What to Eat at a Thai Restaurant?

Thai cuisine is an eclectic mix of flavors, textures, and tastes so vast that no two dishes would be the same. Even the tried and tested Pad Thai noodles, Khao Soi and Tom Yum Goong soup have varied versions and interpretations across different provinces of Thailand that have different cultures, dialects, and even cuisines. From the mountain veggies and herbs of the North to the intense chilis & sticky rice of the Northeast and seafood and fresh coconut-y flavors of the South, Thai cuisine is vast and interestingly savory.

So, if you find yourself turning towards the same old Thai recipes, you are missing out on some of the most amazing dishes that Thai cuisine has to offer. Here we give you some useful ideas about what to order the next time you’re craving for some Thai food!

Khao Kluk Kapit 

A little known yet extraordinary Thai delicacy, Khao Kluk Kapit is a traditional fried rice dish that is laced with fermented ground shrimp and salt. Unlike the regular fried rice recipes that are full of sautéed meats and veggies, Khao Kluk Kapit is served with various toppings of vegetables and meats like Chinese sausages, raw mangoes, dried shrimp, and marinated pork cooked separately. This colorful fish tastes as good as it looks amazing! 

Tod Mun Pla

A quintessential Thai appetizer, Tod Mun Pla is a must-have. It is essentially a cake-like dish made with fish paste and long beans and flavored with red curry paste and lime leaves. Having an aromatic citrusy fragrance, the dish is usually served with nam jim (a sweet and refreshing dipping sauce) that contains chopped cucumbers, shallots, peanuts in a syrup of fish sauce, vinegar, and sugar. This makes it a sweet and tangy starter that can be turned into a whole meal with white rice.

Suea Rong Hai

The Suea Rong Hai hails from the Issan region of the northwestern region of Thailand. The literal translation is ‘crying tiger’ because it’s quite spicy (which may make your eyes water). The region is famous for its Sapp foods that are sweet, savory, sour as well as salty, and where the dishes are mostly served with a portion of sticky rice. The Crying Tiger or Suea Rong Hai is no different that comes with a hot and spicy sauce and steak.

Kana Moo Krob

The dish is the perfect combination of health and taste and the best way to eat some greens. It is composed of Chinese broccoli that is stir-fried on light heat with garlic, chili, and crispy pork belly and then tossed in soybean and oyster sauce gravy that has a sweet and salty flavor.

Kuay Tiew Phet

One can never go wrong with Thai noodle soups. Filled with wholesome and savory ingredients, and customizable flavors, this dish also called duck noodle soup. Containing warm flavors with the blend of spices like cinnamon and star anise, the soup is made with the perfect ratio of meat to fat and you get choice of flat, large rice noodles for a companion.

If you are trying Thai food for the first time or are a seasoned connoisseur of Thai flavors, the above dishes should be on your bucket list the next time you visit Thai Phuket in Geneva for the most amazing flavors of Thai cuisine!

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