, combined with the fatty taste of cashews, onions and an irresistible sweet and salty sauce.
This dish is made from pan-fried chicken with onions, dried peppers and cashews. Oyster oil, fish sauce, sugar and other spices create a dipping sauce with a distinctive flavor. The perfect combination of spices will make fried chicken with cashew nuts become new compared to the usual dishes the whole family still enjoys. This is a traditional dish close to the Thai people. With eye-catching colors, this dish will be a pleasant surprise for your whole family during your trip to Thailand. Kai Pad Med Mamuang will be very delicious if eaten with steamed rice.
Coconut Cake – Khanom krok
Famous for its delicate blend of ingredients and special spices, styles, and cooking methods. Delicious food in Thailand is very unique and delicious, Thai cuisine is one of the factors that attract tourists to Thailand. Thai cuisine is a delicate blend of herbs, spices and fresh food with distinctive cooking styles. Each dish has a delicate blend of spicy, sour, sweet and bitter. Among them is famous for the delicious coconut cake (Khanom krok) with bold street flavor in Thailand.
This is a street food you can easily find on trolleys in alleys or Thai flea markets. This dish is made from flour and coconut milk mixed in a certain ratio and then grilled on charcoal.
When ripe, people will sprinkle a little shallot on top of the cake to add an eye-catching part as well as increase the aroma and reduce the sweetness of coconut milk. This dish is sweet but not boring.
Referring to the first famous Thai food, it is impossible not to mention Pad Thai. This is one of the traditional Thai dishes that is loved by many diners not only because of its delicious taste but also because it protects the health of each person. Currently, Thai restaurants and restaurants in Vietnam have also imported delicious Pad Thai dishes.
Pad Thai consists of medium-sized noodles stir-fried with tofu, peanuts, shrimp, scallions, bean sprouts, garlic, pepper, fish sauce and lime juice. A thin layer of omelette will cover the surface of the dish or be mixed with the rest, enhancing the flavor of the dish. Pad Thai is more delicious when served with lemon juice and some peanuts. We can add sugar, paprika, and vinegar depending on our taste to make the dish more delicious and richer.
The taste of Pad Thai is outstanding by the harmony between the sweetness of fresh shrimp, the spicy taste of chili and the acrid taste of banana flowers. This is a nutritious dish that is easy to prepare. For those who don’t like grease, Pad Thai is a great choice. Therefore, this is a delicious Thai dish that you should try.
Coconut sticky rice ice cream
In hot summer days, it’s great to enjoy delicious cold ice cream, nothing else is equal. After visiting Chaktuchak weekend market or hot and tiring shopping hours, it’s hard to refuse to see these attractive coconut ice cream carts beckoning.
Making this ice cream is very simple, you cut the coconut in half, drain all the water and immediately use the coconut fruit as an ice cream cup. Coconut ice cream is made with coconut milk so it is soft and greasy, this dish is garnished with fresh copra, peanuts or some optional dried fruits.
Som Tum Papaya Salad
Thai papaya salad is called Som tam or som tum, Vietnamese transliteration is squat tam (ส้มตำ or ), the name in Isan is tam bak hung (ตำบักหุ่ง- tam bakùŋ) is a kind of spicy salad with The main ingredient is grated green papaya. Som tam is similar to Laos’ tam mak hung salad and Cambodia’s bok l’hong salad.
This dish has all the basic flavors of Thai cuisine: the sourness of lemon, the spicy taste of chili, the salty taste of fish sauce and the sweetness of palm sugar. This dish is mixed by pounding in a mortar, hence the name som tam which means “the pounded dish (in the mortar) has a sour taste”. In Thailand, often diners will ask the chef to cook this dish according to the taste they like. The Lao or Isan version of this dish is called som tam lao (ส้มตำลาว) or simply called tam lao.
A plate of Som Tum includes shredded papaya, cowpea, sliced tomatoes, shrimp paste, Thai basil, Thai chili, lime juice, roasted peanuts, crushed garlic… When enjoying the dish you will see has all the basic flavors of Thai cuisine: the sour taste of lemon, the spicy taste of chili, the salty taste of fish sauce and the sweetness of palm sugar. When making this dish, people put roasted peanuts, garlic, and chili in a mortar and pound, then put the rest of the ingredients into pounding. Finally, the typical Thai seasoning is mixed and arranged on a plate.
The secret to making crispy Som Tum is that the papaya, after being peeled, must be chopped with a knife lengthwise and then sliced. You can enjoy this dish all over the streets of Bangkok, but the most delicious is Phaholyothin Soi 7 – a street always busy with street food carts.
Thailand is a country with a rich and varied street food scene. Among them is Thai fried banana cake, one of the snacks that are loved by young Vietnamese.
Thai fried banana cake is a dish that meets all the elements of delicious – nutritious – cheap for young people. Banana used to make cakes is a type of banana that is thinly sliced and dipped in a mixture of coconut milk, flour, salt, sugar, and dried coconut, then fried in oil. Especially in the winter, there is nothing better than enjoying a hot, golden fried Thai banana cake. Thai fried banana cake has a crispy golden crust and the aroma of sesame, inside is a banana peel that is both flexible and sweet. Such a simple snack but enough to cause nostalgia for tourists in Thailand.
Fried bananas are quite popular snacks for Thai people. Bananas for making cakes are bananas that are thinly sliced and dipped in a mixture of coconut milk, flour, sugar, salt, and dried coconut and fried until golden brown. The fried banana dish is covered with a layer of fatty white coconut, sweet and sweet when eaten with a fragrant aroma and a fragrant aroma of roasted sesame.
As a famous culinary paradise in the world, Thailand always constantly brings international visitors interesting experiences about unique food and drinks, bearing the characteristics of this country. Typical of which, is the grilled coconut dish, this drink has captivated many Thai tourists about its uniqueness and novelty.
In the typical Thai heat, a sip of sweet coconut water can immediately satisfy the uncomfortable heat in your heart. Unlike the familiar way of drinking coconuts picked from trees and added to drink, Thai coconuts are “baked”.
Simply fresh coconut is grilled on a burning charcoal stove, Coconuts will be selected by people to choose young fruits that have not been peeled, peeled, and roasted on a charcoal fire until the outer shell is darkened and browned again. That can separate the thick shell so that the coconut fits neatly into the user’s hand. Connoisseurs say that grilled coconut is only really delicious when it is grilled moderately over high heat and hot enough to scorch the crust, so as not to change the water inside much.
Special grilled coconut is very easy to peel off the core, just lightly beat the broken coconut to be able to separate the copra with large pieces. Properly grilled copra usually turns light purple, soft and supple, can be enjoyed with coconut water or used alone to taste the greasy, delicious taste like jam just arrived.
Mango sticky rice
In the land of golden pagodas, coconut is most commonly used to drink refreshments, cook tea and process other attractive dishes. The unique combination of sweet coconut milk with the fleshy taste of fragrant glutinous rice and the freshness of tropical mango has created a specialty dish. This is a unique Thai dessert that anyone cannot ignore.
Mango sticky rice is one of the very famous street food in Thailand. People here eat mango sticky rice as a dessert. The sourness of mango will help neutralize the sweetness and fat of coconut milk, creating an unforgettable flavor for this dish. Wanting to have a delicious plate of sticky rice is very difficult. Choosing sticky rice must be delicious sticky rice with even grains. To make sticky rice sticky and fragrant, people add coconut milk, a little sugar and salt. Mangoes served with sticky rice are chunks of fat, ripe mango cheeks with a sweet and sour taste. Note when cooking sticky rice, when it is half cooked, add coconut milk and sugar and then steam again.
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