Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and rightfully so! The bustling cities are a fascinating combination of ancient culture and ultra-modern technology, the mountains feature some of the most gorgeous wildlife and forests in the world, the paradisaical tropic islands are the realm of waving palms, white sand beaches, and crystal blue seas, and the utterly charming Thai people are among the warmest and welcoming of any you shall ever meet.
Take all of that and you have a real-life Shangri La, but there is one more attraction that Thailand is celebrated for, and that is it’s fantastic food! The vibrant capital of Bangkok is home to some of the tastiest cuisine in Southeast Asia, and for that matter, the world, and you simply cannot visit without sampling its sumptuous delights. Now, venture forth from your luxury villa in Bangkok to feast upon the many culinary wonders available, you will not be disappointed! Here are just some of our favourite dishes for you to put on your must-eat list!
Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup) – This is one of the country’s most popular dishes, and when you try it you will know why! Tom Yum Goong is a mouthwatering combination of lemongrass, galangal ginger, chillies, lime leaves and shrimp, all stirred together in a luscious broth. Goong actually refers to the shrimp, but the soup can be made with fish, chicken, or just veggies, so have your Tom Yum anyway you like it, you are guaranteed to love it!
Som Tum (green papaya salad) – This delicacy is brimming with flavour, a mixture of fresh green papaya, chillies, carrots, peanuts, tomatoes and sticky rice dressed with a piquant blend of garlic, fish sauce, tamarind juice, lime, and a dash of sugar to sweeten it all up. Refreshing, light, and delectable! Be careful though, this dish can be served five alarm fire spicy, so best to ask them to tone it down by requesting “mai pet” (not too spicy)!
Khao Niew Mamuang – (mango sticky rice) – We saved some room for dessert to finish things off! This sweet dish consists of coconut milk simmered slowly with a dash of sugar and salt. That heavenly concoction is then poured over steamed sticky rice, followed by slices of succulently ripe peeled mango placed on top. Heaven on a plate!
Bon Appetite Bangkok Style!