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Thai food (อาหารไทย – aa-hăan tai) is famous around the world, and for good reason. When it comes to flavor, Thai food certainly packs a punch. Thai cooking utilizes all of the major tastes – sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy – usually three at a time in one dish, and sometimes all five! You’ll surely be searching for the closest Thai restaurant after going through this post that’s all about Thai food. Here are some of our best posts and videos about the mouth-watering cuisine of Thailand.
If you love Thai food and also love speaking Thai, this post is for you. Learn the Thai names for 20 common Thai dishes and try ordering like a local next time you travel there.
See some of these dishes and many more in “A Culinary Tour of Thailand.”
Perhaps the most quintessential dish in Thailand is Pad Thai (ผัดไทย pàt tai). It’s sort of a “gateway drug” into Thai cuisine, as this is the dish most people try for the first time. Learn about the history of this famous noodle dish and follow along with some recipes to try and make it yourself.
Eating in the street is a huge part of the food culture in Thailand. Street food in Thailand is convenient, cheap, and delicious. Learn some of the most popular street food dishes in this post, then pull up a plastic stool and dig in with the masses.
Take a video tour of the street food of Thailand.
Do you love eating street food, but not necessarily enjoy eating in the street? Would you like to indulge in all of the best street food of Thailand, minus the sweltering heat and the rats? Well then you should probably check out Eathai. Located in the fancy Central Embassy mall of Bangkok, this is quite possibly the best food court ever.
There are many things to love about Bangkok, including the city’s amazing culinary scene. Learn more in this post, which covers street food, local markets, and so much more.
Explore Bangkok’s culinary scene in this short video.
Hungry yet? I wouldn’t be surprised if you went ahead and ordered some Thai food before even finishing the post. Better yet, start planning a trip to Thailand and go have the real thing! While you can get by in English, it’s much better to learn some Thai before going.