Top 12 Must Eats in Thailand!

 

Takin off to Thailand?  Well, I'll go right ahead and state the obvious, you made a GOOD choice!  With stunning beaches, cheap markets and endless adventures what more could one ask for? Oh right, FOOD! Well fortunately for you, Thailand serves up kick ass eats for cheap! From colourful curries to fresh and fragrant soups, salads and NOODLES, I can guarantee one thing, you won't go hungry this trip ;) . Now, I'll admit,  with Thailand being THE so called place to go in South East Asia, I feared it would be a little TOO "touristy" for my liking (...yes, I was wrong). Offering both hustle & bustle to perfect serenity (insert our villa at The Pavillions ... Have I told you that they make THE BEST banana pancakes EVER?)   I quickly realized that Thailand has something for everyone! Oh yeah and did I mention the food? But seriously. So Good. Here are my top 12 eats Thai eats  that you WON'T want to miss!

First Up

 

  1. Miang Kam

 Miang Kham (translation one bite wrap) is aptly named and OH so tasty and refreshing! These greens are filled with toasted coconut shavings, chopped lime, ginger, shallots, peanuts and coated in a delightfully sweet and sticky sugar cane sauce that is cooked with galangal (a Thai-like ginger), lemongrass and fish sauce. OMNOMNOM. This was definitely one of my favourite street snacks by far! A one bite refreshment, but despite it being one bite, you are gonna want about 10 bites (at least ;) ) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Miang Kam goodie bags... ;) ) Just look at all that freshness in a bag! Take these goodie bags home and make them up yourself! YUM!

Try it at the Chatuchuck Weekend Market in Bangkok!

587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Spicy Green  Papaya Salad.

 I am obsessed with this salad. SO light and very refreshing. We munched on this basically every day but come on, can you blame us? This beauty was made from shredded unripened papaya (aka green papaya) onions and a variety of other veg then topped in a light and refreshing sauce made of lime, fish sauce, palm sugar and hot chilis (beware, this dish tends to vary in spice from one place to the next).

Try it pretty much anywhere! This dish can be found on most restaurant menus!

 

 

 

 

 

3. Tom Kha Gai

 Well people, if you like coconut and you like soup, you're gonna LOVE this one. This was by far my favourite soup I had in Thailand. Think coconut milk infused with SO MANY fresh herbs! From lemongrass and cilantro to galangal and kaiffir leaves this definitely makes for a delicious and oh so satisfying soup! Not to mention it is SO easy to make!

Try it at any Thai restaurant or try making it at home! Click here for the recipe! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Thai Green Curry

 I mean seriously people, we all know you can't come all the way to Thailand and skip out on the Thai Green curry. Thai curries for the win. AM I RIGHT?

Also, red curry is amazeballz... So is yellow... I am forever at a loss of which Thai curry is the best. So yeah... try them all!

 

 

 

 

 

6. Crab Meat with Curry & Coconut Milk

 Give me coconut anything and I will show you one happy camper. This was no exception. This yellow curry had big meaty chunks of crab that were super yummy and so nice  especially when served with vermicelli noodles!

Try this bad boy in Phuket at :

Raya, Mueang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand, +66 76 218 155

 

 

 

 

 

7. Pad Thai

 I know I know, if you're reading this blog, you have probably at one point or another had Pad Thai, but come on, you OBVIOUSLY have to have it in its homeland. These noodles are just way too good! SO chewy and delicious! Not going to Thailand anytime soon? Try this one at home! Click here for the recipe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Pad See Ew

 These were GOOD. I'm tellin you right now, that yes I ate some form of fried Thai noodles everyday and yes I loved it. These guys were no exception. These fatty rice noodles were super smoky and flavourful and EXTREMELY moorish. 

Try guys in Phuket at :

Raya, Mueang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand, +66 76 218 155

 

 

 

9. Thai Fried Noodles with Seafood

 People, you can't not eat seafood when at the beach. It would be ever so rude, not to mention these fried noodles were DOPE. Super similar to pad thai in flavour but delightful when combined with chewy squid and fatty prawns.

Try these guys on a beach somewhere ;)

 

 

 

 

 

10. Fresh Mangos

 Who can possibly say no to these bad boy bags. So fresh. SO clean. SO YUMMY. Thai Mangos are seriously life changing, so GET SOME.

Try them ANYWHERE. The street markets are always buzzing with fresh fruits and delicious eats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Mango Sticky Rice 

Did I mention Thai Mangos are amazing? Well, they are!  What about when accompanied with  sticky coconut rice and topped with sweet coconut milk? Yeah still amazing. You're welcome. 

Try this bad boy at any Thai restaurant!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Coconut Ice Cream topped with Sticky Rice & Coconut Jelly

 Did I mention I like coconut? And sticky rice? And the combination of the two? Well I do. Cause they are amazing. This was delightfully delish and oh so satisyfying on a scorching hot day in bangkok!

Try this guy at the Chatuchuck Weekend Market in Bangkok!

587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well people, if there is one thing you learned from this read, I hope it's that there really is NO going wrong with Thai food. SO if you're makin your way over to Thailand, TRY EVERYTHING!

You stay hungry Hong Kong,

And remember,

Your diet starts tomorrow!

Xo

Carly

Carly Hamilton